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  • A Whale of a Tale

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2008

    Taking photos of giant marine mammals can be tricky. First of all, they simply can’t be counted on to show up on set on time. Whale watching tour companies chart the movement of known pods and individuals to ensure that their trips offer the most likely chances of seeing... More
  • The New Commuters

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of July, 2008

    Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the automobile. Both of these events have... More
  • War and Peace

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of June, 2008

    Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds of images they use in the subject area... More
  • Get Framed

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of May, 2008

    Images that are mass-produced as ‘wall art’ or posters for use in décor differ from fine art in that the images are not signed prints or original art. The business of wall art is complex and involves multiple publishers, distributors and online retailers as well as direct... More
  • In the News!

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2008

    I am very pleased with the images that are showing up daily under the new editorial license. It snows in Athens and BOOM, Dreamstime displays images of the Roman Forum covered in snow. Barack Obama appears at a rally and we see him quickly in the news section. (We have a... 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
  • Update Business Images

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of January, 2008

    It’s a fact business images that work seldom ******** from the predictable: business teams, meetings, handshakes, office collaboration and portraits. Within these scenarios you should always try to move ahead by updating wardrobe and props as your images evolve.... More
  • Key Lessons-Travel Photos III

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of January, 2008

    This is the final article in the series on Top Travel Spots. (Don’t neglect the list of Do’s and Don’ts at the end of this blog). When your location includes great diving spots like the warm waters of the Bay Islands of Honduras, consider shooting underwater. Shooting... More
  • PEACE

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of December, 2007

    All across the world in many countries the time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. It’s a time of hope, family and travel. I’m taking the week off for the same reasons. I have a blog ready in the... More
  • I Want to Thank the Academy....

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of August, 2007

    As fall approaches, the music and film communities begin preparation for the award season. Hollywood puts on the glam as the award shows build to the granddaddy of them all: the Academy awards. Unless you are credentialed or very clever paparazzi, you are not likely to be... 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
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top... More
  • 5 warm destinations to escape the winter freeze

    by Dudau | 18th of December, 2014

    If you're not a winter fan, check out these 5 hot destinations you can escape to: 1) Buenos Aires, Argentina   Average temperature in January: 25°C (77°F). It's the most visited city in South America and it has the third best quality... More
  • 555 Files Online

    by G0r3cki | 30th of November, 2014

    My adventure with Dreamstime (DT) began almost three years ago. A friend show me the site and encouraged me to upload some photos, "to see what happens", he said.   And today there's another debut for me: write an article in english, or something similar, and post... More
  • Priceless monuments lost in war zones

    by Nikitu | 20th of November, 2014

    There are historic monuments that you will never get to visit. They are the silent victims of war zones, they stood proud for millennia only to be destroyed by bombs and crossfire. These places take their legacy with them in the rubble of war. Ancient city of Bosra, Syria... More
  • Remains of Berlin Wall

    by Cbomers | 19th of November, 2014

    2014 is a historic year for Berlin. It marks the 25th anniversary of the most significant event in recent German history: the Fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November. This collection shows images of remains of the Berlin Wall. Berlin Wall   More
  • Lennon wall in Prague was painted-over with white color :(

    by Soukupl | 18th of November, 2014

    Last night, someone has over-painted the czech Lennon Wall with white color and black label "wall is over" :( At this time, there is no "suspect" of this act of vandalism. Similar incident occurred in year 2000 and graffiti on the wall was "restored" by street artist.... More
  • Idaho Heritage: Snake River

    by Willhavenrg | 16th of November, 2014

    It is one of the deepest rivers in the Western U.S.. It has nine Hydro Electric Dams that harnesses enough power for southern Idaho and parts of bordering western states.        The basalt canyon that towers above the river on each side becomes, Hell's canyon... More
  • That perfect reflection

    by Nadsdl | 10th of November, 2014

    Sometimes you get lucky enough to find the perfect photo spot, one of those moments you have only ever seen in magazines. I was lucky enough to find this spot in Switzerland.   For the perfect water reflection photo, you need beautiful scenery, and a glass-like surface.... More

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