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  • Shooting Small

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of March, 2007

    The current Dreamstime assignment is to create images of the owners and customers of smaller businesses. Companies with less than 500 employees generate a sizeable percentage of world wide annual revenue. And they purchase more goods and services from large national and multinational... More
  • 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
  • Art and Photography

    by Lightpro | 17th of October, 2017

    A recent conversation with a photographic colleague brought up an interesting topic. What do you see as art in your photography? My answer was everything. How did I come to this conclusion? The photography medium has been described as documentary, but I beg to differ.... More
  • How I fell in love with photography

    by Davidcutts | 14th of October, 2017

    My name is David Cutts and I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. As a child, I spent many hours hunting and fishing with my father. Over the years I grew to have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a love for nature and wildlife. As an adult, I’ve had... More
  • Fine furry friends

    by Bwagner656 | 9th of October, 2017

    As I told in a previous blog, I'm an eager bird watcher / photographer. Birds are perfect targets for nature photographers, you can find them almost everywhere. Even in big cities, in the closest parks, even in winter (unlike butterflies!) and they are comfortable size -... More
  • Tips to Rock your next Facebook Cover Image

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 5th of October, 2017

    Admit it, unless you live under a rock, you have used Facebook for at least some of your daily life. But what you may not want to admit is what kind of user you are.     Are you the “post every detail of your day from sun rise to sun set” kind of user?... More
  • Learn from the refusals

    by Gagyeos | 4th of October, 2017

      Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time. STOP. That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?... More
  • An Ode to the Mighty Vegetable

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of September, 2017

    October 1st finds us celebrating World Vegetarian Day. There is so much more to eating vegetarian than just eating vegetables; vegetarian means simply eating no meat, no meat except fish for the "pescatarian", or no animal products at all for the strict "vegan". Which means... More
  • The Story Behind My First Sold Photo

    by Mgphotostock | 22nd of September, 2017

    Hello everybody, I want to tell the story behind my first sold photo recently.     (my first sold photo) It was a sunny summer day, weeks after spring ends. I with my family visited to a gardener that hiding in the trees of city, for get some flowers and little... More
  • 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
  • How to create dessert pictures that really take the cake

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 20th of September, 2017

    Chef’s will tell you that you eat first with your eyes – meaning that food must look as good as it tastes. And that holds double when you are the photographer of those mouth-watering desserts we all love so much. Open any magazine or search online for the perfect dessert... 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
  • Deserts, those alien landscapes of our home planet

    by Malinash | 18th of September, 2017

                  Nature gives us plenty of fascinating landscapes, but there are only a few of us who dare to capture the greatness of a desert. Deserts offer us a different kind of uniqness and as a photographer this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you... 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

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