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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
  • How to 'Sharpen' without increasing 'Noise'

    by Mrallen | 27th of March, 2015

    This is a tutorial on how to sharpen a slightly out-of-focus image WITHOUT increasing noise. If you have an image that's just slightly out-of-focus, and you try to sharpen it by just using the standard 'sharpen' filter in Photoshop, then the result is... More
  • The begining of the fortune

    by Digikhmer | 27th of March, 2015

    This week is a new start for my collaboration with Deamstime. After, almost 4 years as contributor, I decided to cash out my two years sales to upgrade my main gear for a Full Frame one as I mentioned in the previous post. It is really a great moment for several reasons... More
  • Stage Performers - How do we do it - A laymans guide

    by Kabayanmark | 26th of March, 2015

    Being an outdoor person I have climbed mountains, crossed rivers and hung from trees to try to get the perfect angle on just about anything. More recently however I was invited to a series of indoor events as the pro on site. One of these stands out above the rest as... More
  • How to see many shots have your camera with Photoshop...

    by FabioConcetta | 22nd of March, 2015

    Hi everyone, in this very short but useful tutorial, you can see how many shots you have made with your camera. Let's start: Open Photoshop and load the last image you shot or still one of the latest. Now go to File> infofile. From the menu"Description" you have to go with... More
  • I'm back! -- New photos with Canon 70D

    by Dotlock | 18th of March, 2015

    I was away from photography for the past two years, working on my other career. However, I recently realized how much I missed photography -- and I'm back. Last month, in February 2015, I purchased a new camera (Canon 70D, a huge upgrade from my Panasonic Lumix with only... More
  • Never knew people were searching for ice and milk. I now know.

    by Beyo1980 | 16th of March, 2015

    Soms time ago I had a dream. The dream kept coming back, followed me around, even during day to day chores. And I knew I could make that dream come true. The dream? Gettin' smoking rich with photography. Yes, I was going to be that guy, that sold images and could make a living... More
  • Photo Diary 56/365 • Selective Coloring • Sin Or Useful Tool

    by Joanna210 | 15th of March, 2015

    While reading different articles and opinions about selective coloring in photography sites and forums, this super famous song came to my mind, "It's a sin" by Pet Shop Boys. Is selective coloring a 'photographic sin'? Then I'm definitely a 'sinner', since I've used it many... More
  • Daisymay11

    by Daisymay11 | 12th of March, 2015

    Hi, just started on my new adventure. I was a designer in London before children. They are growing up now... me time now . Always have to have something creative on the go...sculpture, printmaking ect just to keep me creatively sane! started a month ago have learnt a lot... More
  • 1000 sales!

    by Thorken | 9th of March, 2015

    Yesterday I have reached 1000 sales on Dreamstime. And this is my 1000th soled photo. It´s photo of hinduist temple Prambanan near by Yogyakarta in Indonesia. First photo I have soled 4,5 years ago. Since that time I have much wider portfolio and over 4 600 photos online.... More
  • Never to forget

    by Gjfoto | 4th of March, 2015

    I am happy that I sold another photo today ; "glashouse in the snow".   I put a lot of time in photography. And also after making the photo's, I put time in arrange the photo's... Sometimes I lost myself in this and thought I should do something else in my freetime,... More
  • March 1, spring beginning

    by Allmyphoto | 27th of February, 2015

    The long awaited spring back in our hearts and souls with joy and happiness .Is a magical moment when all nature comes alive after a long winter when the birds returning from the hot countries full of energy with their enchanting ballads . Also for us romanians celebrate... More
  • First 100 sales!

    by Mihocphoto | 26th of February, 2015

    After one year, finally I have sold my first 100 photos ! Many thanks to those who bought my photos, the Dreamstime agency and my photo teacher, Sebastiangh.      I hope you like my pictures. You can visit my collections of the Color Run event, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo... More
  • 10 portrait photographers who will impress you

    by Dudau | 26th of February, 2015

    Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts. In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all... More
  • Trapped inside: How cabin fever caused me to expand my photography

    by Winnietam | 25th of February, 2015

      With snow and extreme cold weather still pummeling the Northeast, there is not much to do but stay inside these days. Unfortunately, this prevents me from photographing one of my favorite subjects -- landscape and nature (as saturated as it is in microstock, I know!... More

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