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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
  • Cookies with a pink confiture of cherries, poured with chocolate and s

    by Dliapiara | 23rd of June, 2017

    Favorite biscuits for tea and coffee with strawberry confiture. Excellent and tasty with coffee and tea. It is poured with chocolate and sprinkled with cinnamon and cocoa. Very chic dessert for enjoyment.  See Article
  • The story behind my latest sell

    by Bwagner656 | 23rd of June, 2017

    Almost exactly 3 years after I've taken this photo, someone bought it:   I remember the day well, I was with my friends, juts walking, talking, no shopping, no destiny, no hurry. Just catching up, enjoying the unique view, the perfect weather. I still can feel... More
  • First sale and a little story behind the image

    by TheSlowWalkers | 22nd of June, 2017

       Well, looking online this morning I saw that someone has bought one of my photos, which was a great surprise. Of course I'm very happy about this, very happy indeed. The photo was taken quite recently and was taken as we were on a walk around a small Spanish village... More
  • Building Roots In Europe

    by Briewithjam | 22nd of June, 2017

    A passionate traveller, lover of photography, history and genealogy. Living in Europe after a year in Costa Rica. Relocated to France in the fall of 2015 to fuel a passion for World History. Capturing images from some of the most unexpected places of this beautiful planet... More
  • The world is changing - Assingment Save the Earth

    by Axylexu | 21st of June, 2017

    Hello , As a little child I remember how the world was a mystery. I was born after the revolution in Romania in 1989. I do not know how it was 28 years ago in the world but where I was born things were not very pink, everything was in a shade of gray. In time, the world... More
  • Nuts, almonds and metaphor...

    by Sharkiboy73 | 21st of June, 2017

    Hey guys, What's up? I've been exploring and trying more subjects and ideas, and this time I have decided to go with walnuts and almonds, and also with a metaphor for the common expression: "Nuts and Bolts". That was fun and I really hope it will trigger some action,... More
  • National Camera Day! (And Every First in Photography)

    by Muhlisgursoy | 21st of June, 2017

    Do you know about National Camera Day in every 29th June? Hi everyone! I’m Muhlis again. Do you know about (National) Camera Day is coming on this 29th June?      Every First in Photography First Camera and First Photo The first photo is taken... More
  • 1 view and 1 download

    by Henrymm | 21st of June, 2017

    I didn't expect that. Just 1 view and 1 download. What I thought is this image won't be downloaded as it was just viewed once. Anyway thank you to the buyer.   See Article

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