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  • Your business models look old and ugly

    by Tangie | 25th of January, 2016

    Don't get mad, they're still young and beautiful, they just pose, dress and look oldfashioned. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when working with models for a business photo shooting: 1. The right expression     Don't you find fake forced smiles... 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
  • 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
  • Snow: Real or Instant?

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of October, 2007

    How do you make it snow when it doesn’t? Hands down, the real stuff is best but sometimes you have to fake it There are all manner of tricks. There is phony snow that is mixed with water and some swear by instant mashed potato flakes. A discussion about the merits of various... More
  • Changing

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of October, 2007

    A widely distributed video produced by a soap company shows that some long necked, wide-eyed beauties aren’t necessarily that way because of exalted strands of DNA. Go here to see how expert makeup and the judicious use of PhotoShop can transform a merely pretty woman into... More
  • All the Pretty Faces

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of June, 2007

    When I think of portraits, I don't visualize the standard, studio shot of a family or a high school grad or even a scion of the business world. I think in stock pictures, so I see an image of a person or animal or an illustrated character that looks like he/she/it is... More
  • Booming

    by Ellenboughn | 24th of May, 2007

    The older folks are most definitely not hanging around the rocking chairs these days. Life expectancy has been extended greatly over the last 30 years. Those that are living longer are enjoying it more. This is a generation that started going to the gym in their 20's and... More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blog section guidelines

    by Malinash | 11th of August, 2017

    Dear community, We'd love to read your photo adventures, but before starting, please keep in mind that blogs are for sharing photography experiences meant to help our community with useful tips and tricks. Our blog section is monitored and reviewed by our admins... More
  • Life with a dog

    by Rickygoshen | 10th of August, 2017

         You have to shoot a lot of pictures to get a good one especially when your model is a dog.      He is not particularly interested in the story but in the embrace and the attention.      She also holds him tight when he is forced to look at... More
  • Yellow dandelion flower

    by Dliapiara | 24th of June, 2017

      A dandelion flower in the garden. These yellow flowers are very much in the area where I live - straight whole fields, and to photograph them simply is not possible. It's very beautiful to watch them during sunset. See Article
  • How to choose the best DSLR camera?

    by Leandropellizzoni | 27th of April, 2017

    The development of electronic technologies and information technology has decisively affected the world of photography. The film reels were replaced by memory cards and batteries. DSLR cameras have become popular in the market and are accessible to various types of photographers.... More
  • Surprise in the image

    by Patrick57 | 14th of April, 2017

    I took the following image of a humble bumble bee collecting pollen from a dandelion. When I put it on the computer and enlarged it when I got home I was pleased with the result...pretty good image of the bee covered in pollen. The surprise was the dandelions...I must have... More
  • Creating Professional Stock Photos with Amateur Models

    by Darrinhenry | 6th of March, 2017

    I’ve shot micro-stock with both professional and amateur models; there are pros and cons with both. Theoretically the professionals hit the ground running; they know how to pose, aren’t shy and understand the photo shoot dynamic. But there are also disadvantages. You... More
  • Sharing the latest

    by Sunfire | 15th of February, 2017

    Hey Dreamstime fellow members I recently had an amazing session with beautiful model and talented violinist Melanie Carrasquillo, and I wanted to share the experience with you guys.   We started the shoot walking around Old San Juan (the capital city of Puerto Rico,... More
  • What’s up with Socket Wrenches?

    by Dream111184 | 26th of December, 2016

    A friend of mine used to own 1950 something truck that didn’t have turn signals on it, they were an option. Al was working on his old truck one evening and he was lying under the truck on his back. He was using a socket wrench to remove a stubborn nut that wouldn’t come... More
  • What’s up with Big Rocks?

    by Dream111184 | 22nd of November, 2016

    A friend of mine had a rock in his dirt driveway that was about two feet in diameter. His sons decided that the rock needed to be taken out of the driveway so they started digging the dirt out around it. To their surprise, the rock kept getting bigger in diameter and ended... More
  • Photomodels that do not have to pay

    by Aynursib | 3rd of November, 2016

    Good day! Don't know how many photographers doing that, but I have never paid the models. Don't even know how to interact with the photo-models. This is probably my next step in photographing people. In the meantime, I use the "services" photo-models, which I do not need... More

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