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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
  • 600 Uploads In 2 Months

    by Steveacer | 12th of November, 2014

    I have had 600 uploads accepted in just over 2 months, I have also shot all of the photos that I have uploaded in the last 2 months and have not used any that I already had taken. I have found it hard work but very rewarding, when someone takes the time to say a nice comment... More
  • Open you mind and open you eye to creating new idea stock photo

    by Pakinai17 | 9th of November, 2014

    "In whatever one does, there must be a relationship between the eye and the heart. With the eye that is closed, one looks within, with the eye that is open, one looks without." Quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson Open to the creativity in sometimes in everyday life we have... More
  • Promote your pictures on tsu

    by Bounder32h | 9th of November, 2014

    Promote your pictures on tsu. Tsu is a new social network which pays you for your posts. Not too different in looks and functionality than many other social networks. However the network will share 90% of its revenue with its users. Sign up https://www.tsu.co/Bequia... More
  • "Athens Faces" / A portrait of Athens through its people's portraits

    by Vasilisgermanis | 4th of November, 2014

    "Athens Faces'' is an ongoing photojournalistic project in an effort to construct a census of the city of Athens, Greece through random (and not only) people's street portraits... With this project I am presenting ordinary people of Athens and their stories, their everyday... More
  • Six More Up, Six Down!

    by Rayzer1 | 28th of October, 2014

    I opened my iPad this morning to find that I had six more photos approved! Looking further, I realized that six were also refused. The refusals don't bother me, because I really appreciated the feedback. I didn't really expect to get as much helpful advice from the refused... 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
  • 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

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