I have been at DT since 2010 with now around 2800 images online and with an average approval rate of around 84 percent, I have newer stopped uploading any month, sales were increasing with temporary downs, (all the veterans here may remember the crisis in the first quarter of 2012) but on a growing trend till the end of 2013, since then sales have gone down reaching results of 2011(!), so for me persistence has not payed out.During the before mentioned problems of the second quarter of 2012 many... continue reading
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My sales have almost stopped, but I have just over 1000 images online ... It is the fault of the crisis? or maybe my portfolio is very poor? Should I start a little to reflect. I think DT is a good place to put your pictures online, my photos are viewed, but despite purchases are very low, almost non-existent.I continue to send photos in the hope that it will be accepted and increase my visibility but I see that there is nothing ... and it must be the economic crisis!!!Maybe I have to start changing... continue reading
(Sorry for my english, i hope you will understand my blog ;o))Since two days i have my brand new computer!because my (3 years) old computer takes to long for my renderings and starts to become some crazy behaviors... And the service can`t find the reason for the systemcrashes.After 6 Months Problems with the computer and the Service, i decided it`s time for a new and better one, bevor i got a mental breakdown...Today i installed my3D-Rendering Software (Cinema4D) to see, how fast my... continue reading
I pray for all the people suffering in Libya to gain peace and democracy.I hope that the situation will calm and resolve as quickly as possible.I'm proud that my country Malta has taken an active role and is safe guarding hundreds by helping to evacuate these peoplehere are some editorial images of the planes that are helping evacuate people in Libya.Here is one of the F1 Mirage planes that landed in Malta instead by brave pilots who disregarded orders to bomb protesters. continue reading
This photo below is quite experimental and symbolizes the current financial crisis in the Euro zone.Especially difficult was the light. I mounted myLED torch on a separate tripod to the right of the coin - so that only the burner at the left and the border and backside of the 1 Euro was illuminated but not its glowing front side. Otherwise thered color from the glowing metal would have disappeared.Difficult was also the short distance of my lens to the fire - my only macro is the the 60mm... continue reading
Several sectors of economic activity have been affected worldwide, a lots of cuts in jobs and spending.I wonder till what level,that is affecting photographic production .Specifically microstock contributors , artists (namely), Dreamstime contributors .And f some of you have changed ways and “methods” of shooting ; for example someone who used to take pictures outdoors changing to studio work ..in a way to make a better profit ( saving costs ) .How do you think is the present... continue reading
As everyone one knows we have been bombarded with news about the Financial Collapse and the Global Recession.And I'm sure it has affected everyone in one way or another.But how has it affected Dreamstime and your sales?From all the improvements and features added to Dreamstime, it seems like Dreamstime is thriving.You would think that the advertising budgets of businesses and companies have shrunk so sales in theory should be down for Dreamstime during this time of crisis.But maybe more... continue reading
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