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  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of March, 2007

    Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process... More
  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that... More
  • Wild Models

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of March, 2007

    Yesterday I found myself on a long pier stretching far out into the Atlantic Ocean. An aggressive group of large pelicans were hanging around the end of the pier to snatch leftover fresh bait. These birds... More
  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images more salable.... 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
  • Erin Go Bragh!

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of February, 2007

    Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
    In parts of the world, March 17th is all about beer. Specifically,... 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 gives a clue... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... More
  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your own work.... More
  • Introduction

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach and learn in... More
  • Start to shoot food

    by Nimless | 22nd of March, 2017

    Couple months ago, I start shooting food and food ingredients. A whole new universe was open to my eyes. Didn't realize that usual, daily products, fruits and vegetables can be artistic in some way. For me, photography was focused on portraits: seniors, childs, men, woman,... More
  • Captivating world of Dreamstime

    by Prdream1982 | 20th of March, 2017

    Hi Friends, As my journey with Dreamstime progresses, I feel motivated seeing the astonishing images that my peers have uploaded. I now appreciate the effort put into each uploaded image. Here are few latest images for which I seek your comments.      ... More
  • Upload What?

    by Cwinkler25 | 20th of March, 2017

    As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images,‭ ‬I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted.‭ ‬I would‭ ‬prefer to not waste my time on images that‭ ‬have no chance of being accepted... More
  • About me

    by Aleksandrmendelev | 19th of March, 2017

    Hello dear friends! My name is Aleksandr Mendelev. I do a silhouette animation. Here is one of my works. Please rate this work and leave a comment. Thank you!        All my works you can see in my profile. See Article
  • Editor's Choice

    by Keremgo | 17th of March, 2017

    Thank you for the opportunity to announce that my work Young Women On Meadow Sunset recognized as the editor's choice. It is good to know that the hard work and time I'm putting on my illustrations is appreciated. I'm honored, flattered and humbled.     I also like... More
  • Milestone - 500 images online

    by Lana4kask | 17th of March, 2017

    Hello friends! At last I reached this magic number, 500 images online)   For two years I uploaded my photos to Dreams, now acceptance ratio – 75%. Sales only 17, but I hope and stil waiting) My favorite themes are flowers, nature, animals and seascapes.     Some... More
  • Happy Saint Patrick's Day

    by Georgeskyrillos | 17th of March, 2017

    The symbol of this religious holiday is the shamrock:    & cheers of course!    See Article
  • Peles Castle - Romania

    by Andreistancu | 16th of March, 2017

    Peles Castle is located in Sinaia Town - Romania, built between 1873 and 1914. A former summer residence of the Romanian kings, it is now a museum.     Peles Castle was built at the initiative of the first King of Romania, Carol I, outside perimeter of Neag Bridge... More
  • Good news

    by Anorton | 15th of March, 2017

    Today I received the news that I have reached 250 sales. Very good news especially when the image is a new one to sell, this is the image,   Many of my images which sell are the food images, so I am particularly pleased with this sales as it widens my portfolio exposure.... More

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