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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
  • First blog

    by Kaduabhinav70 | 29th of May, 2017

    A big hello to the Dreamstime family! I am very grateful to Dreamstime for giving the opportunity to many photographers, illustrators and creators to show their talent at this site. The photography is a great subject to have a interest. I feel photographs is the best way... More
  • YAY I made it to 100

    by Callearlisa | 29th of May, 2017

    So Happy to have made it to 100 photos online. I have learned so much and looking forward to learning more. This is an awesome site! I usually turn on my computer the first thing every day. With anticipation of seeing my photos that I have submitted. Very... More
  • Greeting Card Background And Gift Tags.Happy new year

    by Farhastore | 29th of May, 2017

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    by Farhastore | 29th of May, 2017

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  • Most sold image

    by Thayyilani | 29th of May, 2017

      This is my most sold image and I'm so happy for getting more sales on this image. Earned more than $1200 from this single image. Thanks Dreamstime and thank you so much everyone who downloaded my the image. I'm not so active these days on DT but planning... More
  • ANIMALS WILL POSE JUST LIKE MODELS DO!

    by Project007 | 29th of May, 2017

    IF YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE AND THE TIME TO SPEND WITH ANIMALS THEY WILL WARM UP TO YOU IF THEY FEEL SAFE, THEY WILL LET YOU COME UP REALLY CLOSE TO THEM AND LITERALLY POSE FOR THE CAMERA. HA HA HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DUCK THAT MODELLED FOR THE CAMERA. MOST DUCKS RUN AWAY... More
  • Birds seen on coastal beaches

    by Rstelmach | 29th of May, 2017

    The summer is approaching ... many people often go on holiday to the seaside resorts. It is known that in such places you can relax doing nothing (lying, swimming sunbathing) ... But for a person who is a photographer is also a great opportunity to develop their... More
  • WHY DOES THIS PICTURE SELL?

    by Project007 | 29th of May, 2017

    THE PICTURE SHOWN SHOCKS ME THAT IT SOLD AS MANY TIMES AS IT DID SO FAR. I ACTUALLY TOOK THIS PICTURE TO TEST OUT MY CAMERA ALONG WITH OTHER PLANTS AND MOST OF THEM SOLD! I AM JUST VERY CONFUSED AS TO WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PICTURE? I NEVER EXPECTED IT TO SELL... More

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