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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
  • New to photography

    by Jimmygade | 25th of July, 2016

    I am rather new to the world of photography, which has always interested me, only recent i have taken up the challenge to learn to take proper pictures, which i find very hard, but still very interesting work of art, i love taking pictures of everything in nature, animals,... More
  • 100 Photos accepted!

    by Carlosrojas20 | 22nd of July, 2016

    My first personal goal is reached, a 100 photos online. I have some months in Dreamstime and this is a personal important checkpoint. :)       See Article
  • St. Helena National Park Australia

    by Victordiola | 22nd of July, 2016

    As the school holidays started the third here in Australia, my family and I visited one of the historic places here in Queensland. The place is the St Helena National Park in Brisbane. St Helena Island is a heritage-listed island in Queensland in Australia. Originally... More
  • My Dreamstime Journey

    by Kheng1987 | 21st of July, 2016

    I have an account with Dreamstime since 2008. It is a long time and I don't have many photos to show for it. I love taking photos. It serves as a record of places I have visited and people I met. So I thought why not sign up and see if I can make some sales from something... More
  • personal goal reached during a chaotic year

    by Inyrdreams | 21st of July, 2016

    Just a few minutes ago, I reached my personal goal of 1000 SALES here on dreamstime. It was not that long ago I struggled to get 50 images accepted, and then like the proverbial watched pot, waited and watched and watched and waited for the sales to come in. I have learned... More
  • Turn ideas in pictures and let them sell...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 21st of July, 2016

      Hi all, I just was browsing aroud in search of "ideas" concept and found that being a stock photographer is like having an idea and willing to get it approved, just like being in office and trying to get rid of the chief to have a preferment... Well, and I personally... More
  • First sale has motivated me

    by Donandsuji | 20th of July, 2016

    I signed up to Dreamstime a while ago, well, maybe a year ago or so, I uploaded some photos of which, about 10 were accepted. I guess after a little while I didn't give much thought to Stock, but one day about a week and a half ago, I came an checked out my account.... More
  • Theanine, the greatest benefit of tea

    by Moravaldes | 20th of July, 2016

    The black and green tea are rich in antioxidants that help fight and prevent free radicals that destroy cells and tissues. Green tea contains vitamin C, minerals and essential oils. Two cups of green tea have as much vitamin C as a glass of orange juice. Tea contains potassium,... More
  • Sea resort, beach holidays

    by Lana4kask | 19th of July, 2016

    During the summer hot season the best escape from the heat - vacation at the seaside resort.   Someone likes bright sun and tends to get a nice tan on the beach.     Others prefer the evening, walking on the beach and watching beautiful sunsets.     And even... More
  • Happy summer holidays

    by Zoommy | 19th of July, 2016

    I'm happy to present my summer images.         See Article
  • World flight

    by Fjarabica | 18th of July, 2016

    World flight with camera in hand, it is also interesting to explore the world and streets.    You can find a variety of graphite and ideas for background    Brown Green various types of all possible   Just select a camera and hit the streets namety begins to walk... More

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