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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
  • 400 files

    by Afrumgartz | 31st of July, 2015

      another milestone this month, and more than 100 pictures acepted a month See Article
  • Pinterest

    by Ewamewa2 | 26th of July, 2015

    What do you think about using such platforms like Pinterest for the sake of increasing your sales? Does it help? I have just pinned several photos depicting different aspects of life in India. Let us hope it will bring some results :-)      More
  • My first photo sold on Dreamstime

    by Cristinamehe | 25th of July, 2015

    Hello everybody! Yesterday I sold my first photo on Dreamstime. I am really happy and excited about it because I am new at this so I found it encouraging. Nice to see all these wonderful photos on the website. Good luck to you all!   Cristina More
  • Making Art When Everything's Been Done Before

    by Gracelife | 23rd of July, 2015

        I sometimes think that the photographers who lived 200 years ago had it easy. Photography as an art form was completely uncharted territory, so every image these pioneers created was something new and wonderful. Today, nearly everyone has a camera, whether it’... More
  • Playing with isolation

    by Benliammelville | 23rd of July, 2015

    I just had my first taste of isolated photography, and I wanted to share just how easy it can be to try it out, even well before you attempt to produce any high quality shots. I used very few simple tools I literally had in my backpack. 1. An old canon powershot 120, a... More
  • More Images Accepted

    by Pamjreynolds | 23rd of July, 2015

    Hello Just a quickie to say that I've had a few more images accepted onto Dreamstime, so well onto my target of 100 online. I know rejections are a pain, but without them we could miss out on doing our very best work. I do appreciated that the whole aspect of photography... More
  • Interesting milestone - 5555 photos online

    by Thorken | 23rd of July, 2015

    Since yesterday is on my Dreamstime account interesting milestone: I have right 5555 photos online :-). The 5555th photo is: It´s nice number, but anyway I hope it will not be there too long O:-). See Article
  • Surprise Inside?

    by Elianehaykal | 21st of July, 2015

    Have you ever taken a photo and got a surprise inside? Something you were totally unaware of its existence? An unexpected action as soon as the shutter went off? I took this photo a few months ago in Tuscany thinking that it's a cool gloomy photo of the foggy forest. When... More
  • Introduction

    by Brandonbove2250 | 18th of July, 2015

    Hello! I am just introducing myself for i am new to this site! I love taking pictures of animals and also still photos of things such as flowers. I will always take constructive criticism and build on it so please let me know what you think! I am always looking for a... More
  • Learning to Be Your Own Worst Critic (Self-Critiquing Your Own Images)

    by Gracelife | 17th of July, 2015

       Finding someone to critique your work well is sometimes even harder than creating the work in the first place. If you’re like most people, you can’t rely on friends and family for unbiased critiques. They care for you, and therefore believe that everything you... More
  • New to stock photography? What should you do?

    by Benliammelville | 17th of July, 2015

    So you're checking out the world of stock photography, and you have no idea what to do? Here are a few good tips, from someone who is currently going through the same stage. 1. Read everything! Photography is full of creative helpful people, who have covered every subject... More
  • 7 Tips for Taking Better Sports Action Shots

    by Designroast | 16th of July, 2015

    Mastering sports photography and action shots in general can be a frustrating task. With moving targets, sometimes less-than-ideal lighting conditions, and money shots that only last for a split second before they disappear, action photography is really challenging. Here... More
  • Over 200 photos!

    by Andreamangoni | 16th of July, 2015

    I would just like to share with you the satisfaction of achieving a small goal: I have exceeded the quota of 200 photos accepted!   Over the months, my portfolio has been enriched by various types of images, although the animals and macro photography are my first love... More
  • My first target

    by Fotografieschnabel | 15th of July, 2015

    Only a few days after my first blog, I'm having 48 photos online and still a lot pending for approval. My goal was to have at least 50 files online by the end of July, since I have a daytime job I haven't always have the time to go out and make some stocks. I really love... More

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