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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
  • 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
  • Accepted photos on Crowds assignment - an improvement?

    by Raulbaldean | 10th of February, 2017

    I haven't uploaded a lot since last time I wrote a blog article 2015, but I had a nice surprise having 6 photos accepted for "Crowds" assignment. Last time I sent photos for an assignment, all 10 were refused. After that, I uploaded them normally and they were accepted, so... More
  • Promenade Beach, Pondicherry, India...

    by Parinmnparmar | 27th of January, 2017

    Promenade beach, also known as Pondicherry beach, is one of favorite places among residents and tourists in Pondicherry, India. As the name suggests, it is more than 1 km long stretch of beachfront along the Bay of Bengal. At the beach, the sun rises above the sea; colorful... More
  • Photo number 2001: Story of A belgian traveler

    by Cleymans | 25th of January, 2017

    Hello, Photo-maniacs. No nonce, "why do we do this", really not for the money. We do it for the beauty of the eye of the camera, the light, the sunshine in early cold mornings. Passion My name is Bart, I live in Belgium. It was a long time ago that I wrote a long... More
  • 55 IMAGES ONLINE 1 SALE

    by Radiso2000 | 24th of January, 2017

    Joined Dreamstime in August 2016 and just made my first sale with 55 images approved. As a novice in photography this has motivated me even more and has seen my photography improving with each day all this made possible by dreamstime constructive review of my images. My target... More
  • Studio work with products

    by Sylvaindeutsch | 20th of January, 2017

    Hello, I would like to present you my new work in studio on the natural products. I've been doing some cooking, and decided to put it on a set and shoot it at home :) Can you please tell me your feedback on these pictures. I would like to know if it is going in the right... More
  • New contributor

    by Aleksandrmendelev | 6th of January, 2017

    Hello, dear friends! My name is Aleksandr Mendelev. I am a professional 3D Animator from Belarus. I create silhouette animations. Here is one of my works:    All my works you can see in my profile. Also I have 3ds Max certificate and Photoshop certificate. My skills:... More
  • Finaly reached 100 approved images - 26 Sales

    by Habibnawaz | 22nd of December, 2016

    I started uploading picture few years ago and in couple of months I was able to upload 32 images. Then I could not give much time to Dreamstime but continued shooting for couple of years. Those few images then started selling and again I started to upload. Finally got 100... More

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