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  • Stay Frosty

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of September, 2008

    Images of refreshing beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise are used for purposes as diverse as major ads and invitations to small parties. The virtues of drinking eight glasses of water daily may have come under scrutiny recently but no one argues with the importance of... More
  • Women (want to) RULE...

    by Ellenboughn | 3rd of September, 2008

    Truth in advertising requires ads to present the benefits and qualities of their products in an honest fashion. Of course, advertising has a very loose relationship to reality especially in the manner in which women are pictured. Advertisers recognize that women are responsible... More
  • Hair and Makeup in Photos

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of April, 2008

    While reviewing a featured photographer's portfolio, I saw a perfect opportunity to write about the judicious use of makeup on women models. Nothing better illustrates how makeup can lend authenticity to a model in different situations than photographer Niderlander’s four... More
  • Gay Pride

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of September, 2007

    I have written about certain demographic groups that are important to marketers and advertisers. One of these is the gay and lesbian population. Figures show that approximately 10% of any population falls into the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender group. It is important to... More
  • It's All There in Black and White

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of August, 2007

    Advertising screams, ‘We want color photos!’ and galleries yell back, ‘Only black & white matters.’ That was the past. Yes, it’s certain that color images dominate in print and web advertising and that classic photography found in galleries is more closely associated... More
  • The Trendspotting Trend*

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of August, 2007

    Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs... More
  • The RGB of it all

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of August, 2007

    Or is it the CYMK? (One matters online; the other in print). Do you dream in color? Did people dream in black and white before the invention of black and white film? If so, how did they know what the world looked like in black and white? When are color photos best and when... More
  • Masters of Light

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2007

    Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur. If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career level, it’s usually the light that... More
  • First Accepted Photo!

    by Rayzer1 | 21st of October, 2014

    My first blog here (though I've got, like, five elsewhere!) but I just want to chronicle my experience on Dreamstime. Starting out hopeful, although I did send a question off to admin to ask if I have to do my own marketing and the answer was yes. So, maybe I'll put these... More
  • Do we need a CPL Filter?

    by And19sv | 18th of October, 2014

    For thoose that don't know what a CPL filter [circular polarizer filter] is, I will try to explain what is it's purpose and you can decide on your own if you need it. Let's imagine this: "You just came back from your vacation on the seaside and you download your pictures... More
  • New Girl On The Block

    by Jennyb99 | 15th of October, 2014

    I'm a Newbie on the block, only joined back in July and I'm really pleased to have had 84 images approved so far. Although no sales yet it still gives me pleasure to see each few days how 'viewings' sometimes shoot up...on some of my pictures...My range is pretty diverse... More
  • Go pro 3+ black edition and assignment roaring 25

    by Fallostupido | 15th of October, 2014

    Hello In August I bought my first go pro 3+ black edition. I was surprised by his Capacity, versatility 'and quality of video and photo  I spent the month of August doing selfie, diving in the sea, bicycle races and trying to make good videos and photos that slow loading... More
  • The Kung Fu Stock Master Teaches Grasshopper Professional Photograhy

    by Wisconsinart | 5th of October, 2014

    The Kung Fu Master of Stock Photography was holding a set of prints given to him by Grasshopper. With a grand smile, Master looked at Grasshopper and exclaimed, "Grasshopper! These photographs are exquisite! Masterful! I am stunned by your abilities!" Grasshopper could only... More
  • New member

    by Phoenixci | 26th of September, 2014

    A few weeks ago I suggested a co-worker to join DT. We both share a passion for photography and we often talk about it during our lunch breaks, I explained how it was fun to have people purchase picture that I had taken and see them used as visualization and complementing... More
  • Bucharest celebrate the 555 anniversary

    by Sysu90 | 20th of September, 2014

    Hello friends. Let's start the day in force for photography enthusiasts. These days I invite you to celebrate and photographed Bucharest to celebrate the 555 anniversary of his certification. Light projections on the People's House that will make building... More
  • Photographer 

    by Sysu90 | 12th of September, 2014

    Pro Photographer Gear at Budget Hack. How often we see the work of professionals and wish to have the same gear and make amazing Photos. But ever thought that it takes more than a professional gear to get those amazing photographs. The experience and expertise being the... More
  • 200 images online

    by Davem01 | 8th of September, 2014

    well, I've made it to 200 images online with the pic of the CTrain in dowtown Calgary  I'm not sure if I have fully grasped the requirements for stock photography as my favourite images don't seem to do too well, this is one of MY favourites but doesn't seem to be that... More
  • My first blog - all criticism and advices are greatly appreciated

    by Pet548 | 4th of September, 2014

    I read the blog and I find there helpfull advices but I have never posted anything because I don't fell good with my English. I am new at photography. I wish to learn how to take beautiful pictures from you all and to try to improve mines. Any help or advice would be appreciated.... More
  • Improving the images with basic adjustments

    by Obiectiv | 4th of September, 2014

    No matter if you shoot in RAW or jpg, some basic adjustments of your images can be done in Photoshop or other programs, which will improve the quality and increase the chances for your image to be accepted/downloaded. Here are some basic adjustments: Crop - Most of... More
  • How was your ??

    by Amilevin | 2nd of September, 2014

    Hi, I guess all of you encountered this subject on the "day dreaming" section in the message board. Usually what you'll see over there are some happy contributors and some disappointed. A short story of my previous month's performance and this current can give you some... More

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