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  • 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
  • Your personal favourite

    by Patrick57 | 23rd of February, 2017

    I am curious to see people's personal favourite images. These need not be the best technically or the most commercial but just the picture which for whatever reason you have a soft spot for. I will kick off with my own...not an easy choice but one I like because of the light... More
  • Romanian photography

    by Dinubogdan43 | 23rd of February, 2017

    This is the best foto blog,and i share with you all my content,and if you like this please help me to making stronger and bigger. ,,The world is small with the right picture,,  See Article
  • 2,000 sales - the Power of Grit and how it applies to photography

    by Amitai | 21st of February, 2017

    In a very interesting coincidence, I stumbled upon this TED talk about 2 weeks before I reached my 2,000 sales benchmark (today!!!). Grit is a concept that claims that individuals who show passion and perseverance have more chance to succeed in the long run than other... More
  • Transparency Film

    by Trinijacobs | 21st of February, 2017

    I am a great fan of transparency films even today. I was shooting images in transparency film even after I acquired a dslr camera. The images are so vibrant and brilliant. Then came a time these film were scarce and the processing houses were shut down one by one. Though... More
  • 1600 sales for 160 upload

    by Sylvaindeutsch | 20th of February, 2017

    Hello :) I just would like to share that i've reached today 1600 sales for 160 uploads.... It's 10 time the amount :) I'm especially proud of it! I think it demonstrate it is not about how much you upload but what !!! I hope it goes further this way :) thanks to dreamstime... More
  • Beauty in Danger

    by Nusratzaman88 | 20th of February, 2017

    This is a rule of the universe is, "where there is beauty, there is a danger". St. Martin's Island is a small and beautiful coral island in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bangal. The local name is "Chera Dip". There is lots of Quicksand, so a little bit carelessness... More
  • 1500 Uploads on Dreamstime!

    by Prdream1982 | 20th of February, 2017

    Hello Guys, I have just reached my third milestone of 1500 uploads within six months and have learned throughout my DT journey with fun and motivation. I’m trying new things with improvements and definitely have to maintain quality for overall sales. Please have... More
  • 5 facts on Mardi Gras

    by Malinash | 20th of February, 2017

    Are your costumes ready? Here are 5 facts to know before you put on your beads and masks and go celebrate. What does Mardi Gras mean? It’s in fact French for Fat Tuesday. It is believed to have arrived in North America in the year 1699, on March, when the French-Canadian... More
  • City I live

    by Ajlis | 20th of February, 2017

    More than two years I live in Rostov-on-don. Maybe I'll move to another town, but still enjoying life here. Sometimes I manage to climb higher and see the city from a height. It is beautiful.     See Article

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