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  • 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
  • The rule of thirds, seen by a french guy

    by Egoprod | 30th of September, 2016

    You already know about theese three components that are opening, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity. But it's othing without composition? The composition is actually how you arrange the elements of the scene being shot. Including moving yourself or moving objects. It is... More
  • For better background images

    by Eternalfour | 22nd of August, 2016

    I see you posting a lot of background related visuals which may have a good selling rate. Normally you’d be busy posting those visuals with the hope of them be selected at first then sold later, however the preference of them being sold may dominate the latter giving... More
  • Getting the shot

    by Leicaphotos | 17th of August, 2016

      Sometimes, being a photographer can be exhausting. We all push ourselves. Some mornings, it's worth being awake before anyone else... Sunrises and sunsets can be cliche or exotic. Look for the angle nobody else is shooting, carry a wide, a macro, and a telephoto at... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Branch or bird?

    by Physi28 | 4th of February, 2016

    When I made the photo I was not sure it would be of any use, for DT that is. Later on, when I checked it in the computer I liked the effect which the bizarre branch had on the whole image, after erasing some disturbing elements I thought it was ready for upload. I was wondering... More
  • Lightweight, Compact Travel Photography Kit

    by Jfreestacy | 31st of December, 2015

    While researching cameras and tripods for a new lightweight, compact photography kit that I could take with me while bike touring I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable cost of a couple excellent quality items. First I needed to replace an old Canon Rebel that started... More
  • 600 photos milestone and 400+ sales!!

    by Snookless | 15th of November, 2015

    600 photos I am sure is small potatoes for some but for me it is an accomplishment - it is very difficult to get the time to get photos online, and honestly sometimes I am just too tired.     But I finally got to 600 photos online and feel good about it. I have been... More
  • Cape Verde VS Rain

    by Alex3 | 17th of October, 2015

    Cape Verde before rain         and Cape Verde after rain     See Article

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