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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
  • Finally I've reached the 500 milestone after all these years

    by Szebas | 4th of July, 2016

    I could have done more from the start, but along the years I've tried to make my port as varied as possible and it took me more than it should have to finally reach the 503 uploaded images mark. I could blame it on full time work but that would be just an excuse for my... More
  • New in town

    by Miryahpolston | 4th of June, 2016

    So, I just joined yesterday. Yay to me! Now the waiting begins. Upload...wait...upload some more...wait some more... Hopefully soon I will start seeing some approvals.  Here is one of my first uploads See Article
  • Learning the ways of stock photography

    by Biotabby | 24th of May, 2016

    So I am new to Dreamstime I just now finally got some photos excepted. Its not much but its a start. I have yet to sale anything but I find its helping me improve as a photographer by getting feed back on the images that are rejected. To know what to look for and to be mind... More
  • Step forward

    by Mgntplus | 21st of May, 2016

    Hello everyone, After a short abstinence, during which I studied the possibilities of my equipment and learned about stock photography, I decided to make some changes and try again with a different approach. I started to turn around and look for details that in normal circumstances... More
  • More photos of the world

    by Rjlerich | 30th of April, 2016

    With a bit of free time from professional jobs as my next assignment, a theater ballet/dance production, (see my theater images) my professional photography site isn't for another 3 weeks, I'm attacking a backlog of photos I've shot around the world during the past year or... More
  • Trailer travels

    by Lesterphotography | 26th of April, 2016

    I recently purchased a 'Breakthrough Technology' X3 ND 10-stop filter and tested it on Monday as we had stormy weather with, clouds, rain and strong winds. I used a wired remote with a 2 second delay and a sturdy tripod with stones in a bag hung from the hook... More
  • Goal no. 2! And approval rate increases...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 22nd of April, 2016

      My second Goal with this image: the n. 10 in my portfolio. After I realized and learnt how to take approvable photos, I also decided to upload only exclusive images in DT. I find Dreamstime gives a chance to new photographers in a perfect way. They are attentive and care... More
  • My two exclusive images selected

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 7th of April, 2016

    I'm deeply thankful to the Dreamstime team, they really opened a world to me... my idea was firstly aimed to share my own space with other photographers and passionate addicted to photography. But in a few days I found myself deep concentrated on studying on my camera features,... More
  • My first sale!

    by Lmtphotography | 22nd of March, 2016

    Yesterday, my very first photo was sold on Dreamstime! I won't lie, upon discovery I did do a lap of the flat screaming in joy... I was ecstatic! Many thanks to whomever bought the below :) it made my day.   See Article
  • Contacting support

    by Bhabotoshchakraborty | 12th of March, 2016

    please read below blog discuss all about uploading problem sample image will attached here after it approved by editors just upload today after approved i will again modify this blog. Thanks for your patience.Please make useful this blog if this help you to understand properly.... More
  • One sale & waiting for more

    by Banubalaji77 | 11th of March, 2016

    I started with DT last October with a great hope in Stock Photography. Till now I have 21 approved images and 1 sale. But I hope to make more sales in DT.    See Article
  • Finding the right location, props and lights for your stock photoshoot

    by Nikitu | 9th of March, 2016

    In this previous blog we've discussed how to find the right model for your future photoshoot so it's time we move to the next step, finding a good location, props and lights setup. At this point you have already established a contract with your models so you... More

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