Articles by Ravi Kumar

Nearing the 100$ mark

It has been little more than 8 years in Dreamstime now... With 157 Photographs and 77 Sale I am inching close to 100 Dollars mark which would be my first pay out.The journey was not without disappointment. It has been a roller coaster ride starting with the initial Happy phase and then the sad ones when lots of my photographs got rejected and then came the phase with first sale and subsequent acceptance of few more photographs.I am waiting anxiously when someone would buy a couple more of... continue reading

Luck

A pinch of luck is always welcome... There would have been times when you had cursed the weather for being a spoil sport and ruining all your effort for that perfect picture you had thought of capturing.Recently I was visiting the Safdarjungs Tomb in New Delhi, India and had always pictured of taking a shot with the reflections of this monument in one of its fountain pools. But to my total dismay when I reached there i found the pool all dry (Delhi faces acute water shortage during summers)... continue reading

Dust in Sensor

In one of my recent trips I have end up having some dust in my sensor and my attempts to clean this had caused more damage than help. I tried the local canon service center but they would not help as my EOS 350 D is too old and is no longer supported. The only option that seems left out for me is to go for a new camera. I also visited the canon store to check out some new camera, I liked Canon 5D MarkIII and Canon 6D but this is going to burn a huge hole in my pocket. I am sure this is not only going... continue reading

Looking for Inspiration

As a photographer at times we all tend to forget that all our shots revolve around a same theme or in some cases they are so diverse that its hard to find out. It is amazing to note that paintings of great artists are so unique in nature that one can guess the artist based on the style of work. The same happens in photography as well. As an amateur one tries a lot to learn. Some may call it copying and some call it inspiration. I would like to use the later word.In earlier days the inspiration... continue reading

What are your plans when you receive the first payment

This is in continuation to my earlier Blog Entry Monetizing a hobby is the sweetest thing and for some whom this is a fulltime profession the need of the hour.I know that there are lot of photographers here who would have already crossed the 100$ mark and have got their payments. And there will be also some like me who are yet to get their first payment.I am sure it would have been a very great feeling to have the first payment from the stock site.I have always been curious on how people... continue reading

The key is to monetize

I hope most of them would agree when I say Photography is not showing things as it is but to add the special touch to it wherein a normal photograph portrays what the eye behind the lens wants to see. This key differentiation is what an idea is. But wait however unique an idea is as long as it is not monetized its all gone in drain. I recently heard a great entrepreneur say that its not a ideator who creates a business but the person who is able to monetize it.I am sure if monetizing was not... continue reading

lonely road

Photography was something that I have been craving since I was very young but things were not so favorable until I bought my first DSLR. Capturing moments during my trips had been the only way I used to add photographs to my collection but things took a different route when I started with Dreams time..With Google Plus being started a couple of month back and was amazed to note how photographers took up Google by storm to be the most active group there. Its great to see howpeople interested... continue reading

Visit to Leh

A trip to Leh had always been in travel wish list but had not been able to make it happen until last month. I planned this trip last year around but due to the cloudburst catastrophe that happened I shelved it again.People visiting India usually have a entirely different picture of India. India to the eyes of a tourist is always something synonymous to population, traffic, dust, beggars, snake charmers, elephants, etc., But believe me when I say a visit to Leh might make you rethink about India... continue reading

Tripod

How important is a Tripod to a photographer ? This could be a question that would be in a mind until you have one. But the point is who is willing to carry a tripod already the camera bag with those lens and charger storage media and camera makes it heavy.But Wait ...What if your tripod is compact and could be fit in a small place.In that case this is really a very useful tool for any photographer to take along with. Usually while shooting for images with zoom a slightest shake might... continue reading

Twitter

Just wondering how many of them in Dreamstime Twitter as well... Twitter usually is attributed to be the network that helps marketing through its connection and lots of the users here use it for the same. So just a vague thought came to my mind if Twitter could be used to promote your portfolio in dreamstime or any other site for the case.This could reallybe a good thing to know @vtrravikumar continue reading

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