posted on 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 imprint of Random House and to concentrate more fully on my busy consulting business.

In the beginning I thought that all the learning would be one-way: me passing on all I had learned in 30 years in the traditional stock photo business to the Dreamstime team and photographers. In reality I learned a great deal more than I taught, I have no doubt.

I’m privileged to being one of the very few individuals whose experience spans all business models in the industry and I have Serban, Dragos, Jeff and the rest of the team to thank for that. I also want to give a special shout out to Mihaela for all the assistance she gave me weekly, as I always needed her help to get the featured blog up and running. She was tireless and always complimentary and cheerful and especially good at finding absent participles and missing sentences.
© Rvs (Help)

I have also learned from you, Dreamstime users and contributors, who have been generous in your compliments about the blogs and in offering suggestions and positive criticism. I have been blown away by the level of creativity and uniqueness displayed in so many images. I truly looked forward to my weekly search for images to illustrate the blog.

I have made many friends in the microstock industry and have also enjoyed their support as a consequence of being associated with this respected company. I learned a great deal from Lee Torrens and Yuri Arcurs. But most of all I have to reserve the most thanks and gratitude to Serban for the many hours he spent in helping me to learn about Dreamstime and its place in the future of stock photography.

Best of luck to all and thank you again.


The images here are a few of my favorite all time images.

Comments (64)

Posted by Countrymama on March 04, 2009
Thanks for all your great advice. You will be missed!
Posted by Black-white on March 04, 2009
What a kindful and professional advisor Ellen was.
Thank you.
Posted by Danielleongjinonn on March 01, 2009
hi ellen,

wwish u a lot success.....thanks for sharing info..:)

have a nice day!
Posted by Alberto*_* on March 01, 2009
Thanks for all; hope in your return when is possible.
Posted by Keki on March 01, 2009
thanks for your invaluable wealth of contribution ! your blogs will be missed!! good luck!
Posted by Picstudio on February 28, 2009
Thanks for your informative blogs, we all will greatly miss you. Best of lick.
Posted by Frannyanne on February 27, 2009
Thank you for the informative blogs, Ellen! You leave behind a wonderful resource for us all to tap into when we need inspiration and guidance. Very best wishes with your book and for the future. You will be missed!
Posted by Mellimage on February 27, 2009
Thank you for your blogs, they were an inspiration and will be missed.
Posted by Littlemacproductions on February 27, 2009
You will be truly missed. I always read your articles and found their content and subject matter to be a true source of inspiration.

Much luck and happiness on your new adventure.

Don't forget us Ellen!

Posted by Marilynv on February 27, 2009
Wishing you all the best, enjoy finishing your book. Thank you for your great articles!

Best regards,
Posted by Amyemilia on February 26, 2009
Stunning news... I will miss your helpful guidance and great insight into this mysterious world of microstock. Thank you so much and I will keep an eye on your blog!
Posted by Wayfarer on February 26, 2009
Goodbye and Good Luck Ellen.
And many thanks for your informative and inspirational blogs and your wonderful contribution to DT.

You shall be missed!
Posted by Andresr on February 26, 2009
Hey Ellen, sorry to hear that you are leaving. Thanks for all the interesting bits of information over these two years, however I'll see you around in all the main photography events. Good luck :)
Posted by Mantonino on February 25, 2009
sad to hear this - but congrats on the prosperity and moving forward. will miss your articles. :)`
Posted by Winzworks on February 25, 2009
Best of Luck to you. I always enjoy reading your blogs and learning from your insight.

Posted by Retina2020 on February 25, 2009
Your willingness to help others via your blogs will truly be missed by everyone. I wish you all the success you deserve in your future endeavors. Hopefully we'll will see you pop in DT once in awhile to say hi. Take care of yourself.
Posted by Rvs on February 25, 2009
Good luck, my friend

all the best
Posted by Talanis on February 25, 2009
Best of luck in your future projects and thanks for all your helpful posts
Posted by Lisafx on February 25, 2009
Ellen, I will miss your blogs and your cheerful and informative presence. Wishing you the best of luck with your book and your other endeavors. :)
Posted by Myszka50 on February 25, 2009
Ellen, your posts have been both helpful and inspirational and I will miss them.
Good luck with your book and all the best!
Posted by Irisangel on February 24, 2009
Oh No, say it ain't so Ellen. What are we going to do without your amazing words of wisdom? I'm sure this is not a decision you came to lightly, so, I think I can speak for most everyone here, You will be missed, but, at the same time, you will be going off on your new journey with the best wishes and prayers for success of a whole lot of people. And please be sure to let us know when your book is published and where we can buy it. Good Luck Ellen and thank you.
Posted by Indianeye on February 24, 2009
Honestly it's a bad news for me. Wishing all the best!!
Posted by Digitalreflections on February 24, 2009
I learned a lot from you. Sorry to see you go
Posted by Orchidpoet on February 24, 2009
Ellen, I have bookmarked your website and will continue to seek inspirations from there. Many thanks and best wishes!
Posted by Justmeyo on February 24, 2009
Thank you for everything,your articles blogs helped us a lot and gave us inspirations for photos.I wish you good luck with your book and good luck in your life.I will miss your blogs,Gabriel
Posted by Black-white on February 24, 2009
Oh!!! Ellen, my favorit person, miss you and your useful articles. Good luck!
Posted by Photojay on February 24, 2009
Thanks for everything, Ellen. your blogs have ALWAYS been though provoking and also helped me to focus my creativity. You have much to offer the world of stock. Peace be with you!
Posted by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio on February 24, 2009
good luck with whatever future ventures come your way
Posted by Destinyvispro on February 24, 2009
I'll miss your blogs. They were a great inspiration and source of fantastic information. Best of luck to you and congrats on your book deal. :)
Posted by Ellenboughn on February 24, 2009
Thank you all for your kind words. I am overwhelmed by all your good wishes!

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I have written a about microstock photography released in 2010. I was the Director of Content at Dreamstime for two years ending in Feb, 2009. You can order my book from amazon via my website at www.ellenboughn.com/blog.

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