Articles by Fiifre

Starting a collection, looking for your help

Hey guys and girls,I would like to get my first public collection, and I'm looking for some of your pictures to add.The theme is Colourful Postcards.It comes down to pictures that could be used as a postcard and are very contrasting. Some examples below.Thanks for your help.Oh and feel free to critique any of my pictures, as I'm always willing to learn. continue reading

Color catches the eye

After analyzing my sales, I noticed something that most of you guys knew for ages, colorful pictures attract the attention.Although sales are not always directly connected to views, you still need people to look at your pictures in order to sell them, so the higher you get the views, the better.Try it yourself, type in your random keyword, and look for the best selling pictures in that category. Seldom will you see a picture that isn't colorful (and really really sharp).In my last bunch... continue reading

Reaching First Milestone

I'm closing in on my first milestone, 98 images online, 2 to go to reach that magic 100. Couldn't wait to actually reach it before posting. Don't know how you guys reach milestones in the 1000's, my next one will be 200 :-)These are my last few uploads and my Best selling one.Grtz and thanks for reading. continue reading

Sales don't come, what am I doing wrong ?

Hello,Although I try hard to get images approved, keyword them correctly, I still make no sales. I can't see what i'm doing wrong.I hardly get any views, let alone downloads. Do I chose wrong subjects ? are there too much of these pictures already ? quality just not good enough ?Any advice is appreciated. Thanks continue reading

My First Model

I read on stock-photography blogs that models sell better than most other type of pictures. So I said to myself, lets give it a try. I asked my second half if she agreed and she did...Feel free to comment or give advice on how to sell stock, as I'm always looking for ways to improve. continue reading

Tell us about your first sale

I'm creating this blog for all newcomers like myself, as I guess we all like to hear about successtories from people here at DT.Please feel free to tell us about your successtories or how you are awaiting your first sale. The reason you think made you 'succesfull' here at DT would be a plus.This blog is for you guys, so we are all waiting for those great stories, let them come !I'm one of the people awaiting their first sale, so always feel free to comment on... continue reading

Trip to Kenya

Two months ago, I was lucky and went on a trip to Kenya. I took a lot of pictures during a safaritrip, but only a few came out well.Too much motion in the car, too little time for settings and tryouts ... problems all beginners have to face I guess.If any of you have advice about picture-making during safari's , it's always more than welcome.Comments are ofcourse also more than welcome, as it will improve the technique of all those who... continue reading

My First Uploads

Hey,I'm new to this site, I'm new to stockphoto's all together. As most of you guys, I'm amazed at the level of quality I see in the pictures on dreamstime.As most of you, I felt that some of the rejected pictures were actually nice. But reading the reasons why they got rejected, well ... it makes sense. When you look at the pictures some of you guys are posting up here .... rejection gets easier :-) On top of that you can use this advice in order to improve.Now my first uploads are done,... continue reading

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