Articles by Christopher Saint Germain

Thank goodness for Facebook

Sale number two! I'm not sure why it is such an adrenalin rush to have a sale, but there it is.I have not met my second goal of having 50 uploads because I have been focusing on my studio. Business is really starting to heat up for us here in Korea. If you would like to connect through any sort of social media, just look for DaVinciPhotos and you are bound to find us.One thing that has taken my portrait photography to a new level was Zack Arias and his One Light Workshop. Now, Zack has a new... continue reading

First Sale

Well that was exciting! Hydee actually saw the sale first on her Facebook, as DT automatically posted for me.This image was my first sale on DT. I expected to be able to see some information on who purchased it, or what they plan to use it for. But, from what I could see, I can only check my earnings balance or look at my uploaded pictures to see which have been downloaded.Is there more information hidden somewhere that I am missing? continue reading

Referral Challenge Update

I created a contest that I hope will bring in new referrals. The contest is posted on my personal Facebook page Da Vinci Photos.So far this contest has brought in five referrals. Two have uploaded files. The first one to upload was Hydee and the second was JennybelleHydee's photo is the Egg of Creation.and Jennybelle posted a photo of Crab Soup.Here is a photo of Hydee in front of the Egg of Creation.Congratulations to both... continue reading

Tips for my Friends

Welcome to Dreamstime. A strange world where you could earn money for the photos that you take.You may be asking yourself, "What is a commercial image and how do I get a submitted file approved through Dreamstime?".Well I am still learning myself. When I first started my profile I thought, I have thousands of photos on my computer. Some of those must be good for this site.Out of the first hundred photos, only about 25 were accepted. This gave me a rating of around 25% and cut my... continue reading

Creating Referrals

I started a competition on my Professional Facebook site, competition was posted as an event which says:$100 PrizeCreate a profile at your photosThe profile with the most photo sales at 11:59 pm New Years Eve 2014 will win the $100 prizeDreamstime is a stock photography website that offers your photos to businesses in need of interesting pictures. You can make royalties... continue reading

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