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  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wildlife

    by Jamesbuys | 24th of October, 2016

    I have recently, after several years of casual photography, started to focus more on the beauty that nature offers. We love the outdoors and with the lovely weather and surroundings in Southern Africa teaming with wildlife, one cannot go by without enjoying the free canvas... More
  • Love of photography - life in the Croatia

    by Leptir2010 | 21st of October, 2016

    The love of photography was born in younger days. I always have been fascinated by photography, beauty caught the moment, the moment that we can no longer repeat, go back. Great is the power to capture the moment that is, that becomes history. I was born in the Croatian... 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
  • Why Do You Love Photography?

    by Cloverpatch | 7th of October, 2016

    Anyone reading at Dreamstime loves taking photos! Even though we have our favorite subjects, we are always ready to capture unexpected moments in time which catch our eyes and hearts. Most of us taking part in Dreamstime have probably loved taking photos for many years.... More
  • Sharpness with Photoshop

    by FabioConcetta | 7th of October, 2016

    It is a method to increase the sharpness, only on the edges, without creating a deterioration on the darker areas or full color. We bring our photograph on Photoshop and select the channels panel. Deselect all the channels, except green and duplicate. We go on> Filters>... More
  • Historical sites, war, and photography

    by Afifalshaibani | 7th of October, 2016

    Hi all, War is a disaster !! I took these photos before the horrible war in Yemen. Nowadays, these sites are destroyed totally as this building    or partially as this site    As a photographer, I should be happy that my photos of these sites can not be... More
  • Just reached 200!

    by Mantvydasd | 6th of October, 2016

    Today I reached 200 of accepted photos to dreamstime with 42 sales. This is nice numbers and my next target is 300 of accepted photos. Hope to reach it soon! Here you can see my last accepted photo of autumn colored landscape. What do you think, is there a chance to sell... More
  • A Day in the Life of Photojournalist

    by Belatormedia | 5th of October, 2016

    My first official assignment as a freelance photojournalist (June 26th, 2016) began fairly calmly--on a nice, Sunday morning--simply shooting photos of a rally and counter-protest at the California State Capitol Building, in Sacramento. The sky was clear and there was... More
  • More hard to find photos worldwide

    by Rjlerich | 30th of September, 2016

    Just back again from a six country adventure with plenty of photos to add to my portfolio. Countries being added now: Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria, Scotland and more from Big Corn Island, Nicaragua. Lucky that I enjoy what I do!      More
  • Fifty photos uploaded

    by Cloverpatch | 26th of September, 2016

    The adventure continues! Today my 50th photo was uploaded and it happens to be a photo of my favorite subject: Clouds. The photo below was taken when a storm was approaching our area. The clouds which formed were a more uncommon type called "undulatus asperatus."  ... More
  • Hurrah!

    by Kamell | 26th of September, 2016

    Hurrah . I sold my 1500 + photos. 1499   1500  1501  See Article
  • Need Advice...

    by Patilustra | 24th of September, 2016

    Hello to everyone that reads this words, I hope you guys are having a great weekend and that you are having fun the best way... taking photos ;) I have been training to become a better photographer every time I use my camera, but sometimes I feel that maybe because of... More
  • 10 years of Stock Photography

    by Thefinalmiracle | 23rd of September, 2016

    It seems like yesterday but its been 10 years since I got my first digital camera Canon Powershot A320. A 3.2 mexapixel camera that opened the world of stock photography for me. I was a hobbyist and was happy with my Nikon SLR till I understood the potential of digital photography... More
  • First Up-Load!

    by Lilialaurent | 22nd of September, 2016

    Ok...I am a newbie :-D I have one, yes (1) photo up-loaded in my account. You have to start somewhere! :-D I am so excited about this! Feel free to come and check it out ;-)   You can visit my brand new account here : Lilia Laurent More

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