Articles by Nicku

Persevere and the results will come

I started to Upload images for the first time in march 2004; i was the 33th user registered on Dreamstime.com. After 7 images uploaded from various reasons I forgot about those 7 images online.... I remember about them 6 years later in august 2010. :(.From september last year i started to take a little bit more serious microstock photography, and i started to upload and shoot more and more (mostly in my free time) stock photos and illustrations...After i restarted my activity on DT (first... continue reading

Undiscovered traditions

The majority of us know about famous traditions or holidays like Saint Patrick's Day , 4th July or Halloween; but not many know about some incredible local traditions from certain countries or regions.I want to tell you about a local tradition from Romania, north Moldavia area; a very picturesque region where old traditions and places are combine with the modern world.Every Year on 30th of December in Comanesti ( a small mountaintown, around 25k people) is held The Bear Dancing Festival... continue reading

Very useful subscription sales

In this article i want to talk about how useful are the subscription sale on DT unique level based system.... Two months ago around 70% of my sales were sub sales; at that time i was very frustrated about that ( at one time almost 20 sub. sales in a row).In a forum thread Achilles wrote to me regarding the unusual number of subscriptions sales '' Although you can not control the number of sub. sales they are something you should aim for...'',honestly i didn't belive him. Many of my photos turned... continue reading

New camera body or better lens?

Today, almost all photographers who sell pictures on microstok are using digital slr cameras. Many novice photographers at a time will face ''the big dilemma'': new camera body or a good, sharp, more expensive lens?I personally know many persons who upgraded from say Canon EOS 40D to 50D/7D, from EOS 450D to 550D....WOW.... XX megapixels...WOW.... X frames/second, super mega LCD...and they use kit lenses.On the other side i know many photographers who kept the ''old cameras'' (Canon... continue reading

Studio lighting for beginners

I read over time many threads regarding studio lights.... Many beginners in stock photography wonder what kind of lights others contributors use? some photographers use expensive lights and big studious other makeshift studios in the corner of their room. Not many contributorsare willing to invest large sums of money in lights from the from the beginning....I want to tell you about my low budget around $290 light setup that i obtained good results:2xExcella 80w flashes with tripod attachments... continue reading

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