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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
  • British Columbia wildfires 45,000 people are evacuees july 2017

    by Project007 | 26th of July, 2017

    Do you think you got what it takes to take pictures of the fire? So far 327,000 hectares of fire has been reported across British Columbia in Canada. This translates into 155 active fires going on at one time. It is very difficult to get pictures of the blazes itself because... More
  • My Travel Through Greece

    by Atung86 | 25th of July, 2017

    Hey Everyone. first of all let me tell you a little bit about my self, i am the House photographer for United Nation Indonesia and i travel a lot, I've been to over 90+ countries and i love to document Culture, People and Landscape Here are some photograph that i took... More
  • Four Question before online shopping

    by Ccwtt123 | 25th of July, 2017

    I do not consider myself as a shopper. I hate to try things on the shop, stand on long lines etc. I love to shop online because it’s easy for me. I spend many at least 6 to 5 hours in a week for online shopping sites. I search good online sites, comparing sales and prices... More
  • Strolling along the coast

    by Kennsharp53 | 24th of July, 2017

    I like returning to the South Coast of England.The sea changes,the sky changes and it can provide great inspiration for a photographer and hopefully some fun images         See Article
  • What kind of program do you use to enhance photos?

    by Rzachariasse | 24th of July, 2017

      How many people on Dreanstime are using Photoshop to enhance photos? I know a lot of people do so, but for some reason I'm always hesitating to do so. So if you do touch up your images, what kind of programs do you use?   More
  • "Travel Photography" Tips

    by Muhlisgursoy | 24th of July, 2017

    Hello everyone on Dreamstime, Today I want mention about art of travel photography (I mean when voyaging). Taking travel photographs are quick reflex and reaction because you don't have a specific time. Every seconds are very important because you're... More
  • Streetfood in China

    by Rzachariasse | 23rd of July, 2017

      I love food. Especially food from other countries. So whenever I travel, I try to taste something new. Ofcourse in China, the country of my wife, I skipped the grasshoppers and sharks on a stick. Instead I went for the steamed buns you can buy on the street. Grasshopper... More
  • Christmas

    by Rzachariasse | 23rd of July, 2017

      We are still waiting for the heatwave in The Netherlands, but yet - mostly because of the rain we're getting lately - I'm thinking about Christmas. I am not a real fan of winter, except when it's snowing. I still remember the cracking sound my feet made when I was playing... More

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