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  • 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
  • facebook and photography

    by Romeocharly | 8th of December, 2016

    FaceBook is also literally BURST in Italy, with many visitors a day, although it is completely different from the search engines, and to some extent also from other social networks. So many people are wondering how Earning using FareBook, and while I think it is possible... More
  • 5 Secrets to Producing the Perfect Hero Image

    by Smokinggun7 | 7th of December, 2016

        Uncover the 5 essential elements that every photo or illustration must have to get cast in the lead role of "hero image" on a website. As I was downloading an image for one of my niche websites, Dreamstime prompted me to answer the question, "... More
  • I got the first Christmas gift

    by Iguanasbear | 6th of December, 2016

    I got to Nicholas feast a gift from PandaWild, who likes to create animated videos. Here is: Christmas domino PandaWild used in the video that my graphics:   Do not forget about the winter holidays.       More
  • Valletta: A living history

    by Spike28742 | 6th of December, 2016

      The capital of Malta is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta... More
  • African weaverbird building nests

    by Plagesse | 6th of December, 2016

          Taking picture of wildlife demands a great deal of patience. Waiting for the right moment to trigger and... hope for the best. I really love taking pictures on nature See Article
  • Party Time in Northern Chile - Carnaval Andino Con La Fuerza Del Sol

    by Jeremyrichards | 5th of December, 2016

    Every January, Arica plays host to the biggest carnival in Chile and one of the largest in South America. It attracts some 10,000 dancers and musicians from the Andean regions of Chile, Peru and Bolivia; as well as thousands of "groupies" and spectators, most are... More
  • Accepted photo

    by Habibnawaz | 5th of December, 2016

    You should be at right place at the right time to take such a shot + need an additional hand to create action. In our village these big frogs only appear after heavy rain. So after the rain I found lots of them around a pond. Then I spotted a frog which was in perfect position... More
  • 250 Photos ONLINE!!!

    by Brigitt1 | 5th of December, 2016

    I am really excited with the number of photos accepted in less than 2 years. I started to join dreamstime in June 2015 and by December 2016 I reached 250 photos online. Here are my first accepted photo and my 250th accepted photo. First photo   250th photo  ... More
  • What’s up with a Calm Lake Superior?

    by Dream111184 | 4th of December, 2016

    A friend of mine and I stopped in Grand Marais and we walked out to Artists Point to take some pictures. Lake Superior was dead calm, not a ripple. I had never seen the big lake that still. We were skipping some stones and trying to take photos and videos of the stones skipping.... More
  • A 1.8 35mm Lens Changed My Life

    by Nigelspiers | 4th of December, 2016

    For many years I used an 18-200mm Nikon zoom lens on my Nikon DX DSLR. While the results were acceptable I received more refusals from Photo Stock Libraries than I expected due to lack of sharp focus. I just assumed this DX lens was sharp but then I read an article saying... More
  • Beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains

    by Pettys | 4th of December, 2016

    The Canadian Rocky Mountains are one of the most beautiful mountains that I have visited in the world.                            More

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