Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess are effective for a wide range of users of photography and illustration. A focused swimmer, bicyclist or climber evokes the notions of determination, success, failure, striving, achievement and health. Each of these words often accompanies a graphic in promotions, reviews... continue reading
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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 water and other healthy liquids in a sane diet. Images of fit individuals taking in a daily allotment of fluids are used in promotions for dietary supplements, health clubs, juices and bottled water as well as for editorial pieces... continue reading
Much is being made in the current U.S. presidential race about ads and emails that disparage the candidates with the use of innuendo and false accusations. The polls show that most Americans are opposed to such ads.In general, negative claims or images are not effective in any kind of advertising. However, sometimes showing certain social and personal ills is called for: health care facilities and pharmaceutical companies use illustrations of depression to educate and promote their products and... continue reading
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 terrific collection of the candidates for the US Presidential nomination now.) Paris Hilton steps out on the street and a Dreamstime contributor with the best vantage point photographs her while the paparazzi look on from behind... continue reading
June is just around the corner and all over the world, brides are lining up for their big day, panic setting in. Some Dreamstime photographers are accomplished wedding shooters. Sooner or later, though, most of you will be asked to take photos for someone's event. Here are some tips for wedding and event photography. I've also added suggestions to ensure that some of your wedding photos will be useful as stock photography.... continue reading
This is a question my parents ask me all the time, right before they insert the annoying phrase, “maybe you should get a real job”. You see, they’re old fashioned and grew up in a time when careers were the norm, together with a stable pension. The world has changed considerably and the pace of change is accelerating.Nowadays, it’s not only much easier to become your own boss but it’s expected! Stock photography is just a small part of the much larger ‘gig economy’, where traditional... continue reading
Great stock photos are all around you and in places you would never expect. That's one of the reasons I am rarely more than a few moments from my camera bag. But, having your camera in the bag is different than having it your hand...Once you get your camera out of the bag, you have to get it up in front of your face...One of my all time best selling stock photos is a shot I took on a whim while waiting to take photos of some friends singing and playing at a small outdoor venue.... continue reading
Friday, 9:06 AM -A fellow county employee called the shelter for help. Her brother had passed away about two months ago and his dog, Sweet Boy, was left at the property all alone. Other family members had been saying they would take him in, but 8 weeks later there he sat. She had been going daily to feed him but didn’t think it fair to sit at a vacant house.He was brought to the shelter on August 24, 2017. He certainly did live up to his name! He was a great dog. Perhaps he wasn’t as... continue reading
Hello,So excited to have my first 100 accepted !I guess the first time I was interesting in Photography was when my grade 6 teacher built a darkroom and I made my first photo from a negative, butI never pursued it. Life got in the way and that was somewhat forgotten about, I was always the one with camera though.Years went by, 30 plus years!I bought a point an shoot..it was fun for awhile, but I wanted more, my Son bought me a Canon,( non interchangeable lens) I was so excited! I learnt... continue reading
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