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  • Springtime

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of March, 2007

    A few Christmas images have been downloaded in the last few days. Seasonal images are often put into play many months prior to the actual time of year. The conundrum is that the best time to shoot seasonal images is after the images have reached their peak download period.... More
  • 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
  • Multi Generations living together- Care for your Elders

    by Katseyephoto | 25th of September, 2017

    Our family now has four generations living in two households just a few streets apart. We moved my Mom and her cat from Florida to be with us so she could spend more time with family and we could actively assist with her care as she grows older.   We just completed an... More
  • An Ode to the Mighty Vegetable

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of September, 2017

    October 1st finds us celebrating World Vegetarian Day. There is so much more to eating vegetarian than just eating vegetables; vegetarian means simply eating no meat, no meat except fish for the "pescatarian", or no animal products at all for the strict "vegan". Which means... More
  • History through paintings by Jan Matejko

    by Leswrona | 22nd of September, 2017

       History of the Republic of Poland can probably be described as one of the most eventful history in Europe. The country has been through many invasions, wars, elimination of sovereignty, uprisings and fighting for independence. This history can be seen in numerous... More
  • The Story Behind My First Sold Photo

    by Mgphotostock | 22nd of September, 2017

    Hello everybody, I want to tell the story behind my first sold photo recently.     (my first sold photo) It was a sunny summer day, weeks after spring ends. I with my family visited to a gardener that hiding in the trees of city, for get some flowers and little... More
  • Photography as a game

    by Tarboaca | 21st of September, 2017

    It is well known that performance sports begin at an early age. But what about photography? I ask you this because of my recent experience with my children. Concerned about the fact that my daughters (like most children today) want to use the smartphones and... More
  • How to create dessert pictures that really take the cake

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 20th of September, 2017

    Chef’s will tell you that you eat first with your eyes – meaning that food must look as good as it tastes. And that holds double when you are the photographer of those mouth-watering desserts we all love so much. Open any magazine or search online for the perfect dessert... More
  • Rural Hungarian landscapes

    by Bwagner656 | 20th of September, 2017

    I'd like to show you a few less known but beautiful places in rural Hungary. You might heard about Hortobágy and the Puszta. We skip that for now. First lets take a look at the hills just north of Lake Balaton. Not high, but the climate is excellent for wine making.... More

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