Some years ago, I decided to go on vacation for a few weeks during the winter. I checked the internet and found many hotels but with terrible pictures.That gave me an idea.I picked a few hotels and E-mailed them my proposal. If they let me stay at their hotel for free, I would create a beautiful website for them, showing off all the best points of the hotel. In return, they would let me stay for FREE.Out of 5 hotels, 2 agreed!Next January I flew to my chosen destination and stayed at the... continue reading
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Dear photographers,Several days ago I wrote a small piece about how CNN was recommending Romania as a worthy tourist attraction in 2016. The reputed newspaper Financial Times does the same and more specifically recommends a small village in Romania called Magura, a traditional village where civilization blends in great manner with an archaic lifestyle. The journalist Arabella McIntyre-Brown chose to live in Magura because this is where is instantly felt like home upon her first visit in Romania... continue reading
After much time and learnings on Dreamstime, I have managed to achieve a key milestone of $500 in sales.Currently, as a part time photographer, i have a fairly small portfolio of 163 uploads totalling 286 sales.My top selling image is:Each small achievement has been very satisfying (in-between the many image rejections) and looking back it is hard to believe how much I have learned along the way courtesy of Dreamstime and it's community. Things like editorial images and... 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
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
Globalization has been changing our lives during the past decades and the changes were mostly welcome.Unfortunately these days, the downfall of one economy can affect all the other countries and this global real-estate-financial-crisis/ recessionin my opinion is one of the best example of negative affects of the globalization.World wide people are losing their jobs, losing their power to pay the monthly premiums, loosing their leased cars and even homes. You thing you are safe, you are set,... continue reading
Although the financial crisis sweeping the globe, has a tremendous impact, but the wheels of society are still ahead, nothing can stop its progress, only occasionally slow down, why the economic crisis? I am not a very good understanding of how to do research in this area of the There are some statements that I know is that the rapid development of some form of a beautiful bubble, of course, the bubble is a bubble, after all, could not bear the pressure of the outside world will certainly make some... continue reading
Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whetherthe economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but will the opposite occur?What images can you createfor users on both sides of the recession/recovery coin?Retirees fear losses in their investments at the same time that the family home that they planned on cashing in... continue reading
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