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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
  • The science of color

    by TMarchev | 27th of June, 2017

    Hello! :) I just share many of my designs where color is "key of success"    - bestseller for 2016       I think they are not very complex designs, super professional or something, but the color is important! The color is important... More
  • 68 files online in less than a week

    by Lungjaky | 26th of June, 2017

    I have uploaded 68 files and they are online. It means that if Work hard one day I will be a good contributor at Dreamstime.com. I got that if you want to be successful in your life you need to work hard. I work hard to build a great portfolio, because the people are looking... More
  • Best Acceptance Ratio

    by Lungjaky | 26th of June, 2017

    I have now 64% acceptance ratio. To improve your acceptance ratio you need to look carefuly to the file which you are going to upload. Need good concept to make the buyer impress. To get buyer to your images make sure you are working professional. Everyone is looking... More
  • My thanks

    by Olgabugrovskaya | 26th of June, 2017

    I want to Express my appreciation and gratitude to all who voted for my photo in the last contest!   Thank you all!  And looking forward to the next contest!   See Article
  • The Stories Behind My Three Most Popular Images

    by Penpossessed | 26th of June, 2017

    My three most popular images - based on views - probably don't have a ton of views or likes in comparison to some of the more established, well downloaded images you can find on this site. Some of the photos here absolutely blow me away, and make me want to find great... More
  • The One & Only Thing A Good Photographer Must Remember

    by Penpossessed | 26th of June, 2017

    I wouldn't say that I'm a professional photographer (yet). I'm still an amateur working their way up towards being a professional, because it's what I love to do. There is one vital tip, however, that I can impart upon everyone. It doesn'... More
  • Handprints on the concrete.

    by Dliapiara | 26th of June, 2017

      With the help of paint and flowers you can transfer your inner world. I like experimenting with paint, as well as in this figure. Very beautiful look bright spots on gray and cold concrete. It's not just prints and not just concrete. For many lives like this... More
  • Texture of paint.

    by Dliapiara | 26th of June, 2017

      The texture of the paint is always interesting and attractive. On this photo, the wall texture of the blue paint has a small addition in the upper right corner, while others have a noticeable color. This adds even more beauty to this photo. Paint in our lives - that&... More

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