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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
  • Over 1000 online

    by Mgntplus | 26th of February, 2017

    I thought that I would not succeed, but here they are, over 1000 photos. After more than two years, I can say that I kept interest. I was skeptical, but now I'm satisfied. Several interesting photos for me I will point out in this blog.        ... More
  • Color management for dummies

    by Klodvig | 24th of February, 2017

    Sorry for the title, I didn't mean to insult anyone, just wanted to get your attention. Now that I have it, let's talk about color profiles and color management.      Without going too deep into color theory or technical specifications, lets just me just say that... More
  • 500 images online! :)

    by Parinmnparmar | 24th of February, 2017

    Dear friends, It is a great pleasure for me to share that I have reached 500 milestone. I became actively working on dreamstime from August 2016, and I am happy to reach 500! This is one of my very initial images:    And this one is one of my recent ones...... More
  • 2,000 sales - the Power of Grit and how it applies to photography

    by Amitai | 21st of February, 2017

    In a very interesting coincidence, I stumbled upon this TED talk about 2 weeks before I reached my 2,000 sales benchmark (today!!!). Grit is a concept that claims that individuals who show passion and perseverance have more chance to succeed in the long run than other... More
  • Beauty in Danger

    by Nusratzaman88 | 20th of February, 2017

    This is a rule of the universe is, "where there is beauty, there is a danger". St. Martin's Island is a small and beautiful coral island in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bangal. The local name is "Chera Dip". There is lots of Quicksand, so a little bit carelessness... More
  • Sharing the latest

    by Sunfire | 15th of February, 2017

    Hey Dreamstime fellow members I recently had an amazing session with beautiful model and talented violinist Melanie Carrasquillo, and I wanted to share the experience with you guys.   We started the shoot walking around Old San Juan (the capital city of Puerto Rico,... More
  • Full exclusivity

    by Radiso2000 | 15th of February, 2017

    Joined dreamstime in August 2016 and now decided to take the exclusive route. As an amateur photographer i would say this has been a learning curve for me and i shall continue sharpening my photography skills in this journey with DREAMSTIME.       [previmg]0_85610143[/previmg]... More
  • My first 100 photos

    by Sea1960 | 14th of February, 2017

    I am happy, I have overcome the first 100 approved photos... before all!!!! hi  See Article
  • First Photo

    by Nusratzaman88 | 14th of February, 2017

    This is my little attempt to introduce me by selling my photos. I have posted my first photo here. I will upload more photos very soon by your response. photos .   More
  • First level 5 image

    by Wvalbuena81 | 14th of February, 2017

    Really happy to noticed that Dreamstime accepted my image to assignament "crowd" and skip to level 5!   See Article
  • 3 milestones reached!

    by Raulbaldean | 12th of February, 2017

    I recently found out that I reached 3 milestones: first 100 sales, first 100$ and exclusivity for Dreamstime. I definitely have to upload more photos. Here are some of them:                       More
  • Accepted photos on Crowds assignment - an improvement?

    by Raulbaldean | 10th of February, 2017

    I haven't uploaded a lot since last time I wrote a blog article 2015, but I had a nice surprise having 6 photos accepted for "Crowds" assignment. Last time I sent photos for an assignment, all 10 were refused. After that, I uploaded them normally and they were accepted, so... More
  • A New Stock Photographer

    by Ppeterson6030 | 8th of February, 2017

    Hi everyone, I'm a new stock photography contributor and would like to reach out to other contributors, designers and users of stock photography. I enjoy traveling and photographing as I go. I never really had any idea that I could make money on my photos. It's exciting... More
  • Two years with Dreamstime

    by Lana4kask | 8th of February, 2017

    This month marks two years of my cooperation with Dreamstime. In my portfolio is now 450 photos, 16 sales. So some analysis and photos.   More sales of all pictures are flowers - 9 photos, including spring nature.   In second place are animals, and to my surprise,... More

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