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  • Booked Up

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of December, 2008

    Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will offer. I was surprised to learn that reading... More
  • The New Commuters

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of July, 2008

    Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the automobile. Both of these events have... More
  • War and Peace

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of June, 2008

    Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds of images they use in the subject area... More
  • Spectator Sports

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of April, 2008

    As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is, go to this video before reading on. There... More
  • Point of View

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of March, 2008

    Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2008

    The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story. How many images would have been in the... 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
  • 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
  • Romanian comfort food (part I - the ingredients)

    by Catarii | 18th of October, 2017

    If I should make a count about Romanians' favorite ingredients or foods I would get to a very simple conclusion: meat (a lot of it, mostly pork), mamaliga (polenta), telemea (a Romanian cheese, a bit similar to feta, but better in taste - sorry... More
  • Whimsical Wonders

    by Assignments | 18th of September, 2017

    Photoshop Design Tutorial: Whimsical Wonders A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wondrous Fairy Tale Setting in Photoshop Russian artist Larissa, known by her name Annnmei on Dreamstime, has a small but powerful portfolio of illustrations that utilize... More
  • School Attendance

    by Jaquiht | 17th of September, 2017

    It’s the time of year when I traditionally use my photography to help local schools to achieve their targets.   The dragonflies and butterflies are starting to hide away for another year, so I am turning my macro lens towards the ground in search of photogenic fungus.... More
  • 1000 Uploads: Reflection on Joining the Dreamstime Community

    by Erinrandolph | 2nd of September, 2017

      What, at the time, seemed like every single day, my 8th Grade teacher would ask, "What did John Dewey say?” And we’d all reply, in unison, “You learn what you do!” Well, today I congratulate myself on 1000 uploads. I know. I know I said uploads and not... More
  • Optimism, compromise and crowds

    by Jaquiht | 14th of August, 2017

    A family holiday is not a photography trip, so the sensible thing to do is probably to leave your photo dreams at home with your other valuables, and pack your “great shot blinkers” to avoid feeling irked whilst you’re away. But this year our family trip was to Argentina,... More
  • 4 Ways to Use Visual Micro Content in Ecommerce

    by Katairobi | 9th of August, 2017

      Micro content, this phrase that has been around so much in the past few years but nobody seems to be able to put the finger on what it actually means. Let’s give it a try too. This type of content was firstly used in a UX context, in order to describe a longer piece... More
  • FEED YOUR IDEAS WATCHING MOVIES

    by Martinchiroque | 22nd of July, 2017

    I think it´s important to watch some interesting movies that were dominated to oscar to the best photography beucause there we can notice some special play of light and colors that we can recreate later to our own way and add a little of our art and imagination then we can... More
  • Composition with a candle light lighting

    by Suyothamiy | 12th of June, 2017

    Well ..It was a rainy night and i was studying on my table.Suddenly power cut off.I got a candle and light up it to get off the darkness.Actually the power cut was irritable and i was sitting doing exactly nothing in the candle light.Suddenly the DSLR on my table caught in... More
  • Trying some shots without post-production -Think out of box

    by Suyothamiy | 10th of June, 2017

    Hey Everyone, who are experts and passionate about photography. To introduce myself ,I'm an amateur in this photography field.But I have a lot of passion towards the photography. Well mostly I do not do any post production.Well I just want to try and get the shot of natures... More
  • First blog

    by Kaduabhinav70 | 29th of May, 2017

    A big hello to the Dreamstime family! I am very grateful to Dreamstime for giving the opportunity to many photographers, illustrators and creators to show their talent at this site. The photography is a great subject to have a interest. I feel photographs is the best way... More
  • My first

    by Rzachariasse | 17th of May, 2017

    So, my first blog entry. Well my second, but the first one got eaten bu Chrome :) I am a photographer from The Netherlands. Well I am also a writer and illustrator, but more about that later on. For now I am trying to settle in and I hope I can surround myself with other... More
  • Communal activities are common in China

    by Apers | 7th of May, 2017

      While walking on the City Wall of Xi'an I noticed that there were quite a few groups doing communal activities. Such as gymnastic exercises as you can see above. However, playing music and singing is also very popular.   In the evening, on the squares of Xi'an,... More

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