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  • 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
  • Assignment : jump in and on the road again

    by Digikhmer | 17th of January, 2017

        It has been long time that I did not participate to Dreamstime assignments. I think that it is crucial to be part for the exposure purposes to bring more visibility on my portfilio and to have some place at the first of the search result page. Here, I jump... More
  • Magic of light in a cold winter twilight

    by Yana28 | 16th of January, 2017

    Hey guys! Look at please my shots, where the magic of light on a cold winter day brings mood of fairy winter tale in our life.                                    Link to my portfolio! More
  • 500 sales :)

    by Baspentrubas | 16th of January, 2017

    Hello DT community, today i reached 500 sales, yey! Here is the latest sale, Sofa and bellow the latest upload. Wish you all the best!     See Article
  • Commercial-style photos

    by Moravaldes | 16th of January, 2017

    From the simplest but trying to do it as useful and professionally as possible, no need for model release (it is not necessary in this case) because we can not see the face of the model, so everything works faster and simpler And the best of everything, the model is me,... More
  • Milestones & Meet Schönbrunn palace

    by Bwagner656 | 16th of January, 2017

    Since I started my journey on Dreamstime, I reached some milestones. Have almost 120 photos online both commercial and editorial, from 5 countries in different categories. I had my firts sales too, both commercial & editorial. One of my favorite places in Vienna is the... More
  • My lovely pets or cat story

    by Lana4kask | 16th of January, 2017

    My family and I are very fond of animals and now in our house quite harmoniously coexist dog and cat. The cat appeared in our home about a year ago, we took a very small kitten.   And we started to notice sometimes that the cat learned a lot from our adult Shepherd. Early... More
  • Time to vote

    by Inyrdreams | 16th of January, 2017

    No, we have not gone back in time to November here in the USA where we came out in record numbers to vote for a new president. its time to vote for the dreamstime contest winners! This month was a very interesting contest, as they were looking for images that made you... More
  • Two months in

    by TheSlowWalkers | 16th of January, 2017

    Hello everyone. It's been two months since joining dreamstime and it has just flown by. I've now had 40 photos approved and a small number refused but this has made me more careful, to think about the content to be uploaded and to persevere. There's a long way to go but it... More
  • Inspiration from Sky...

    by Parinmnparmar | 16th of January, 2017

    I have always had a great attraction and love for sky. Interestingly, my first sale on DT also is an image of sunrays (crepuscular rays) coming through clouds...    When talking about sky, sunrises and sunsets are always special. At these times, the sky is filled... More
  • Wow! Assignment Voting Started!

    by Habibnawaz | 16th of January, 2017

    Do you believe this image has a story behind it when you lay eyes on it?   To vote please Click Here I have submitted this image for DT Assignment (Wow!). This little kid was enjoying light rain in the yard and suddenly heavy rain started. Boy then rushed and carried... More

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