Topic today : Why use legal, licensed images from Dreamstime vs. pulling from a search engine or social media? Did you think that? Why we don't use any photos we want from Google search engines or from Pinterest like social medias?Here's the reasons that you may know or might know :1. Free Photos Are EverywhereIf you're using free photos from search engines such as Google, let's imagine. You're preparing to make a travel advertisement on your local TV channels. You make it and sent... continue reading
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After submitting music files to Dreamstime soon after the audio collection went online, things were quiet for a while, as to be expected with a new content collection. However last week I sold 58 files in a few days. So it seems the music content is up and running (and selling!!).In the light of that I have writing new exclusive material to upload. You can see my portfolio, including music at Portfolio continue reading
I was raised to love my neighbor as myself.I think of my fellow photographers on Dreamstime here as my neighbors.One of the ways I try to show love to my neighbors here on Dreamstime is to help promote their pictures.I have a Twitter account that is set up just for my business.Twitter can be fun because it's kind of neat to see what is trending on any given day.Then I do a search on my portfolio to see if I have a picture that might go with what is trending.If I do, then I will post... continue reading
I'm tired of American Politics.You can't turn on the TV these days without politicians or their surrogates slinging mud at each other in very loud voices, and we still have 3 months until the election. The level of discourse in this country seems to reach a new low each day.But this has also made me think about the way we treat each other on social media.It seems that the animosity of the internet has given rise to a new social "norm" for how we speak with each... continue reading
I have to admit, I never understood Twitter.I'm not sure I still do.I understand why people tweet but until I started at Dreamstime, I never found a purpose for Twitter myself.Plus, it's only fun if you are the type with a lot of snarky one-liners.A friend of mine, an artist, decided to use Twitter as a platform to advertise her artwork.I decided to do the same with my microstock photos.Lately, it's been resulting in a slight rise in sales and I like to think it's in part because of Twitter.... continue reading
Hi folks,This is just a quick post to thank the Dreamtimers who have started to follow my portfolio, it really is very much appreciated.When I look around other artist’s portfolios I very quickly realise how much I have to learn, but I’m loving every minute of my learning curve. Now I am slowly getting to grips with the mechanics of photography and editing and also Social Media I will enjoy the experience even more.What a wonderful way to spend my retirement. It keeps me busy, which suits... continue reading
I have always come to Dreamstime to look for images to use in design work, and always admired the work of the people selling their images. I have been fascinated by photography and media work. Eventually I got a camera and decided to also contribute to the world of stock photography. So now instead of downloading I am doing uploading. I have been uploading for a while to test the waters. I think its time to now up the game and get into the seriously. To provide images for others and for other people... continue reading
Ever capture a great image that you just knew was useful only to have it not sell?, Well I captured this great image while on vacation down in Virginia, USA and I knew it was a sure fire seller but noticed after a year it didn't have any sales!, so I tried re-tweeting it and presto!, bam! It had its first sale a few days after I re-tweeted it and it's currently on its way up my most popular list. continue reading
Hi folks,I’m well on my way of my first target of having 50 of my images accepted onto Dreamstime - still a long way to go I know, but I am getting there.Now onto my next target; to have my first sale.Beside the usual way of Tweeting, Pinterest and Facebook to promote my images I occasionally write about them on my blog.At the same time I also make sure I promote the Dreamstime website as well, because there are so many wonderful photographers and portfolios on site, that I just find... continue reading
I will give my perspective on social media sites and increasing visibility to your images.While we all know that more views does not actually lead to more sales, using social media will get your images out on the web.Take for example, Twitter, if you tweet your image and it is re-tweeted to others (ie. followers of your followers), this may lead to a sale.As you are followed on Twitter by people, this may lead to more followers, increasing your exposure.I have taken a lot of Buddhism based... continue reading
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