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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
  • Canyon de Verdon, the Verdon Gorge, France, Provence

    by Itardiusz | 23rd of July, 2014

    And so my summer vacation is over. This year I had the pleasure to visit France and the region of Provence which turned out to be as picturesque as people say. Apart from all those beautiful small towns, the place you should all see going to Provence is the Canyon de Verdon... More
  • Color corrected light, product photography and RAW mode

    by Henrymm | 13th of July, 2014

    Dear all, Few silly questions here. I like to try product photography lately. What I heard is all light sources have to be same temperature/color. 1)So I would like to know is there any impact of lighting (if they are in different temp/color) in final image if I shoot... More
  • Similar or Dissimilar Image

    by Shariqkhan | 11th of July, 2014

    Today Dreamstime team removed one of my approved image(approved few months ago) by sending me a message that it was accidentally approved and it is very similar to the other existing photo. Both photo were taken from different angles of the same heritage building and have... More
  • Another milestone!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of June, 2014

    I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime! This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic! And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo... More
  • Welcome to my Pinterest Board

    by Subhra2jyoti | 23rd of June, 2014

    Dear friends, I have created a board in Pinterest to promote my stock images. Please do visit the same at the following link:- My Board on Pinterest Your feedback and tips will be quite helpful to me. Please do visit. Warm regards, Subhrajyoti India... More
  • Are you a professional?

    by Idruzhinin | 20th of June, 2014

    Have you ever thought, are you a professional photostock photographer? Have you ever thought, who are all those guys who are earning lots of money this way? I did. And I have answers. They are relevant for me only but you can try them if they match you. Or you can find... More
  • Need some help with lens contacts

    by Szebas | 18th of June, 2014

    Hello, now I'm struggling with a new problem, I've bought some cheap macro tubes with contacts (plastic ones) which worked great, but seems my cheap tele-macro lens has some issues with them recently. I've tried to clean the contacts with an eraser then with ethyl alcohol... More
  • When you have just a few moments to make your photos

    by Jdanne | 21st of May, 2014

    There are situations where you must be quick to make your photos - even if the environment is anything else but photographer friendly. This happened to me at the Easter Procession in Malaga, Spain, during the Semana Santa (=Holy Week). This area is sunny and warm for nearly... More
  • Look down to move up

    by Litadoolan | 6th of May, 2014

    A pal runs a yacht hire company that has done nothing but thrive. He has a sun tan all year round and lives on a diet of ice cream cones. It feels like he was born in a bed of roses and I wish him well. Everyone knows someone like that even if it is from reading about... More
  • No advice here!

    by Rigmanyi | 3rd of May, 2014

    Time and time again I see articles about tips and/or advice for newbies, written by... well, newbies. When I read a blog that might contain new, useful info, I check the source. I look at the author's profile page, his online files/sales ratio but most importantly at the... More
  • My development at Dreamstime

    by Gellerpa | 12th of April, 2014

    When I started at Dreamstime, I thought every times about potential sales. I read different tips many times, which photos I should upload to get high sales and approval ratio. But 4 month ago I decided, that I don’t want take photos without passion. I started taking the... More
  • My 100 approved photos

    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 to very slow growth. Anyway it's a small... More

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