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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
  • Sales top 500 & wishing you a blessed & prosperous holiday season!

    by Ctmphotog | 2nd of December, 2016

    I am pleased to announce this milestone and also take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed and prosperous holiday season! I normally custom design our Christmas cards and this year used images taken of two new members of our family, Charlie and Toto. Charlie is the... More
  • Christmas Spirit: Is It Too Soon?

    by Yana28 | 2nd of December, 2016

    Christmas is coming :) Please look at Christmas tree with clock and bullfinches    Red lace bow on the green needles of Christmastree    Sun shining through snow covered tree branches.    Stars and ice in the emerald light    guy in... More
  • Yellow Mountain, a Chinese fairy tale

    by Apers | 2nd of December, 2016

      Two years ago I visited Yellow Mountain in China. It is like being in a fairy tale, with the fog hanging between the pointy mountains. To get there, I first travelled four hours by bus from Hefei to Zhaixicun, then by cable car through a thick layer of fog. Fifty... More
  • New Guinea and Solomon Islands

    by Hel080808 | 2nd of December, 2016

    I'm travelling a lot, but my last journey to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands was very special. To see the joy of living with creative music instruments, dances and handmade costumes from kids up to old people is a personal gain for me. Words can't describe... More
  • 101 images and no sales

    by Nimless | 1st of December, 2016

    I broke my 100 images portfolio barrier 3 weeks ago and still no sales at all. Trying to promote myself via twitter, facebook, pinterest - got views for the pictures, however no sales at all, not a single one. Got a bit frustrated.      See Article
  • Travel to Vancouver,British Columbia Canada

    by Rosebc10987 | 1st of December, 2016

    This is the famous place to visit in British Columbia Please visit my portfolio.       See Article
  • And now just for fun..

    by Physi28 | 1st of December, 2016

    I have been an exclusive contributor at DT since 2010 and there have been many ups and downs, after the first difficulties and the unavoidable learning process my acceptance ratio increased to over 80% and it seemed that slowly but steadily, as the sales and also the revenue... More
  • Nature Photographer Volkanbys

    by Volkanbys | 1st of December, 2016

    I am an aquaculture engineer and photographer. I love taking photos. Loves from Turkey :)  See Article
  • How it works ?

    by Sylvaindeutsch | 30th of November, 2016

    Hello everyone, i'm a member of Dreamstime for a while now :) But i have a problem and i hope someone can give me the answers !!! :) Here it is. First the picture you can see in this blog has been recently accepted and it doesn't appear in any case of... More
  • Ankara prefabricated house

    by Sinedursa | 30th of November, 2016

      The materials used in prefabric construction are made faster with steel and iron blocks by the manufacturer. Because it is important for you to go to the assembly immediately if the incoming material is from you. For example, models are influential in terms of... More
  • Ankara prefabricated house

    by Sinedursa | 30th of November, 2016

      The materials used in prefabric construction are made faster with steel and iron blocks by the manufacturer. Because it is important for you to go to the assembly immediately if the incoming material is from you. For example, models are influential in terms of... More

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