Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models.Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information. These are the Image Name, Description, Categories and Keywords.Here are some tips to entering information that will give you the best success:Overall Impression. First, get a general overall... continue reading
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Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process made smoother.Ok, let's admit it. You don't love photography because you love keywording. Keywording can be a dull task and the rewards for good work elusive to... continue reading
The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images more salable. Once the flame is lit, it's easy to turn up the temperature!Today I was with an old friend who is a top creative consultant to advertising and stock photographers.... continue reading
We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your own work. Go to a museum or a good film or the bookstore.American and British publishers are the biggest users of cover art for books but you'll find ideas in bookshops no matter where you live. (Hey! While you are there, pick... continue reading
Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me.Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach and learn in this effort.I studied zoology and that informs some of the imagery that I personally favor.One of the first images that caught my eye is the one on the... continue reading
Simple images that others in life might frown at or think might not sell as a picture very well can in the stock photo world because it can be used for different marketing techniques, backgrounds, article images, etc..When you see moments where you can capture simple images but would be very hard to replicate it anywhere else is a must because there is buyer out there that would be able to do something with that picture, just as seen above a simple photo of scrap metal in a trailer has been bought... continue reading
Yesterday? Are you sure? Cross, verify.... Please describe. Exactly, attempts were made several times to respond accordingly, AND.......The Canvass was marked! Explain.....Every canvass is deemed to originate from this enclave, FULL STOP!!! Nothing FURTHER.....Emergency, WE REQUIRE urgent........Repeat...Emergency...Contingency, THIS WAY, thank you.......Ring tone???? Mute? Answers!! Where's the glassed note? Location unknown, endeavouring......Any windows? There are many, apparently, but... continue reading
Stairs in our little heavenOne island. One inlet. One beach. One path. One house. Combined create our heaven. The space and time of our childhood and most beautiful memories we share. My family and I. On our island. On our beach. In our house. It is a small house, summer house. All made by our father’s hands. All made by our mum’s faith. All made by my sister’s and mine love. Whole is circled with stairs. Stairs made of rock that my parents gathered around the house. Rock and sand. Each gently... continue reading
Skua nature http://www.skuanature.com is an italian company dedicated to offer wildlife experiences mainly thru their excellent photography hides in Italy and Spain but also other countries like Romania.The last days in the Vall di Argenta fullfilled my expectations and I found myself soon on the highway always heading direction west after finishing the photographic work in Italy. This country has many amazing cities and landscapes apart from it's nature and wildlife, highly recomendable... continue reading
There are so many resources for stock art available on the internet. They serve quality images that can be used by anyone to make their projects look professional and exciting. Stock art is as easy to find and use as cheesy clip art, but the difference is that stock art provides richer and more relatable imagery that enhance the message. Stock art is not low brow. There are many professionals out there who use stock houses as an additional means of revenue for their craft. This means that everyday... continue reading
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