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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
  • 24 sales

    by Fike2308 | 19th of December, 2014

    I am happy to announce that I have more than tripled my sales since my first/last blog entry. 24 sales is still extremely modest but I feel like I am making progress.     See Article
  • Occupy Hong Kong Protests Continue After Camps Cleared (Photos)

    by Mitchblatt | 12th of December, 2014

    This week the two remaining occupation sites of the Occupy Hong Kong protest movement (also referred to as the Umbrella Movement) were cleared. The protesters took over streets and occupied them for 75 days, demanding the right to nominate candidates for the chief executive... More
  • 2000 approved images

    by Captblack76 | 11th of December, 2014

    Dear friends ... on may 2013 I celebrated 1000 files online ... finally I reached 2000 !!! I'm really happy to achieve it before the end of 2014 ... And now ... to 3000 ( new target ) ... I hope :-)   See Article
  • $10,000 earned to date: lessons learned

    by Davidwatmough | 3rd of December, 2014

    In May 2009 I joined DT after meeting another photographer who said he earned $480 per month on micro stock sites. It was sometime after I joined before I knew what I was doing.................... even now there's much to learn. The feedback from editors is probably the... 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

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