This article is not about supermarkets. It’s about stock photography and how to sell more images. But first, a few words about supermarkets: A century old business modelThe concept of supermarket, in its various forms, appeared about a hundred years ago. It generally consists in a self-service grocery store, where shelves are stocked at night, so the customers can choose the goods by themselves the following day, add them to a cart and pay for them at the exit. Seems familiar?The... continue reading
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This is the second part of my post regarding the fabulous cruise I had this September. You may find the first part HERE.The first stop was Palermo, the capital of Sicily, Italy. To me the city appeared crowded, dirty and not so much appealing. Here the tips learnt on the web prior to the cruise were helpful. Travelers to Palermo warned me to avoid the colorful tourist carriages from the port as they were overpriced. And they were right. 80 Euros, as I was asked for a ride across the city is a... continue reading
I've noticed an unusually high amount of clip art on this stock photo site.Having drawn a few clip art images in my time, I thought I'd provide some valuable advice.Main takeaway: Before you startcreating a masterful piece of clip art, you need to sit down to figure out its long term application.Here's why:I was recently talking to a fellow illustrator who designed a computer wallpaper measuring 1920x1080.About a year after he posted it, he was contacted by a client who wanted to have... continue reading
I got the letter from the Green Bay Packers shortly after the playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles: "You have been selected to receive two tickets to the Super Bowl." Of course, it was contingent on going to Atlanta and beating the Falcons and then going on the road again and beating the winner of the Bears/Seahawks game. All very unlikely at that point in time; I suspect Packer fans would have been happy if the season ended in Atlanta. After all, we won the last two games of the season in dramatic... continue reading
Dreamstime led me into the gate of photography as well as prompted me realizing the truth of the daily life.In my portfolio, a photo has been sold for times. Its subject is about Over Loading.In China, it is very common that most vehicles run with the over loaded cargo. The transportation ability of the nation has been excess for many years already. Meanwhile, the transportation expenses become less and less. The whole industry has fallen into the strange circle of cutthroat competition.... continue reading
Now that the euphoria around the 10M milestone has settled a bit, we want to bring you another little contest... just to keep you occupied ;)This one puts your creative photographer as well as photoshopper skills to the test. You have to find suitable components from your own work, means to combine them professionally and in an attractive way. To make things more interesting, you have several practical limitations...So, to the point - this contest is about skinning your fox... ...no, I mean... continue reading
Olin Sain created GhostlyChillsBookStore.com in 2006 after failing to get signed by a literary agent. Initially, Olin Sain wanted to sell his mini books, on his web store, with the demand for Brand Name writers' horror books, turned GhostlyChillsBOokStore.com into a specialty store devoted to selling horror books, from a wide range of best selling writers'.This demand for Brand Name writers' got Olin Sain to dig a little deeper to satisfy those late night chills before bed time with selling Out... continue reading
Many questions & opinions are going around the fact that there is a Free Section on DT & the fact that photographers are not paid any minimum cents by giving for free...!I wanted to answer the question made in a recent blog & I found my self over writing! So in order not to give incomplete answer, I'm writing you this...Q WHY THERE ARE FREE IMAGES?A Marketing strategy, competing with the other establishments in the same field. When the offer is high & the demand is low, some measures has... continue reading
1. PRACTICE: My best advice for developing your digital illustration skills, is to illustrate often. I make a conscious effort to illustrate almost every day. I'm madly infatuated with being creatively productive, and that is the fuel necessary to develop talent and creativity.When I'm away from my studio, I bring my sketchbook along, and try to use my idle time to doodle. I draw on the bus, or at the pub. I admired that about Robert Crumb, so I took it upon myself to do the same.Bob Ross... continue reading
To be successful as an artist, the general public must be able to value the craftsmanship of my work. The purpose of this Q&A article is to help people who are unfamiliar with digital art, understand how to accept and appreciate this new medium. The questions are based on dialog I have had with artists and art collectors.Q: How do you create your digital artwork?A: I illustrate by hand, using a digital pen and tablet. Software allows me to create a painting, using the computer screen as... continue reading
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