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  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that... More
  • Wild Models

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of March, 2007

    Yesterday I found myself on a long pier stretching far out into the Atlantic Ocean. An aggressive group of large pelicans were hanging around the end of the pier to snatch leftover fresh bait. These birds... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times in the day in... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top gives a clue... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... More
  • Best Online Portfolio?

    by Lmhphotography | 13th of October, 2015

    Hi all, Just wondered which online portfolio people think is the best to display your photography and artwork? I researched a lot before finally creating my website, but factoring in cost and various features I decided to go with Weebly. Although the free package... More
  • Tips for a Better Fashion Photoshoot

    by Designroast | 8th of October, 2015

    Fashion photography is not for the faint of heart. It requires vision, style and hard work. Whether you are just beginning your fashion photography career or right in the middle of it, these tips will work for you! Be Confident Don’t be afraid to tell your models... More
  • 10 sales

    by Afrumgartz | 8th of October, 2015

      At last it's my 10-th sale - a little milestone. See Article
  • First Photography Uploads!

    by Lmhphotography | 7th of October, 2015

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the Dreamstime community and would just like to share the overwhelming joy of my first photos being accepted on the website. I didn't expect ten, let alone twenty five! I only joined less than a week ago but I have been taking photos for... More
  • Slowly but surely

    by Fjarabica | 6th of October, 2015

    Friends There's not much with which we can share. But my view is that the little things that make the world more beautiful. One of my first sale was an abstract image of a pyramid of sand suitable for background.   Long time nothing was sold. Only recently I managed a... More
  • For the love of horses.

    by Yana28 | 4th of October, 2015

    I love equine art! and I love to draw horses. I find horses glorious and so graceful creatures! Did you know, horses have the largest eyes of all land mammals? Also, horses are lateral-eyed, giving them a range of vision of more than 350. Do you love taking pictures... More
  • To my surprise...

    by 454autoart | 2nd of October, 2015

    >It has been many years since I had posted any photos of Dreamstime. To be honest, I forgot all about it until today when I was looking for an image on the site. I had to make a new password since I had no idea what I had made years ago. To my surprise, I forgot I had photos... More
  • Sale photos

    by Kamell | 30th of September, 2015

    Hooray . . . I sold my first thousand :-) My first sold picture   My thousandth sold photo   See Article
  • Travel Photography: Ketchikan, Alaska

    by Sunfire | 28th of September, 2015

    In the last article I wrote about downtown Seattle and some of its attractions. From there we boarded the cruise to our first stop, Ketchikan.   Ketchikan is a small city named after the Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town, emptying into the Tongass Narrows... More
  • The 2000 club, I am in

    by Leswrona | 28th of September, 2015

         Many photographers are writing blogs about their personal milestones, so I decided to write a bit about my experiences as a stock photographer after reaching 2000 images at Dreamstime. I have been with Dreamstime since year 2000, shortly after I have switched from... More
  • My first upload!

    by Kate4matvejeva | 28th of September, 2015

    Unbelievable, i am so happy, dreamstime take my photo for stock! I just learn to photography, and it one of my first works ))      See Article
  • A peach of an idea

    by Inyrdreams | 26th of September, 2015

    My significant other sent me a cartoon today, of a waiter stopping by a couples' table. Is everything OK madam? he asked.I noticed you have not photographed your food... I had to laugh because I am notorious for taking photos of food before anyone is allowed to eat, be it... More
  • Goal at 1000 !!!

    by Cousy86 | 26th of September, 2015

        I can't believe that I manage 1000 files online! But this is not it, i have much more to do. This summer it was too much photography of children friends and couples! Mainly because of my little princess daughter i have inspiration for photography. New friends of mine... More
  • 555 files online

    by Afrumgartz | 24th of September, 2015

      Here's my 555 file online. And want to reach 600 this month See Article

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