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  • Stay Frosty

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of September, 2008

    Images of refreshing beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise are used for purposes as diverse as major ads and invitations to small parties. The virtues of drinking eight glasses of water daily may have come under scrutiny recently but no one argues with the importance of... More
  • Women (want to) RULE...

    by Ellenboughn | 3rd of September, 2008

    Truth in advertising requires ads to present the benefits and qualities of their products in an honest fashion. Of course, advertising has a very loose relationship to reality especially in the manner in which women are pictured. Advertisers recognize that women are responsible... More
  • Hair and Makeup in Photos

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of April, 2008

    While reviewing a featured photographer's portfolio, I saw a perfect opportunity to write about the judicious use of makeup on women models. Nothing better illustrates how makeup can lend authenticity to a model in different situations than photographer Niderlander’s four... More
  • Gay Pride

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of September, 2007

    I have written about certain demographic groups that are important to marketers and advertisers. One of these is the gay and lesbian population. Figures show that approximately 10% of any population falls into the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender group. It is important to... More
  • It's All There in Black and White

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of August, 2007

    Advertising screams, ‘We want color photos!’ and galleries yell back, ‘Only black & white matters.’ That was the past. Yes, it’s certain that color images dominate in print and web advertising and that classic photography found in galleries is more closely associated... More
  • The Trendspotting Trend*

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of August, 2007

    Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs... More
  • The RGB of it all

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of August, 2007

    Or is it the CYMK? (One matters online; the other in print). Do you dream in color? Did people dream in black and white before the invention of black and white film? If so, how did they know what the world looked like in black and white? When are color photos best and when... More
  • Masters of Light

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2007

    Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur. If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career level, it’s usually the light that... More
  • Earth Day

    by Bwagner656 | 15th of April, 2017

    We hear about climate change every day. Politicians, the Paris treaty, big companies. But what can we do in our everyday life? Take mass transportation!   Take the bike!   Do not litter!   Recycle   Only this way can we preserve our Earth. Halibut... More
  • Promoting Others, Not Just Yourself

    by Rhbabiak13 | 13th of April, 2017

    I was raised to love my neighbor as myself. I think of my fellow photographers on Dreamstime here as my neighbors. One of the ways I try to show love to my neighbors here on Dreamstime is to help promote their pictures. I have a Twitter account that is set up just... More
  • Back with new stuff again...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 11th of April, 2017

    After a long time away from DT, due to the loss of my whole camera setup, I decided to buy another one and keep on posting for my Exclusivity contribution to this database, improving the quality of my shots and the times of shooting sessions. And so I also decided to ask... More
  • NOTHING TO CELEBRATE ?REALLY?

    by Westwoodkuba | 1st of April, 2017

       Hello everyone, its my first blog so excuse me if i ramble. Its Saturday morning here, and i am reading some great blogs about sales and number of uploads, and i start to think i am out of my depth. You see i am only on 45 uploads, no sales and keep letting myself... More
  • Assignment as principal for your concept picture improvement

    by Digikhmer | 29th of March, 2017

    Several months, I try to reading the assignment descriptions closely. Most of the time, it is kind of exercise that can brighten your creativity because there is a lot of examples or ideas to help you to create the concept picture and to pass the first assignment selection.... More
  • First 50 images approved and applied for exclusivity

    by Monimitta | 28th of March, 2017

    Hello Friends, Today my more than 50 images got approved and I have applied for the exclusivity request as well. See my few pictures below :           More
  • On my trip to New Zealand, my camera malfuntioned!

    by Babar760 | 27th of March, 2017

    I usually shoot all my pictures on "A", which stands for Aperture. I like to control my lens opening for depth of field as well as sharpness. I don't have the best lenses so I try to stop down at least one stop if not two. 1/3 of the way through my trip, my camera would... More
  • New series for people with recuded mobility

    by Chrismalaurie | 3rd of March, 2017

    I am currently creating a series devoted to people with reduced mobility. I find their performances extraordinary and this inspires me some rather surreal images ... I will add more pictures in the next few days. Good day to all !       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
  • Camera changes

    by TheSlowWalkers | 18th of February, 2017

    Since joining Dreamstime, I've submitted photographs taken with various cameras, starting with a good old point and shoot, followed by a bridge camera and now, with a recently bought DSLR. It's a natural progression but I feel it's still, more about the subject of your photo... More
  • First mage approved

    by Monimitta | 15th of February, 2017

    I want to introduce myself to the community here. I have got my first image approved here. I will upload more photos very soon. this is my first image approved.   See Article
  • 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

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