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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A visit at Madame Tussauds wax museum

    by Victordiola | 11th of December, 2015

       Madame Tussauds Founder Marie Tussaud wax model Visiting a wax museum like Madame Taussauds is a great experience. So far I have visited two of these museums, one in Hong Kong, and the other one is here in Sydney in Australia    Australian Famous Personality... More
  • Tips for a Better Fashion Photoshoot

    by Designroast | 8th of October, 2015

    Fashion photography is not for the faint of heart. It requires vision, style and hard work. Whether you are just beginning your fashion photography career or right in the middle of it, these tips will work for you! Be Confident Don’t be afraid to tell your models... More
  • My first photos with a model (in black and white)

    by Truthservant | 13th of August, 2015

    Hello friends, I like to share with you my first ever photos with a model. I chose to process them in black and white. What do you think?    I think black-and-white is suitable for some photos where color can be a real distraction. It is good for photos with patterns... More
  • Celebrating 2000 pictures online

    by Bennymarty | 30th of March, 2015

    Let me share with you my new milestone of over 2,000 photos online in 11 months of my membership to the community of DT. I am a contributor exclusive; therefore I have not brought my portfolio from another site but I made them one by one, each of the 2,000 pictures present... More
  • My New Models

    by Rhbabiak13 | 31st of January, 2015

    In celebration of reaching 600 photos accepted by Dreamstime, I thought I would introduce you to my models. This beautiful woman let me do a maternity shoot for her and allowed me to put her pictures on here. She did a wonderful job.     This young teenager is... More
  • Use of photos for controversial topics

    by Cathyr1 | 19th of January, 2015

    I am new to stock photography and have not yet made much use of photos of people. Usually my “models” are young family members and I have not yet come to terms with the fact that there is no real control over how the photos are used. I think that the only time I really... More

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