Goodbye, Ellen Boughn...

During two wonderful years, we could enjoy fresh and inspirational articles of blog "Stock Photography that Sells" by stock expert Ellen Boughn. We could read hundreds of tips about how to improve as stock photographers and illustrators. We were showered with ideas what concepts to shoot, how to compose our images, how to find inspiration, how to work with models.

Now she goes and works for other projects, especially for her new book. But these tips will remain as priceless assets in any nowadays and future stock photographer's knowledge base.

I tried to categorize Ellen's advice and here is the result:

Best Sellers Tips

How to shoot best selling images. What is important in making an image eyecatching and appealing to customers and designers?

A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

Best Seller Tips-Illustration

What Makes Best Selling Photo?

Secrets of Microstock SuperStars

2008 Best Selling Photos

Tips & Tricks

All kind of tips and tricks, what apply to every type of photography. What to pay attention to? What kind of models to use? How to work with models? How to compose your images? What to keep in mind while taking pictures?

What is She Wearing?

Not Just a Pretty Face

Your Turn

All the Pretty Faces

Masters of Light

The RGB of it all

The Trendspotting Trend

Retro and Recession

Composition

In the News!

Point of View

The Eyes Have It

Hair and Makeup in Photos

Make the Invisible Visible

Get Framed

You Say 'Macro'. I Say Maybe...

Your Photo Counts!

What size is....?

Give It Away

Humor Sexy Cute Football Economy

Creativity & Inspiration

Where to find the inspiration? What to do when you have no clue what to shoot? How to have fun in the process? How to get inspired from and not to copy other contributors work?

A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

A Kick in the Creative Pants

Inside Out

Copyright or Copycat?

Build Your Brand

Keywording Tips

What kind of keywords you need? What kind of keywords you don't need? What kind of mistakes to avoid? How to find relevant words? Why keywording is so important?

The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

Keywords that Work (Part III)

Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

TOPICS

●● Arts

It's All There in Black and White

Is Your Photography Art?

●● Business & Industries

Shooting Small

Doctor in the House

Working Together

Local Global

Modern Medicine

Update Business Images

Very Crafty

Industrial Strength

Ups and Downs

Photographer Stimulus Package

●● Conceptual Images

What Time Is It?

PEACE

War and Peace

Way LOUD

●● Food & Drinks

Yummo! Shooting Food

Slow Food

Stay Frosty

●● Nature, Animals & Environment

Wild Models

Global Warming

A rose is a rose is a rose

Mystery in the tall trees

Focus on Wolves

Earth Day 2009

HOT! HOT! HOT!

A Whale of a Tale

●● People & Lifestyle

Sexy!

The BIG Day

A Simple Life

Moving Pictures

Booming

Mommy LOOK!

I Want to Thank the Academy....

Gay Pride

Religious Freedom

Special Needs

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Around the House

Rites of Passage

Staycation

Stuff Happens

The New Commuters

Camp Whatucallit

Baby Boomlet

Going Negative

GENERATION Y

It's Elementary

Women (want to) RULE...

Personal Best

Catching ZZZZZ's

Gathering

Naycation

Booked Up

Black Is the New Black

In with the Old

© Darac (Help)
●● Seasonal & Holidays

Erin Go Bragh!

Springtime

Changing

Snow: Real or Instant?

Gimme a _______________

Holiday Messages

Color Me Red

●● Sports

Fore!

Spectator Sports

●● Travel & Outdoor

A Sense of Place (Part 1)

A Sense of Place (Part II)

Shots That Take Off. Shooting Air Travel

Snap! Not! Vacation Photos

More Trippy Photo Tips

Road trip! Family Vacation

Top Travel Photo Spots-2008

Top Travel Photo Spots-Part II

Key Lessons-Travel Photos III

The New China

India Now

Personal blogs

© Rvs (Help)
About Ellen Boughn, favorite images, introduction and farewell

Introduction

Goodbye

Photography Events

News about Expos and Conferences

PACA Annual Meeting

More PACA Conference

Dreamstime and CEPIC

PDN PhotoPlus - Biz Blitz

PACA International Conference

User Generated Content Expo

© Klikk (Help)

Those articles are a great read for everyone who loves stock photography, loves to learn, enjoys to read and seeks fresh ideas. With her friendly writing style, good humor and insight, she makes her soon to be finished book something to look forward. Thank you, Ellen Boughn, and good luck with your book!

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June 25, 2010

Maigi

You are welcome, Henrik! I wish I could change the title of that blog. Since August is approaching, it's more like Welcome, Ellen Boughn! than Goodbye... :))

January 04, 2010

Hlehnerer

Wow! Thank you for creating this list!

June 14, 2009

Gyeah

Just, thank you!

June 13, 2009

Wildmac

Wow! What can I say! Fantastic advice for us newbies :0)

March 15, 2009

Sgcallaway1994

Thanks Maigi for putting together such a comprehensive summary of key articles Ellen wrote and compling them all in one easily accessible place. This was probably VERY time consuming, but will really be an invlauable resourse for all now and in the future.

March 07, 2009

Maigi

Thanks for the good words, Eti! I just work with huge amounts of information every day and I need a system to find a needed piece quickly. That's what that urge of categorizing... :) But I think those advises and tips from Ellen are so valuable, that it would be a waste to let them just buried under loads of information. Especially when Ellen had been so generous to let them online, while completing her book about the same subject.

March 04, 2009

Littlemacproductions

Thanks for your work getting these all into groups! As always your willingness to help your fellow contributors should be applauded!

March 04, 2009

Roberto1977

Very useful blog! Thanks Maigi!!

March 03, 2009

Fulviovilla

Hi Ellen, you wrote a very useful and interesting list of blogs.
We miss you.
Best wishes,
Fulvio.

March 03, 2009

Mbr555

Great!

March 03, 2009

Marpit

Wow !!!! Very useful post !!!!!

March 02, 2009

Eclecticelegance

Very useful categorizing!!!!! Thank you!!!!

March 02, 2009

Rebeccaosborn

wow, so much great advice and links, thanks and also Best of luck to Ellen with her book!

March 01, 2009

Maigi

LOL, Susan... Always glad to help the kindred minds. :)
Ellen, it was a pleasure. Best wishes!

March 01, 2009

Noonie

Maigi, you are always such a helpful person! This is great, thanks! Keep your brain working for all of us who are needy. :-))

March 01, 2009

Linqong

Thank you Maigi,I have got much harvest from the article of Ellen.

March 01, 2009

Ellenboughn

Thank you Maigi for your kind words and for turning my blogs into a very accessible resource by topic. I know this was lots of work as I did it for myself a few months ago. I'm certain the DT members will really appreciate it in the future and while they wait for my book! Thanks again.

March 01, 2009

Maigi

I needed some order in my brains. :) Thank you, guys!

March 01, 2009

Littledesire

Maigi, thanks for the summary! I'll add this to my fav links!

February 28, 2009

Creativei

Hi Maigi,
Hats off to you and for bringing all the blog under one blog, you truly deserve a pat on your back.

February 28, 2009

Suiphotos

Uh, wow ! Thanks for summarizing her tips. Good for newbie like me, who happens to know her only for less than 2 months. I need to bookmark this tip. Thanks again.

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