They say that the way a good aroma from your neighbor's kitchen can attract you, similarly a good food photo can also provoke the foodie in you. True it is.So here goes my collection for the foodie in us!I am sure each one of you surely has something to share for this collection. Please paste the URL here. Cupcakes, pastries, hot parantha, biryani everything and every delicacy is allowed to include in this set. The only criteria is : The photo must make us feel hungry :)Visit Collection... continue reading
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Strasbourg is European Oriented City located at the Est of France, near the border of Germany.I was living in the region for more that 8 years before moving to a wet and rainy country in the North for a new job.Every year Strasbourg expected to receive millions visitors.For this reason the municipality organized more that 500 events, including the 30 meters high Christmas tree at the Kleber Place and 12 Christmas markets inside the City.Illuminations are everywhere... continue reading
I have decided that it would be a great idea to attract someBUYERS to my stock photo page.The best way to do this is to have some AWESOME stuff available there (via a link to DT)So....put your Christmas collections together as a collection or lightbox and post a link on my Facebook page.Fun PhotographyWhile you are there, check out the rest of the page and click LIKE if you want to stay up to date with the latest. I post an electic collection of favorite images and blogs, along with... continue reading
I have often looked at people making collections and wondered if there was any merit in it so, I have decided to make my own.The big question has been what the collection should be about so I looked at my photos to see if I had favourite, sub-conscious DT subject.It turns out I have.Everytime I go travelling I seem to find myself down at the local marketplace with my camera taking pictures of the food or herbs and spices lined up in an orderly manner, in different colours and different flavours.... continue reading
Just like some people think that anyone with a decent camera can point, shoot, and create a great image, some photographers seem to think that great images should somehow sell themselves.It's true that sites like DT take a lot of the burden of marketing off our shoulders, but if there are a few simple things we can do to increase the exposure of our portfolio, why not do them?Here are my suggestions.1-Use social media well. This includes using the tools built into the various stock sites... continue reading
All this debate about Pinterest made me wonder about what this new social networks mean to our image marketing.Meanwhile we are terrified with the escalation of piracy and finding tons of cooyrights inflingements around the web, we wonder if this industry has a future or if we are on a sinking boat.I will start first analysing us compared to the audio and movie industry.The first major diference is the market. Our images are mainly sold to the corporate market, they use it for advertising,... continue reading
They say the micro stock world is a maturing market.But how mature can a market be when new players seem to jump in everyday?It is a mature market in many ways but in a lot of ways the players still act very immature.I think the most recent debate about rate changes illustrates this.And I mean this in a economic, business, 30,000 ft view point and not as a disparagement of any individual, although some players do tend to shoot their mouths of before thinking from time to time (I include... continue reading
Yes, Milestone of 50 photos reached!! Exclusive or NOT?In less than a month, i reached the EXCLUSIVITY limit, and now here comes the Q: TO BE or NOT TO BE?I have to admit that at the beginning before a month, I was excited to reach that limit and apply for exclusive contributor, also when i speak about exclusive i don't have any doubts about Dreamstime.They are my FIRST CHOICE if i decide it.I know that the decision is mine, but because at DT i felt like "home" and that's because of you,... 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
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