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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
  • Why a simple photo of no names flower can make 100 times download?

    by Joe1971 | 24th of May, 2017

    22nd May 2017, I got the first photo which is download 100 times.   I should say I never guessed it real happened, because when I upload this simple photo, I just love it color as love that summer. That was a hot summer, I drive to outside from my city. My destination... More
  • Beihai Park

    by Angleeyes | 24th of May, 2017

    Knowing Beihai Park begins with a children's song.The name of the song called《Let us row the oars》. That's a nice song, although I'm an adult, I still remember the lyrics clearly.”The beautiful white pagoda casts its shadow, the beautiful white pagoda... More
  • Why Is Education So Important For Success

    by Sharlynwilliam001 | 24th of May, 2017

    Abstract People have various goals that may require different levels of education. Nonetheless, knowledge of a particular level is critical for one’s future success. Content As the old saying states, ‘education is the key to success.’ Though most people define... More
  • One Stop Furniture Store

    by Shoaibganai2 | 24th of May, 2017

    One Stop Furniture Store is just that one stop shop for all furniture you need. Here is a decon One Stop furniture store at Damansara Perdana and Shah Alam to help you all that you are looking for, and Our furniture is high quality. All decon One Stop Furniture are both... More
  • Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)

    by Rstelmach | 24th of May, 2017

    Eurasian tree sparrow Is a small bird living very close to people (in villages and even in cities). Today, its population has decreased dramatically. This may be a problem ... the Chinese have already become aware of it in times of great famine. The Chinese leader... More
  • Spooky!

    by Patrick57 | 23rd of May, 2017

       I uploaded this image in November and was just reviewing it when I noticed...a man or a skeleton man or ghost on the right hand side. Although the colours have been changed the pattern is the same as the original..very spooky!!! Just shows you have an image for... More
  • When even "hopeless" photo is sold

    by Olgabugrovskaya | 23rd of May, 2017

    This picture was uploaded over a year ago. During this time it has only 7 views. I was almost sure I will never sell this image. It was even a lot of shame for this beautiful place. But I realized that I shouldn`t despair when I saw today the first sale of this photo! ... More
  • A Happy Editorial Illustration

    by Mariayunira | 23rd of May, 2017

    There were so many times, when I want to upload a Happy Editorial Illustration But I always ask my self, Will it be sold? Will it be 'something' that 'telling' ? How can I make some editorial images as an eye-catching product? There's a lot of... More

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