Been on Dreamstime a few years now and I can say there's no magic formula to selling images, in other words sales don't explode by reaching any certain approval rating or having a certain amount of images in your portfolio, I believe that the 80% approval rating sales kicker has been debunked numerous times. It's all about the image itself how rare, unique or useful is it?, next is quality, how gifted are you at creativity? and what is your skill level in editing software?, these are keys to success.... continue reading
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Many happy returnshere's the car key & credit card..just kidding...I am nice, but not that nice. You buy your own wheels anduse your own credit card to fill the gas tank, lolmaybe if I sell enough microstock photos I just mightbuy you a bottle of champagne to celebrate.Or better still, if you buy enough bottles of champagneto get me a bit tipsy, I might just be under the influenceto let you get me to give you the car key and credit card.For now, let's eat... continue reading
I just finished making a small commercial page for a small Shoe Repair Shop.DreamsTime photos in use of course! Hope you like it! At least my client did :))Thanks for DT, the photographers & thanks to Leslie Murrey for the nice bags. continue reading
If you ever pour a glass of water on your laptop keyboard, don't try to dry it up with your hair-dryer!You could end up with curly keys, which are cute to look, but hard to hit...It's good that the replacement of keyboard is not too tricky...:) continue reading
I saw Richard St. John's video on TED.com today, where he talked about eight secrets of success. This talk is from 2005, but nothing seems to be changed in those 3 years. :)St. John mentioned 8 traits, what help us to succeed in our lives. And I think they apply to stock photography as well, or even best. So I wanted to share them with you.1. PASSIONI have ever met a passionless photographer, not a professional, and much less a hobbyist. So it's easy to keep passion about photography alive when... continue reading
Hi everybody!Here I am with the second part of the blog dedicated to the freeware and open source software called Inkscape. It’s very easy to use, but if you know some simple tricks, you’ll be able to draw with it in a faster way.In the first part of my little tutorial ( https://blog.dreamstime.com/2007/12/05/inkscape-keys_art25005 ) I’ve shown you keyboards about tools (selector, node, zoom, geometrical forms, pen & pencil, gradient, text) and dialogs (very important to change the main... continue reading
Hi guys!Do you know Inkscape? It’s a freeware and open source software you can download from internet. It’s a very beautiful software that you can use to draw nice illustrations.I’ve drawn all my illustrations with it and I think it’s a very useful instrument for vector designs.I want to advise you to use some keyboards that can help you in your works. I often use them and I think they help you to draw more quickly and without lose your concentration.Tools:... continue reading
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