Articles by Ken Cole

Are High View Counts an Indicator of Success?

There have been several message board threads and discussions regarding views.At the moment, there is one fairly intense discussion ongoing because of a change in the way Dreamstime counts views.One of the arguments is that views are important for beginners as an indicator of success, either for a particular image or as meaningful feedback on one's ability as a stock photographer.I disagree that counting views was and is a meaningful guide for beginners.Logically one might think so but there... continue reading

Searching for Images in Use

Let's face it.No matter why you contribute photos to Dreamstime, whether you are a professional photographer or a hobbyist just starting out, one of the biggest rewards a photographer can get is finding one of your images in use.It is human nature to want to see your efforts being appreciated and used effectively by someone else.Stock photography is uniquely able to provide affirmation when due credit is given.It is as satisfying as applause at the end of a good performance.I have been... continue reading

No More Worthless Cats

This is a difficult blog for me to write and I can hardly believe I am doing it.Not only is it my first ever blog entry but it is about my wife's CATS!I don't have any pets.My wife has two cats.Are you beginning to get the picture...?One cat is an orange tabby named Princess.She HAS to be related to my mother-in-law.The two have exactly the same disposition, traits and looks, right down to the annoying whining all the time and a skinny, scrawny appearance.They both are elderly, frail... continue reading

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