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Happy holiday season

Since I am going on a 2 week holiday (yeyyyyy, you can't see me, but I am dancing around the office), I take this opportunity to wish you a very very merry Christmas and a wonderful New year to you and your families. I hope Santa is generous this year and brings you lots, lots of presents :) - what am I saying? TONS of presents. I can't wait for mine although I have not been extremely good this year :P. I wish everyone is happy, at peace and will find plenty of time to spend with their families and... continue reading

Best selling images in 2009

Before moving to a new year, we would like to disclose some backstage info for our active and ever growing contributing community: Dreamstime's 2009 best 10 images, a list of the most downloaded files this year. And since this cat is out of (Santa's) bag, here is another tip: although last year's top ten images still sell well and remain among most downloaded - in top 20 or 30 - they are no longer featured in top 10. Which means there is always room for improvement and fresh content has been uploaded... continue reading

Fall for fall: what sells best RIGHT now

For those into site statistics, we have come up with one download evaluation you might find both interesting and useful. You will find below the most downloaded images over the very recent days. The list is presented for you to assess and draw some conclusion from the contributor's point of view. It contains five top downloads from the free section and five best sellers from the commercial Royalty free one. This statistics may not be valid for all times but you can easily find common points among... continue reading

Lishui China Photography Festival

I have been invited to be a guest curator at this international festival. I would like to have comments from anyone who has attended in the past or who can tell me more about the city of Lishui. continue reading

Visual cooking

Evolving from means of sustenance to means of indulgence, food is today considered an art committed to both feed the body and please the eye. Quality food, cuisine and gourmet are recurrent words in our vocabulary while food-related images still have a wide market areal to cover. Traditional or exotic cooking and the multitude of recipes have all allowed us to develop various eating habits varying from fast food addicts to organic or vegetarian food devotees. Numerous campaigns supporting healthy... continue reading

A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic. I am pleased to see that you have tried your buyers' shoes not only for empathy reasons but mostly for business-related causes. Always keep in mind that you are selling something and this something does not sell simply because... continue reading

Dreamstime search box

Dreamstime brings you our latest addition: the DT search box, a more practical and direct tool to look for images on our site.Not only can you now take DT as companion in all your virtual online journeys, but our site is always at hand in no time.When you browse our pages using latest Firefox or Internet Explorer versions, you will always notice the downwards arrow next to the search box in the upper right corner of your screen. A simple click on this arrow will reveal a new option, - "... continue reading

Goodbye

It’s been two years and one month and well over a hundred blogs written since I joined Dreamstime. But now it is time to say goodbye as I move on to finish writing a book that continues the themes of my blogs to be published by an imprint of Random House and to concentrate more fully on my busy consulting business.In the beginning I thought that all the learning would be one-way: me passing on all I had learned in 30 years in the traditional stock photo business to the Dreamstime team and... continue reading

Photographer Stimulus Package

If the U.S. economic stimulus legislation works according to plan, there will be demands for images that illustrateenormous expenditures on the country’s infrastructure over the next 18 months and for years to come. In addition to building roads and bridges, the bill also provides for funds for alternative energy.Many outside the U.S. blame America for the worldwide depression and perhaps rightly so as it started here. If the U.S. plan does work to get the economy working again, many... continue reading

User Generated Content Expo

Microstock falls into the UGC classification but when one tries to define UGC to someone who has never heard of it, you realize that the designation doesn’t totally apply to Dreamstime. A friend in the industry who works with professional advertising photographers on assignments asked me to explain UGC when she found out I had attended the UCGX in San Jose, CA earlier this week.I said the users of the content also generated it. She replied, “You mean like art directors buy in-house photographer... continue reading

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