Following the Google Images layout changes made a few years ago, changes that we addressedhere, the erosion of commercial photography has continued. In a nutshell, whenever someone clicked on 'View image,' this action would actually load the image rather than the page that used the image or the original source page. As immediate results, piracy has found an excuse and unintentional usage of unlicensed content has flourished, with more people downloading images found with Google image... continue reading
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After almost a year from first time I uploaded photos in this site and having no downloads at all, I felt disappointed. I have some photos of Tehran city landscapes in my portfolio that I never expected one of those to be downloaded one day. But thanks to Iran deal with US and major world powers, in few days after the talks started, my downloads rose rapidly and my best selling photo till now is one of those photos of Tehran landscapes. The surprise was that most of my downloads (9 downloads up to... continue reading
What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected.I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock, So I would like to share my experience with you about how do I deal with my rejections with the help of some examples?First of all let me tell you never get disappointed with any rejection, mostly it proves to be helpful for you, (at least it does for me).Lets start... continue reading
I was poking around on Amazon.com.They have used 6D's at a significant discount.There is more information atFun PhotographyThey are advertised as like new and it is hard to see how they could have much use on them.I know some people have been anxious to get their hands on one and these are about $800 cheaper than new, so figured I would pass the info on. continue reading
I have been very fortunate with my relatively small portfolio and I actually just passed the 50 upload mark.I am very curious to know and hear opinions about the resolution of images in general.The majority of my photos are 6.1 megapixels.Does this lower resolution affect buyers decisions?I see images in a wide range but rarely see them below 8 megapixels.I am going to keep uploading.I understand that the quality of images that I produce is very important.I will keep improving,... continue reading
Microsoft has officially announced that it has completed it’s deal to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion, a deal that was announced back in May 2011.Microsoft said that Skype will become a new business unit at Microsoft that will be headed by Tony Bates, currently the CEO of Skype. Bates will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, said the company statement.Skype will keep offering it’s complete line of products to millions of customers, however, in the long-term Microsoft is planning... continue reading
Calling all buyers, this is your last chance to get these images at the low level 1 pricing, just one more download each and they go up to level 2, and therefore in price. So if you want to take advantage of this great offer at the lower price and are in need of a sunset or tower of London image, this is your last chance :0)Bit of a cheeky blog I know, but one has to market oneself somehow :0) continue reading
When you finish taking a picture in film, how many steps will you take before it can be uploaded to DT?I am quite nervous about this. I like take slides with Kodak 100VS. But it is really a big problem for scanning and digital darkroom.Do you recommend any scanner or how do you deal you scanning results?I will try to upload some pics taken in film later. continue reading
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