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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
  • Back on Camera

    by Ctollan | 27th of April, 2017

    Saturday the 22nd April was lovely sunny day, albeit a bit cold outside. Lighting was perfect to capture some images. I decided to travel to Loch Leven as its a place I've heard of but never been to before. I was unsure what to expect. So here goes, i type '... More
  • Why to Convert a Multi-Niche Photography Blog To a Single-Niche One

    by Stevenmmehler | 27th of April, 2017

    Multi-nice or single-niche? That’s the question a lot of photography bloggers face - not just when they’re starting out but as their career progresses as well. And while there’s no single, 1000% right answer, for my money, single niche is the way to go. People... More
  • How to choose the best DSLR camera?

    by Leandropellizzoni | 27th of April, 2017

    The development of electronic technologies and information technology has decisively affected the world of photography. The film reels were replaced by memory cards and batteries. DSLR cameras have become popular in the market and are accessible to various types of photographers.... More
  • A Guide To Using Blogging In Managing Photography Cources

    by Patfredshaw | 27th of April, 2017

    Blogs are fantastic in the space of a photography classroom. They can serve as go-to places for your students to know what is going on and what to expect, can be used to put up content that the class has created, thereby giving them a sense of ownership of their work as well... More
  • Learning with every image accepted and rejected.

    by Callearlisa | 27th of April, 2017

    I like how they let you know when an image is rejected what problems they had with the photo. I am learning so much. I have read other blogs and I am totally looking and everything differently. Things I never considered taking pictures of are now getting my undivided attention.... More
  • Thank you very much Dreamstime!

    by Angleeyes | 27th of April, 2017

      Today, I am very pleased to become an exclusive Dreamstime contributor.It's a pleasure to do what you love and be recognized by others.I hope I can be a good photographer in the future. See Article
  • working at getting the hang of it.

    by Callearlisa | 27th of April, 2017

    Hi my name is Lisa, I am a mother of 5 and a Grandmother of 5.I happily married to the love of my life. I have always loved to take photos of my family at all special events and my children has always hid from the camera. So I started taking photos of my surroundings. In... More
  • Photography on my world trip

    by Yyddgg126 | 27th of April, 2017

                Hi there, It's Alice Yan from China. For sure, I like photography, right now on the second year of my world trip, I've hitchhiked a lot, so I can explore more places and catch many nice pictures on my way. In fact, I am still a newbie here,... More

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