Articles by Ron Lima

To be or not to be... exclusive

I have read some books about stock photography and most of them advise the reader to have his photographs sold by different websites. They say we can earn more money this way but... is that real?I really don't know about it - I'm new in the microstock business and like thousands of others, I want to earn money too.So, what I can say about exclusivity is: I WANT TO BE EXCLUSIVE to Dreamstime. Why? Because I'm happier this way. As they say: it's a commitment and I can be exclusive because they believe... continue reading

I didn't believe it was possible

Some years ago, I was called by a microstock editor who wanted to have my pictures on his website. The guy wanted to pay me 15% of commission over the pictures sold. I really thought about it and asked him to explain me better about the structure of his image bank and how I should submit my images. The guy then explained me everything, saying that his website was only selling CDs of specific themes and all the images should be photographed using positive slides - I could not submit any digital image... continue reading

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