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  • Ellenboughn
    A Simple Life

    by Ellenboughn | 24th of April, 2007

    A growing awareness of environmental issues has created a parallel change in personal values for many people. Instead of the conspicuous consumption of years past and the over indulgent styles of the 90's, more and more seek a quieter lifestyle.... More
  • Ellenboughn
    The BIG Day

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of April, 2007

    June is just around the corner and all over the world, brides are lining up for their big day, panic setting in. Some Dreamstime photographers are accomplished wedding shooters. Sooner or later, though, most of you will be asked to take photos for someone's event. Here are... More
  • Ellenboughn
    Your Turn

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of April, 2007

    I've been churning out blogs at a furious pace. Now it's your turn. Here are a few of my favorite images from the Dreamstime collection. I'll tell you why I responded to them and then I hope you'll suggest subjects you would like to see in future blogs. Post suggestions... More
  • Ellenboughn
    Sexy!

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of April, 2007

    Youth and sex have forever been used to promote and sell products and services. And sexy pixs are especially important to the calendar sector that isn't dominated by kittens (the more feline type) and gardens. I'm not an expert on what is sexy; that is gender specific and... More
  • Ellenboughn
    Keywords that Work (Part III)

    by Ellenboughn | 4th of April, 2007

    Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.... More
  • Ellenboughn
    Doctor in the House

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of March, 2007

    With an explosion of medical advertising and health care issues often in the news in print and on the web, there is an increased demand for images of medical professionals. To produce images of doctors and nurses, it's not necessary to have access to a hospital. It's been... More
  • Ellenboughn
    The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information.... More
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Ellenboughn
    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
  • Balazovic
    Tomb stones at jewish cemetery below medieval castle Beckov

    by Balazovic | 28th of September, 2016

    This amazing castle is a short walk from my house. Often I go there to photograph my favorite castle. And when I went there around the old and derelict Jewish cemetery and I saw how light is there, I must to take a photobreak overthere ... Overview on the castle and this... More
  • Cloverpatch
    Fifty photos uploaded

    by Cloverpatch | 26th of September, 2016

    The adventure continues! Today my 50th photo was uploaded and it happens to be a photo of my favorite subject: Clouds. The photo below was taken when a storm was approaching our area. The clouds which formed were a more uncommon type called "undulatus asperatus."  ... More
  • Kamell
    Hurrah!

    by Kamell | 26th of September, 2016

    Hurrah . I sold my 1500 + photos. 1499   1500  1501  See Article
  • Patilustra
    Need Advice...

    by Patilustra | 24th of September, 2016

    Hello to everyone that reads this words, I hope you guys are having a great weekend and that you are having fun the best way... taking photos ;) I have been training to become a better photographer every time I use my camera, but sometimes I feel that maybe because of... More
  • Sandro11
    Be creative when choosing background images

    by Sandro11 | 23rd of September, 2016

    A typical request by my clients is to remove backgrounds from images and replace them with stock photos. Usually, the client has an idea of what they’d like that new background to look like. Even so, I like to explore alternate backgrounds because sometimes they have a... More
  • Michaelafree
    Ad-Lib to Fade: Give More Freedom to Web Designers

    by Michaelafree | 23rd of September, 2016

    When graphic designers or photographers create web backgrounds for sale to web designers, they often forget one fundamental problem of the internet – variable screen width. A website must look as good on a mobile phone as on a TV-size monitor, which often feels as like... More

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