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  • Shooting Small

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of March, 2007

    The current Dreamstime assignment is to create images of the owners and customers of smaller businesses. Companies with less than 500 employees generate a sizeable percentage of world wide annual revenue. And they purchase more goods and services from large national and multinational... More
  • 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
  • Fascinating Experience at Universal Studios

    by Prdream1982 | 26th of April, 2017

    A place where all adults turn into kids having a gala time with their favourite animated characters, thrilling roller coasters, theme based rides with live performances and visually appealing merchandise.                 More
  • Feeling a King or a Queen

    by Yorgy67 | 25th of April, 2017

    The history of this royal palace lasts as long as almost 4 centuries already. May be it's not as impressive time - there are castles and palaces more ancient than this one. But hardly any of them can be compared to the luxury and interior, to the art and furniture collection... More
  • Dog lover

    by Wiaderkiewiczmarta | 25th of April, 2017

       A lot of people say, that dogs are our best friends. But how many of us know, that we hurt them each day? Let me explain, what I mean. It's sad, that majority of us doesn't know, that a lot of known brands test their products on animals. It's important to make... More
  • Milestone – 500 Photos Online

    by Brigitt1 | 25th of April, 2017

    Hup hup hurray.. My 2nd milestone, I reached 500 photos online already. I joined Dreamstime on June 2015 and by December 2016 I reached 250 photos online. In about 5 months I doubled the number to 500. This is really exciting that I made it in not even 2 years. I hope that... More
  • Looking at things a different way

    by Westwoodkuba | 25th of April, 2017

      I was lucky enough to have a day off from work a few days ago, (as this is not yet a full time job for me yet) and decide to go somewhere local with my camera and see what i could find. I went to a park in Solihull, which i had been to many times before, but never with... More
  • Yellowstone is unique and my favorite national park in USA

    by Humorousking207 | 24th of April, 2017

    I have been to a few national parks of USA, such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Saguaro, sequoia and Yellowstone-Grand Teton National Parks. So far, I like Yellowstone most. It is a long trip to drive from San Diego to Yellowstone and camp there for a few days, but... More
  • Vancouver is a beautiful small city!

    by Humorousking207 | 24th of April, 2017

    I am very graceful that I had a chance to visit Vancouver, Canada at the end of last winter break. I feel that Vancouver is a beautiful small city on an island and hope to visit there again soon. The clean skyline:    The green Stanley Park:   ... More
  • Le morne mountain, early morning

    by Plagesse | 22nd of April, 2017

      Le morne mountain is one of the landmarks of Mauritius. The view in early morning is just stunning. See Article

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