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  • A Whale of a Tale

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2008

    Taking photos of giant marine mammals can be tricky. First of all, they simply can’t be counted on to show up on set on time. Whale watching tour companies chart the movement of known pods and individuals to ensure that their trips offer the most likely chances of seeing... More
  • The New Commuters

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of July, 2008

    Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the automobile. Both of these events have... More
  • War and Peace

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of June, 2008

    Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds of images they use in the subject area... More
  • Get Framed

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of May, 2008

    Images that are mass-produced as ‘wall art’ or posters for use in décor differ from fine art in that the images are not signed prints or original art. The business of wall art is complex and involves multiple publishers, distributors and online retailers as well as direct... More
  • In the News!

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2008

    I am very pleased with the images that are showing up daily under the new editorial license. It snows in Athens and BOOM, Dreamstime displays images of the Roman Forum covered in snow. Barack Obama appears at a rally and we see him quickly in the news section. (We have a... 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
  • Update Business Images

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of January, 2008

    It’s a fact business images that work seldom ******** from the predictable: business teams, meetings, handshakes, office collaboration and portraits. Within these scenarios you should always try to move ahead by updating wardrobe and props as your images evolve.... More
  • Key Lessons-Travel Photos III

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of January, 2008

    This is the final article in the series on Top Travel Spots. (Don’t neglect the list of Do’s and Don’ts at the end of this blog). When your location includes great diving spots like the warm waters of the Bay Islands of Honduras, consider shooting underwater. Shooting... More
  • PEACE

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of December, 2007

    All across the world in many countries the time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. It’s a time of hope, family and travel. I’m taking the week off for the same reasons. I have a blog ready in the... More
  • I Want to Thank the Academy....

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of August, 2007

    As fall approaches, the music and film communities begin preparation for the award season. Hollywood puts on the glam as the award shows build to the granddaddy of them all: the Academy awards. Unless you are credentialed or very clever paparazzi, you are not likely to be... 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
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major issues.... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top gives a clue... More
  • Let's Go to Lima, Peru

    by Felzum | 7th of May, 2017

    Tour of the magic water circuit, Lima, Peru.      This incredible place is located near the areas of San Isidro and Miraflores in Lima. In a day without traffic it only takes 15 minutes to reach the site.      The government's investment in restoring... More
  • Water reflection

    by Angleeyes | 6th of May, 2017

      Autumn lake, quiet reflection,like a watercolor painting.Like the quiet scenery, quiet picture, like in a dream.  The reflection of the water is one of my favorite subjects.  I think one of the most valuable photography is that it can quickly show their favorite... More
  • South Texas

    by Bradshawj567 | 5th of May, 2017

    Recently, I have added a lot of South Texas pictures, thanks in part to a trip my wife & I recently took down there with my sister. Now, for those unfamiliar, South Texas is...well, pretty much desolate, with oasis' of cities cropping up every now and again. There is Corpus... More
  • Accidental Perfect Photos

    by KyraJay | 2nd of May, 2017

    I was going for a walk along an abandoned (I hope) railroad with my cousin and I was telling her that focus can make anything look good. To prove it, I took a quick snap of the first fallen leaf I saw on the railroad at f/5.6 to blur the tracks surrounding it. That night... More
  • Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May

    by Teyakp | 1st of May, 2017

    I want to share with you some of my latest photos of nature. Nature is so beautiful and hopefully it stays that way.       See Article
  • Long Walk

    by Animalcc | 26th of April, 2017

      Took this trail and so worth while. The view and the cool spring air along with the shade of the canopy are the fruits of the efforts. See Article
  • A few days in Lisbon

    by Pjworldtour | 22nd of April, 2017

    I had the chance to have some days in Lisbon, Portugal. Here are some on the pictures I bring back home : the famous local tramway, a statue of fado dancer, a piece of an old coach and Jeronimos Monastery.         More

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