I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading
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Well, it's about time that I showed you another five photos that I think stand out from the crowd.This group differs from the previous ones just a little, as it has a black and white photo included. Black and white tends to get a little overlooked these days but can be very striking when done well.One other thing about these photos is that they don't really need any further explanation, they speak for themselves. Of course, this is just my opinion and we all have different tastes and perceptions.... continue reading
Getting Started on PhotographyEveryday, many new contributors sign up on Dreamstime. Number of photographers on Dreamstime reaching to 372.000 with monthly about 2 millions of photographs. Dreamstime becoming the leader of the photo stocks with rising rapidly photo numbers (will getting to 65 millions in too soon)!The reason of contributors coming here are doing hobbies or trying to gain some money. But when contributors come to DT, they'll see that DT is a nice community. Not just... continue reading
Some of you might have seen an earlier blog about photos that, for me, stood out in some way. Bettina (Bwagner656) pointed out that the majority had contrasting colours, which, when I looked back was right and yet at the time of posting, I hadn't realised. Since then, when I've been out with the camera, I've tried to look for colourful contrasts and so far, it's been more difficult than I thought. I'm still quite new to photography, so it's a case of trying to look at everything differently and not... continue reading
Congratulations on having your first images accepted at Dreamstime. Keep up the good work and many more to come!To improve your future uploads and continue with a high approval rate, here are some tips based on our extensive experience in microstock imagery review. You will find below info on lighting, exposure, composition, legal documents and many more:1. Composition has to always make your subject stand out in the image. Having the subject in the middle of your image will flatten it out... continue reading
Hello. I am a new member of Dreamstime community.I’d like to address this topic about "collection management".The collections are theme created by contributors photographers, whose purpose is to facilitate the search for the ultimate consumer who wants to buy images about a particular topic.Since the site has millions of images, to the ultimate consumer orientation is not easy. Therefore, the collection, if it is well done, it can be a great help.In addition, the collection gives photographers... continue reading
I created my account here, and want to build a good portfolio of stock photos.Then I got a few rejections and got busy.Today, I decided to visit Dreamstime.I am surprised to see that I got one sale! Wow! Maybe I should really be more active and upload many more photos.The first sale is a good feeling, I must say!Funny thing. The image is a creative picture. I was inspired with my camera one morning.Let's see what I can do. Let's see if I can build a good portfolio of stock... continue reading
In my keywords I include WISCONSINART. I started doing this because I wanted to make it easier to find my images. What I have found is when you sort by latest uploads, I would find images that were not mine but included WISCONSINART. It's then obvious a contributor copy-and-pasted my list of keywords into their image.While this may be easy to get away with, it is still contrary against Dreamstime policies. If you can't keyword your images, then pay the 60 cents to have a keyword master create... continue reading
Hi Everybody!Not so long ago I started my little collection experiment. I've had a lot of reactions so thank you all for the pictures and suggestions!I thought to give you all a little up-date on this experiment.At the moment 3 out of 4 collections have enough contributors to go public.On SafariA very specific collection that still doesn't have enough contributors to go public.I guess the more specific a collection is the harder it is to find contributors. But we will see what... continue reading
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