Richard Carey joined our community in 2009 and brought to surface and to our attention a niche yet interesting underwater photography portfolio. A former scuba instructor, Richard may not be the typical microstocker we are all accustomed to but he discovered that his hobby can be pleasantly and advantageously combined with photography. His models and settings may not be business but he has managed to make microstock his business nevertheless. Nowadays Richard dives for both business and pleasure and... continue reading
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Loopall joined our community in 2007 and is currently a happy full-time microstocker who, contrary to many beliefs, confesses to have found freedom of artistic expression in stock. When he talks about successful stock images, Loopall firmly believes creativity, originality and simplicity can make any stereotype stock concept stand apart. According to him, an image is successful if it makes a good first sight impression by sending out a clear message and conveying a strong concept. Have we got your... continue reading
Igor Dutina joined our community in 2007 and his favorite subject is food photography which he occasionally spices with people portraits and landscapes for more flavors and colors. His food photography, as delicious and elaborate as it may look, is actually a "one man show" with Igor doing the shopping, the cooking, the styling, the photographing and finally the eating when possible. Sounds complicated and time consuming but for Igor, food photography is something he really enjoys doing from A to... continue reading
After working in the advertising and publishing industries, Oleksiy Mark, or Scanrail, is now a happy full time microstocker with equal passion for both photography and illustrations. Oleksiy is an accomplished graphic artist and a dedicated photographer who confesses that his aspiration has been to visualize things "around us in a perfect way – the best ever way I can, using all possibilities I have at each moment". He does not idealize the world, he simply looks at everything around him through... continue reading
Martin Valigursky joined our community in 2007 and has managed to build an amazing and solid stock portfolio ever since. With almost 900 files online, he confesses to being extremely particular about the quality of the content submitted and explains that nowadays competition can be successfully dealt with by uploading only the best of your best for sale. In addition to huge talent, we discover that Martin always tries to keep up with stock photo trends and finds both motivation and inspiration in... continue reading
Nico Smit, or Ecophoto, joined our community in 2006 and his is one of the most impressive African wildlife portfolios around. Living in South Africa and in an outdoor loving family set Nico on the wildlife side early in his life. When he's not photographing wildlife, Nico teaches Wildlife Management at the University so we could say that wildlife is his life. He's truly passionate about it, he studies it, he knows it and most of all, he respects it. He is an educated explorer of the great outdoors,... continue reading
Monika Wisniewska, or Amaviael as many Dreamstimers may know her, joined our community in 2004 and has been an active presence ever since. Self taught, keen on improving, optimistic, and in love with being a photographer, Monika has managed to build an impressing, varied portfolio. To read her words, she succeeded mainly because she is doing what she likes best. She discovered her passion and this kept her going, it made her learn new tricks, it enabled her to face competition. Let's see what else... continue reading
David Fowler, this week's featured photographer, is a seasoned photojournalist whose impressive collection includes hundreds of celebrity photos and covers all sort of events, from concerts, political meetings to simple street scenes. David's passion for photojournalism starts quite early in his life and after observing and photographing the world around him for a few years, he discovers "the moment". He has been capturing historic and landmark moments for more than three decades now.... continue reading
Paul Cowan joined our community in 2004 and although his interest in photography emerged during his college days, it blossomed when he discovered microstock. He has an eye for successful stock concepts and his view is definitely unique, backed by an innate talent for stock photography. He appreciates old photographic equipment and the countryside. He's into studying nature and composition and confesses to "shooting whatever he feels like shooting without necessarily following trends". His is the portfolio... continue reading
Mangostock/Mauricio Jordan De Souza Coelho joined our community in 2008 and his is perhaps one of the best examples of the rigorous, disciplined, self-taught photographer whose great portfolio is the result of both talent and hard work. Very much like an assiduous researcher, he confesses having spent a great deal of time to study the stock industry and trends before actually shooting. We believe this prep period has served its purpose. Mauricio's view is a bird's eye view on the whole image production... continue reading
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