Articles by Markos Loizou


I was uploading pictures for about a year, from 2010 until 2011. My last photo was uploaded on the 20th of October of 2011. Ever since I was completely inactive. For some reason this year I decided to log in again and see what changed. The website looked the same, the user interface looked the same. Even the contributors area which looked archaic 6 years ago was still the same(and still is).Then the current assignment at the time caught my eye. It was the WOW assignment, I submitted 5 photos I had... continue reading

First level 2 !!!

After some time i managed to reach level 2:)This is the pictureThis picture was just a snapshot but when i saw it again at the beginning of this year in May i liked it and with the proper processing and correction it became mybest selling photo. I only have 50 picture in my portfolio but 45 of them were uploaded between May and September, not bad for me. I have no time any time other than the summer to take, process and upload picturesI also submitted a picture for a competition... continue reading


I had an image that was under review for about 30 hours and now its back in the queue. What happened? Im new to microstock. Does this happen often? continue reading


I'm new to photoshop and i need a way to learn photoshop to a good extent. I have thought of going to lessons but i neither have the time nor the money for that kind of activity. My other option is books and DVDs. I,ve found three books in amazon and one comes with dvd lessons.Have you got any suggestions(books)? continue reading

My first 1000

I made my first 1000 euros which is about 1400$ last Friday 6th of may. If you see my profile i have only one sale(kind of pathetic). Im new to micro stock and i was away from dreamstime for o long while. Im an amateur photographer from Cyprus. I dislike microstock because more of the pictures are dull that require no artistic spiritAnyway where did i get the money? From National contests of all high schools. I have 2 first prizes that gave me 400 euros each and one second that gave me the extra... continue reading

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