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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
  • One month of Dreamstime

    by Constructerman | 20th of October, 2015

    Dear members, dear contributors, I greet all of you. I have almost one month of Dreamstime as contributor and... with no results yet :). In this month my total stock photos accepted are 36 with an acceptance ratio of 48%. I want to ask you how was your first month online... More

    by Cathconvey | 2nd of June, 2015

    Some time ago I deleted many pictures from my camera, by accident... I did not have a chance to copy them to any storage device earlier, and a part of them was very precious to me. So I decided to find a way to recover them! My files had never dissapeared that way before,... More

    by Cathconvey | 13th of May, 2015

    Recently I’ve been reading several articles on how famous photographers built their professional careers. I discovered that actually many people took a few very similar steps on their way up to the top. Step one – shooting celebrities (not Hollywood stars Like... More

    by Cathconvey | 12th of May, 2015

    I shoot many editorials, and I used RAW format very rare for that, due to several reasons. My logic was that I need to shoot many pictures of the same event, so I would have many photos and JPG format suits better for than because files are smaller. Another reason was... More
  • ArtJAM 2015 Santa Rosa California, Sonoma County

    by Cinjenkins | 31st of December, 2014

    What is ArtJAM 2015? ArtJAM 2015 is an art show and festival designed to create a caring, supportive environment for all artists to display their work. There will be as many as 100 Artists accompanied by music, food, and drink. The proceeds of the event will go to the Mia... 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
  • 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 AuthenticCreations | 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 least as... 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
  • 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

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