If it’s the 3rd Sunday in September, then it must be Wife Appreciation Day – or as we like to refer to it in my house, just your typical day!Wife Appreciation Day was designed to celebrate wives without children – kind of like a Mother’s Day without the Labor Day.Although nobody is quite certain how it started, the general consensus is it was created by a loving husband to celebrate his childless wife.But it could just as easily have been started by the wife - or by the greeting card... continue reading
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Is Chinese tea your cup of tea? If so, what is your favourite Chinese tea? Is it white tea - the one that comprises those pale budding leaves of the tea plant that have not been fermented? Is it green tea - the much lauded tea that is said to be very beneficial to your health and wellness? Is it oolong tea (aka wulong tea) - the fragrant partially fermented tea that intoxicates and energises you with every sip? Or is it black tea - the fully fermented tea that... continue reading
This is my official first year anniversary as I started uploading mid October of last year.I am so pleased as I reached 200 uploads and a total of 60 sales all in one day. Here is my 200th image approved.I know 200 images in one year in not a lot compared to all the wonderful photographers and illustrators on Dreamstime with fantastic huge ports.But I am super happy to be appreciated by all the DT's staff and all the buyers out there.So today I would like to share a piece of pie with... continue reading
I have been reading your blogs here almost daily.Not only do I learn from them but also I found them inspiring.I am very new here and do not have a lot of experience in ‘real’ photography.I joined for the main intention of having my work critiqued by a neutral party, vice loved ones who won’t necessarily point out my mistakes and/or don’t have the professional eyes to see them.Oh what a joy it’s been for me to have portion of my submissions accepted AND I also take delight in reading... continue reading
Would't it be nice for contributors if they would't know for what purpose a picture is downloaded? I would really appreciate if I would know in what magazine, book, paper, website or whatever a photo of me is used.Would't it be nice for the photographer if DT creates a possibility for the buyer/designer to let him know why/for what purpose he or she downloaded and used the picture? Of course that would be no obligation only a possibilty.I think contributors would really appreciate that.What'... continue reading
I have had one heck of a lot of fun this year on Dreamstime.I would like to think I have also learned a thing or two.What I do know is that before the year ends I want to thank my models for letting me do what I like to do.I am just a struggling photographer trying to make my way so none of my models are paid.Except the little boy, when one of his sells I give him a commission to put in his piggy bank.The rest of the people are just good kind folks that let... continue reading
Many thanks to Charles for inspiring me to figure out how to create a collection.He started one on Non-Christian Houses of Worship.I'll reprise in this blog entry some of our conversation about that collection, and starting the Texas collection:I thought about what collection I would really love to curate. And The Great State of Texas collection was born. Surprisingly there was no collection (as far as I could tell) devoted to the state. Anyway - it took me a while to figure out how to add... continue reading
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