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  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Patilustra
    Need Advice...

    by Patilustra | 24th of September, 2016

    Hello to everyone that reads this words, I hope you guys are having a great weekend and that you are having fun the best way... taking photos ;) I have been training to become a better photographer every time I use my camera, but sometimes I feel that maybe because... More
  • Brocko
    New look

    by Brocko | 24th of September, 2016

    I've changed my look after my little girl told me so...:))    See Article
  • Mjs8282
    Whats going on???

    by Mjs8282 | 24th of September, 2016

    There are several pictures i had upload last month and they still have not been approve or denied. How long is the longest one could wait. It has been several weeks now. Just 2 days ago i did get a refusal on one picture. Which i did mess around with editing the picture completely... More
  • Sandro11
    Be creative when choosing background images

    by Sandro11 | 23rd of September, 2016

    A typical request by my clients is to remove backgrounds from images and replace them with stock photos. Usually, the client has an idea of what they’d like that new background to look like. Even so, I like to explore alternate backgrounds because sometimes they have a... More
  • Lilialaurent
    Colorful

    by Lilialaurent | 23rd of September, 2016

    2nd up load...I am on a roll ;-) I just love autumn colors! Happy colorful days everyone :-)   See Article
  • Michaelafree
    Ad-Lib to Fade: Give More Freedom to Web Designers

    by Michaelafree | 23rd of September, 2016

    When graphic designers or photographers create web backgrounds for sale to web designers, they often forget one fundamental problem of the internet – variable screen width. A website must look as good on a mobile phone as on a TV-size monitor, which often feels as like... More
  • Joezachs
    My Story

    by Joezachs | 23rd of September, 2016

    Had been to Andaman and Nicobar islands recently. Clean air and clean beach are the main highlights of the place. Saw this tree stump on one of the beaches and was wondering how old this could be.    Visiting the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum was an afterthought... More
  • Thefinalmiracle
    10 years of Stock Photography

    by Thefinalmiracle | 23rd of September, 2016

    It seems like yesterday but its been 10 years since I got my first digital camera Canon Powershot A320. A 3.2 mexapixel camera that opened the world of stock photography for me. I was a hobbyist and was happy with my Nikon SLR till I understood the potential of digital photography... More
  • Michaelafree
    The Conundrum of the Upper Right Corner in Web Design

    by Michaelafree | 22nd of September, 2016

    Studies of user-behavior show, the upper right corner of a website is the area the human eye is least drawn to. This makes it a perfect spot for a contextual image, something users see, but don’t need to read. But who would shoot a picture like that? We Simply Read Left... More
  • Lilialaurent
    First Up-Load!

    by Lilialaurent | 22nd of September, 2016

    Ok...I am a newbie :-D I have one, yes (1) photo up-loaded in my account. You have to start somewhere! :-D I am so excited about this! Feel free to come and check it out ;-)   You can visit my brand new account here : Lilia Laurent More
  • Ricschmitzhoxel
    Vacation in Germany

    by Ricschmitzhoxel | 20th of September, 2016

    A few pictures from our trip to Germany in August/September 2016. Blautopf in Blaubeuren         Blautopf in Blaubeuren         Blautopf in Blaubeuren         Blautopf in Blaubeuren         Basilica in Ottobeuren  ... More

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