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  • Very Crafty

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of March, 2008

    The mention of a craft project no longer has to bring to mind clunky macrame window hangings or the dreaded and ugly scarf so lovingly knit by grandma. A change has come to the world of craft and with it, photo opportunities. As Rob Walker wrote in the NY Times last December,... 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
  • Best Seller Tips-Illustration

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of February, 2008

    I have just reviewed some of the most popular images as selected by our users during 2007. I’ll first discuss what I learned about illustrations and then next week the lessons from the most popular themes/images captured in photographs. Some of my findings surprised me... 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
  • All the Pretty Faces

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of June, 2007

    When I think of portraits, I don't visualize the standard, studio shot of a family or a high school grad or even a scion of the business world. I think in stock pictures, so I see an image of a person or animal or an illustrated character that looks like he/she/it is... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times in the day in... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... More
  • The butterfly as symbol in art and culture

    by Yana28 | 22nd of November, 2015

         Butterflies remain prominent in fine art, advertising, fashion and jewelry. Butterflies constitute one of the major symbol in art with a significant number of major artists incorporating butterfly symbolism. Butterfly as a symbol can also represent transition,... More
  • Young Doe

    by Lyoung403b | 12th of November, 2015

    What is especially neat about shooting this photo, is that deer are quite prevalent all over the UCSC campus. I enjoyed having a wonderful opportunity to visit my husband's Alma Mater, and took a generous amount of photos of the campus and of any wildlife that were present.... More
  • Let's Say Hi To My Kitty. My First Model

    by Tungtung1107 | 19th of October, 2015

    My First Model was approved by my first DSLR He is a cat of individuality In his mind. He is a king & we are Slaves It's a cool cat! Bow Tie Look My Baby Kitty - Scottish Fold Cat. called Ar Mai.    In chinese mean - little sister    More
  • To my surprise...

    by 454autoart | 2nd of October, 2015

    >It has been many years since I had posted any photos of Dreamstime. To be honest, I forgot all about it until today when I was looking for an image on the site. I had to make a new password since I had no idea what I had made years ago. To my surprise, I forgot I had photos... More
  • Mostly, it's a shutter thing

    by Matthewcuda | 23rd of September, 2015

    With many years of photography under my belt now, and several years as a wildlife photographer, I can honestly say that shutter speed will make you or break you in this genre. In this post I will examine why the shutter is so crucial in wildlife as well as other action photography... More
  • Shooting Manually - For Newbies

    by Circed | 20th of September, 2015

    I remember when I shot my first time exposing the image manually and noticed the richness of the images compared to the middle grey look of the automatic setting. Previewing the image through the lens before I clicked was how I decide the setting for the shot. I could view... More
  • Traveling Seattle

    by Sunfire | 12th of September, 2015

           Last week I took a family vacation up north for a cruise to Alaska; and as usual, I took advantage of the opportunity to take photos of new places. The trip took us first to Seattle where we boarded our boat and then to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria... More
  • Pattern uniqueness

    by Guernica | 27th of August, 2015

    Pattern is very important part of design principles, although it's simple its also very eye catchy, attractive and interesting can be used as background or in web banners and in other many uses, its a very favorite topic for many buyers and can get many sales : lines... More
  • Some fast tips on photographing insects and other invertebrates

    by Andreamangoni | 27th of June, 2015

    Insects are a very interesting subject to photograph. Can be useful, however, to have some foresight, to get a better result.   Know your "enemy" insects are an interesting subject to photograph because they are virtually everywhere, but it must be familiar... More
  • What does 20 cents mean to you?

    by Jimmytst | 28th of May, 2015

    Having become an exclusive contributor for Dreamstime recently, I would earn 20 cents for every photograph uploaded. I have been asking myself what this amount means to me. For most of us, I suppose, 20 cents isn’t much. It isn’t enough to get us a set lunch,... More
  • Storage Options

    by Kingtrac | 17th of May, 2015

    Hi Everyone, I am in the market for a new storage device. I have a Network Attached Storage Device that I was very happy with until it became about two thirds full, then it became unreliable. I liked the Network Attached Storage solution because it was very convenient... More
  • Butterflies Coloring the World

    by Risto40 | 16th of May, 2015

        Sun shines high, temperature rises fast, it's already pretty green on the otherside of the glass. But wearing shorts and summer dresses in many countries you still cant't. Still be happy as soon you can! Dress up for a walk outdoors, in a park or countryside.... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part I)

    by Matthewcuda | 11th of May, 2015

      I have been asked two different times recently as to how to get started in wildlife photography and how my photographs are so sharp? I of course gave the obligatory answers about shutter speed, aperture, a good tripod and practice, but this has unfolded into larger... More

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