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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
  • 100 Happy!

    by Bdelaney34 | 28th of May, 2017

    Hello, So excited to have my first 100 accepted ! I guess the first time I was interesting in Photography was when my grade 6 teacher built a darkroom and I made my first photo from a negative, but I never pursued it. Life got in the way and that was somewhat forgotten... More
  • To Macro or not to Macro

    by Rzachariasse | 27th of May, 2017

      Some years ago I followed a course from a famous Dutch photographer. Well, he won some cool prices, but I didn't know anything about Dies Groot. Until I followed the course that is. And I must say it was great to see so many like-minded people crammed together... More
  • Yes, I did. 300 photos online and a great sale

    by Axylexu | 26th of May, 2017

    Hi DT , Yesterday I was pleased to get to the 300 photo threshold online. I started putting pictures here from January 2017 and the sales did not go well, but last night I had the biggest selling in my career. Thank you to the buyer and thank DT. I was beginning to lose... More
  • 101 Sales: In It to Win It

    by Sandrafoyt | 26th of May, 2017

    What's the key to stock photo sales? As a popular UK National Lottery game show tag line goes, you have to be "in it, to win it." In recent months, I've more than doubled my uploads. I'm now at over 730 files online. As a result, I'm now starting... More
  • My First Upload

    by Anuraa30 | 26th of May, 2017

    Photography has always been a hobby. But old technology meant expense of films, processing and printing which made this hobby very expensive. But today with the new cameras, I could go back to my hobby with a vengeance. I have been clicking photos at the various places I... More
  • My first picture sold

    by Robdun66 | 25th of May, 2017

    Alright sold my first picture, of a sunset   See Article
  • Sunset on the Shanghai Skyline

    by Astormfr | 25th of May, 2017

    What an experience! As a European citizen I was lucky enougth to spend, during a business trip, two days in Shanghai. The first thing I did what enjoying a beautiful sunset on the amazing Shanghai skyline from the famous Bund.    There you are like in front... More
  • Why a simple photo of no names flower can make 100 times download?

    by Joe1971 | 24th of May, 2017

    22nd May 2017, I got the first photo which is download 100 times.   I should say I never guessed it real happened, because when I upload this simple photo, I just love it color as love that summer. That was a hot summer, I drive to outside from my city. My destination... More

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