Uploading lots of imagesIf you are new to stock photography business, you have probably heard that stock photography is “a numbers game”. And numbers – that means lots of images, right? So, you set a goal to upload 20 or 50 or 100 images per month, or maybe per day, and start to upload everything you can to finally have some sales.You create a beautiful table top setting, which looks really cool. You find just the right lighting for the scene, which brings out the nice texture of your cake and... continue reading
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Having become an exclusive contributor for Dreamstime recently, I would earn 20 cents for every photograph uploaded. I have been asking myself what this amount means to me.For most of us, I suppose, 20 cents isn’t much.It isn’t enough to get us a set lunch, for example. 20 cents isn't enough for us to take public transport, such as a bus or a subway train. 20 cents can’t buy us some nice clothes. ... continue reading
There is quite big gap among the most viewed images and the most successful ones. My most viewed photo has almost 5000 views and only 1 download. The 4th most viewed with 2700 views has no download.On the other hand the most successful photo has 7 downloads at 438 views. And similar it´s with the next ones.It seems that when you have photo with lots of views and lack of downloads, it will never become one of the most popular. More important is, how quickly can be soled. continue reading
'Vision is the art of seeing something that is invisible to others' Jonathan SwiftThis blog is about the little things that alot of people don't ever see when looking at a subject.When alot of people look at a subject and take a photograph they focus on getting the whole of that subject in the shot, whereas sometimes just a small detail of that subject can look absolutely amazing and say more than if they shot it the conventional way.I must admit, this happens to very much be a love of mine... continue reading
My latest upload was inspired by the great actress Angelina Jolie!!!No I'm not in contact with her but she's one of my favorite actresses & now she inspires me! :)))On my latest review to her photos here on DT I have noticed an Arabic tattoo on her right arm saying Determination! Now you know the rest of the story...Four nice meaningful words in Arabic with their meanings, made in raw for any purpose... Banner, Sign, Tattoo or even do something like Angelina Jolie :)))Here are some previous... continue reading
I just looked at my most recent rejections and the reasons for the rejections.I could understand most of them, which were things like: "poor lighting setup", "poor contrast or incorrect exposure", "white balance parameter not correctly assigned"...and then there was this one: "poor optical performance due to low lens quality."A lot of my files were rejected because of lens fringing and chromatic aberrations.I researched what lens fringing was and apparently the lens I'm using does not have... continue reading
In our continuing series on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), one element of SEO that people often overlook is the structure of a page and the underlying code being used for that page.Not only is important for the visual appeal of your viewers, but it can make a big difference in how your site is perceived by a search engine. It is extremely important to make sure that your pages are laid out efficiently and that you are using the appropriate tags in your code.Some important things to keep in... continue reading
Not to long ago, I left my cushy job in the corporate world, not to say that it is there anymore anyway! With time in my hand to reminisce on what I could have & wanted to be, I realised that many many years ago, I have a love for photography, how I get stumble into it is another story altogether. I decided to pick myself up from the couch, dust my shoulder, throw away my compact point & shoot and purchased a SLR in pursuit of a "career" in stock photography.Now! Three months into this adventure,... continue reading
It took decades for me to convince myself that I am an artist.Everyone else with a camera was an artist, but I…alas, I was merelyphotographer andwriter, notartist andauthor.Being the passive masochist that I am, I now seek new frustrations and critiques as part of my newest personal evolution, through selling stock. When shooting in this genre, I must look at my photographs from a marketing perspective, more than from an aesthetic one.This is proving to be more difficult than I had... continue reading
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