2017 has been a multicolored, multi-faceted year, with plenty of trends and spices to choose from. We took a look at how this past year has been translated into the trends on dreamstime.com and here’s what our team discovered.Most popular eventsBy very, very, very far, Christmas was the ruling event on dreamstime.com, based on the sheer volume of searches performed on our website. It’s not exactly a surprise, given the popularity of the season (for businesses and families alike) and... continue reading
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Have you ever wondered how some people can post pictures with such a good quality and colors ?How do they match their instagram or blog feed?There are so many apps, and programs, where you may upgrade a photo, which in turn can help your social media grow.If you are new, or just curious how I edit my photos scroll down for more!Step one:The most important thing is a good quality of your photos. The main factor is LIGHT! Without a good lightning, it is kinda impossible to make a good photo.... continue reading
While pursuing certification in commercial photography, I had the *good fortune of encountering a disgruntled photograher turned instructor who insisted that stock media is ruining the professional photography industry. I beg to differ! This moaner also begrudges smart phones with cameras, people with smart phones with cameras, digital cameras, and innovation of most kinds. I gave examples in his photography studio business management class of how, as a blogger since 2008, I used stock media on blog... continue reading
Hello everyone, I would really like to share with you some good ideas on how to use stock media to enhance your video production skills and creativity. Im not a writer (and english is not even my first language) but since we are all here for the same need and creativity is a language by itself, lets just go for it.At my workplace we need to create some 10 to 15 new < 3 minutes videoclips by week, to be published on television and internet. The problem is that all of this clips are health... continue reading
Tired of the same million versions of a “business man smiling in a meeting” or “customer support representative with headset”, or even the ages old “woman with salad smiling”? Fear not, there is still hope that your project will be finished in time and not look like a stock photography presentation at all.If you want to know how all you need to do is keep reading.1. Stay authentic Above I’ve enumerated a few of the best sold and most used image in stock photography worldwide. Why?... continue reading
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
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 that... 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
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