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  • “Give Thanks, Give Back” Initiative, a Success!

    by Tangie | 29th of November, 2011

    The Dreamstime “Give Thanks, Give Back” initiative has come to a close, and it’s the community that deserves the biggest thanks! In total, you all contributed $3,235 that Dreamstime will match for an impressive total of $6,470. As you know, the choice of charity... More
  • Give Thanks, Give Back

    by Tangie | 11th of November, 2011

    It's the season for many things - picture-perfect snow falls and autumnal trees, holiday feasts with family and harvest festivals are the first things that come to mind, but everyone has their traditions and nostalgia for this time of year. Universally, it's a season with... More
  • The search engine revealed

    by Tangie | 1st of April, 2010

    Many questions have been asked and heated debates started on this subject in the last few years. It is that thing each and every contributor wonders about at least twice a day when checking account statistics and sales. It is one of Dreamstime's greatest mysteries and best... More
  • Black Is the New Black

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of January, 2009

    The July 08 issue of Italian Vogue featured only black models and became one of the best selling foreign magazine issues ever in the U.S. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the issue and was quoted as saying that he hoped that the success of the layouts would show the world... More
  • What size is....?

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of October, 2008

    The past couple of weeks found me in New York just as Fashion Week was ending and last week in Southern California for a seminar. Perhaps because NY was filled with fashionistas and models, I noticed a lot of very, very thin women in the park and on the street. A jogger... More

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of August, 2008

    You know who you are, Generation Y. An analysis of Internet and social network use tells me that a majority of you reading this were born between 1977 and 1997. You are the children of the last of the baby boomers and the most studied group of young adults anywhere because... More
  • Rites of Passage

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of May, 2008

    Life is a series of events that mark our passage through time. Some events are as unremarkable as a Grandfather teaching his grandson how to swim or parents looking on as their child takes its first step. Other occasions such as traditional religious events or advancement... More
  • Modern Medicine

    by Ellenboughn | 23rd of January, 2008

    Biotech companies generate ever-promising new drugs and treatments while politicians in the US argue over the cost of health care. What to shoot to get your images used in the enormous world of health care education, promotion and advertising? Why should you care? Each year... More
  • Composition

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of December, 2007

    There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced with approaches that enhance an image’... More
  • The RGB of it all

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of August, 2007

    Or is it the CYMK? (One matters online; the other in print). Do you dream in color? Did people dream in black and white before the invention of black and white film? If so, how did they know what the world looked like in black and white? When are color photos best and when... More
  • PACA Annual Meeting

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of May, 2007

    It's late Friday night in Alexandria, Virginia and from my nicely upgraded room on the 24th floor I can see the Capital and the Washington Monument. But I'm not here to sightsee. Tonight was the opening reception of the PACA (Picture Agency Council of America) annual meeting.... 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
  • 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
  • Aazhimala - A beautiful Rocky Beach

    by Anoopkumar4466 | 16th of October, 2016

    The beach of Azhimala is located about 20 km away (half an hour drive) from Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), the capital city of Kerala, India. The place is near to Kovalam beach, which is one of the famous tourist places in Kerala. Vizhinjam , where the new port is coming... More
  • Sharpness with Photoshop

    by FabioConcetta | 7th of October, 2016

    It is a method to increase the sharpness, only on the edges, without creating a deterioration on the darker areas or full color. We bring our photograph on Photoshop and select the channels panel. Deselect all the channels, except green and duplicate. We go on> Filters>... More
  • Rain mood

    by Ajlis | 5th of October, 2016

    "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky" - Rabindranath Tagore   "Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind.... More
  • Improving Photography Skills Through Dreamstime

    by Jruffa | 12th of September, 2016

    This is my first foray into writing a blog for Dreamstime.... I've been a contributor to Dreamstime for some time, starting back when there were less than 1 million images online (seems like ages ago!). At the time, I had discovered the Dreamstime site... More
  • 4 aspects of photography that blurrs the background of a photo

    by Unteroffizier | 3rd of September, 2016

    In case anyone is not aware of the aspects that determines the intensity of the sharpness of parts of a photo (usually the backdrop), here are 4 things we need to take note of. The size of the aperture Aperture opening size determines the depth of field of a photo.... More
  • Spontaneous photography

    by Anorton | 2nd of September, 2016

    As someone who concentrates on food photography I often have to plan the foods I need for each photo shoot, such as for this fish finger image.   However sometimes it is necessary to make a spontaneous choice. On a recent visit to the local supermarket lobster was on promotion,... More
  • Amatrice, please you all pray for Italy...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 27th of August, 2016

      This WAS Amatrice, province of Rieti, Italy. On 24th August we were shocked by a terrible earthquake, that destroyed totally what you're looking at in this picture. Please, pray for all the victims. Thanks. See Article

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