I know it's a small achievement compared to a lot of others but for a relative beginner, it's another milestone reached and I'm pleased to have got there. It doesn't match the satisfaction of having the first photo accepted but is a lot better than the first photo rejected and it's probably a little below making the first sale but that's something for the future.Six months ago, when I submitted the first photos, I didn't really think about making it to 100 or... continue reading
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After a long time away from DT, due to the loss of my whole camera setup, I decided to buy another one and keep on posting for my Exclusivity contribution to this database, improving the quality of my shots and the times of shooting sessions.And so I also decided to ask for a serious critique on what is good or not for this platform (i.e. what could sell better in my portfolio, what I should leave out of it and what can wait).Comments and critiques are very seriously welcome here, to help me improve... continue reading
Dear DT community, I haven't been active on the site for almost 2 years now, because I've made a decision to refocus my photographic ambitions and interests following a more theatrical/artistic style.I've got no regrets doing that, however, it seems to me that I've reached something of a rut in my path. The problem arises with a feeling I have that each new project I start it doesn't end up pushing me towards something new or better. I don't get the feeling that I improve myself or my images... continue reading
A couple of days ago the picture below was sold. By now it has been sold 5 times. So, I started to wonder "who is interested in a picture like that?".As a contributor we know very little about the buyers (only via sales). At the same time the whole collection of searches done by buyers contains a lot of relevant information. There exist data mining algorithms that reveal that kind of information. It would be nice if contributors would know about this. It would create a win-win situation for the... continue reading
New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions to help beginning and intermediate photographers improve your photography without splashing out on new gear. Focus on what you can photograph rather than what you can'tIt’s easy to walk away from a photo opportunity... continue reading
Just recently I got accepted on Dreamstime. I was really very happy and honored I got accepted.Step one was taken, now I will have to find my way in this.I will have to find out what kind of pictures are accepted and which pictures are not. Also I will have to discover what pictures are sold and which pictures are not.I will keep uploading and hopefully I will keep improving my pictures.Now, I will go for my first milestone: Getting 100 images accepted. Or...My first sale! ... continue reading
The common advice for new and aspiring photographers is to take as many photographs as you possibly can – every day of the week if possible. For many, that means starting on a photo-a-day or 365 project. This is wonderful advice, but I don't necessarily believe that it is limited to beginners only. Even professionals can benefit from something like a photo-a-day project. Especially professionals, since I think that the tendency to become involved in the business side of photography means that... continue reading
HI,I am so happy, for past week 2 weeks, 44 new pictures was approved. It is my personal record.Earlier if 1 or 2 pictures for 20 were approved it was wow.So I see that my technical skills was up and also composition. Earlier I were thinking that something is wrong with my camera that pictures are refused, since it is quite old already or technical parameters are not up-to-date to today world. Today I totally understand that I have great camera and it can make great shoots. I think even much... continue reading
1001 imagesIt’s been 3 years, and my goal was to have 1000 images in 12 months! It’s not as easy as you’d think! But being a stock photographer/vector artist has taught me so much! It’s forced me to expand my talents, look for new things, explore new ideas and be just a little more bold. It also showed me what not to do (there are enough flowers and squirrels out there, thank you very much) - and enabled me to tap the creativity I was born with. These days, I only submit the best of... continue reading
Since anyone with a decent digital camera can contribute to stock photography, many people don't have the formal training or experience for taking professional grade pictures.To help you, one simple step can greatly enhance the quality of your images and make them more attractive to a larger customer base. Please keep your horizons flat. While the earth is not flat and you may have some curvature, please do you best to make it even on both sides of the image.In some cases this means making... continue reading
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