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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
  • Autumn Norwegian landscapes

    by Mariuszks | 21st of October, 2016

    Autumn Norwegian landscapes       Autumn Norwegian landscapes More
  • Sharing my experience with 100 images online

    by Parinmnparmar | 21st of October, 2016

    Dear friends, I joined DT in May 2014 with 8 images online in the initial period. I was new to stock photography and didn't know much technicalities, so somehow, my enthusiasm faded over time. A few rejected images also made me down. However, I had a new camera in June... More
  • Beginner

    by Patrick57 | 21st of October, 2016

    Although I joined in 2015 my camera wasn't really up to the task of taking quality pictures. So I purchased a Sony ILCE 6000 and I'm pleased with the results despite not understanding every setting. I have an acceptance rate around 59% which I hope to improve on as I get... More
  • Love of photography - life in the Croatia

    by Leptir2010 | 21st of October, 2016

    The love of photography was born in younger days. I always have been fascinated by photography, beauty caught the moment, the moment that we can no longer repeat, go back. Great is the power to capture the moment that is, that becomes history. I was born in the Croatian... More
  • First goal achieved - 100 images accepted

    by Ib2644 | 20th of October, 2016

    I finally got 100 photos accepted and have 50 sales. I have learnt a lot from my rejections as to what DT are looking for and am absolutely in awe of those of you who have hundreds or even thousands of photos up on DT. I know how much work it is and take my hat off to you.... More
  • Been away for so long...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 20th of October, 2016

    Sorry for being away for so long, without posting, without uploading BUT... all I had to upload has gone... GONE WITH MY CAMERA SET! I was going for a photosession last month, and had captured a lot of new pictures in that day in the middle of Mother Nature, BUT...... More
  • Time to celebrate, again!

    by Perstock | 20th of October, 2016

      A bit slow right now but thanks to phenomenal sales recently I have now past 1500 sales! Thats worth celebrating! :-)   Also, just a few days ago I past the 2500 uploads mark. A milestone i believed where very far away when i joined DT.   Also, yesterday i launched... More
  • Happy Halloween!

    by Pal1983 | 20th of October, 2016

    Happy Halloween friends! I suggest to see my illustrations, drawn specially for this holiday!!!       See Article
  • In fair weather prepare for foul

    by Olgabugrovskaya | 19th of October, 2016

    Christmas is not far off.   Soon very soon we are going to decorate Christmas trees.   The snow will fall and winter fun will get us out of the houses.   Maybe you will even make a snowman.   The kitchens will filled with the smell of Christmas cookies.  ... More
  • Pick a beautiful pattern

    by Olgavic | 19th of October, 2016

    Hi Pick a beautiful pattern of red flowers   Pick a beautiful pattern of blue flowers   Pick a beautiful pattern of yellow flowers   Pick a beautiful pattern on your favorite background: Red background   Yellow background   Blue background   Green... More
  • National park Mala Fatra, Slovakia

    by Peasac | 18th of October, 2016

    National park Mala Fatra, also called Little Fatra, is a mountain range situated in the north-west of Central Slovakia. It’s the most beautiful national park in Slovakia with fascinating flora and fauna.     Ve’lký Kriváń is the highest peak in Mala Fatra. It... More

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