Articles by Joezachs

My story

Had been to Andaman and Nicobar islands recently. Clean air and clean beach are the main highlights of the place. Saw this tree stump on one of the beaches and was wondering how old this could be.  Visiting the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum was an afterthought and I am glad we made it (just a few hours before our flight took off from Port Blair) There were many items on display. But what caught my eye was the display of these Turtle shells with a story attached to it. It goes like this:... continue reading

simple lines

We always wonder why our pictures don’t get sold but others have all the luck.When I first saw this picture I thought, “who would want to buy such a picture” I mean this gives an impression as if the lady is running with the basket trolley in an aisle in the supermarket. Nobody would like to do an advertisement showing that a lady has to sprint across with a basket trolley.But I was so wrong, when I saw that this picture has reached level 4 and downloaded 44 times!!The best way... continue reading

Dreamstime to the rescue

At times blog writers (or writers in general) do face problems of getting the right picture. They may have something in mind and to try to depict the same in a pictorial format or as a supporting picture, is a difficult task.This is where Dreamstime comes to the rescue.I wanted to make a small movie snippet and had a particular scene in mind. The picture that I was looking for had to be Vector based and not a photograph and it had to be slightly leaning towards “happiness and fun”.... continue reading

Tablets and what not

In the good old days, friendship was just going out for a walk and talking to each other with only your dog eavesdropping.Now friendship is talking to each other on Facebook with the whole world eavesdropping.In the good old days, tablet was something that my dad used to give me to swallow with a glass of water when I was not feeling well.Or the word kindle was something the Famous Five used to do in Enid Blyton’s book when they went camping and wanted to light a fire.... continue reading

The importance of right keyword

People get agitated when they see wrong keyword notification in their in box and some of them respond in an aggressive manner.This a reply I had to send to one such member:- - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -“This is not targeting any individual.If improper keywords are used all the contributors of DT suffers.Take for example your picture of a Pigeon (and it is a good picture)If one of the buyers tries to search for a picture of a Pigeon, there is a good... continue reading

Searching in vain

I intended to buy some pictures for myexternal blogand wrote about how I intended to buy it in the Dreamstime message board.To make the message more colourful and illustrative in the above thread, I searched DT for a picture of two people exchanging pictures (or anything)I tried many keywords like:exchangeexchangingexchanging picturesgive and takeand many other combinations of words by which both the people are giving and taking.Almost all the pictures that I got were something... continue reading

Listening to the left shoulder

Last week I sauntered into the kitchen and found this big plate all piled up with mangoes which looked very pale.I asked wifey “Hey why so many mangoes and why are they looking pale ?”She said “its all sort of blanched”Me : “Blanched?”Wifey “ Well I don’t know if the technical word is blanched, but what I did was put them in boiling water till they sort of turned slightly yellow and then immediately take them out and cool them”Me “ But who wants to eat boiled and... continue reading

Threading pictures

How often do we sit in a pensive mood near a brook and reflect on all the things that nature has given us. Isn’t it nice to feel the water flow beneath your feet as you gaze at the wonderful big tree or the colourful trees that keep changing the leaves according to the season.Isn’t it nice to observe that dandelion bravely standing against the wind.If you sit close and observe you can see each floret getting swept away by the wind (following... continue reading

No sales ?

Came across a blog here which said that he had lots of views but hardly any salesWhat are the ways to improve sales?First step is to expose yourself and your pictures. One good way is by writing blogs. (a good amount of exposure here)Secondly reading other’s blogs and writing suitable comments/suggestions. It helps not only that person but also others who read the comments.Next is using the right keywords.For example this picture here.If I want to search for this item I will be... continue reading

Member's choice

I wonder who selects the member's choice.One of our fellow member of the DT pointed out to me that I am becoming famous as one of my pictures is listed in the Member's choiceWhen I went to that page I found that indeed it was there.But yesterday when I went to the same page I found that two of my pictures were featured there !!Now this is a double bonanza and I wonder who selects and puts these up there. continue reading

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