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Not Just a Pretty Face
posted 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... More...
Wild Models
posted 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.... More...
A Sense of Place (Part II)
posted 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... More...
A Sense of Place (Part 1)
posted 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... More...
What is She Wearing?
posted 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... More...
A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...
posted 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... More...
3000 Image Online with Dreamstime !!
posted by joshuaraineyphotography - 16th of april, 2014
Well, in the spirit of how Dreamstime does things around here, celebrating every milestone, I wanted to celebrate my 3000th image online! I couldn't be happier with the progress I've been making in the microstock world and Dreamstime... More...
Chinese ancient architectural charm
posted by zhangle - 10th of april, 2014
This is China Tiantan Park, this picture is the landmark building, built in 1420. It is a 32.72 meter diameter circular building, gold treasure blue tile three saving spire, layers of income, total 38 meters high. The hall has 28 large... More...
My 100 approved photos
posted by exsulor - 9th of april, 2014
Finally I reached the threshold of 100 uploaded photos. I noticed that the quality of my work has improved since last year. The number of refused photos has decreased. But amount of my sales are still low, although it has a tendency... More...
From the China visual impact----Dynamic and static combination
posted by zhangle - 8th of april, 2014
This is an ancient village in Hunan province China, here still retains the ancient buildings and living habits, customs, so every year to attract large numbers of tourists. This bridge is the name of "Hongqiao" founded in 1368 - 1398... More...
Celebrating sale no 500
posted by ribe - 8th of april, 2014
Not that this makes me suddenly rich but I am somehow happy about my 500th's sale today. Considering my quite small portfolio and the fact that it is about an extreme niche of photography, I am ok with that.
3 years and 404 images
posted by mrhighsky - 7th of april, 2014
So recently I have reached my goal of 400 images online on Dreamstime, well 404 to be exact. I joined Dreamstime 3 years ago and during this time I learned a lot. I started out as an illustrator. I wasn't very good at this. It took... More...
Out my Back Door
posted by amstrongphotography - 6th of april, 2014
They always told me 'you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl' and that is true of me. I grew up in the back country of West Kentucky, nothing but fields and woods out our back door. I... More...
China night landscape
posted by zhangle - 4th of april, 2014
The village is called Fenghuang, which is located in Hunan province, China. It is an ancient village, because it retains the thing of the past, its architectural style and folk customs have not changed, it is one of the original village,... More...
Durban South Africa
posted by kierran1 - 4th of april, 2014
Durban, what can I say its my home city, it’s where I grew up and it will be home to thousands of South African’s over the next few weeks as it is one of the most visited holiday destinations. I love my city, i mean how can you... More...
The Great Migration, Kenya
posted by kierran1 - 4th of april, 2014
As my passion in photography is wildlife, the Masai Mara in Kenya was always a dream to go and shoot. That dream became reality and I finally got an opportunity to photography the great migration! It's actually quite hard to describe... More...
Photoshop Tutorial: "Light Painting".
posted by fabioconcetta - 3rd of april, 2014
Greetings to all my friends and members of Dreamstime! I created another tutorial on Photoshop which I hope will be useful, both to enrich their cultural photographic, is to actually improve the quality of their photographs. Press on... More...
Paris - the most visited town in the world
posted by jdanne - 1st of april, 2014
Paris - for most of us this town is the most famous tourist area in the world. For rich Chinese it is a famous place for wedding tourism, too. For me Paris is a working place at the customer side - at least for several months. That... More...
Double milestones
posted by tru9ja - 1st of april, 2014
Or can I say triple milestones. Yes, three milestones. First, I am celebrating my one year of registering on DT as a contributor. On the 22nd of March 2013, I registered as a contributor on Dreamstime. Since then, I have being uploading... More...
80 files
posted by afrumgartz - 1st of april, 2014
The 80-th photo - Almond nuts. 41-st photo with food in my base.
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