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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
  • working at getting the hang of it.

    by Callearlisa | 27th of April, 2017

    Hi my name is Lisa, I am a mother of 5 and a Grandmother of 5.I happily married to the love of my life. I have always loved to take photos of my family at all special events and my children has always hid from the camera. So I started taking photos of my surroundings. In... More
  • Photography on my world trip

    by Yyddgg126 | 27th of April, 2017

                Hi there, It's Alice Yan from China. For sure, I like photography, right now on the second year of my world trip, I've hitchhiked a lot, so I can explore more places and catch many nice pictures on my way. In fact, I am still a newbie here,... More
  • My first photo manipulation

    by Pet548 | 27th of April, 2017

    Finally I have my first photo manipulation accepted! It was hard work. After a refusal and detailed review of the picture, I realized that the editors had reason to do so. I watched a lot of videos and read a lot, start my project again and again and finally I succeeded.... More
  • Milestone – 500 Photos Online

    by Brigitt1 | 25th of April, 2017

    Hup hup hurray.. My 2nd milestone, I reached 500 photos online already. I joined Dreamstime on June 2015 and by December 2016 I reached 250 photos online. In about 5 months I doubled the number to 500. This is really exciting that I made it in not even 2 years. I hope that... More
  • First Sale!

    by Bradshawj567 | 21st of April, 2017

    Well, I have finally joined the ranks of sellers on here. I got my first sale on 18 April 2017, a milestone every Dreamstime contributor loves writing about...and it's no wonder. I have finally felt the feeling of that first sale so many before me & so many after me have... More
  • New Beginnings

    by Animalcc | 20th of April, 2017

    I didn't want to let fear of failure keep me from pursuing a new activity. I was consumed with doubt about being able to succeed at this. With lots of input and guidance I took a leap of faith and here Iam. I grew up with art and photography around me and the joy they brought... More
  • 500 photos online

    by Malik5 | 19th of April, 2017

    Hello Dreamstime friends. This week I celebrate the 500 photos online on Dreamstime. Thank you to all who have bought photos from me.           My portfolio: HERE More
  • Friends and Photography

    by Ctollan | 17th of April, 2017

    Over the past few weeks I've just passed my driving test and got myself on the road. Looking forward to accessing more locations with the camera. Anyway on with this blog. I've been off work for the Spring break and arranged a catch up with my mate Alex. It was Alex... More
  • My first sale

    by Abdellahboughazoual | 17th of April, 2017

    It was so great to wonder that my first sale had done. So happy and thanks to the person who bought my photo. Thanks Dreamstime to make my dreams come true! Hope it won't be last too!!    See Article
  • Sky... Sky... Sky...

    by Parinmnparmar | 13th of April, 2017

    I have always loved to capture sky, clouds, sun, moon, and stars... When I uploaded my sky images, I had some doubts whether they can be sold, especially because there are thousands of great sky images on DT already. But when I saw last week, there were back to back 5... More
  • Point Lobos Preserved For Posterity

    by Glennfrancosimmons8 | 6th of April, 2017

         Point Lobos is a pristine locale on the Big Sur Coast of California a few minutes south of world-famous Carmel-by-the-Sea. Point Lobos includes the Point Lobos Natural Reserve as well as two adjoining federally protected marine environments: The Point Lobos State... More
  • First Time, Blog!

    by Ctollan | 5th of April, 2017

    So, its my first time blogging hear on Dreamstime. I'm Christopher and a keen photographer and graphic designer, working on setting up my own portfolio of work. Have been using Dreamstime for a few years now and have 167 images on my portfolio and am building up some... More
  • The Flower Photographer of Silicon Valley

    by Glennfrancosimmons8 | 4th of April, 2017

      For many years as a boy and young adult, I could not be around flowers or blossoms because of the risk of severe allergy and asthma attacks. I would long for the time when I could be around flowers and blossoms and enjoy them like my Grandma Hill and everyone else.... More
  • Lachish Region - Unknown Gem In Central Israel

    by Amitai | 2nd of April, 2017

    Today I want to share with you the wonders of a region located in central Israel.   Mere 40 minutes from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem that offers a lot of exciting sites to visit and a world heritage site - Lachish Region.   This hilly area has underground man-made caves... More

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