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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
  • Ace was a good horse!

    by Ctmphotog | 21st of January, 2017

    Ace was the boss of our ranch! Though he whipped other horses to let them know he was boss he was also gentle and lovable. I only rode him three times and that was bareback. Each time was when we used Ace to retrieve or return a stray horse. Sometimes stray horses won&... More
  • New to Dreamstime

    by Sweetpoisonblog | 21st of January, 2017

    I got my first photo approved and I'm so excited to see where this goes. I'm new to photography and still finding my way.   See Article
  • Photo selected.

    by TheSlowWalkers | 21st of January, 2017

      I've had a message from DT to say that this photos was selected to be added to their "Dusk and Dawn" collection and that I should shout about it. As I don't use facebook, twitter etc, I thought at least I could tell you all about it here. I haven&... More
  • Studio Work with Products.

    by Sylvaindeutsch | 20th of January, 2017

    Hello, I would like to present you my new work in studio on the natural products. I've been doing some cooking, and decided to put it on a set and shoot it at home :) Can you please tell me your feedback on these pictures. I would like to know if it is going in... More
  • First 50 images online

    by Agarwalsheetal25 | 20th of January, 2017

    Hello everybody, I joined DT 4 days ago and I have more than 50 images online. I am so happy about it. Thanks to Dreamstime. Now I am able to apply for exclusivity. Now I am just waiting for my first sale on DT. As I am new to DT if someone have suggestions please tell... More
  • Brilliant Assignment Help Service

    by Adisonmike | 20th of January, 2017

    The strict course of studies of the Australian universities makes it very difficult for the students to complete all their assignments flawlessly with the time constraint being another big factor against them. Most of the students find it hard to cope up with the challenge... More
  • Not just the Longest but Strongest too

    by Azilaaim | 20th of January, 2017

    San Juanico Bridge was known to be the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater with the length of 2.162 kilometers and width of 10.620 meters supported by 43 spans.   The bridge connects two provinces of Samar and Leyte and dubbed as the &... More
  • dreamy, calm and relax backgrounds.

    by Yana28 | 20th of January, 2017

    Look at my dreamy, calm and relax backgrounds. When still cold Winter with dreams of coming spring.             More
  • Death tolls in Italy

    by Guernica | 19th of January, 2017

    Just heard of a new death tolls in Italy repeating the earthquake there and the deaths of the past earthquakes, Its really sad i want to let them know that i feel for them and my heart of breaking for their sadness and grief. I want to pray for the dead people and their family... More
  • You deserve a cold one

    by Friedel3 | 19th of January, 2017

    To all the hard working photographers and the people like me out there, who's also hard working, but unfortunately not at photography. You deserve a cold one. Take a break and have one...it can't hurt, unless that calls another one, then there might be trouble brewing.... More

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