Articles by Olaf Brugman

Sand sculpture collection

Collections are a powerful way to present stock photos by theme for those who have an interest in a specific topic and want to see the best stock photos Dreamstime has available.Thinking in terms of collections also helps me to create my own thematic photo series. They also are a great help in finding out how other photographers have covered a specific topic.Here's a link to theSand Sculptures collection I created today.If you have photos that deserve to be in this collection, just let... continue reading

About hot rods and pipes

Have you ever thought about pipes and piping systems as a suitable stock photo theme? Sometimes, specific images themes and objects turn out to be quite successful stock photos. In my case, I have seen images about pipes and piping systems to have a quite high conversion scores: many clicks or views result in actual downloads.It seems that photos in the area of technology and engineering do quite well. And after a couple of trials, I noticed it was quite fun to make pictures of pipes: they shine,... continue reading

Cactus and succulent photography

Photographing cactus and succulents is something that I have come to appreciate over the past couple of months. They have a lot to offer in terms of shape, close-ups, color, symmetry.The first series of photos on them allowed me to experiment with Collections, as a tool to further promote photos here on Dreamstime, and I was able to create my first collection of cactus and succulents.I already have noticed that collections helpt to increase the number of views, so that is a positive experience... continue reading

Stock photography that blogs

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