Articles by Carmen Pietraru

Stock Photo Trends in 2019

Content creators, your New Year's resolution list's not done yet! We've got some interesting news and facts to share with you so get your pens, pencils and cameras ready for what is going to be an interesting year. If you're looking for inspiration or guidance on what to shoot and draw, we've put together a list of upcoming trends in stock photography and it's all based on true story. Or better said, true search-and-download history, plus nowadays realities.... continue reading

All I want for Christmas - most popular Xmas images in 2018

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is almost here and, as we wrap up the wish lists and try to be as nice as possible, let's have a look at the best Christmas images this year. And by best, we mean the most downloaded images, the cream of the winter crop, the apple of Santa's eyes, the upper crust on the Christmas pie.Before we go through the list and into a festive mood, a little review of some basic facts about the do's and dont's for Christmas images will do us all good. Mainly the do'... continue reading

How's business?

Business is the canonical stock subject. It's undoubtedly the most photographed, the most illustrated and the best sold concept to this date.There are more than 7.1 million results matching the 'business' search on Dreamstime. You might think it's a topic that's been dealt with exhaustively, that everything is already very well covered. Allow us to contradict this and assure you that the 'business' concept is far from meeting its end in the stock business.... continue reading

The importance of being funny

There are numerous studies saying that imagery can affect a person's mood, for good or bad. In marketing, happy is always better than sad, so it is always important to make your clients happy. Your design stands more chances of being remembered if it strikes the happy chord with the audience than anything else. Long story short, happiness sells! Being happy is related to all sorts of feelings and instances but the commonest must be laughter. Unless you're dealing with a grumpy grump, making... continue reading

How to sell your images for $5,000 and more

Starting from the classical 'an image is worth a thousand'..., let's just say that an image may actually worth five thousand dollars. Or more. And we're not talking about a particular image, but any image out there can be the perfect candidate for the +$5,000 sale.Contrary to what people think of the income generated by microstock, that it takes time and plenty of downloads to reach a satisfactory level, your images can earn you considerable revenue in just one Sell the Rights... continue reading

How to: 5 tips for web writing

Most of the writing and reading is done online these days so if you've got something to say, the Internet makes it incredibly easy to talk about nothing and everything, to learn, to teach, to connect, to be part of the global community. You may think writing is not for everyone, but it really is.Here's how to write a good web article:1. Meet the WHsWeb users have very little time and even less patience. Before anything else, get your WHs straighten out, show courtesy... continue reading

Love that couple!

Being in love is amazing. You get to go through a rollercoaster of emotions and limit pushing feelings, you've got butterflies in your stomach, you're blushing or giggling for no reason, you're ready to go to the end of the world yet all you actually want is rest in your lover's arms. I'm pretty sure others have described being in love much better so I'll not linger on this.With Valentine's day approaching, you'll hear more and more talk of this '... continue reading

A dash of red

Approximately 10% of people answering studies claim red as their favorite color. It is a vibrant color with a powerful message. It speaks of passion, fire, religion, hate, bravery, luxury, love, blood, life, danger and the list can go on. I too like red. I could say it is my favorite color but what I actually like is the subtle red. In my opinion, less is more when it comes to red and I believe red dots, red splashes and dashes here and there are more likely to make an impression rather than an all-... continue reading

I'd like an overhead food photo please!

To me, an avid gourmand, food photography is not only a real treat, but also a guilty pleasure. I spend quite some time looking at food photos and I can assure you it is a very healthy habit. It keeps me away from actually eating everything I'd like to taste so I just love good photo feasts!They say that in order to feel like eating, you first have to like what you see on your plate. There's nothing more inviting or appetizing than an awesome food photo. Food photography is something to savor... continue reading

The business woman in stock photos:the strong, the smart, the graceful

Times are changing and so is the woman's place in business. From secretary to CEO, we now see more women at the helm of major companies than ever before and the perception of the woman's role in business has clearly shifted from marginal to central.What about the business woman's portrayal in stock? How does the business woman stock photo should look like in order to be successful today?1. First of all, she should be strong and show strength. Being a woman in business has... continue reading

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