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Stay Frosty
posted 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... More...
Women (want to) RULE...
posted 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... More...
Hair and Makeup in Photos
posted 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... More...
Gay Pride
posted 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/... More...
It's All There in Black and White
posted 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... More...
The Trendspotting Trend*
posted 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... More...
The RGB of it all
posted 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?... More...
Masters of Light
posted 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... More...
My development at Dreamstime
posted 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... More...
My 100 approved photos
posted 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... More...
Hurrah!
posted by kamell - 18th of march, 2014
I already have a few sales for 12 and 13 credits. This is a very pleasant surprise for me.
Editorials for assignment
posted by lenutaidi - 28th of february, 2014
Hi everybody! I suggest (propose) to all editors, admins and contributors, all dreamstimers as one month in the year (only one) to be dedicated editorials images in section assignments! I mean to be accepted and... More...
Winter is Not My Favorite Season
posted by iheartcountryphoto - 12th of february, 2014
I will be the first to admit that winter is my least favorite time of year. Living in the mid west USA, we suffer through some brutal cold winters (like this year) and some very snowy ones. I always dread this time of year and often... More...
Great approval rate! - And hospitalised
posted by matthiase - 26th of january, 2014
This month I have more then doubled my personal record in approved images :)!! So far this month i have gotten 118 approved images, that's feel great! Even though I have had a tough time in my life recently. I almost died (age... More...
How to deal with common rejections?
posted by mrhighsky - 14th of january, 2014
What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected. I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock,... More...
Process Raw or Shoot JPEG?
posted by edosaodaro - 13th of january, 2014
Happy New Year Everyone! I often pondered this question and write this because I have a sneaky feeling that I may not be the only one to have faced this dilemma. Like some other people out there, I thought the choice was simple.... More...
Keywording is your name....
posted by 1000wordsimages - 13th of january, 2014
> Importance of relevant keywording. I understand that this topic is covered well and that we all know that keywording is important for our search ranking to create extra exposure. Clients will find your images faster and the... More...
100 Uploads
posted by simathers - 11th of january, 2014
After 8 long months, I finally reached 100 uploads! In the beginning I uploaded way too much and my images were not of interesting subjects and were low quality. After having almost all of my images rejected I went out and bought... More...
Without Ideas for photos?
posted by maxsp - 7th of january, 2014
LONG STORY SHORT! Okay, you have a camera, you want to make photos but you don't know what to photograph. Let's solve it now! First of all, it's not your fault and it's not because you are not creative, but because you still don'... More...
More sharp, less noise.
posted by maxsp - 6th of january, 2014
LONG STORY SHORT! So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go. 1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are.... More...
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