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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
  • Firefighters competition

    by Thorken | 17th of July, 2016

    Voluntary firefighters can attack the fire when it happens. But in Czech villages they have firefighting also as a kind of sport. To keep they abilities for fighting the fire they practice - and compete. It´s one month ago whet took place the competition of firefighters... More
  • The comics in one page

    by Pal1983 | 10th of July, 2016

    Since my childhood I love comics. Particularly short. Like this before I invested in gum. First I created the items.   Then began to create their own comics!   See Article
  • Leading lines

    by Lightpro | 30th of June, 2016

    Most experienced photographers know the concept of leading lines. They are one of the most basic elements of composition. Years of studying the masters of art show these lines as a major element in some of the greatest works of art, whether it be photography or the work... More
  • Target - Earning 1000 accomplished

    by Sakhanphotography | 21st of June, 2016

    After 4 years and 700 uploads got to the $1000 mark. The next target is to reach 1000 uploads and $1500 with in next one year. sakhanphotography   See Article
  • New in town

    by Miryahpolston | 4th of June, 2016

    So, I just joined yesterday. Yay to me! Now the waiting begins. Upload...wait...upload some more...wait some more... Hopefully soon I will start seeing some approvals.  Here is one of my first uploads See Article
  • How to tell a story with pictures?

    by Apers | 21st of May, 2016

    How do I tell the story I have in mind with my pictures in an album? Here are some of the challenges I am facing: - How to construct micro-stories that fit on one or two pages that fit in and contribute to the overall story of the complete album. - Which pictures to... More
  • Wisdom digital future classroom

    by Cowboyyang | 21st of April, 2016

      Indoor architectural photography, the most difficult is the composition, this photo is my use wide-angle lens shooting, using the golden section composition method, but not perfect, do you have any better indoor mapping strategy? See Article
  • 400 online...few steps closer to next milestone!

    by Mangalika | 12th of April, 2016

    Happy to see the 400th image online in my portfolio and gearing up to touch next milestone of 500 as soon as possible! Many thanks to the entire Dreamstime community and fellow photographers for being so happening here! Your images and interesting stories inspire a lot of... More
  • 6000$ earned on Dreamstime :)

    by Mangroove | 8th of April, 2016

    Hi Dreamstimers! Some years ago (03/02/2010) I uploaded my first pictures here on Dreamstime. I didn’t know what to expect. Days have passed – NO SALE, months have passed – still NO SALE. Shall I give up? Shall I upload more photos? Does this all make sense? Then,... More
  • Image chosen for Assignment

    by Photographycornwall | 4th of April, 2016

    Every month Dreamstime offers contributors a chance to contribute images to the "on assignment" competition. Contributors can opt to make accepted images Level 5 right off the bat. Every month I think to myself that I'll give it a whirl, but never actually get round to it.... More
  • Competition entry

    by Anorton | 22nd of March, 2016

    In 2015 I entered a competition for the British Ordnance Survey to provide an image for one of their new maps of the British Isles. When I first submitted my entry I checked regularly to see if there were any signs of my entry progressing, but after two months I gave up.... More
  • Photo composition - the thoughts that went into taking a snapshot

    by Hstovring | 18th of February, 2016

    What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the... More

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