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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
  • Norwegian Drag Race Weekend, small island in the Norwegian sea - Frøya

    by Mariuszks | 26th of August, 2016

    Norway - Norwegian Islanders Classic Car Club and NMK Frøya organized a 3-day drag race on Frøya Whitsun weekend in 2016. The race was run over 1/8 mil (201 meters), with Prepared court. The race was counted in both NM and EDRs in motorcycle and car. As many as... More
  • Milestone of 700 images online!

    by Snookless | 26th of August, 2016

    I finally made it to 700 images online - it took along time since I do not get much time. I need to somehow make more time to get out and do more.   Next milestone is 800 and I am going to try hard to get to that by January!   I wish everyone a great... More
  • Perseids Meteor Shower in Washington DC

    by Shootalot | 25th of August, 2016

    On August 12-13 I made an attempt at photographing the Perseids Meteor shower just outside my condominium home in Washington DC. The Perseids Meteor shower is created by the earth's atmosphere colliding with ice and or dust particles from the comet Tuttle. Fortunately... More
  • What a Hero Looks Like

    by Hbgesh | 25th of August, 2016

    First, a disclaimer. Women can be heroes (or heroines) too, and the same general criteria apply. But right now, I’m specifically talking about male heroes. And in order for me to talk about what a hero looks like, you need to understand what I think a hero is. To me, a... More
  • Benchmark Achieved

    by Pamjreynolds | 25th of August, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers It’s been a little while since I blogged about anything but in my last blog I mentioned about my benchmark was to have 150 images online by the end of the year. Today I’m pleased to say I managed it a few months earlier. It is surprising, but when... More
  • Using Lightboxes For Collaborative Work

    by Docbooth | 25th of August, 2016

    I am an author of Children’s Story Books. My books consist of mainly photo illustrations of which I shoot myself and/or use royalty free illustrations supplied by Dreamstime.com. As a Children’s Book author, I develop most of my stories over time with many thought provoking... More
  • 1st Milestone Reached - 100 images online

    by Kheng1987 | 25th of August, 2016

    I finally crossed the 100th mark for the number of images online! The 100th image was that of Victoria Harbour during my trip to Hong Kong in July 2016.   Now onward to the 200th mark and hopefully increase in sales! See Article
  • New Dimensions

    by Pzmphoto | 25th of August, 2016

    I won a Helios 44M-4 58mm f/2 on an auction. I did not expect much, but I was surprised. I really like it! The one problem is my Nikon, because this lens technically impossible to focus at infinite. I only need an extension tube for deeper macros. Check my first attempts... More
  • Photographing Edmonton: The Best Places To Go

    by Angelaostafichuk | 24th of August, 2016

    One of the first things that people notice about Edmonton is that it’s a small city, but it’s spread out like butter on a hot piece of toast. If you catch the airport bus in (#747, $5) you’ll see that it takes a few minutes to get into where the city basically starts,... More
  • Be PROUD of your development!

    by Dahlskoge | 24th of August, 2016

    This article is simply supposed to be a quick reminder of that we all, once in a while, need to look back at some of our very first uploads and compare them with some of our recent ones. This will allow us to see how far we've actually come, if not in picture quality then... More
  • About copyright...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 24th of August, 2016

    Hello everyone, today the search of images on the internet and expecially through the most common search platforms is affecting photographers' copyright... many people download and use illegally pictures found on the net. But it's a real problem? Yes it is, because it is... More

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