I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading
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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
Stock photography is used in so many applications, we see images everywhere we look. For those of us in the business, we can hire models, have state of the art studios, or travel all over the world.or...we can go where the action is.In my part of the US, there is a lot of sports all year long to photograph.For me, photography is the by product of my and Gary's adventure weekends. and often, its the thought of getting out of the house FOR stock that gets us off the sofa and out the... continue reading
Hi!! Yeah.....Lately I have seen increasingly more photographers who want to earn money from their passion for photography and want to try to sell stock images.Thank you,DT for this opportunity to increase my income!Which photos sell / buy better stock in 2013?? With people?Is full!I did advertising this website everywhere, but the most people who sign up as referrals they think it's very easy to sell the stock! After reading section FAQs and after they are rejected first uploads almost... continue reading
For me Dreamstime is now the unique point of getting money after i lost my job ! now all my attention is focused on it! but i dont feel im alone when i login my dreamstime account! dreamstime is my second family...my only approved photos are from Italy where i travelled last year. continue reading
I have recently been retrenched from my job after 23 years in the IT industry.I have gone for numerous job interviews but as yet have had no success in finding another job, this being due to age, job market congestion etc etc…As part of my retrenchment package I have been offered to study an additional course/s that will help me with job placement in the market. As I am well educated in my field already and my education has not helped me in my current trade market, I was considering doing something... continue reading
I responded too many changes in my live in the last month.My vital and too young dad died unxceptedly. And Ibecame freelancer photographer until one week.I moved to my own photostudio and bought studio flash lights (thanks to dreamstime and other stock agenicies:)).I look foward to spring and new work with people without flats interiors :).Here is one photo of my little brother: continue reading
It's just amazing what a single small pocket flashlight can do with images, instead of using onboard flash. One evening I was taking pictures in a dark room. My "model" was a small alcohol glass. When I shoot on tripod, I always use manual focus in liveview mode active. This time the room was so dark that I couldn't see anything on the screen in liveview mode. Despite using autofocus and onboard flash for helping camera to focus, I took out a small flashlight (not a led one. Regula with yellowish... continue reading
How to deal with burn-out….Hi everyone…miss me?There comes that day when all the fire and fun, just goes. For me, it came last week after I came home from a cruise to Alaska with seven folders of photos to process.I was so excited when I took them and chimped them (reviewing on the back of the camera while pursing lips like a chimpanzee….) and then I got home, the party was over and……….crapola. I have a couple THOUSAND pictures to edit.I could care less. (Except maybe for... continue reading
It is a curious thing happened to me right now. I have a degree in photography. It is a fact or I would not be here writing this article. I hold a job that is unrelated to photography. Occasionally, I endorse unofficial photographer of my cap to accommodate for lack of time, the unavailability of the photographer or the tender is not ... etc, to take some photographs and my service to organization.As everyone knows that right now, everyone tighten their belts and budgets not related to the basic... continue reading
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