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  • 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
  • Finally 500 images online

    by Crisdumitru | 18th of January, 2017

    I am very happy because i have 500 images online, I would like to go faster at 1000 but with patience and work.. I have created my first collection with real estate https://www.dreamstime.com/real-estate-colldet26450 If you like it and if you have a image with home... More
  • 100 photos online as exclusive photographer in Dreamstime

    by Rosebc10987 | 18th of January, 2017

    I am happy to announce that i am just got approved as exclusive in DT and i have 100 photos online please check my new upload thankyou                         More
  • The concept: Autumn leaves

    by Physi28 | 18th of January, 2017

    Some days ago I took my camera equipped with a macro lens and went to the nearby forest, I was looking for the concept "Autumn to Winter". I wanted to show somehow the decay of the Autumn leaves as fungus and bacteria separate their components and "help them&... More
  • Christmas, moments of warmth

    by Dorelburdusa | 18th of January, 2017

  • Inside the human heart

    by Dorelburdusa | 18th of January, 2017

  • New milestone

    by Frank11 | 18th of January, 2017

    I sold 1000 photos...I`m happy. Joy got even bigger, that model is our darling - Black Schnauzer Dog named Yummy.   See Article
  • Wow,five level !!!

    by Denger342 | 18th of January, 2017

    Hello! I want to share with you a photo that was held on a competitive basis, and it was granted Level 5. I wish you all good luck :)   See Article
  • Assignment Lion

    by Sylvaindeutsch | 18th of January, 2017

        This my new Assignement Picture, hope to make it better each time. It is hard to get into the assignment, but from that point to win it :=) I don't know... It seems so unreachable. But who knows... if it's not this one, maybe antother one to come.... More
  • Blog preview error - newbie

    by Azilaaim | 18th of January, 2017

    This is supposedly my second article. My first article was gone when I clicked preview. Can I still recover it? I only clicked preview once. This is troubling. Please help.   See Article
  • An Old Oak Tree

    by Helgardas | 18th of January, 2017

    Just sharing a few pics of a tree we found this winter. That's an old oak tree with unknown history. Its massive trunk and expressive branches have enchanted our look. I would say nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. And even more... More

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