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Higher payments for extra-high resolution images?

I was just wondering why does the payment scheme ends at 8 Megapixels?It's nice that pricing for downloads depends on image resolution. But why does the scheme end at 8 MP? My opinion is that this pricing scheme (up to 8 MP) was fine some time ago, when the best digital cameras had a maximum of 10 MP resolution (and mainly less). But now as many cameras has 12 MP, I think this scheme might be extended.Also regardless of camera resolution... if I make let's say some panorama picture composed... continue reading

Collages

I use to travel a lot, so I have a lot of image collections from various cities, many of them already online at Dreamstime.I was wandering if someone has some experience with collages. Is it worth it to take several photos, let's say 4 images of Washington landmarks or something like that and make a collage of them? Do someone has any reference how well are collages selling? I would be greatful if you can share your experience with collages.I tried to make a collage of Paris landmarks, but... continue reading

Walk around The Capitol

How many photos of one building can you sell? Answer: A lot. You always have a plenty of different views, many details etc., so you can always take many shot of a single building.Here is an example from my short walk around The Capitol in Washington, D.C.: continue reading

Versailles

If you are looking for pictures of beautiful great gardens, The Gardens and Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles in french) might be a good choice. Here are some statistical information from wikipedia, so you can imagine how great they are:* 800 ha. park* 20 km. roads* 46 km. trellis work* 200,000 trees* 210,000 flowers planted annually* 132 km. of trees in rows* 23 ha. surface area of the Grand Canal* 5.57 km. perimeter of the Grand Canal* 20 km. enclosure wall* 50 fountains... continue reading

Visiting Paris

If you will be visiting Paris, don't forget to take some shots of the major Paris landmarks. Shots of Paris landmarks are selling very good,some of them are my best selling pictures.Especially photos of Eiffel Tower are very popular:Don't forget to go to the top of the Eiffel tower, there is a beautiful view of Parisand you can also take a lot of "bird's eye" pictures of near landmarks:Also Arc de... continue reading

Visiting Washington D.C.

If you are thinking of a photography trip, I recommend going to Washington D.C. There's a lot of memorials (Washington Memorial, World War II memorial, Lincoln Memorial...), monuments and other landmarks (The White House, The Capitol etc.) to shoot at small area.I spent one weekend there and made about 1000 shots. All the landmarks are close to each other, so your camera will have no chance to rest. continue reading

Earning on my trips

I'm very happy with Dreamstime as I can sell photos from my trips and vacations here. It become a kind of "trip money saver" for me :) Every time I go on a trip or vacation, I take a lot of shots and then upload them to Dreamstime. This way, I alway have like "50% off" the trip costs ;)Anyone else "travelling for less"? continue reading

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