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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
  • spring in Orlando

    by Luliaiko | 28th of March, 2017

      I went to Epcot and I took some pictures of flowers because of the flower and garden festival check it out     there were a lot of nice flowers, I have more images on my page. See Article
  • Welcome Spring

    by Wvalbuena81 | 28th of March, 2017

      Spring is here! And we all now have a chance to show how Great this world is! So get out from your comfort zone and enjoy the best season of the year! Cheers See Article
  • First 50 images approved and applied for exclusivity

    by Monimitta | 28th of March, 2017

    Hello Friends, Today my more than 50 images got approved and I have applied for the exclusivity request as well. See my few pictures below :           More
  • Top places to see and experience in Quebec and Ontario (Canada) 🇨🇦

    by Msteckiw | 27th of March, 2017

    A photographic journey through Eastern Canada. From historic streets of French speaking province of Quebec and its metropolitan Montreal to diversity of Ontario and charm of Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls: Iconic landmarks, symbols of Canadian democracy and wealth, unexplored... More
  • On my trip to New Zealand, my camera malfuntioned!

    by Babar760 | 27th of March, 2017

    I usually shoot all my pictures on "A", which stands for Aperture. I like to control my lens opening for depth of field as well as sharpness. I don't have the best lenses so I try to stop down at least one stop if not two. 1/3 of the way through my trip, my camera would... More
  • Happy because I have 200 images online

    by Teyakp | 27th of March, 2017

    Hello! I am very happy because I have my first 200 images online. I enjoy taking photos, especially of our beautiful nature, also our pets,... in fact, I like to shoot all :) . Every day I learn something new. Photography has become my addiction and I have been doing... More
  • New complete coloring book: three little pigs

    by Korat_cn | 27th of March, 2017

      My vector 3 little pigs in colors are going well so... Why do not make them a coloring book? And so, here you have: another complete project ready to print, 12 images. I hope kids will enjoy these cartoon vector illustrations. Good Coloring!   More
  • More than 200 photos online but no sale :)

    by Abdellahboughazoual | 27th of March, 2017

    I need your advice my friends about my pictures  See Article
  • Is this going to be a night like this?

    by Markogt | 27th of March, 2017

    We have quite a good possibilities to see the Northern Lights over Northern Europe tonight. America and Canada are under fire right now. So it is time to charge your barreries and look up in the night sky :) It might look something like this:     Panoramic photo from... More

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