Knowing what sells is crucial if you're looking to be a successful stock photographer. Prediction is equally useful and can be easily made by scrutinizing image consumer behavior. Here's where we can help and show you last year's best sellers. Let's watch, learn and perhaps draw a few useful conclusions for this year's market needs and trends. You'll see that some representative stock concepts remain undisputed top choices but new subjects surface as technological innovations and social dynamics continually... continue reading
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The new year is the best time to look back at last year’s successes and failures to see how to increase the former and decrease the latter in the coming year. What photos were the most successful on Dreamstime in 2008 and why?Three photos that made the top sellers in ‘07 remained on our list for 2008. See last year’s winners in this previous blogto read about why they were successful then and now. One image that I didn’t give a lot of time to from last year’s list that repeats is... continue reading
While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some words of wisdom from the panel members that I thought might be useful to many of you.Panel member Yuri Arcurs emphasized the importance of building your brand within the overall site. He offered that an important aspect of his success is a consistent and identifiable... continue reading
Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something. It has taken a while for me to create quality in my images. All the usual elements that help achieve quality are education, experience, research, time, repetition, and a certain level of gear. Not necessary but extremely useful are tilt-shift lenses for still life photography.I guess this is obvious. If the quality of your image looks out of place when you... continue reading
I have now 64% acceptance ratio.To improve your acceptance ratio you need to look carefuly to the file which you are going to upload.Need good concept to make the buyer impress.To get buyer to your images make sure you are working professional.Everyone is looking for something new and good, so you need to upload only those file which today's people are looking for.Here is my portfolio's link.https://www.dreamstime.com/lungjaky_info continue reading
I know it's a small achievement compared to a lot of others but for a relative beginner, it's another milestone reached and I'm pleased to have got there. It doesn't match the satisfaction of having the first photo accepted but is a lot better than the first photo rejected and it's probably a little below making the first sale but that's something for the future.Six months ago, when I submitted the first photos, I didn't really think about making it to 100 or... continue reading
After submitting music files to Dreamstime soon after the audio collection went online, things were quiet for a while, as to be expected with a new content collection. However last week I sold 58 files in a few days. So it seems the music content is up and running (and selling!!).In the light of that I have writing new exclusive material to upload. You can see my portfolio, including music at Portfolio continue reading
Hello everyone, its my first blog so excuse me if i ramble.Its Saturday morning here, and i am reading some great blogs about sales and number of uploads, and i start to think i am out of my depth.You see i am only on 45 uploads, no sales and keep letting myself down with silly mistakes on refused files (although i am more brutal with my own selections now).And then i just take a look at my profile, and i smile. Thats mine i created that, WOW. They may not be the best but i see how far... continue reading
I have just got my acceptance percentage up to 80% from a low of 57% the first month or two of uploading to Dreamstime. So for anyone new my tip would be check your images carefully for blemishes and noise as a starting point and be a little selective. Now if I have any doubts about the quality I don't upload it. I'll add a couple of images from my latest uploads. Happy snapping :) continue reading
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