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Rate my portfolio

Hi guys,I want to have your opinion about my pf.I'm asking that since I have almost no sales here.I'd like to improve.Thank you =)My Portfolio continue reading

Seriously, how is Dreamstime's situation?

I've been asking myself this for a few months. Since April things started goind really bad here, but anyway I've never had great numbers on Dreamstime.I'm writing this beacuse I realized that today, in 24 hours, on another agency (a good agency, not a crappy one) I've had more sales than on DT in two MONTHS.One day vs two months. Is it all right for you? Not for me.I think there's something really wrong. Even low tiers perform much better in terms of sales than DT for me.If Dreamstime... continue reading

Sale number 2000 on DT!

Second decent milestone for me =)And it came on Christmas Day. I'll consider it a Christmas present =)I'd like to thank DT for letting me sale my work.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, guys!Oh, I forgot... this is my 2000th sale =)She's beautiful, isn't she? =) continue reading

Sale number 1000!

First decent milestone for me: a few minutes ago I reached my sale number 1000.DT is the first agency I started uploading to.I made several errors in the past, not knowing what to shot and how to index it.In the last 3 months my sales have dramaticaly improved, and I'm now getting 3-4 times the sales I had just in january.Why this?1) I started producing high quality and commercially worth files2) Better keywording: I now have understood, after much time, how I have to index my files... continue reading

Over 2.000 in portfolio!

Finally I dit it! 2000 in portfolio. It's been quite a while since I have started with DT. I have not uploaded that much for months, but since a month I've become a pro, starting my own studio, and now I shot stock for a living, and now I have a 96% ar for February.I will need some months to sell with a decent regularity, but I'm pretty positive about that.I said many bad things about DT before, but now if I look at other agencies I admit that DT is the only one that is not cheating with its contributors... continue reading

Canon 24-105 F/4 L USM IS review

About 2 months ago I bought a new Canon 5D Mark II, one of the best FF cameras out there. I mainly shot stock, textures most of the time, but also details, landscapes and so on. I needed a lens that would help me in every situation.That's it: Canon 24-105 L.Well, L-series lenses are Canon's models of excellence, top quality lenses provided with top quality construction body.First thing first, the body. It is made in sturdy magnesium alloy, it's waterproof, and the focus and focal rings run so... continue reading

Meet Cecilia

Say Hi to her :)She can be very shy, but can che pose, man ;-)Here is a collection of her posing in business and concept situations, hope you like her.Many more to come in the few next days, so stay tuned!ByeLucaMore of her HERE continue reading

My collections

I've just understood the importance of collections.They seem, and I say SEEM, to enhance sales, but I'm not sure of it.Anyway, I'd like to share my collections with you:MONEYMUSICELECTRONICSTEXTURES continue reading

Canon EF 70-200 F/4 L USM Review

Canon 70-200 F/4 L is said to be one, if not THE, of the best lenses Canon ever produced. I've bought it a few days ago, and I can estabilish they talked well. This lens is AWESOME.The IS one is even better because of the stabilizer, but the optic scheme is the same.Let's view it in the detail.First, the body of this lens is white. Or should I say beije. Anyway, it's not the usual black. Every Canon L telephoto lens is white, and there's a reason: L lens all have a metal body, and if you use... continue reading

Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L Review

Hi guys, it' time for me to write another review of mine. This time I'll deal with one of the most famous Canon L-series lens: the 17-40 F/4 L.Well, L-series lenses are Canon's models of excellence, top quality lenses provided with top quality construction body. When Canon makes a lens of this quality, it carries that catchy red ring on the extremity near the lens that emanates power and self confidence, really =)What's so special in this lens anyway? Well...First thing first, the body. It is... continue reading

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