I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading
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Are you sitting comfortably in your sofa? Looking for ideas on what to shoot next? Well, just photographwhat is right in front of you – your home (or any other you have access to) is your next model. Here are 11 Tips on various stages of shooting interiors. Some are quite simple, some are starting points for new blog articles to come. As a stock contributor, you should realize there are no exactly the same rooms, so your subject potential is high. Fortunately, the commercial demand... continue reading
We all have bad times, hard times, cloudy days and more rain than sun.But there’s nothing we can’t do to overcome these phases of life. Now I won’t offer you a motivational speech. There’s plenty of them on the Internet. Instead I’ll raise a glass of wine to all of us. Hope you’ll join me while reading 11 of the best quotes to drive away bad thoughts."There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." -Thomas Aquinas "Problems are not stop signs, they... continue reading
(This is the #1 result for "big fish in a small pond." But it's a shark. How could you benefit from creating concepts?)Can I let you in on a dirty little secret?A lot of designers out there don't want to admit it, but, well...There are a lot of us who have "concept" lightboxes.We don't like to talk about it because it's almost as bad as having "miscellaneous" lightboxes in which to dump all sorts of weird stuff that doesn't make sense to a more specific category.I think the... continue reading
I always thought Stock photography is not my kinda thing as I mostly cover documentary or streets. But my friend always encouraged me to sell some of my stuffs as editorials. Almost 1 year passed that she started forcing me to try in stocks and finally I decided to give it a try.It is almost unbelievable for me that I just uploaded few photos and all got selected by DT and 1 image got sold as well! It was quick and a great thing as new year gift :) ! All that I did is to browse all editorial stuffs... continue reading
I usually don't car about the number of downloads - i find $ to be more interesting - but today I saw two contributor blogs here writing about their new milestones of 10,000 DLs. So I looked into my stats and noticed I was already way beyond that number. Since the actual number of my DLs was too odd to act as a milestone I counted back - guess my surprise: On 10th of August this was download number 11,111: On a side note: this was the image downloaded just before that one- should really have... continue reading
Folks,Back in the field again after a very long break.Below is the information related to a very cute species:Bearded Tit – Panurus biarmicusThe Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is a small, sexually dimorphic reed-bed passerine bird. It is frequently known as the Bearded Tit, due to some similarities to the Long-tailed Tit.The Bearded Tit was placed with the parrotbills in the family Paradoxornithidae, after they were removed from the true tits in the family Paridae.... continue reading
Where were you when it happen?I still have a very vivid memory of that day. I was off from school that day sleeping late are usual. I was awaken with the news of a plane hitting one of the towers thinking at this time it was just a huge miscalculation by the pilot. I turned on the tv to verify the news and there it was a huge hole, as i kept on watching we all witness it wasn't a mistake. I ran to the top of my building to continue watching from there.This past wednesday i was lucky enough... continue reading
Was priviledged to be able to visit the new 9-11 Memorial Site in New York City.And, was glad to get a couple of shots approved by Dreamstime.This is an important place in our mutual history.If you get a chance to visit, you really should. continue reading
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