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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
  • educate yourself with Dreamstime

    by Lightpro | 27th of July, 2016

    A recent blog visit to a new photographers thoughts brought this subject to mind. When I was a beginning photographer many years ago a talented and very open minded professional photographer took me under his wing. He taught me everything he knew, creating his own competition.... More
  • New to photography

    by Jimmygade | 25th of July, 2016

    I am rather new to the world of photography, which has always interested me, only recent i have taken up the challenge to learn to take proper pictures, which i find very hard, but still very interesting work of art, i love taking pictures of everything in nature, animals,... More
  • My Dreamstime Journey

    by Kheng1987 | 21st of July, 2016

    I have an account with Dreamstime since 2008. It is a long time and I don't have many photos to show for it. I love taking photos. It serves as a record of places I have visited and people I met. So I thought why not sign up and see if I can make some sales from something... More
  • Is pet photography profitable for microstock?

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 12th of July, 2016

    Hi Dreamstimers, here I am again. With great surprise I found that one of my pictures has sold 3 times in the last two weeks:    And here it is... so I asked myself... the world of stock photography has a really huge collection of images depicting pets and animals... More
  • The aesthetics of the subway tunnels

    by Saoirse2010 | 12th of July, 2016

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  • Success stories in your favorite categories

    by Schoolbookpk | 10th of July, 2016

    Hello everyone! I am a new member on DT. I intended to start a discussion - from your experience, I would like to invite you to share tips for taking pictures in your favorite categories. I look forward to see your ideas, sample work, tips for new photographers in your... More
  • Trailer Travels

    by Lesterphotography | 5th of July, 2016

    My June weekend at the North Rim was a chance to visit the annual Star Party which is held during the new moon. Amateur astronomers with awesome 'scopes share the views of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars with all the visitors and educate you as well. After taking in some spectacular... More
  • Finally I've reached the 500 milestone after all these years

    by Szebas | 4th of July, 2016

    I could have done more from the start, but along the years I've tried to make my port as varied as possible and it took me more than it should have to finally reach the 503 uploaded images mark. I could blame it on full time work but that would be just an excuse for my... More
  • 100 photos uploaded! Perspective from a passionate photographer

    by Samuelbrown1 | 23rd of June, 2016

    I have slowly been uploading images over time, with no real goal in mind. I just enjoy taking pictures. I am mostly a wildlife photographer, focusing on the things that are all around, but always seem to be missed. I mean the reptiles, amphibians, insects, and arachnids.... More
  • Assignments - Should You Sell the Rights?

    by Qiwoman01 | 23rd of June, 2016

    It's an exciting moment, you have 50 images in your portfolio and are ready to submit a photo for the first time to the monthly assignment contest! But wait. . .do you click Sell the Rights or Upgrade this photo to Level 5? What do these options mean? Let's talk about what... More
  • New? Something to Consider. . .

    by Qiwoman01 | 21st of June, 2016

    I returned to stock photography recently after a five year break. I have taken note of the images that continued to sell while others have gone dormant. Location photos seem to be eternally popular and generally don't have a 'time-stamp' on them visually as... More
  • There is a Light

    by Marcelo33158 | 19th of June, 2016

    Very nice to know that with faith could find a light at the end of the tunnel ! Because I was with my images all cluttered and not knowing what else to do to be able to show not only the world but myself that this journey with my images would not be in vain. A day browsing... More
  • One Is Good But Two's The Charm

    by Info70962 | 19th of June, 2016

    Hello Everyone! Well I have been photographing wildlife for little over five years and recently have been working on a collection of images capturing the connection between animals.   There is something truly unique when developing a unique style portraying a story... More
  • Why Photography and Sports Go Together?

    by Robert41 | 17th of June, 2016

        There is in fact an unavoidable connection between photography and the world of sports. In the present day, you can observe that photography is seen in every sport event and it has become an essential element rather than a custom. Observably, many of the online... More

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