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  • The Color Red (Part 2)

    by Eric1513 | 27th of September, 2014

    My very first blog on Dreamstime was about using the color red in stock photos (here). I've gone back through my portfolio and can see that some of my best selling older images have the color red in them.       I can also see a trend in many of the photos... More
  • Concept Photography

    by Eric1513 | 15th of February, 2013

    The very best photos, including stock photos, are simple and convey a clear concept. The easier the idea of the image is to understand the more powerful it becomes. The last month or so I have tried to submit to Dreamstime photos with a clear concept. Here are a few recent... More
  • Creative Light

    by Eric1513 | 30th of April, 2011

    I am sick of taking photos of things that are isolated on white. I am sick of large flat light. I am sick of uploading mass amounts of dull, lifeless photos, even when they sell. I am simply sick of the rut I am in and I am aching to see and create images that are powerful... More
  • The Magic of Monotone Photos

    by Eric1513 | 14th of March, 2011

    Monotone photos are powerfully simple and convey emotion like few types of photos can. With all extraneous color eliminated, we are left only with light and shape. Add to that a single color and the image is more powerful than its individual parts. In previous posts... More
  • Photography and the Color Red

    by Eric1513 | 15th of November, 2010

    Human blood, love, anger, sin, passion, and danger, are all symbolized by the color red. Additionally, in some cultures in the East red symbolized prosperity and luck. Several studies indicate that red carries the strongest reaction of all the colors, with the level of... More
  • Simplify to Sell Stock

    by Eric1513 | 19th of October, 2010

    Photographers and designers have the same goal: to create and/or utilize powerful images that make money. One thing that sets successful photographers apart is that they know that a simple image is almost always the most powerful image. To illustrate, imagine that you... More
  • The Power of Color and Negative Space

    by Eric1513 | 4th of October, 2010

    Nothing brings power and emotion to a photo as well as bold, saturated color. Photographers capturing photos with this type of color are praised for the mastery of their images. But just capturing bold color is not enough alone to make a powerful photo. The purpose of... More
  • all done by photoshop!

    by Annieyek | 5th of February, 2009

    I really like photoshop. I learned it by myself. At the begining, I thought it only can used for photo editing like changing photo level, contrast, color.. things like that. But, this is also a powerful drawing software.It can come out an illustration like below: Every... More
  • Earthquake in southwest China

    by Fenghui | 16th of May, 2008

    A powerful earthquake in southwest China killed nearly 20, 000 people now and the death toll is expected to climb as rescue efforts are intensifying. Sichuan is my hometown,a beautiful place. See Article
  • Dragons in human life

    by Indos82 | 28th of March, 2008

    The Dragons (from Ancient Greek "a serpent of huge size, a python, a dragon") is a mythical creature typically depicted as a gigantic and powerful serpent or other reptile with magical or spiritual qualities. Like most mythological creatures, dragons are perceived in different... More

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