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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
  • Celebrate to 500 photos and birthdays of people born in April as me :)

    by Humorousking207 | 29th of April, 2017

    I have reached my 500 photos in my birthday month in April. Happy birthday to all of others who born at the same month.   See Article
  • Milestone 300 photos !

    by Jasminelove | 29th of April, 2017

    Hello everybody ! Celebrating 300 photos online milestone .My milestone image happened to be wind turbine , hope it will generate as much sales as green energy ;) I have to say it was fair bit of typing :) Next will be 500 if I will not lose patience :)... More
  • 500 Images on Dreamstime!

    by Patrick57 | 29th of April, 2017

    I've just achieved the 500 accepted images on Dreamstime :) I know my images aren't the most commercial but I enjoy taking my camera with me and taking pics of anything of interest. When i started I didn't realize how much I would learn about plants,places... More
  • What I had never seen before

    by Callearlisa | 28th of April, 2017

    seeing what you had never seen before. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. It was stage 3 colorectal cancer had surgery, 6 months later it Metastasized to ovaries surgery again to remove ovaries. I then started chemo, completed this It then Metastasized to lungs... More
  • Be The First !

    by Callearlisa | 28th of April, 2017

    Looking for a new perspective! BE the first to show some love! 1. I am looking for Tips, Be the first! 2. Have great ideas please share! 3. Hoping for interaction with other members, please be the first! 4. Have some great techniques you could share would... More
  • Only 3 ?

    by Callearlisa | 28th of April, 2017

    Three reasons to rethink the photos you submit. 1. I have found those I think are the best are the ones being rejected. 2. People are looking for easy to the point subjects to use for their publications. 3. Those photos I work harder at editing are being rejected but... More
  • We Are Stars

    by Keremgo | 28th of April, 2017

    Just like the nature; universe inspires, influences and amazes me since I was a little kid. Lately the only thing makes me sad is that it seems not possible to see other worlds, great civilizations in distant planets with our own two eyes. Universe is expanding and galaxies... More
  • Back on Camera

    by Ctollan | 27th of April, 2017

    Saturday the 22nd April was lovely sunny day, albeit a bit cold outside. Lighting was perfect to capture some images. I decided to travel to Loch Leven as its a place I've heard of but never been to before. I was unsure what to expect. So here goes, i type 'Loch Leven'... More

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