Articles by Astormfr

Sunset on the Shanghai Skyline

What an experience!As a European citizen I was lucky enougth to spend, during a business trip, two days in Shanghai.The first thing I did what enjoying a beautiful sunset on the amazing Shanghai skyline from the famous Bund.  There you are like in front of a modern painting: you have hughe skyscrapers (and even the Shanghai tower the 2nd tallest building in the world!), the big river in front of them and you can see all that at the same time!As the sun goes down, more and more... continue reading

300 I did it!

That is it. THREE HUNDRED pictures online!I joined three years ago so average of 100 accpeted pictures per year.Monthly uploads: 6.69 average.It is not that much, I have to improve!My new targets:- Increase again and again my portfolio (400 online pictures)- Increase my download per image (0.4 currently, target more than 1!) continue reading


I have create a new collection for pictures of Christmas lights. They are magic.They help us to sustain the dark and cold season of winter.If you have or found some, do not hesitate to propose them to me. You are more than welcome!Xmas lights collection continue reading

First World War Centenary

In France the ceremonies have started yesterday to commemorate the First World War Centenary.There will be lots of events all over the country but mainly in the famous WW1 sites as in the French military cemetery of Notre Dame de Lorette in North of France.One goal is to be able to keep the memory of those dramatic events even if all the participants are no longer alive.By the way I find it weird to celebrate the begining and not the... continue reading

Level 3

I finally have a level 3 photo since today. I am so happy.Thank you buyers!5 downloads : 1 photo3 downloads : 1 photo2 downloads : 4 photo1 downloads : 41 photoI find it weird to have so much photos at only 1 download?!Do you also have the same feedback? Do you have an idea how to explain that? continue reading

My Quick Keywording Technics

Dear all,As you are all aware of, keywording is a key part of microstock. It allows buyer to find the good picture. In other words: YOUR picture!It is also very time-consuming for contributors.I want to share with you the way I do my keywording in a little tutorial. To do so I will make an example.Assume I want to keyword the following picture:1 – Look at your picture and find three simple keywords that are very representativeexample : wine, corks,... continue reading

Yes I can DT

Yes I can! I did reached $100 revenus. And yes I can still improve my portfolio.Here is my own personnal little story:I joined Dreamstime on May 4, 2010. I was not really active at the beginning because I was learning photo and testing others microstock sites.2010 : 4 photos accepted, 12 rejected ; 0 sales2011 : 17 photos accepted, 75 rejected ; 3 sales (not my best shots btw!)After this lazy time I decided to focus on DT only and work harder to improve... continue reading

Golf collection

Hello all!A post just to share with you my passion about Golf.It is a marvelous sport:- Healthy because you walk a lot in fresh air (and sometimes in rain)- It can be played by nearly everybody (young, old, men, women, fat, disabled...)- It is very fair thanks to its handicap ruleAnd you why do you play golf?Or why don't you play golf?I just created a "Golf" collection so if... continue reading

French Food - Baguette

As you may be aware of, in France, we are crazy about the French "baguette". It is the common bred we are buying and eating on a daily basis.It is also part of the cliché of the French man.Here are some shots I took about one of my favorite baguette.I also know that in many country around the word (at least in big cities) their are now at least one or two "boulangerie" that make "baguette".I hope you will love it!Bon appétit. continue reading

New photos of the Louvre Lens online, France

Dear all,I told you about the new Louvre in Lens city inthe North of France in the article: are now new photos of the museum.I hope you will like them.1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-Yes the grass is now yet here :-) Waiting for spring to come!9- continue reading

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