10 Things You Can Shoot Right NowLike many other photographers, I’ve had slumps when I felt like I simply ran out of things to shoot. Being in the business of selling stock photos, I realize that having a vast portfolio is key to success. So these ‘shooting slumps’ can be very discouraging. Also, discouraging is seeing some of the spectacular images that other stock photographers are uploading. Seeing magnificent destinations in faraway lands and sleek business concept images with good looking... continue reading
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Having pictures that go together in your portfolio can transition to more sales for the simple fact of if designers like the one photo they may want the other for there project which means more sales for you. Sometimes taking photos of the same objects at different angles isn't enough, sometimes it may be wise to consider adding another prop to the picture.Pictures at there simplest form can be even considered valuable, like a plain old napkin with the words I love you on it can appeal to buyers... continue reading
The online business industry, just like any other form of businesses, can be very competitive. As an entrepreneur, you need to step up your game if you want to compete with other eCommerce stores in terms of generating traffic and leads. A good way to do that is by making sure that you leverage good graphic design into the creation of your business website.A well-designed website can do wonders for your online business. Read on below for more information on how good design can specifically help you... continue reading
Microsoft has provided Bing Images as a way to search for images across the Internet by using keywords or other images in a convenient and easy to use format. It is even linked into popular Microsoft tools like Office and Edge. But does that mean that images returned in Bing Images searches are freely available for you to use as you wish?The answer is – I wouldn’t bet on it. Bing Images searches for images from across endless sources available online. And while they are careful to not intentionally... continue reading
I’m always excited to notice if my photographs have been viewed – and more so if one is purchased. Predominantly interested in the science behind landscapes and nature, I don't often have models in my images – though I have used them. I don’t pay my models. So far, the thought and conviviality over ‘a sell’ has been enough of an enticement to keep them interested in participating with me in this, my new hobby. The running joke and discussion we have is that if a photograph of... continue reading
This is an Internet old question. Should you just right click and download an image, use it in a project and never worry about it? Or maybe you shouldn't.The shortest answer is: maybe.The long and comprehensive answer is, however, more complex. So let's decipher it.Let's say you're working on a newsletter for a travel company for the sake of a tangible example. This newsletter involves tropical vacations, cocktails, waterfront resorts, the whole tropical dream in one package.... continue reading
I have a confession to make. i'm a symmetry addict.If you happen to live in a large city, like most people, it can be chaotic. Finding symmetry, at least to me, gives me a sense of peace...or at the very least a temporary feeling of equilibrium. Naturally, I try to incorporate this in my style of photography whenever I can and some turn out to be best-sellers.It's no wonder that buyers also find symmetric images appealing.Here's a few examples of my top 5 favourite... continue reading
There are many photo contests including the assignments photo contest here at dreamstime. Several things to keep in mind before entering a photo contest in order to determine if you have any chance of winning is first is how many people are entering and second is how good is the competition. A local or regional photo contest may be easier to win as opposed to a large contest sponsored by a camera manufacturer or magazine since there are fewer people entering though prizes may be modest.... continue reading
There are so many resources for stock art available on the internet. They serve quality images that can be used by anyone to make their projects look professional and exciting. Stock art is as easy to find and use as cheesy clip art, but the difference is that stock art provides richer and more relatable imagery that enhance the message. Stock art is not low brow. There are many professionals out there who use stock houses as an additional means of revenue for their craft. This means that everyday... continue reading
This is a question my parents ask me all the time, right before they insert the annoying phrase, “maybe you should get a real job”. You see, they’re old fashioned and grew up in a time when careers were the norm, together with a stable pension. The world has changed considerably and the pace of change is accelerating.Nowadays, it’s not only much easier to become your own boss but it’s expected! Stock photography is just a small part of the much larger ‘gig economy’, where traditional... continue reading
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