Articles by Bob Suir

Editorial vs RF

A couple of blogs ago I wrote that my editorial pictures are not selling that well, but at this stage I do sell more editorial than RF. Of the last 40 sales, 24 are editorial.These pictures are my latest editorial ones. continue reading

Credits

There is something I don't understand.This picture was sold two times. Last time yesterday and the first time three day's ago. Both with 2010 credits and with the same resolution, large. With the last sale the earnings were higher than with the first one. How is that possible? continue reading

Is the free section killing the market?

For over a year I am a contributor to DT and after that year, I did put some pictures in the free section that were not even looked at. To my surprise these images are now the best downloaded ones of my portfolio.There are more than 97.000 photographers active on DT alone. If every one of them has 10 pictures in the free section, well you can do the mathematics. That is 970.000 free photo's! I am sure there will be a usefull one for every designer. I have 4 pictures in the free section, but I... continue reading

Back from holiday in France

Just got back from a holiday in France. Always a good opportunity to shoot pictures you normaly don't shoot, because you don't live in that country.I am still processing images, but these are already online! continue reading

One of a kind

More than 8 million pictures in the data base of Dreamstime, and I am the only one with pictures of a red titi monkey! I did a search to see what kind of photo's already are online, but to my surprise the search came up with nothing. Only 2 pictures of a titi monkey are available, but not the red titi monkey.If you know a zoo nearby with red titi monkey's, go there and shoot!! ( with your camera of course.....) continue reading

Exclusive contributer

One of my first blogs I wrote was about my thoughts Not to become an exclusive contributer. But over the months I changed my mind. I thought about it a long time. Every now and then I looked at the exclusivity button on the management area and saw what my earnings could have been.Then I counted my earnings elsewhere and everytime I checked, I earned more on Dreamstime if I was an exclusive contributer.I also took in account the time I was spending uploading to the other sites. It does saves... continue reading

Are they honest

I was just thinking how DT is controling the usage of a picture.If for instance a picture is bought by subscription as royalty free, but the buyer makes 50.000 creeting cards with it, who is checking that? If he sells these cards outside the Netherlands, where I live, I am not going to find out. continue reading

Another editorial picture sold!

Yesterday I wrote a blog about editorial pictures and just sold today another editorial picture! The buyer searched for the keyword: sexyHave a nice day! continue reading

Editorial images

I do have a lot of editorial images, but they are not selling all that good. The pictures next to this text are sold once or twice, as a matter of fact, the one of Maxima, the dutch princess, is my only level 2 picture. The pictures under this text have a lot of viewes, but no downloads.What are your experiences with editorial photo's? continue reading

First Tiff sale!!

This picture is sold as my first tiff.I hope more will follow, because the money is good!! continue reading

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