The topic I would like to discuss is creating some images in a collage format where your buyers have different options to choose from in the photo for the same price, it's easy to sit there and think why should I do such a thing for the same price? The answer is because it makes you stand out more and gives your odds of the selling the picture higher because your offering more and in this competitive world of stock photographer its a must.Next I would like to explain offering pictures in different... continue reading
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I have been using Dreamstime.com since 2010 when I began to publish a book and after using their online service. It has helped me organize a lot of the images I purchased and I realized I was purchasing images that didn't display the accuracy of what I was writing about so I am starting again. I opened a new account with Dreamstime and plan to crop and use each image uniquely. I am a graphic designer and I studied photography in New York City and love taking pictures and I also appreciate other... continue reading
Whether you are still thinking of pursuing a career in art or are already immersed in its different sub-fields in one way or another, you may have heard of this catchphrase (or a variation thereof)Yes, there is truth to this sentence. But, as an aspiring designer, you should not limit yourself to this trait only. You should allow yourself to grow and be flexible enough to adapt to the ever-changing design world.In the next few paragraphs, we provide different tips on how you can become a... continue reading
Start simpleIf you are a beginner in packaging design start simple. Execute the basics first and teach yourself how to make the label designs for products. Get inspired by looking at other designers and successful packaging projects.Don't be afraid to cutWhen you doubt some graphics be safe and remove them. Space is premium in packaging design, so only include important elements. If you clutter the label try to exclude something. Clean is the way to go.ContrastIt is very important that... continue reading
Resolving to be more productive at work perhaps ranks next to developing an exercise habit and eating more healthy food as resolutions that are easiest to declare but most difficult to actually achieve. Sure, there can be special snowflakes that always manage to get the job done without any distractions. But there is also the rest of us---the easily-distracted, unmotivated, and selectively lazy bunch. Worse, these traits are often associated with those who have desk jobs (i.e. web designers,... continue reading
YOU NOTICE THAT IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT TO GET FLOWERS ACCEPTED ON DREAMSTIME?Do you notice it is even more of a challenge to get them sold?I challenge all the photographers on here to send the most exotic flowers you have on your portfolio right now that have not sold yet put them together here on this blog so designers can find all of the cool exotic flowers in one batch so we stand out from the millions of files that nobody seems to notice because there is so many same old same old in a... continue reading
When graphic designers or photographers create web backgrounds for sale to web designers, they often forget one fundamental problem of the internet – variable screen width. A website must look as good on a mobile phone as on a TV-size monitor, which often feels as like designing a pattern on chewing gum.The Cinderella of Design SolutionsWith such limited control over composition, one design solution stands out – the fade, or color gradient, if you wish. A 10-minute search here on Dreamstime... continue reading
46 million and counting.That’s the number of images and videos available in dreamstime’s database today.So how, with all this fabulous selection, do you find the one image that is ideal for your next project?Whether you are a newcomer to the site, or are just looking for some new tips to help with your searches, here are 5 ways to get you started towards finding that perfect image. 1.Words Matter.Keywords, that is.Sometime your mind’s eye is clear on the image that... continue reading
I have had 600 uploads accepted in just over 2 months, I have also shot all of the photos that I have uploaded in the last 2 months and have not used any that I already had taken.I have found it hard work but very rewarding, when someone takes the time to say a nice comment about a photo that I have taken it is great and when a designer buys one of my photos it is fantastic.When I started this journey a friend emailed me and said that I was wasting my time, that was like a red rag to a bull for... continue reading
I am well on the way to sorting my photos into managed collections on my photographer profile page, I hope that this will help the designers to find what they need quicker.It was actually easier to do than I though, once I had opened two browser windows at the same time and then typed in the ID numbers from my list of accepted files.My managed collections are on the right side of this page and I will be updating them often.https://www.dreamstime.com/Steveacer_info#res8462901 continue reading
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