The topic I would like to discuss is creating some images in a collage format where your buyers have different options to choose from in the photo for the same price, it's easy to sit there and think why should I do such a thing for the same price? The answer is because it makes you stand out more and gives your odds of the selling the picture higher because your offering more and in this competitive world of stock photographer its a must.Next I would like to explain offering pictures in different... continue reading
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With this article, I'm going to look to the facts on how to increase sales while uploading images to Dreamstime, so if you think that you have great images and enough sales simply just skip this article, this is not for you. But if you have some outstanding images and still think you deserve more sales, please continue on reading this blog and check if you are doing these things that I will talk here about.Fill in relevant image info. It doesn't matter how wonderful your pictures are if... continue reading
Get yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and settle down in your reading chair because this is going to be a long but informative blog. We're going to go in depth of what Buyers are looking for, understanding the stock industry, and how you can compete in a dynamic and changing environment.WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?What kind of images are Buyers looking for? The short answer is this: EVERYTHING. Travel images, business, parenting, industry, technology, you name it, Buyers have a need. However,... continue reading
If you ask anyone that lives or grew up near a farm they would mostly tell you that life on a farm can be rough and can be grueling, waking up early everyday to feed the animals and cleaning the pins they live in is just to start the day, followed by hopping in the tractor plowing the fields or harvesting "depending on the time of year" and usually ending at sunset where if your lucky might be able to kick back and have a beer, then of course its waking up in the morning and doing it all... continue reading
Most e-book authors are not rich and famous and need their covers to attract readers. A cover design must give a clue to the content without giving away something the author wants the readers to discover in the reading process. I avoid artsy-fartsy modeling poses. I pick key character traits of the hero and examine hundreds of pictures looking for one that will motivate a reader to buy because the photo depicts that core of the person the reader will find in the story. I want photos that show the... continue reading
As i sit here uploading numbers 98,99 and 100, in the hope they take me to the magic one hundred,it suddenly hit me.They are photos from nearly 3 years ago,photos that i took on our holiday to my second home. Pictures i had overlooked and not even thought about until now.And that got me wondering how many hidden gems (as long as they pass the test) we all have hidden away. how many holiday photos we have all taken and never even looked at when we got home,and yet somewhere out there there... continue reading
There is a great need for background images in the microstock industry, however, their uses can vary greatly so there is no real rule of thumb for producing background images. Instead, it can be helpful in understanding what buyers may be looking for. First of all, let's talk about how background images may be used. A web site may use a background image as a masthead, meaning the image will be wide and narrow. The entire web page may have a background. In these cases a repeating image may... continue reading
There is a multitude of needs for people images so there is no single right answer when it comes to submitting images with people. Simple things like the model looking at the camera or away can grab a sale or prevent one. Therefore, the best way to handle this topic is to discuss some of the main points involved.First of all, buyers generally look for images that communicate a specific concept. The focus may be business, healthcare, science, education, parenting, what have you, but contributors... continue reading
Hello Dreamstimers,At last I have got my 100th file approved today and also I am now up to eight sales - not a huge amount I know, but after a few very difficult months recovering from a broken hip and moving house etc. I am just happy to have got this far. By the end of this year I hope to have passed another benchmark and that is to have at least 150 plus files uploaded, and a few more sales.Many many thanks to the buyers for the sales, and also for all the views on my portfolio.... continue reading
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