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Haunting and haunted locations for photography
posted by tangie - 30th of october, 2013
We're getting closer to that spooky night of the year when they say the dead walk the earth and all sort of supernatural, spine-chilling phenomena occur. Most of you will probably grab their cameras. Experienced photostockers will always... More...
Color me...TURQUOISE, Pantone color of 2010
posted by tangie - 5th of january, 2010
Not without reason, design industries have proposed a palette of extremely bold colors for some years now. Any dull outfit and drab setting look fabulously fresh with touches of fuchsia, coral, lucite green or deep ultramarine here... More...
Happy holiday season
posted by tangie - 18th of december, 2009
Since I am going on a 2 week holiday (yeyyyyy, you can't see me, but I am dancing around the office), I take this opportunity to wish you a very very merry Christmas and a wonderful New year to you and your families. I hope Santa is... More...
Visual cooking
posted by tangie - 15th of may, 2009
Evolving from means of sustenance to means of indulgence, food is today considered an art committed to both feed the body and please the eye. Quality food, cuisine and gourmet are recurrent words in our vocabulary while food-related... More...
A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet
posted by tangie - 28th of april, 2009
As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen... More...
Goodbye
posted by ellenboughn - 23rd of february, 2009
It’s been two years and one month and well over a hundred blogs written since I joined Dreamstime. But now it is time to say goodbye as I move on to finish writing a book that continues the themes of my blogs to be published by an... More...
Photographer Stimulus Package
posted by ellenboughn - 17th of february, 2009
If the U.S. economic stimulus legislation works according to plan, there will be demands for images that illustrate enormous expenditures on the country’s infrastructure over the next 18 months and for years to come. In addition... More...
User Generated Content Expo
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of february, 2009
Microstock falls into the UGC classification but when one tries to define UGC to someone who has never heard of it, you realize that the designation doesn’t totally apply to Dreamstime. A friend in the industry who works with professional... More...
Humor Sexy Cute Football Economy
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of february, 2009
Who won football’s Super Bowl? In my world there is more interest in what ads were more successful than news of the game itself. Which commercials resonated the most with the target audiences? Which ones garnered kudos from creatives... More...
Black Is the New Black
posted 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... More...
Naycation
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of december, 2008
Just as I was getting ready to reveal the top travel destinations for 2009 for those enterprising photographers planning shoots for the coming year, a new word popped up in a travel story to replace last year's "staycation": naycation... More...
Gathering
posted by ellenboughn - 2nd of december, 2008
Dining in is the new dining out. Whether the photos are of family or friends around a home cooked meal or a couple at home, the resulting images are increasingly important as budgets shrink and an emphasis on relationships increase... More...
Build Your Brand
posted by ellenboughn - 25th of november, 2008
Dreamstime success depends on many factors beyond an exciting and diverse portfolio. Building a reputation for a particular style or special subject niche creates a ‘brand’. As designers become familiar with your work, they will... More...
Flagging insights
posted by tangie - 21st of november, 2008
Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and... More...
Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid
posted 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... More...
Holiday Messages
posted by ellenboughn - 30th of october, 2008
Dreamstime recently announced a relationship that will provide the users of My Space with art and photography for greeting cards. To take full advantage of this new revenue opportunity, create images that will resonate with card buyers.... More...
Catching ZZZZZ's
posted by ellenboughn - 21st of october, 2008
Photos of models sleeping or relaxing have a multitude of uses. How can you ensure that you include the major concepts associated with sleep in your images? Consider how the photos will be used: for vacation promos, stress-relieving... More...
What size is....?
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of october, 2008
The past couple of weeks found me in New York just as Fashion Week was ending and last week in Southern California for a seminar. Perhaps because NY was filled with fashionistas and models, I noticed a lot of very, very thin women in... More...
GENERATION Y
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of august, 2008
You know who you are, Generation Y. An analysis of Internet and social network use tells me that a majority of you reading this were born between 1977 and 1997. You are the children of the last of the baby boomers and the most studied... More...
Baby Boomlet
posted by ellenboughn - 5th of august, 2008
In Chicago a popular European coffee and pastry shop has banned classic baby prams – the type of baby carrier that plows down the street slicing though pedestrian traffic and taking up more space than a SmartCar. I fully understood... More...
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