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
Search results for "buyers"
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 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
A couple of days ago the picture below was sold. By now it has been sold 5 times. So, I started to wonder "who is interested in a picture like that?".As a contributor we know very little about the buyers (only via sales). At the same time the whole collection of searches done by buyers contains a lot of relevant information. There exist data mining algorithms that reveal that kind of information. It would be nice if contributors would know about this. It would create a win-... continue reading
I've just been playing the Dreamstime Stock Game - interesting challenge to see which of two images has sold! How have you scored?There's some tricky ones in there, but some definite themes too... A good few images waiting for the buyers messages to be added, like this one - continue reading
I am very happy that this one made it to my sale number 1500. I love Australia and sheep, sheds and farmland are typical for this beautiful country with it's great people. I want to thank my buyers - I'm grateful how many times you guys have downloaded my work and hope that I can improve it to make it even more attractive on this marketplace. Thanks heaps DT for giving me a platform. continue reading
Stock photography that blogs
Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.
Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.
Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers
Questions, meet answers
Join the discussion in the Dreamstime photography forum. Learn from, and share with, hundreds of professional stock photographers just like you!Photography Forums