What's the key to stock photo sales? As a popular UK National Lottery game show tag line goes, you have to be "in it, to win it."In recent months, I've more than doubled my uploads. I'm now at over 730 files online. As a result, I'm now starting to see photo sales happening more frequently--this week, I posted 6 sales!My recent image sales cover locations shot on road trips in the U.S., and on travels beyond. It includes a couple of shots from a Topiary Garden in Columbus, Ohio. There'... continue reading
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I broke my 100 images portfolio barrier 3 weeks ago and still no sales at all. Trying to promote myself via twitter, facebook, pinterest - got views for the pictures, however no sales at all, not a single one. Got a bit frustrated. continue reading
WooHoo I did it: summer is here, one of my pics chosen for the Assignment and more that helped achieving my 100s goal: This is my image n. 100!!! while I am on travel I post this to let you know my joy for this first milestone...We ALL wait for our very first mile, and this is for me, and I'm truly happy I reached it. Just wanted to share...Happy Summer to all Dreamstimers. continue reading
Yippee!!! This has been a great month. Crossed 100 uploads and bagged my 1st sale. I am really thankful to Dreamstime for giving me this platform and also to the buyer of my pic. My first sale has given me a new boost and motivated me to hone my skills further.Hoping to have many more sales and increasing my uploads. continue reading
Well taking a photo isn't hard? - Not at all. With today's technology everyone can pick up a camera and take images. A very common comment you get as a photographer- "Your camera take very good photos" - What should i answer to that, c'mon :P- "Well, thank you, i have learned it all i know" Technically it isn't the camera who takes the photos, its the person behind it. You set all the settings and compose your picture right?. You get the drift.Is it hard to... continue reading
In our ongoing series on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), we’ve covered almost everything that you can actually see on the page and how it impacts SEO. We’ve gone over the development of keywords and content and choosing the most effective domain name and URL structure. The last thing that is visible to the human eye is page titles, then we’ll start getting into the behind the scenes code that optimizes your site for search engines.Page TitlesSince the majority of photography portfolio... continue reading
Copyright laws and rules are wide, varied, vague, and can contradict from one government to another. So it's no wonder a lot of myths and perceptions of what you can and can not do continue to perpetuate. There are even legal cases where the judge ruled in favor of the wrong party because of confusion in how the law was interpreted.For example, if I have a web site and insert an image into a web page and provide a link and credit to the person who owns the image, many people think it's OK to do... continue reading
This morning I hit 101 images uploaded and suddenly feel compelled to author a "What I've discovered" blog.So here it is!1)I KNOW SO LITTLE.Every shoot, every rejection is an opportunity to learn more.2)IT'S WORTH IT.Face it: if I wasn't playing around on DT I'd just be surfing the net or on FB.At least this generates a return on my time (no matter how tiny!)3)LIGHT IS EVERYTHING.When I started, I'd shoot in any lighting condition.Now I know light is like oxygen, and... continue reading
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