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  • 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
  • Milestone of 700 images online!

    by Snookless | 26th of August, 2016

    I finally made it to 700 images online - it took along time since I do not get much time. I need to somehow make more time to get out and do more.   Next milestone is 800 and I am going to try hard to get to that by January!   I wish everyone a great... More
  • Perseids Meteor Shower in Washington DC

    by Shootalot | 25th of August, 2016

    On August 12-13 I made an attempt at photographing the Perseids Meteor shower just outside my condominium home in Washington DC. The Perseids Meteor shower is created by the earth's atmosphere colliding with ice and or dust particles from the comet Tuttle. Fortunately... More
  • What a Hero Looks Like

    by Hbgesh | 25th of August, 2016

    First, a disclaimer. Women can be heroes (or heroines) too, and the same general criteria apply. But right now, I’m specifically talking about male heroes. And in order for me to talk about what a hero looks like, you need to understand what I think a hero is. To me, a... More
  • Benchmark Achieved

    by Pamjreynolds | 25th of August, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers It’s been a little while since I blogged about anything but in my last blog I mentioned about my benchmark was to have 150 images online by the end of the year. Today I’m pleased to say I managed it a few months earlier. It is surprising, but when... More
  • Using Lightboxes For Collaborative Work

    by Docbooth | 25th of August, 2016

    I am an author of Children’s Story Books. My books consist of mainly photo illustrations of which I shoot myself and/or use royalty free illustrations supplied by Dreamstime.com. As a Children’s Book author, I develop most of my stories over time with many thought provoking... More
  • Photographing Edmonton: The Best Places To Go

    by Angelaostafichuk | 24th of August, 2016

    One of the first things that people notice about Edmonton is that it’s a small city, but it’s spread out like butter on a hot piece of toast. If you catch the airport bus in (#747, $5) you’ll see that it takes a few minutes to get into where the city basically starts,... More
  • Be PROUD of your development!

    by Dahlskoge | 24th of August, 2016

    This article is simply supposed to be a quick reminder of that we all, once in a while, need to look back at some of our very first uploads and compare them with some of our recent ones. This will allow us to see how far we've actually come, if not in picture quality then... More
  • About copyright...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 24th of August, 2016

    Hello everyone, today the search of images on the internet and expecially through the most common search platforms is affecting photographers' copyright... many people download and use illegally pictures found on the net. But it's a real problem? Yes it is, because it is... More
  • A good joke and bad joke

    by Eternalfour | 24th of August, 2016

    A joke can make us laugh out loud and it can do nothing. It is the same joke yet told by different people ... so what makes a joke a good one? ... its the way the joke is told The photo, be it conceptual or indicative may have no meaning unless taken in the "proper"... More
  • Artistic Abilities Never Seem To Fail

    by Gnicolson | 24th of August, 2016

  • A New Adventure

    by Cloverpatch | 23rd of August, 2016

    After homeschooling our four children K-12 over a very happy 21-year time span, I wondered what would keep me busy in my "retirement." In order to help out our family income, I attended an online school, got certified as a medical transcriptionist and worked online... More
  • New experience

    by Skai777 | 23rd of August, 2016

    Hello everybody! :) I am a beginner in photography work. I am from Russia. I take photos of beautiful landscapes, nature, city architecture and sky. I really enjoy this activity. If you are interested in it, you can check my profile; here you'll find great pics. I hope... More
  • 41 Images Online

    by Banubalaji77 | 23rd of August, 2016

    Hi all, I am very happy that 41 of my images are accepted and ready for sale. Hoping for more views & sales :)      See Article
  • Finding the Right Photo

    by Red | 22nd of August, 2016

      Photos grab the viewer’s attention and elicit an immediate response when the right images are chosen for a blog, website, newsletter article, catalog, ebook or an advertising project. A really great photo creates a great first impression that immediately lets the... More
  • Summer spirit, dog story

    by Lana4kask | 22nd of August, 2016

    One of my new photos has been approved for Assignment Summer Spirit and I'm happy)   Short story about this image, it's not my dog, but my true friend. My daughter and I even thought a name - Spot for funny spots on his body. The first time we saw the puppy in early... More
  • For better background images

    by Eternalfour | 22nd of August, 2016

    I see you posting a lot of background related visuals which may have a good selling rate. Normally you’d be busy posting those visuals with the hope of them be selected at first then sold later, however the preference of them being sold may dominate the latter giving... More
  • What Buyers Look For When Purchasing Images With People

    by Wisconsinart | 21st of August, 2016

    There is a multitude of needs for people images so there is no single right answer when it comes to submitting images with people. Simple things like the model looking at the camera or away can grab a sale or prevent one. Therefore, the best way to handle this topic is to... More

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