Knowing what sells is crucial if you're looking to be a successful stock photographer. Prediction is equally useful and can be easily made by scrutinizing image consumer behavior. Here's where we can help and show you last year's best sellers. Let's watch, learn and perhaps draw a few useful conclusions for this year's market needs and trends. You'll see that some representative stock concepts remain undisputed top choices but new subjects surface as technological innovations and social dynamics continually... continue reading
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The new year is the best time to look back at last year’s successes and failures to see how to increase the former and decrease the latter in the coming year. What photos were the most successful on Dreamstime in 2008 and why?Three photos that made the top sellers in ‘07 remained on our list for 2008. See last year’s winners in this previous blogto read about why they were successful then and now. One image that I didn’t give a lot of time to from last year’s list that repeats is... continue reading
While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some words of wisdom from the panel members that I thought might be useful to many of you.Panel member Yuri Arcurs emphasized the importance of building your brand within the overall site. He offered that an important aspect of his success is a consistent and identifiable... continue reading
After submitting music files to Dreamstime soon after the audio collection went online, things were quiet for a while, as to be expected with a new content collection. However last week I sold 58 files in a few days. So it seems the music content is up and running (and selling!!).In the light of that I have writing new exclusive material to upload. You can see my portfolio, including music at Portfolio continue reading
Hi,I decided to write few words with the hope that some one will read this as I have some questions actually.I got my account set about three weeks ago and since then I have 92 images online with about200+ in the waiting list.My question is that I maybe did something wrong with my profile, because I have no views/downloads. I understand, maybe the photos are not that good to be downloaded,but is it normal with a hundred photos ( all keyworded) to get no views?Thank you very much,Mihai... continue reading
Here's to our energetic, lovely, trustworthy, determined, brave and smart friends born in the year of Rooster. We would like to take this opportunity to show you the most downloaded images in China in 2016. It's an interesting top and we want to share it with you. Our research will show you that the most downloaded images relate to categories such as nature, design&pattern, animals, travel, kids.So here it is:When it comes to the travel part, buyers preferred well-known destinations... continue reading
Yippeee. I've reached my 200 today in my portfolio, so quite a milestone for me. Love belonging to Dreamstime. I joined July 2014 and decided from the start not to go for specific subjects. I photograph everything and anything that appeals when I'm out and about. Below is a selection which is quite diverse. The bluebell wood was my 1st ever download, and our black German Shepherd has proved to be a popular seller. I'm never going to make a fortune, I've had 44 sales so far, but I find it fascinating... continue reading
I am so happy to announce that I had my 10,000th sale on Dreamstime today.The picture that was the 10,000th sale was of a doglooking out of an airplane window. This picture also happens to be the one most downloads with 75 sales.a BIG THANKS to all the buyers that help me reach this level. continue reading
Finally reached 100 downloads after being active for about 2 years.Each year, I've added about 200 images for a total of 473.For 2015, I hope to reach 200 downloads, and 1000 images uploaded.I hope I can achieve this goal.This image helped me reach 100. and it was also first image downloaded in 2015.Good luck everyone. continue reading
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