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  • Black Is the New Black

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of January, 2009

    The July 08 issue of Italian Vogue featured only black models and became one of the best selling foreign magazine issues ever in the U.S. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the issue and was quoted as saying that he hoped that the success of the layouts would show the world... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Point of View

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of March, 2008

    Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2008

    The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story. How many images would have been in the... More
  • Composition

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of December, 2007

    There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced with approaches that enhance an image’... More
  • Getting the shot

    by Leicaphotos | 17th of August, 2016

      Sometimes, being a photographer can be exhausting. We all push ourselves. Some mornings, it's worth being awake before anyone else... Sunrises and sunsets can be cliche or exotic. Look for the angle nobody else is shooting, carry a wide, a macro, and a telephoto at... More
  • 24 hours in Tobolsk Kremlin

    by Afrumgartz | 13th of August, 2016

      In Siberia weather is variable. So in May in 24 hours you can see both sunshine with +20 degrees C and heavy snowfall.     So it happened that on Easter this year I was in Tobolsk and saw such weather change         More
  • Leading lines

    by Lightpro | 30th of June, 2016

    Most experienced photographers know the concept of leading lines. They are one of the most basic elements of composition. Years of studying the masters of art show these lines as a major element in some of the greatest works of art, whether it be photography or the work... More
  • You have to be at right place at right time to take such shot

    by Habibnawaz | 6th of June, 2016

    An awesome shot taken during heavy rain when a kid fell running on a slippery ground. These kind of photos are hard to find and you have to be at right place at right time. It was very exciting to watch stormy rain and natural beauty of the village. This photo has been approved... More
  • WekMentor Says hello!

    by Elenawekmentor | 27th of May, 2016

    This is my first article, and I would like to say hello to this community! In here I will soon be posting some photos on anything related to the education world: Universities anywhere, classes that invites you to flight through the knowledge, libraries with charm in where... More
  • How to tell a story with pictures?

    by Apers | 21st of May, 2016

    How do I tell the story I have in mind with my pictures in an album? Here are some of the challenges I am facing: - How to construct micro-stories that fit on one or two pages that fit in and contribute to the overall story of the complete album. - Which pictures to... More
  • GPS tracking apps for iOS to geotag your photos (ALL CAMERAS)

    by Dolby1985 | 18th of May, 2016

              Hi guys, I got bored to geotag my images manually so, I've decided to look for some options on my D750 (continue reading, the solution can be used on any camera!) The official solution from my camera brand maker is an external... More
  • Filters? Who needs them?

    by Waltp1957 | 19th of April, 2016

    Filters are one of those accessories that many photographers either do not know about, or consider exotic additions to their camera bag. Well, that may or may not be true. What kind of photos do you want to take? For some, they may very well be totally unnecessary. For others,... More
  • New to Dreamstime - 20 or so uploads

    by Xxxyyy123 | 1st of March, 2016

    Hello all, Glad to be joining such an "illustrious" group - have had my first 20 uploads. Since I'm new, I'm wondering what the more experienced people have found is the best way to increase sales? -Blogging here -Own website -Keymaster program -Social Media -Other... More
  • Photo composition - the thoughts that went into taking a snapshot

    by Hstovring | 18th of February, 2016

    What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the... More
  • Branch or bird?

    by Physi28 | 4th of February, 2016

    When I made the photo I was not sure it would be of any use, for DT that is. Later on, when I checked it in the computer I liked the effect which the bizarre branch had on the whole image, after erasing some disturbing elements I thought it was ready for upload. I was wondering... More
  • Early Morning Walk Around London

    by Beng32 | 14th of September, 2015

    While visiting relatives in London recently I was itching to get around the sites with my camera, but the weather just wasn't playing ball, of course. I got up on the final morning, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. With a couple of hours before we were scheduled to leave,... More
  • Defining Or Redefining Model Image

    by Emeraldraindropsphotography | 19th of August, 2015

        I wish to congratulate Seattle model Serjski on her first image sale through other channels! As some of you may know, individual image sales are not lucrative earnings for the most part, but every sale counts. Beyond the sales, here is what I really enjoy.... More
  • Egypt

    by Fjarabica | 18th of August, 2015

    Egypt landscape of relaxation and sightseeing. Gorgeous beaches around the Red Sea satisfy both demanding tourists.    Or Karnack temples. It is the largest temple complex in Egypt, founded Senusretem I. around 1950 BC. And gradually built and expanded over a period... More
  • EXPO 2015 Milan

    by Lejoch | 12th of May, 2015

    Hi, I'm creating a new collection about EXPO 2015. Here a short description from the official site: "Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where... More

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