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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Keywording is your name....

    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 chance for a sale increases. It is at... More
  • Photography: College or University?

    by Yelo34 | 21st of March, 2013

    Recently, I was talking to a friend's daughter who wants to take Photography in the university. I was amazed how she knew about history and art besides she had some excellent pictures to show. I could tell she really liked it! She was turning down two Psychology offers in... More
  • I have 21 images online - Why ain't I a millionaire?

    by Peanutroaster | 18th of December, 2012

    As a contributor who has put a lot of effort into learning about stock photography, studying my craft, investing in equipment and building my portfolio over the past two years, I think there is nothing that gets under my skin more then a slacker, whiner complaining about... More
  • beautiful drawings better than much

    by Fengai | 3rd of September, 2012

    earlier I tried to draw for filling portfolio raise the level of their own sale turned out to be that this not so. Now I shall draw only the most beautiful drawings, on such drawing care much time, I did not see else that in such quality drew for dreamstime There is beautiful... More
  • Upgrade

    by Williamardrey | 6th of July, 2012

    I'm looking to upgrade my digital SLR to a more professional model. I have looked at some cameras online and like (on paper) the Sony alpha A850, and some of the Nikon cameras. I would like suggestions as to what would be a good camera to possess for my future in professional... More
  • The joy of photography

    by Razvanxr | 2nd of July, 2012

    A good professional photographer has to be an amateur photographer at heart. The origin of the word is “amator”, which means lover. ]So the amateur to me is the passionate one, the lover of the art who does not do it not for business. The pro should have that same love and passion, and happen to do it for work as well. I love taking photographs, because it enables me to connect with the world on a deeper level. When I take a picture, I connect with my worl More
  • Professional vs. Amateur Photographer

    by Crazydaizy99 | 11th of May, 2012

    I have been scouring the blogs lately and I have seen a certain wall between professional photographers and amateur photographers. I have read the arguments that anyone with a digital camera can now snap a decent shot and upload "stock" photos and essentially dilute the stock... More
  • Study and improvement

    by Nelsonpeng | 16th of December, 2011

    I am not professional photographyer, but an amateur. So I will purchase some books of photography, and then practice and submit the pics. go go go See Article
  • 100 downloads and else

    by Photoexpress | 15th of November, 2011

    16 months, 342 pictures uploaded, 100 downloads, 51 dollars gained. It is not a great score, I still insist doing it. egg, egg, eggs..., that's the result I have to met most of the days. If my pictures are not so popular, I must ask why. As an total amateur, I should... More
  • If Your Camera....

    by Livingstonatlarge | 3rd of September, 2011

    "If your camera can make a phone call, you are NOT a professional photographer" Heard at the bike races tonight. Way too good not to share with all of you! See Article
  • Be A Stock Photographer Without Alienating Your Friends and Family

    by Livingstonatlarge | 23rd of June, 2011

    Let me start by saying…..I know you all know what I am talking about here. You go to a family event and spend the whole time behind the camera not just document the event but, look at the way those candles light the cake, aunt Suzie has some new sunglasses with the... More
  • Very interesting article on Slate

    by Gmargittai | 21st of April, 2011

    It is about amateur photographers armed with professional knowledge made possible by websites like Strobist. Good reading Article See Article

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