Articles by Mellimage

Creative projects as a way to train your eye - a review

Last year I wrote a short entry on how to use creative projects to train your eyes and stay creative. I also mentioned in that entry, that I had plans on taking part in a 52 week creative project where one had to create one image each week for a theme. This entry then is to review this challenge, to tell you what I liked about it and what I became increasingly sceptical about - and why, in consequence I won't do a 52 week challenge this year.Background:I had consciously already decided against... continue reading

Creative projects - how to stay creative and train your eyes.

How do you keep your creativity flowing? How do you train your eyes to see photographically? I have creative projects that help me with that. I have a few projects going, most of them are long term projects.One project is the "Project Green" where I try to find images where green is the dominant color or the subject. What I found helpful in this project is that I look at the things around me, trying to notice things that are green. There are so many things that are green. While plant images seem... continue reading

Best of 2011

This image of a green window is among my favorite images from 2011. Which ones are yours? I've posted all others on my blog, feel free to check them out:Best of 2011.Happy New Year and all the best for 2012! continue reading

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Dear Dreamstime users,I wish you a wonderful holiday season! continue reading

You are invited...

..to celebrate another milestone with me. As of yesterday I have now more than 500 images online. How are we going to celebrate? Let's cook together!! among the latest batch of accepted images there is this one of a Spinach-Minced Meat bake. I prepared it (for the first time the day I took this image), photographed it, ate it. It was so delicious that I recently made it again for my family - and they too loved it. So here is how you make it:Ingredients:300 g Frozen Spinach Leaves150 g ground... continue reading

1000 downloads

Today I received the 1,000th download on my portfolio.The image that was downloaded is this leadership concept image from my Playful Concepts series. In this series I try to realise social and business concepts with the help of small generic game figurines.Currently I have over 80 images of this series here on Dreamstime and it has become one of my favorite series to photograph. The inspiration for the themes that I use come from my professional background, but also from stories in my environment... continue reading

Acceptance of who you are - a hobbyist perspective

The other day I enjoyed reading Visceralimage's blog about accepting who you are photographicaly speaking. This entry is probably more of a continuation of his thoughts, than a reply.The first thing I have to accept is that I am not a professional photographer. At least not in the sense where photography is my main or only source of income. I earn most of my money elsewhere - and most of my energy also goes into this job. Hence, if others speak about rising income from photography and I am loosing... continue reading

400 images online

Though I have been at Dreamstime for more than 3 years, I only managed now to surpass the "400 images online" milestone. The milestone image is of an old tree in a nearby park in my hometown. And since it is my milestone image I've decided to make it exclusive to Dreamstime. But it is also featured in these two more images. This one is the landscape version of the milestone image and was taken just after the first snow had fallen. A few days later, more snow had arrived and I went back to the park... continue reading

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