Twas the night before dreamstime, as I clutched at my mouse,My images were all sorted, the time’d come to pounce.The keywords were entered with such loving care,In hopes that the buyers soon would be there. When suddenly my smartphone started with a clatter,I opened the app to see what was the matter.And what to my curious eyes did appear?One image approved, on the screen, it’s right there.Now Dudau, Now Francy, Now Nikitu and BCritchley,Review all my images... continue reading
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Hello everyone,today the search of images on the internet and expecially through the most common search platforms is affecting photographers' copyright... many people download and use illegally pictures found on the net. But it's a real problem? Yes it is, because it is copyright infringment.Red wrote a good article about FINDING THE RIGHT PHOTO.I want to tell you more about Copyright and its technical notes. Each photographer invest a lot of energy, money and time to shoot professionally... continue reading
I read this on a stock photography forum and I think is good to share. So:"I read a quote in the book "The 4-Hour Work Week" that I think summarizes our situation quite well...talking about why not to sell product through many distributors.."It works like this: Reseller A sells the product for your recommended advertised price of $50, then reseller B sells it for $45 to compete with A, and then C sells it for $40 to compete with A and B .In no time at all, no one is making profit from... continue reading
I've been asking myself this for a few months. Since April things started goind really bad here, but anyway I've never had great numbers on Dreamstime.I'm writing this beacuse I realized that today, in 24 hours, on another agency (a good agency, not a crappy one) I've had more sales than on DT in two MONTHS.One day vs two months. Is it all right for you? Not for me.I think there's something really wrong. Even low tiers perform much better in terms of sales than DT for me.If Dreamstime... continue reading
When my local Borders bookstore had its going out of business sale, I snatched up a bunch of Photoshop magazines.Some of these magazines are imported and typically cost $15 or more but at 50% off they were too good to pass up.Inside a few of the magazines were a few ads for microstock agencies.What I found disappointing was that the main message of the ads seemed to focus on low, low prices.Seems like most microstock agencies or at least their advertising department seem to think that... continue reading
Today marks something of a milestone for me inasmuch as Dreamstime has accepted and put online my 2,500th image.While it has taken a while to accrue this many online photos Iconsider it a major achievement which just goes to show thatperseverence is important and pays off.Here's to the next2,500 images at DT, most decidedly one of the bestmicrostock agencies there is!!! continue reading
I just received an email from an international stock agency inviting me to represent my images. I was wondering if this has happened to you too, and also I'm writing this here to let DT know about this, just in the case there is something to be taken care of (I have to say that I'm exclusive with DT).I removed part of the original message with XXXXX so this doesn't become a commercial for this other stock agency... This is the message I received:"Dear SirHope u are well.My name... continue reading
Image owners want to establish authorship of their work and also know where their images are used.I was wondering why the stock agencies micro or macro doesn't participate to TinEye program submitting all their collections? The things would be easier for everybody and we could control better our images...The agencies can verify better if the contributors respect the exclusivities or not, everything would be easier.Tin Eye launched this request but I don't think there are many agencies participating... continue reading
After I started to work as a free contributor, I have experienced that there are no Industry Standards in micro stock business.Some agencies accepts images which others never approve. More interesting, the best and most selling images of your portfolio might be rejected due to inconsistent reasons in some agencies.One agency , which wants me to use their own model release form , has rejected all of my works due to that reason.But later they accepted one of myimages with the same model... continue reading
At first sorry about my not so perfect english, but then I am from Finland ;)This is my first post to my blog. I just want to tell that after becoming to exclusive member, my sales have risen like rocket going to space comparing to time before exclusivity! I am very happy about it. I only have 150 images here, but I plan to very radiply expand that in future. So thanks for everyone of liking my images!Some background of my history in stock images: I have been member of four different stock... continue reading
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