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Celebrating 1 year microstock and $500 DT sales!

I signed up with DT a few years ago, but didn't start uploading until may last year.I only had 3 months of experience with studio and flash photography (I was a macro/insects shooter for 2 years prior to that), so I really didn't expect to sell anything (here or elsewhere).The first few months, sales on DT were (indeed) dramatic, but I soon discovered that insects are no big sellers when it comes to microstock. So, I checked various microstock sites, in order to find out which subjects did well... continue reading

High speed photography

About one year ago, I came across a website with beautiful images of splashes. I immediately knew I wanted to do this too! However, I was a macro photographer, withy zero experience of studio and/or flash photography. So, I had no idea what I needed, to create these a pictures. Since it took me about a month of intensive research to figure out what I needed (and why I needed it) I thought I share this information with you!First thing you'll need are strobes (continues lights and studio flashes... continue reading

Finding your images in use

After starting with stock 10 months ago, I just found my 9th image in use:Since many people wonder how to find their pictures in use, here are a couple of suggestions!1. use www.tineye.comTineye is a reversed images search engine that I had good luck with (6 out of the 9 images were found using tineye!) If you install their add on for Firefox or Internet Explorer, you only need to right click on your pictures online (for instance your portfolio here on DT) and Tineye starts the search... continue reading

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