My aim in microstock is to be different. I have realized since beginning that I could not compete with the kind of Yuri Arcusor Iofoto, that are far beyond my league (for now).The best I could envision to get my slice of cake and get some success, was simply to be creative. Creative, means to try to make something really different. One way to do so was to search for neglected keywords or 'holes' in the database of images at Dreamstime.Another way, is to restrain yourself from the desire... continue reading
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After reading an interesting posting by Iofoto (aka Ron Chapple)in a microstock discussion group I gave a look at my personal yearly trends.It was an interesting discover especially to analyze the year trend broken down by month. I found out that mine was almost exactly as his, with January starting slowly (is a a month that for most people usually starts after the 7th) February and March with first signs of picking up the rythm and April-May being both very good months.June July and August... continue reading
Business shoot with ConstanceReal estate deal:Eric, Angela and ConstanceHere's a bunch of details about the greatest training I've ever had.Tuesday, April 1 - the preparationIt was my first day in Charlotte. Sara - who is the producer and organizer of Ron's shooting, acquainted me with the shoot schedule for the next 3 days. We reserved this first day to regenerate after the long trip, and also show me everything we would be using for the shoots. They let me get acquainted... continue reading
This is my favorite photo of this photographer. It is Iofoto Ron Chapple Studio at first I add him to my favorite because he has go 100% portfolio then I found out that beside to his wonderful photos he has got many tips for all that who wants to learn photography that means for me too.At his site I found some useful information how to produce better photography, some useful links to other sites and all his work.He have got over 14000 photos in his portfolio and I every month he upload some... continue reading
The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story. How many images would have been in the top seller list if the photographer hadn’t uploaded a dozen nearly similar ones, thus spreading the downloads over the entire dozen? On the other hand if an image is a great stock photo, even a cropped or almost identical image... continue reading
The David fighting Goliaths! Power to the people!A news leaked out yesterday. A beta site was revealed, you can see it here, before the official press release. It is called BrightQube. I must confess I don't know why, but I can guess: it has a clever navigation and a bright idea: it is the first platform to put images from our market to compete on equal grounds with Goliaths.The leak was just published by lots of blogs, making a quiet buzz within the industry. No big red titles in CAPS, but... continue reading
So Glad that I am one of DT photographers. On DT you can find a lot of great photos, illustrations or event computer generated images.They are all greats.I love simplicity, cleanest photos or illustrations, and here are my top 10 list of photographer that inspired me to create great photos/illustrations/computer generated images:1. AssignmentsHe is a Dreamstime.com Agency, that is true. But his photo collections are shows of the best quality. And I like his images very much.2. Iofoto... continue reading
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