Articles by Christopher Rawlins

Any photographers near Venlo, Netherlands?

Back in Europe after more than five years in Asia.It feels strange, especially playing in snow for the first time in ages.I've now moved to Venlo, which is in the Netherlands and on the border with Germany.They even have a part of town that's unofficially known as little Germany.My main point in this blog is to meet other photographers (Dreamstimers?) who live near Venlo, that could be Eindhoven, Dusseldorf, Essen and Maastrict.It'll be great to meet another microstocker and who... continue reading

Scooters and Mopeds, We love them!

Hi everyoneJust to let you know that there's a new scooter collection of very affordable pictures at Dreamstime.In this collection we have lots of colorful images of scootersMost of them are parkedBut there are some action shots as wellAlso Dreamstime has some free photos with scooters - https://www.dreamstime.com/free-results.php?searchby=scooter&searchtype=free&x=28&y=9To see the collection... continue reading

Chinese Symbols - collection has been updated with new images

Photo buyers, Chinese culture lovers and people with a general interest in China - good news, the Chinese Symbols's collection has been updated with some new images.China, as Napolean put it, is older than history itself and this collection contains many images that people associate with China and the Chinese speaking world.I hope you enjoy!Xin Nian Kuai Le (happy new year!) continue reading

Im in my Forties Now

I turned 40 on the 26th January.After years of denying being my age, some people might say lying, I've finally realised that it wasn't a helpful attitude.Life is limited, so get out there and make the most of it.So now I'm going to embrace being forty and use it as a tool to do the things i want to do.My present to myself is some months off work, which will start from the 5th Feb.Off course, photography will play a big part in the next few months and I'm aiming to move it forward.... continue reading

New Collection - Editorial India

I've put together some wonderful pictures from India.The collection focuses on people from India and is a series of naturalistic portraits and people in their environments.Please, take a look.The collection has only just started but there are already many pictures that depict the energy, spirit and diversity of India.Most of the pictures are only for non-commercial use but lets get creative.Pictures can be used in many ways.Perhaps you know someone who's going to travel... continue reading

Chinese Symbols for Chinese New Year

Christmas might just be around for the corner for you guys in the west and I know that my nieces and nephews are getting very excited about it.Happy Christmas!But in East Asia, Chinese New Years is much more important.The next Chinese New Years starts on 14th February 2010 and it will be the Year of the Tiger.So it's time to get your images for this event.I've just updated the 'Chinese Cultural Symbols' collection to include images for the Year of the TigerThese are mostly papercuts,... continue reading

Thoughts After a Year

HiI've been here for just over a year.Whilst I thought I'd have a bigger portfolio and better sales by now, I have enjoyed my time here and am willing to put more time and effort into getting better results.My most downloaded pictureSuccesses-- Better at spotting potential 'stock' pictures in the environment-- Improved my photoshop skills in relation to 'stock pictures.-- Can do concepts and enjoy them when I do.Failures-- I haven't built up much stock with... continue reading

Thoughts from a Newbie.

Hi, I've been with Dreamstime for just over two months and what a two months it has been.My photography has radically changed as I've learnt much about microstock photography.I've also became obsessed with photograhy, taking my camera with me at all times and noting down any ideas that I have related to photos.It has been very motivating.My only frustration has been not enough time.I've been on Flickr for about two years and learnt loads over there but the freeback is very soft... continue reading

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