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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
  • Berlin's​ most respected art form

    by Guernica | 25th of June, 2017

    Graffiti is a respected art form in Germany I was able to capture some really amazing graffiti art while I was there also been to the East Side Gallery while you I was there but didn't get the chance to visit the wall museum Some.of the art work I captured there:... More
  • Greek gods sculpture (1)

    by Jameshexin | 25th of June, 2017

    Greek gods sculpture is a large area, I saw is one part of it, as an Oriental, things from the western world is mysterious and unknowable, especially the gods in the ancient Greek legend, in the hands of the sculptor rendered image is not the same. I must admit, I like... More
  • Fete de la Musique 2017 in Lyon

    by Pjworldtour | 25th of June, 2017

    The "Fete de la Musique" (french for "Music Festival") takes place every June, 21 since 1982. It was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, to celebrate the longer days of solstice, and permit a lot of amateur musicians to express... More
  • First sale and a surprise!!... :)

    by Patilustra | 25th of June, 2017

    Sometimes good surprises reach us when we less expect and my first time sales was one of those times! I didn't got any notification of Dreamstime and I was a bit away of it since I was a bit overloaded with my regular Book Cover design job... when I open my Dreamstime... More
  • Summer

    by Patrick57 | 24th of June, 2017

    As we have just gone into summer I wondered what you think of when you think of summer. As for myself I think of the corn turning gold in the fields and the fruit ripening on the bushes. In this part of the world we also have the samphire season which is a salty edible marsh... More
  • Yellow dandelion flower.

    by Dliapiara | 24th of June, 2017

      A dandelion flower in the garden. These yellow flowers are very much in the area where I live - straight whole fields, and to photograph them simply is not possible. It's very beautiful to watch them during sunset. See Article
  • Best Day Of Selling 4 Download only 15 files were online

    by Zafarkhan132639 | 24th of June, 2017

    In one day my 4 files sold only 15 files were online. I have provided the links you can check out. https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-success-text-holding-people-hands-vector-business-successful-business-concept-image82838061 https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-... More
  • The story behind my latest sell

    by Bwagner656 | 23rd of June, 2017

    Almost exactly 3 years after I've taken this photo, someone bought it:   I remember the day well, I was with my friends, juts walking, talking, no shopping, no destiny, no hurry. Just catching up, enjoying the unique view, the perfect weather. I still can feel... More

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