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  • “Give Thanks, Give Back” Initiative, a Success!

    by Tangie | 29th of November, 2011

    The Dreamstime “Give Thanks, Give Back” initiative has come to a close, and it’s the community that deserves the biggest thanks! In total, you all contributed $3,235 that Dreamstime will match for an impressive total of $6,470. As you know, the choice of charity... More
  • Give Thanks, Give Back

    by Tangie | 11th of November, 2011

    It's the season for many things - picture-perfect snow falls and autumnal trees, holiday feasts with family and harvest festivals are the first things that come to mind, but everyone has their traditions and nostalgia for this time of year. Universally, it's a season with... More
  • Ellen Boughn offering inexpensive mini-consults

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of April, 2010

    More than anything in my long career in stock photography, I have most enjoyed interactions with photographers and their work. Now that I've finished my book about microstock photography, I've decided to offer microstock photographers a relatively inexpensive consulting... More
  • Lishui China Photography Festival

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of August, 2009

    I have been invited to be a guest curator at this international festival. I would like to have comments from anyone who has attended in the past or who can tell me more about the city of Lishui. See Article
  • 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
  • Personal Best

    by Ellenboughn | 7th of October, 2008

    Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess are effective for a wide range of users... More
  • Focus on Wolves

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of November, 2007

    I spent last Sunday afternoon listening to Jim and Jamie Dutcher speak about the six years they spent living with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness. Those years have been documented in their still photography, films and books. Using photographic and scientific talent,... More
  • Mystery in the tall trees

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of August, 2007

    Dramatic images of trees are powerful symbols of growth, shelter, change and endurance. Trees as a metaphor are popular for many brands and services. Beyond commercial use, many people have a somewhat universal emotional connection to trees that goes beyond simple awe.... More
  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images more salable.... More
  • Happy Diwali 2017

    by Thefinalmiracle | 17th of October, 2017

      Diwali is festival of lights. Though a Hindu festival, in India people across all religions celebrate Diwali enthusiastically. Diwali is generally considered of main 5 days but officially begins on Vasubaras day and ends on the Tulsi Lagna day.   The 5 main days in... More
  • Creating quality images

    by Cammeraydave | 16th of October, 2017

    Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.        It has taken a while for me to create quality in my images. All the usual elements that help achieve quality are education, experience,... More
  • Multi Generations living together- Care for your Elders

    by Katseyephoto | 25th of September, 2017

    Our family now has four generations living in two households just a few streets apart. We moved my Mom and her cat from Florida to be with us so she could spend more time with family and we could actively assist with her care as she grows older.   We just completed an... More
  • Thinking like a Stock Photographer : Thoughts from the Edge

    by Leicaphotos | 15th of September, 2017

      I've been thinking about my content and photo projects a lot recently. I'm usually pretty busy... I have a full time day job, a girlfriend, I shoot bands, and like everyone else, I'm swamped with a million little things. This is NOT a complaint. It just means I have... More
  • Photographing grey seals in the Farne Islands

    by Jeremykeithbrown | 3rd of September, 2017

       One of my favourite places to dive is less than two hours drive from my home city of Edinburgh. The Farnes, a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, offer the very special attraction of diving up-close-and-personal with wild grey seals (Halichoerus... More
  • Bad Schandau

    by Fjarabica | 14th of August, 2017

    Bad Schandau is a small spa town in Germany, in Saxon Switzerland. It lies at the border of the Czech Republic on the River Elbe about 35 km southeast of Dresden. The city falls into the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district, whose center is the town of Pirna.... More
  • Excellent Starting with Dreamstime

    by Shahvet | 10th of August, 2017

    Hi Friends I have just started my work with dreamstime. I am crazy for photography experience. Dreamstime helped myself becoming my dreams true. I took the first shot of a flower on a roadside greenbelt. That photo was accepted. After that i was so excited to make... More
  • Extreme Macro Photography

    by Mandritoiu | 4th of August, 2017

    This article is describing the technique I'm using to achieve high quality extreme macro photos, for magnifications beyond 3x, up to 10x (possible up to 20x). This means that the subject frame is between 3 and 20 times smaller than the physical sensor dimensions... More
  • Orchids, travel and photos

    by Cabestrera | 1st of August, 2017

    I discovered my Mother's love for orchids some time after having returned to Venezuela, 10 years ago. Maybe it was before, but I was not involved. Until I noticed, "I answered," that every time we went to the house of an aunt, passing the front of a particular... More
  • Singkawang Tatung Festival

    by Atung86 | 31st of July, 2017

    Singkawang Tatung Festival is held 10 days after the chinese new year at a small city in Kalimantan Indonesia called Singkawang. Tatung are people that is possessed by spirit, and when they are possessed they dont feel pain so thats why they have their face pierced and marched... More
  • Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

    by Lightpro | 27th of July, 2017

    Anyone with a camera can take a good snapshot, a photographer can frame the image, make sure the lighting is correct and keep the viewers interest. An artist sees something different in every subject. Making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY. Lets look at what can change an... More

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