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  • 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
  • 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
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... More
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... More
  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your own work.... More
  • 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
  • History through paintings by Jan Matejko

    by Leswrona | 22nd of September, 2017

       History of the Republic of Poland can probably be described as one of the most eventful history in Europe. The country has been through many invasions, wars, elimination of sovereignty, uprisings and fighting for independence. This history can be seen in numerous... More
  • Stoney Creek Camper Trailers

    by Camperstrailer | 22nd of September, 2017

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  • Photography as a game

    by Tarboaca | 21st of September, 2017

    It is well known that performance sports begin at an early age. But what about photography? I ask you this because of my recent experience with my children. Concerned about the fact that my daughters (like most children today) want to use the smartphones and... More
  • Rural Hungarian landscapes

    by Bwagner656 | 20th of September, 2017

    I'd like to show you a few less known but beautiful places in rural Hungary. You might heard about Hortobágy and the Puszta. We skip that for now. First lets take a look at the hills just north of Lake Balaton. Not high, but the climate is excellent for wine making.... More
  • Free Hand Drawing

    by Kaduabhinav70 | 20th of September, 2017

      Free hand drawing is a method of sketching or drawing without using measuring tools or guides to assist in the artwork. For example a straight line in a "free-hand" drawing relies on the hand - eye coordination of the artist. Rather than a straight edge of a ruler or... More
  • Whimsical Wonders

    by Assignments | 18th of September, 2017

    Photoshop Design Tutorial: Whimsical Wonders A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wondrous Fairy Tale Setting in Photoshop Russian artist Larissa, known by her name Annnmei on Dreamstime, has a small but powerful portfolio of illustrations that utilize... More
  • Product photography: my first experience

    by Apers | 18th of September, 2017

         As you can see, I have some experience with photoshoots with models, so I thought that product photography was easy. Last week my daughter asked me to take some pictures of crocheting she makes and sells via her Etsy webshop, DC crochet Design. She was... More
  • School Attendance

    by Jaquiht | 17th of September, 2017

    It’s the time of year when I traditionally use my photography to help local schools to achieve their targets.   The dragonflies and butterflies are starting to hide away for another year, so I am turning my macro lens towards the ground in search of photogenic fungus.... More
  • Trust me, I'm a Macro Photographer

    by Antonycooperba | 17th of September, 2017

       Hi, I'm Antony and I came to be a photographer via engineering, popular music, plumbing, classical music, building maintenance, separation, divorce, fine art painting, college lecturing and caring for an elderly relative. Doubtless you are thinking this was a rather... More
  • Select your face

    by NeyMevlevi | 16th of September, 2017

      Body language is one of a kind of non verbal communication (don't use the words) but using the body for example, by using facial expressions. Facial expression is one of the types of body language so that facial expression itself can be interpreted as a form of nonverbal... More
  • An Old Camera And A Cheap Lens

    by Keremgo | 16th of September, 2017

    "Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth" - Archimedes Can we do the same with an "old" camera and "cheap" lens in our world? Surely we can because even the cheapest materials that produced today is much more efficient... 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

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