Starting from the classical 'an image is worth a thousand'..., let's just say that an image may actually worth five thousand dollars. Or more. And we're not talking about a particular image, but any image out there can be the perfect candidate for the +$5,000 sale.Contrary to what people think of the income generated by microstock, that it takes time and plenty of downloads to reach a satisfactory level, your images can earn you considerable revenue in just one Sell the Rights... continue reading
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Hello Everyone,What a wonderful end to the day to find all your hard work is paying off! Yes someone out there in the big wide world has purchased a license to use one of my images!!How exciting, I do wonder what project it was for?! Thank you to that person for putting a big smile on my face today!Just a little note to announce my happiness and how much I am enjoying getting to know Dreamstime!Billie xx continue reading
Dreamstime is an organisation in its' own right. It is a commercial digital media library providing digital media assets and licences to use them. It sources its' collection from a large number of contributors under a contributor agreement that sees contributors agreeing to allow Dreamstime to sublicense and distribute their works in exchange for a portion of the income dreamstime collects from its' customers. Dreamstime sees the stock in its' catalogue as its' stock under this agreement.... continue reading
It took up to five rejections to finally get one of my photo selected for Editorial License. Initially I was uploading macro shots, but none got selected. The reason was pretty simple. You need something special and newsworthy. Some of the rejections were the best photos I'd shot and I was pretty disheartened. I was wondering what it would take to get a photo approved for the Editorial License.Now I come from India. It is place with a diverse cultural identity. You may not believe it, but... continue reading
Just as I was thinking my sales were slow this month compared to the previous three, I found this morning that I had sold two TIFF extended licenses (W-EL & P-EL) for the same image:I think it's probably the same buyer, which seems unusual. Has anyone else had this experience?Thank you to the buyer! continue reading
I was searching where my images were being used. I saw one of my image was here:the link of the imageIt is being sold as a wall decoration. At first I was flattered but then I got that question.Can they use my images like that?Do you know the answer? continue reading
While browsing the Internet, I came across an article from February 2011 about a company that made a costly mistake when they used an image without permission on their website, and that image was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. This mistake ended up costing the company $4000. According to their story (which you can read here), most of their images come from stock photography sites, but this one slipped through the cracks.The company is now trying to educate others about image copyright... continue reading
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