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  • 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
  • Texture

    by Ajlis | 28th of August, 2016

    Textures - brick wall in different colours and types. I love shooting textures, because they are everywhere, you only get out of the house.       See Article
  • Volgograd - Stalingrad sights

    by Ajlis | 28th of August, 2016

    My hometown of Volgograd in Russia known as Stalingrad. When I lived there, I took some beautiful views       See Article
  • Nearly 500 online

    by Ajlis | 28th of August, 2016

    Despite the fact that Dreamstime is a hobby for me, here online almost 500 works   See Article
  • Pictures With Lovely Teddy Bears

    by Yana28 | 28th of August, 2016

    Today is my god-daughter's birthday! She is now 9 year old and she's a big fan of teddy bears! But Teddy bears are more than just a childhood toy! Teddy bears have never lost popularity, and it all began when Theodore Roosevelt was on a bear hunting trip near Onward,... More
  • My Early Morning Walk Around Weymouth Harbour

    by Sarahbob | 27th of August, 2016

    I don’t usually get up early on a Sunday, or any other day if I can help it, but last Sunday was different. I had wanted to go to Weymouth Harbour, to take some photos for a long time. I needed to go before there were too many people about and, when the weather was fine.... More
  • Amatrice, please you all pray for Italy...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 27th of August, 2016

      This WAS Amatrice, province of Rieti, Italy. On 24th August we were shocked by a terrible earthquake, that destroyed totally what you're looking at in this picture. Please, pray for all the victims. Thanks. See Article
  • Amazing Rumah Gadang (Big House) West Sumatera, Indonesia

    by Yohnaja | 26th of August, 2016

    Houses Gadang Godang or House is the name for the Custom House which is home of the Minangkabau traditional and many encounter in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The House is also called by other names by local people with the name Home Bagonjong or there is also called with the... More
  • Norwegian Drag Race Weekend, small island in the Norwegian sea - Frøya

    by Mariuszks | 26th of August, 2016

    Norway - Norwegian Islanders Classic Car Club and NMK Frøya organized a 3-day drag race on Frøya Whitsun weekend in 2016. The race was run over 1/8 mil (201 meters), with Prepared court. The race was counted in both NM and EDRs in motorcycle and car. As many as... More
  • Milestone of 700 images online!

    by Snookless | 26th of August, 2016

    I finally made it to 700 images online - it took along time since I do not get much time. I need to somehow make more time to get out and do more.   Next milestone is 800 and I am going to try hard to get to that by January!   I wish everyone a great... More
  • Perseids Meteor Shower in Washington DC

    by Shootalot | 25th of August, 2016

    On August 12-13 I made an attempt at photographing the Perseids Meteor shower just outside my condominium home in Washington DC. The Perseids Meteor shower is created by the earth's atmosphere colliding with ice and or dust particles from the comet Tuttle. Fortunately... More
  • What a Hero Looks Like

    by Hbgesh | 25th of August, 2016

    First, a disclaimer. Women can be heroes (or heroines) too, and the same general criteria apply. But right now, I’m specifically talking about male heroes. And in order for me to talk about what a hero looks like, you need to understand what I think a hero is. To me, a... More

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