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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
  • 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
  • Need Inspiration? Look Around The House

    by Livingstonatlarge | 6th of July, 2011

    I admit it, I am addicted to yard sales and thrift stores. Tiny teacups, reindeer candle holders, baskets. I’m always looking for props. At this time of year they’re the only places besides my garage one can find Christmas stuff. The other day though, I decided... More
  • Get some Props and have at it!

    by Morphers82 | 12th of August, 2010

    I recently purchased a bunch of medical laboratory props and have shot some pictures for my stock portfolio here on dreamstime. So without further ado here they are. For these I added some fake blood that I got last halloween... More
  • Props that pay for themselves

    by Bradcalkins | 4th of June, 2010

    One of the fun things of stock photography is that you can take photos of, and make money from, things you already own. I find it hard to predict which shots will ultimately make money so I hesitate to actually purchase props for stock, but I love it when I end up earning... More
  • Equip yourself !

    by Davulcu | 3rd of April, 2010

    Creating concepts needs some equipment. Not only photo equipment I mean but also some accessories to create concepts. Here are some bits and pieces I collected or bought from local market. ( costs less than 50 usd ) Helmet and working dress Syringe Industrial... More
  • Multi-Purpose Props: Paintable Piggy Banks

    by Kenneystudios | 23rd of December, 2008

    Blog: Paintable Piggy Banks Hey everyone! I just started a blog on my website. My most recent post is about using props with multiple purposes, and re-using them again for something else! Today's topic: those adorable piggy banks I am so in love with. =) Click the link... More
  • Making the Most Out of Locations & Props

    by Karimala | 19th of April, 2008

    Spring is here! Summer is approaching! Let's go outside and play for a while! Remember how exciting summers were as a kid? Running in and out of the house, chasing down the ice cream truck and smacking at mosquitoes nibbling on our ankles -- ah, now those were the... More
  • Everything for a reason!

    by Photoboykane | 7th of September, 2007

    I just blogged about something a talented art director always drilled into my head when we worked together. That got me thinking, and I remembered something else he insisted on, "Everything you DO to your photograph, do for a reason." The first time he told me that was... More

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