So mobile images and microstock - is it worth to upload, could it be sold, what mobile images are selling best? I think these questions are being asked by someone that has great photos possibility in their pocket and are known with microstock agencies. My intention to write this article is not about comparing mobile phone and DSLR camera but see the right difference.I want to mark these evident benefits and opportunities that you can make fast and almost always. If you are dedicated to photography,... continue reading
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You can create some amazing video Films on a budget if you stick to some basic concepts while using stock videos and photos. Today you get a whole range of videos besides images for use with your film projects. Even parallaxes are available for animating breaks or inserts to spice up your story line.Finalise your story: A great story is a must, one that leads a viewer from one part to another seamlessly. A good story is one which is meaningful, stirs up imagination, emotion or interest. So it can... continue reading
If you are a blogger, you already know that WordPress is a free open-source content management system for creating blogs and website content used by more than 60 million websites worldwide. One of the most powerful aspects of using WordPress to create your online content is the support for Plugins built into the core architecture.Plugins are built and supported by 3rd party independent developers that allow for the seamless integration of additional functionality. Plugins can cove a wide range of... continue reading
My Ruthless guide to deleting photos.I hope after reading this post I can save you hours, Nay! weeks of time and general heartache by learning from the mistakes I made when I came to edit my first beautiful eye watering shots (well they were to me) I took on my first DSLR.Before the digital age of photography you had a roll of film which had to be developed in a dark room before you could see the final result of your masterpieces. This meant photographers had to think a little more about... continue reading
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
With this article, I'm going to look to the facts on how to increase sales while uploading images to Dreamstime, so if you think that you have great images and enough sales simply just skip this article, this is not for you. But if you have some outstanding images and still think you deserve more sales, please continue on reading this blog and check if you are doing these things that I will talk here about.Fill in relevant image info. It doesn't matter how wonderful your pictures are if... continue reading
I joined Dreamstime in 2015 but my camera wasn't up to the required standard so I didn't start actively uploading until about 2 years ago. It was quite a learning experience when I started with virtually no knowledge of what was required and that showed in my acceptance percentage in the first 3 months of about 50% which was pretty abysmal!! I read a lot of blogs and listened to advice from other Dreamstime members which all helped to get me on the right path. I learned... continue reading
I finally uploaded 500 images! My next milestone will be 1000 images :)The moment I am writing this, I currently have 513 files with 127 sales, and $236.57 is the total revenue.A lot of the images in my portfolio were only uploaded this year 2018. Stock photography didn't really interest me but I noticed that I am still getting sales although I only have less than 50 images in my portfolio so I decided to add more.I learned a lot about stock photography while in the process of uploading... continue reading
Hello! Everyone, I want to introduce myself. I live in khamargaon village of bastar district of Chhattisgarh state of India. I belong to a village area and I often capture most of the images from my village area.If I want to capture a photo to make it stock, I generally don’t think too much because there's too much in thevillage that is interesting .For example whenever I have free time I prefer to capture flowers around me and sometimes the grassy surroundings of the village .... continue reading
Hello World,just wanted to share my joy of having 2018 images online after the long journey that started in 2008 when I registered here on Dreamstime...My advice would be to never stop, to submit every bit of extra imagery from other photo jobs and to think of Dreamstime as a personal photo diary. Some lessons I've learned:Don't follow trends too much. Have it your way and have fun instead.Experiment - sometimes shots that feel hopeless can sell great in the end.Having many photos rejected... continue reading
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