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  • The Eyes Have It

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2008

    Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you get your models more engaged with your... More
  • Mommy LOOK!

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of June, 2007

    Everybody loves a baby...unless they are screaming in the seat next to you on a cross-country flight. And almost everyone has a baby around the house at one time or another. But beware...babies and children can be like little flowers: way too many images of them to compete... More
  • Doctor in the House

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of March, 2007

    With an explosion of medical advertising and health care issues often in the news in print and on the web, there is an increased demand for images of medical professionals. To produce images of doctors and nurses, it's not necessary to have access to a hospital. It's been... 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
  • Basic posing techniques

    by Lightpro | 2nd of August, 2016

    In portrait photography there are two basic poses. The C pose and the S curve. The S curve pose in predominantly a female pose while the C curve can be used for both female and male model, while being predominantly a male pose. In this blog we will explore these poses.... More
  • Malachite Jewel

    by Physi28 | 10th of February, 2016

    In 2011 I made a trip to the Gambia and this relatively little west-african country, much as it can't boast with the "Big Five" of the east-african national parks, is however a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers. A quite safe place surrounded by the much bigger... More
  • Outdoor Portraits Shooting Tips and Tricks

    by Creativei | 29th of January, 2016

    I don’t actually recall where I read, that “We all start by loving the toy, and we end up loving the art". That’s precisely how I got hooked to photography.   Unlike studio portraits, outdoor portraits provide portrait photographers a variety of challenges and... More
  • Birds of Prey Collection

    by Rettart | 10th of January, 2016

    Hi everyone, I've just created my first collection of flying predators. I chose only headshot portraits with high closeup. Various species, photographers and frames. For me, the end result is amazing. Below Dreamstime collection Link: Click here --> Birds of Prey collection... More
  • Dear Deer, I think these are two of my best

    by Robertflynn | 4th of December, 2015

    hi folks Well sometimes it just happens. It would frighten me to add up the hours i have spent sitting in wet, damp, dark, smelly hides and come home with nothing. Then out of nowhere you get this    There i was driving merrily along the road in the countryside... More
  • Our Obsession with Noise

    by Matthewcuda | 20th of August, 2015

    When I started in photography back in the mid 1990s we were all shooting film and film that was manufactured for higher light sensitivity caused the silver halide to clump together causing a phenomenon we termed "grainy." Some photographers actually liked the look... More
  • Some tips for photographing children

    by Guernica | 16th of June, 2015

    Some things I know so far for photographing children and I thought to share since editorial children photos became somewhat popular in my portfolio Of course after taking the permission of their parents however most photos I took were at charity events so their parents... More
  • Goals for 2015

    by Dahlskoge | 4th of April, 2015

    1. Have 1000 + images online 2. At least 70 sales 3. Take more portraits outside using existing light 4. Visit and take photos of new places, preferably abroad 5. Have more patience while either waiting or preparing for the perfect image 6. Master the basic skills in... More
  • 10 portrait photographers who will impress you

    by Dudau | 26th of February, 2015

    Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts. In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all... More
  • "Athens Faces" / A portrait of Athens through its people's portraits

    by Vasilisgermanis | 4th of November, 2014

    "Athens Faces'' is an ongoing photojournalistic project in an effort to construct a census of the city of Athens, Greece through random (and not only) people's street portraits... With this project I am presenting ordinary people of Athens and their stories, their everyday... More
  • They live in two centuries

    by Cathconvey | 9th of September, 2014

    They live in two centuries - XIX and XXI! It must be exiting! So they have an option - to ride a horse or to drive a car, to be called Mike or Sir Michelle, to go out in jeans and t-shirt or wearing elegant officer's uniform. Sounds interesting? Asking who they are?... More
  • My favourite picture

    by Afrumgartz | 23rd of August, 2014

    For 6 years it was waiting. Some days ago I decided to upload as editorial. See Article
  • Hall of Celebrating Virtues

    by Zhaoqianjun | 12th of June, 2014

    There are many beautiful palaces and pavilions in the Summer Palace, Beijing, China. Behind almost every building, there is a background story. Let me share those stories here with you. This building was called Hall of Celebrating Virtues. In old China, auspicious words... More
  • Help me, Do-Do !

    by Wxh6763 | 9th of March, 2014

    Do-Do is actually my pet dog, a brownish black male Labrador retriever. I raised him had been more than six years now. He is very lively and active and always worried the furniture such as sofa etc in my house. Withal, I have no ways at all. One night in the past... More
  • Trust your children

    by Afrumgartz | 31st of January, 2014

    My son some days ago decided that it was long ago when I last made his portraits. So he gave me my camera and posed me with a ball. Hope in some 15 years he creates his own account on Dreamstime )))) See Article
  • Model Releases

    by Jormonago | 21st of August, 2013

    I have many shots in my personal portfolio that I have not been able to use here mainly because of people reluctant to sign model releases. Due to this I've started taking self portraits and I'm having a lot of fun with it :) Much easier to get a model release for yourself!... More

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