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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Olympic Games post

    by Afrumgartz | 20th of August, 2016

    Today is the last day of Olympic Games in Rio. So I decidede to make a post of sport photos.               More
  • Welcome To My City

    by Angelaostafichuk | 15th of August, 2016

    Whenever I say I’m from Canada, people ask three questions: Am I from Toronto, Vancouver or do I speak French (meaning am I from Quebec). Neither A, B, or C are correct actually and when I say where I’m from, 99.9% (ok, maybe 90%) of people have never heard of it.... More
  • Las Vegas

    by Hellen8 | 13th of August, 2016

    Las Vegas Trip Las Vegas is the largest city in the State of Nevada, USA. "Vegas" is a city of gambling and entertainment. ... and this beautiful and crazy city in the desert, I recently visited. But not as a gambler, but as a tourist. Las Vegas is particularly... More
  • Let's go to the zoo

    by Afrumgartz | 12th of August, 2016

        Zoo in Novosibirsk - one of the biggest sights of Siberian region. It has not only "traditional" animals (like lions, predatory birds, swimming birds, white bears) but also seaquarium. And squirrels, ground-squirrel walking free, in summer... More
  • Inspiration

    by Diogozanoni | 10th of August, 2016

    I am veterinarian for 5 years and one half year ago I adopted the photographer as profession and this makes me more excited every day with everything, always looking for a great makeup for photos. 6 months ago I joined dreemstime developers and now have 4 pictures online.... More
  • Professional quality lens vs "super pro camera "

    by Moravaldes | 31st of July, 2016

    If you just started in the world of photography and you are bothered by the question : what should I buy : pro-quality lenses or a "super pro camera" ? my first advice : i'm sure you can take perfect pics with a non pro camera , you just need to learn how ; and for... More
  • 4 blog Photography I like

    by Josecb81 | 28th of July, 2016

    I really wanted to publish this article in some photography blogs that follow, there are many people who want to learn photography. However study photography at schools or academies usually very expensive. In this article you will not find the names of the immense photography... More

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