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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 2)

    by Matthewcuda | 22nd of May, 2015

    In part one of this series I talked about bird photography and photography in general as a blending of knowledge, pre-image visualization and gear which when used properly will result in better photographs of the subject. I also talked about my recommendations for a great... More
  • 4/62 photos were online. It is a great milestone of me.

    by Lifeisgo | 20th of May, 2015

    I am an amateur (newbe). I just join to dreamstime.com from May 2015. When I upload my photos, I think it can not be approve. Because it has many mistake. But last morning, I get up and check my account status. There are 4 photos are approved and online. With me, it is great... More
  • Another great adventure around the world with Belgrade, Serbia, Podgorica, Montenegro and much more!

    by Rjlerich | 19th of May, 2015

    Just back from another international adventure with my camera covering Madrid, Grand Canary Island, Serbia, Montenegro and, one of my regular necessities, Paris. I'll be the firs to admit I am a lucky guy to be able to take off on adventure at will and I do so quite... More
  • Selling in stead of buying

    by Kitneyi | 19th of May, 2015

    I have always come to Dreamstime to look for images to use in design work, and always admired the work of the people selling their images. I have been fascinated by photography and media work. Eventually I got a camera and decided to also contribute to the world of stock... More
  • Starting Out

    by Can88tread | 16th of May, 2015

    I have been getting more into taking photos over the past five years. In a lot of ways it is a very spontaneous act, but at the same time not at all. Great photos can come out of planning all these details to make it just right and often there will be some great photos. My... More
  • First Two Photos Approved-Yeah

    by Annacartiga | 15th of May, 2015

        Of course these are cropped to fit in this message, lol You can see the full versions under my username. These were taken with a ZTE Zmax at 8MP in broad daylight with very little editing. Working on getting a new digital camera, but love my fujifilm... More
  • Retirement was my connection to photography. What was your connection?

    by Debratos | 14th of May, 2015

    I retired from my "job" and now I'm a photographer! Yay   PLEASE READ ON Over the past few months I've been struggling with the question, "what is retirement"? Is it quitting your job? Is it collecting a pension? Is it the beginning of a new, fun career? Is it... More
  • And now 800 photos on line!

    by Marcociannarel | 14th of May, 2015

        and starting from now I have 800 pictures on line on DT! and sales starts to increase :-) See Article
  • My first 10 sales!

    by Avenikolas | 13th of May, 2015

    I know that for many people here it´s only ten sales nothing, but I´m so happy today. I´ve earned more than eleven dollars and this experience keeps me continuing. I hope now it will be more and more easier and faster. :)   My first sold picture was this editorial... More
  • PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY. JUST A FEW STEPS

    by Cathconvey | 13th of May, 2015

    Recently I’ve been reading several articles on how famous photographers built their professional careers. I discovered that actually many people took a few very similar steps on their way up to the top. Step one – shooting celebrities (not Hollywood stars Like... More
  • SHOOTING EDITORIALS IN RAW. MY EXPERIENCE

    by Cathconvey | 12th of May, 2015

    I shoot many editorials, and I used RAW format very rare for that, due to several reasons. My logic was that I need to shoot many pictures of the same event, so I would have many photos and JPG format suits better for than because files are smaller. Another reason was... More
  • Country life is the best life-style for health

    by Wxh6763 | 11th of May, 2015

    When I saw the assignment this month I have more thoughts for my photography life. We live in cities for our life, work, study and love, marriage, childbearing, there is always all kinds of pressure and annoyance. Why don't we go to countryside and enjoy the fresh air and... More
  • My Assignment Photos

    by Earlydawnphotography | 11th of May, 2015

    I am new to Dreamstime, have only been here for a month, and so I was very excited this morning when I saw that two of the three files I submitted for this month's assignment were approved!     I own a small herd of Nubian dairy goats and love to photograph them.... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part I)

    by Matthewcuda | 11th of May, 2015

      I have been asked two different times recently as to how to get started in wildlife photography and how my photographs are so sharp? I of course gave the obligatory answers about shutter speed, aperture, a good tripod and practice, but this has unfolded into larger... More

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