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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
  • Hundreads and more....

    by Podichi | 23rd of July, 2017

    I made 126 entries. it's still not much and continue uploading. I made several mistakes. Uploaded some photos which are not .jpg for mistake and my ratio fall. In the future must be careful for this. Continuing ahead...  See Article
  • architecture (1)

    by Jameshexin | 23rd of July, 2017

    yesterday is today's past, and Today is tomorrow's past. so now , we can see everything, tomorrow will be memory and commemoration. time and s has been devastated many landscape, the remaining is precious. when you meet, what do you think? i think... More
  • Plant - flower (1)

    by Jameshexin | 23rd of July, 2017

    Flowers since ancient times has always been a favorite, it's very closely to human life, it is the vehicle for people to express their feelings and desires, the meaning and emotional expression better than words, some flower can be individual drugs, treatment regimen.... More
  • A sculpture by Drago, Marin, CHERINA (1)

    by Jameshexin | 23rd of July, 2017

    World famous sculptor, painter, and environmental artist Drago, Marin, CHERINA was born in 1949, with Italy, France, Russia and Yugoslavia's sculpture family pedigree seed, in the age of 20 shows its special artistic talent. Perhaps with the romantic state of blood,... More
  • Explore Alleppey (Alappuzha)- Venice of the East

    by Anoopkumar4466 | 23rd of July, 2017

           Paddy field texture Paddy fields are a majority of the scenes at Kuttanadu (the rice bowl of Kerala) in Alleppey (or Alappuzha) district of Kerala, India. It was a major business port in India at ancient times. The artificial canals... More
  • My first sale - Man of Sorrow!

    by Vapour84 | 23rd of July, 2017

    So after around 220 photos and 2 months of waiting I have my first sale and I am delighted. Thank you to the buyer, whoever you are! Man of Sorrow  See Article
  • My first sale!

    by Vapour84 | 23rd of July, 2017

    So after around 220 photos and 2 months of waiting I have my first sale and I am delighted. Thank you to the buyer, whoever you are! Man of Sorrow  See Article
  • My first sale!

    by Vapour84 | 23rd of July, 2017

    So after around 220 photos and 2 months of waiting I have my first sale and I am delighted. Thank you to the buyer, whoever you are! Man of Sorrow  See Article

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