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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
  • 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
  • Optimism, compromise and crowds

    by Jaquiht | 14th of August, 2017

    A family holiday is not a photography trip, so the sensible thing to do is probably to leave your photo dreams at home with your other valuables, and pack your “great shot blinkers” to avoid feeling irked whilst you’re away. But this year our family trip was to Argentina,... More
  • Blog section guidelines

    by Malinash | 11th of August, 2017

    Dear community, We'd love to read your photo adventures, but before starting, please keep in mind that blogs are for sharing photography experiences meant to help our community with useful tips and tricks. Our blog section is monitored and reviewed by our admins... More
  • Milestone: 6 000 images online

    by Hellen8 | 3rd of August, 2017

    Hi everyone ! Finally ! Today I reached the milestone of 6 000 images online. It was hard work. What next ?     My next goal is to upload 10 000 images. It will not be easy. I have to work more, more, more... I try to have the most beautiful photos in... More
  • First milestone

    by Lyonnais069 | 27th of July, 2017

    This evening , I pass my first milestone on DT, I posted 10 photos :) photos from my travel in 2017 in carabeans islands now , i'm putting spanish photos from barcelona ... pending now my first sale , just have a look on my portofolio and tell me what can be improved... More
  • What kind of program do you use to enhance photos?

    by Rzachariasse | 24th of July, 2017

      How many people on Dreanstime are using Photoshop to enhance photos? I know a lot of people do so, but for some reason I'm always hesitating to do so. So if you do touch up your images, what kind of programs do you use?   More
  • Articles made of plasticine. We need your attention and advice!

    by Dliapiara | 17th of July, 2017

        Products from plasticine - a fairy-tale character and a vase with several colors. These are my first works in this way so please do not judge strictly, but in fact I do not think that everything is so bad :) But I do not expect big sales, because none of my photos... More
  • First pictures

    by Verosalatin | 16th of July, 2017

    Hello, I just arrived to Dreamstime. There are my first pictures. I tried a selection based on diversity, but I still don´t know much about preferences of the page and people. So I appreciate your tips.         More
  • Step Up to a Mid Year Challenge

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 30th of June, 2017

    Happy Mid Year! We’ve reached the half way point of the calendar year. We are exactly half of the way through 2017, or we have half of 2017 to go, depending on your outlook on life.       Are you a little worn out from staying up late to ring in the Mid Year... More
  • Best Acceptance Ratio

    by Lungjaky | 26th of June, 2017

    I have now 64% acceptance ratio. To improve your acceptance ratio you need to look carefuly to the file which you are going to upload. Need good concept to make the buyer impress. To get buyer to your images make sure you are working professional. Everyone is looking... More
  • Rotterdam Central Station: post-processing

    by Apers | 18th of June, 2017

    The Dutch Railways realises that railway stations form an important part of the center of cities. I guess that is one of the reasons that the architecture of the railway stations is regarded as extremely important. Rotterdam Central Station is no exception. It was officially... More

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