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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
  • My first sale of the assignment file.

    by Olgabugrovskaya | 20th of August, 2017

    Wow! This assignment is very is successful for me. Three of my images were accepted into the competition. And this one was sold! null  It's very cool because this is my first sale of the assignment file. It was not new actually I made it when I and my husband... More
  • How to shoot your first video.

    by Rtvistlive | 20th of August, 2017

    Hello. I decided to devote my experience to how to take a video for microstock. Of course, there is a lot of information on the Internet, but in my case I will give examples based on my knowledge. I shot my first video on the Canon 650D camera using the Canon 40mm f2.8 lens... More
  • Hand made drawings. A new beginning for the old fashioned art

    by Podichi | 20th of August, 2017

    I desided to give a second chance to my hand drawn paper drawings. To be seen and apreciated again. The upload is a bit slower because of the need of a property release document but still it worth insisting on...   See Article
  • Unlock Her Legs By Bobby Rio

    by New150plunlleg | 19th of August, 2017

    Whats up spectacular youngsters, I'm the manager of this webpage. I specially designed this website page basically because many individuals need to understand who might be bobbyunlock herlegs. While you are all aware, I am For More Information but you really don'... More
  • Skull Tattoos

    by Tattoosboygirl | 19th of August, 2017

    Are you aware that Skull Tattoos are very strong tattoo design.    See Article
  • Skull Tattoos

    by Tattoosboygirl | 19th of August, 2017

    Are you aware that Skull Tattoos are very strong tattoo design.   See Article
  • Lisa Olson Pregnancy Miracle

    by Pregmirnew150pl | 18th of August, 2017

    Hey there to just about every males and females, my own name is lisapregnancy and family name is Lisa Olson Pregnancy Miracle. I reside in Warwick, RI where I am working as Dental Specialist. I'm 47 years young purely because I just like actively playing Baseball... More
  • A day out with my camera

    by Jaquiht | 18th of August, 2017

    Tomorrow I am going to my first ever proper photography event. The local birds of prey centre has photography days every now and then, and I am going to one. The reason I am going is because my camera-related behaviour has led my family to view me as a cause for concern.... More

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