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  • Black Is the New Black

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of January, 2009

    The July 08 issue of Italian Vogue featured only black models and became one of the best selling foreign magazine issues ever in the U.S. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the issue and was quoted as saying that he hoped that the success of the layouts would show the world... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Point of View

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of March, 2008

    Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2008

    The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story. How many images would have been in the... More
  • Composition

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of December, 2007

    There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced with approaches that enhance an image’... More
  • Filters? Who needs them?

    by Waltp1957 | 19th of April, 2016

    Filters are one of those accessories that many photographers either do not know about, or consider exotic additions to their camera bag. Well, that may or may not be true. What kind of photos do you want to take? For some, they may very well be totally unnecessary. For others,... More
  • New to Dreamstime - 20 or so uploads

    by Xxxyyy123 | 1st of March, 2016

    Hello all, Glad to be joining such an "illustrious" group - have had my first 20 uploads. Since I'm new, I'm wondering what the more experienced people have found is the best way to increase sales? -Blogging here -Own website -Keymaster program -Social Media -Other... More
  • Photo composition - the thoughts that went into taking a snapshot

    by Hstovring | 18th of February, 2016

    What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the... More
  • Branch or bird?

    by Physi28 | 4th of February, 2016

    When I made the photo I was not sure it would be of any use, for DT that is. Later on, when I checked it in the computer I liked the effect which the bizarre branch had on the whole image, after erasing some disturbing elements I thought it was ready for upload. I was wondering... More
  • Early Morning Walk Around London

    by Beng32 | 14th of September, 2015

    While visiting relatives in London recently I was itching to get around the sites with my camera, but the weather just wasn't playing ball, of course. I got up on the final morning, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. With a couple of hours before we were scheduled to leave,... More
  • Defining Or Redefining Model Image

    by Emeraldraindropsphotography | 19th of August, 2015

        I wish to congratulate Seattle model Serjski on her first image sale through other channels! As some of you may know, individual image sales are not lucrative earnings for the most part, but every sale counts. Beyond the sales, here is what I really enjoy.... More
  • Egypt

    by Fjarabica | 18th of August, 2015

    Egypt landscape of relaxation and sightseeing. Gorgeous beaches around the Red Sea satisfy both demanding tourists.    Or Karnack temples. It is the largest temple complex in Egypt, founded Senusretem I. around 1950 BC. And gradually built and expanded over a period... More
  • EXPO 2015 Milan

    by Lejoch | 12th of May, 2015

    Hi, I'm creating a new collection about EXPO 2015. Here a short description from the official site: "Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where... More
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania

    by Popsidoodle | 29th of April, 2015

    May 7th, 1915 just 11 miles off the coast of Ireland a German Submarine, U-20, lay in wait. RMS Lusitania was nearing the end of her 202nd voyage. One torpedo was fired striking the ship on the starboard side. Soon after there was a second explosion and in just 18 minutes... More
  • A Great City - Vancouver BC

    by Jackbluee | 12th of April, 2015

    Vancouver may be not as famous as London, or Paris, or New York, yet it is a real great city. It has everything that a big city can offer, such as big museums, stylish architecture, marvelous city parks, etc. In fact, it is the nicest new city I've ever visited. What... More
  • Images within Images

    by Mrallen | 19th of March, 2015

    I thought I would try bringing together some elements of my existing images to form one new image that works to a theme. All the component images are of the same topic. This type of image is very useful to designers, who often have a need for images to use as page headers,... More
  • Live the New York experience ... with a twist

    by Nikitu | 18th of February, 2015

    You're about to visit what is widely considered the Greatest City on Earth, The City That Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, The Capital of the World, The City of Dreams or simply, THE CITY, New York, and all you can think about is: how am I going to experience all of it, where... More
  • How I Get Monty to sit for his Portrait

    by Brandinharris78 | 27th of January, 2015

         I was asked, once, "how do you get your dog to sit so nicely for a picture?" It is really quite simple...I go into the house and walk over to the silverware drawer..I pull out a tablespoon size spoon...I walk over to the cabinet, where the new, unopened jar of... More
  • Paradise for Real Car Lovers

    by Yorgy67 | 23rd of January, 2015

    When in Munich the last autumn, we couldn't miss the famous Center BMW and the Museum. Just approaching the area of the Olympic Park, this modern building of BMW Headquarters captures your eye immediately.   Built between 1968 and 1972, it is 101-metre (331 ft) high. It... More
  • Prague - Christmas Time

    by Hellen8 | 15th of December, 2014

    Hi everyone! I greet you from Prague, the Czech capital. Now is the time of Advent. Lots of tourists come and enjoy this magical Christmas atmosphere in Prague.     At the most popular places, markets are held. Traditional markets where you can buy various gifts... More

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