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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
  • India Now

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of April, 2008

    Often photos of India show the poorer side of life. It is true that photojournalism has done much to alleviate the state of the poor by exposing their plight to the world. Too often though we fail to photograph evidences of positive economic growth and modernization of ancient... 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
  • Do You Know Any Famous Modern Landscape Photographers?

    by Markgmcknight | 16th of October, 2016

    I love landscape photography and recently wanted to find out which photographers were famous in this area of photography.     I came across the usual names; people like Ansel Adams, but I wanted to know if there were any modern day photographers who specialized in... More
  • First video online

    by Thorken | 10th of September, 2016

    I´m taking photos for Dreamstime already 6 years. But I have never tried to upload video. Actually, I have tried to make a video just few times at all. I prefer taking the moment. But... It´s few weeks ago and I was taking pictures with two models (my wife and my neighbor)... More
  • Modelling in Iran!

    by Rezaks | 2nd of September, 2016

    Iran is a great country with several different cultures and house to numerous historical monuments and architectural masterpieces that can attract far more tourists each year. Regarding Iran potential for tourism and recent Nuclear Deal that has put an end to Iran banking... More
  • Quite near 90 images online

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 16th of July, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers... I'm quite near my 100 images milestone... can't wait to see that number... Here the last photos accepted in my portfolio!     A great satisfaction for me and my dogs... they're good models! Isn't it? More
  • Modern interiors

    by Sashalend | 22nd of May, 2016

    Modern interiors are different to many "classic" or just usual versions of furniture sets in variety of shapes they use. For example, it can be some other geometric forms than rectangles. For example, it can be rectangles with rounded corners. This shape once became basic... More
  • HAPPY EASTER, everybody! And please, take care of your rabbits models!

    by Cmiculit | 27th of March, 2016

    This year's celebration of Easter has begun and so, I wish you all to have a Happy Easter,  together with the people and the animals you hold dear.  And since the Easter is associated in many parts of the world with the rabbit, I think it is a good moment to talk about... More
  • Finding the right location, props and lights for your stock photoshoot

    by Nikitu | 9th of March, 2016

    In this previous blog we've discussed how to find the right model for your future photoshoot so it's time we move to the next step, finding a good location, props and lights setup. At this point you have already established a contract with your models so you... More
  • How to find the right model for you future stock photo shoot

    by Nikitu | 18th of February, 2016

    Ever went through pages and pages of professionally shot stock images with the right people in the right light and in the right posture just to scratch your head wondering how you can achieve the same result without an army of professionals in your stride?    Worry... More
  • Abu Dhabi architecture - traditional versus modern

    by Ninoak | 9th of January, 2016

    The architectural development of Abu Dhabi was fast. It was planned carefully with some specific characteristics emerging in different periods. Until 2008 the main characteristic of the city was regular 3 dimensional lines and geometric forms: all streets were perpendicular... More

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