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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
  • Camping overnight - this is the life

    by Romancaffrey | 27th of July, 2016

    We are working and working eight to six from day to day, eagerly dreaming for the long-awaited weekends, gathering our hiking backpacks and finally going on a back-country tent camping far away from routine, from obligations, from everything! Just you, your love, nature... More
  • educate yourself with Dreamstime

    by Lightpro | 27th of July, 2016

    A recent blog visit to a new photographers thoughts brought this subject to mind. When I was a beginning photographer many years ago a talented and very open minded professional photographer took me under his wing. He taught me everything he knew, creating his own competition.... More
  • Olympics Rio 2016

    by Lglucena | 27th of July, 2016

    Hi Friends, Olympic Games are coming and I can't wait for the images that this wonderful party can provide to us. Rio de Janeiro is a place that can give the most beautiful pictures of the olympic history. If the tourists come here with the same happiness and enthusiasm... More
  • MILESTONE: 1000 IMAGES ONLINE

    by Dahlskoge | 26th of July, 2016

    Hey guys, Hope you're all enjoying your summer and taking advantage of the inspiration that comes with it, I know I am. Today I reached a milestone of 1000 images in my portfolio which I am thrilled about! I've also come to realize that I enjoy sport photography and... More
  • Bryce Canyon

    by Pettys | 25th of July, 2016

    Hoodoos and forest mixed together. There is no other place like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos can be found on every continent, but here is the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! All Descriptions fail. Cave without a roof? Forest of stone? Photographs do not do it justice.... More
  • New to photography

    by Jimmygade | 25th of July, 2016

    I am rather new to the world of photography, which has always interested me, only recent i have taken up the challenge to learn to take proper pictures, which i find very hard, but still very interesting work of art, i love taking pictures of everything in nature, animals,... More
  • 100 Photos accepted!

    by Carlosrojas20 | 22nd of July, 2016

    My first personal goal is reached, a 100 photos online. I have some months in Dreamstime and this is a personal important checkpoint. :)       See Article
  • St. Helena Island National Park Australia

    by Victordiola | 22nd of July, 2016

    As the school holidays started the third here in Australia, my family and I visited one of the historic places here in Queensland. The place is the St Helena National Park in Brisbane. St Helena Island is a heritage-listed island in Queensland in Australia. Originally... More
  • My Dreamstime Journey

    by Kheng1987 | 21st of July, 2016

    I have an account with Dreamstime since 2008. It is a long time and I don't have many photos to show for it. I love taking photos. It serves as a record of places I have visited and people I met. So I thought why not sign up and see if I can make some sales from something... More
  • personal goal reached during a chaotic year

    by Inyrdreams | 21st of July, 2016

    Just a few minutes ago, I reached my personal goal of 1000 SALES here on dreamstime. It was not that long ago I struggled to get 50 images accepted, and then like the proverbial watched pot, waited and watched and watched and waited for the sales to come in. I have learned... More
  • Turn ideas in pictures and let them sell...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 21st of July, 2016

      Hi all, I just was browsing aroud in search of "ideas" concept and found that being a stock photographer is like having an idea and willing to get it approved, just like being in office and trying to get rid of the chief to have a preferment... Well, and I personally... More

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