Before flipping the calendar on January, I’d like to reflect on the Women’s March. Whatever your political leanings, I found such inspiration in documenting the events.First, a little backstory. I reconnected with a dear friend around Christmas 2016. We chatted about all kinds of things, catching each other up on our lives. We met at this really cool restaurant in New York City that had delicious food and had this old time tavern kind of vibe. Well, at some point in the conversation she told me... continue reading
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This is a true story about my unexpected involvement in advertising baby nutrition and I would like to share the experience with the community. Real names of the product manufacturer and the glossy magazine are left out not to damage their reputation.So, to start I’m a doctor pediatrician living in Kyiv, Ukraine. One day a relative of my sister-in-law, a nice girl, who worked in Ukraine as a distribution manager for a European company producing baby nutrition asked me to meet up with... continue reading
While pursuing certification in commercial photography, I had the *good fortune of encountering a disgruntled photograher turned instructor who insisted that stock media is ruining the professional photography industry. I beg to differ! This moaner also begrudges smart phones with cameras, people with smart phones with cameras, digital cameras, and innovation of most kinds. I gave examples in his photography studio business management class of how, as a blogger since 2008, I used stock media on blog... continue reading
After nearly two years of dabbling in stock photography, I finally feel like I've made it through the learning curve as a contributor.My acceptances and sales are picking up and I decided to work exclusively with Dreamstime.The reason for my decision to become exclusive has to do with the attitude displayed by the people who administer this site.Dreamstime is so user friendly compared to the other stock photo agencies out there.However, the biggest thing is the professional, straightforward... continue reading
Here is something that may help beginners in their approach to take a better shot. It is not technical stuff but more a way of thinking. Many pros will agree that creative thinking or "thinking out of box" can sometimes be very difficult thing to do. We are thinking beings and we all have our habits, fears, attitudes and all other mental stuff that actually make our individual profile. Many times this "setup" stands between our idea and its execution.I will share my experience. As I mentioned in... continue reading
Today I had my first sale on DT. Sometimes we get discouraged waiting for that big moment butwhen it comes. we get a renewed attitude and it's like starting fresh again. Thanks to whoever purchased my image. To everyone that has not had a sale yet, keep uploading and it will happen eventually!! continue reading
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