As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images, I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted.I would prefer to not waste my time on images that have no chance of being accepted due to the choice of subject.What sort of images do appeal to microstock sites like dreamstime.com?I started out by looking at the FAQ section of the site, but didn’t find the explanation offered there... continue reading
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After quite some posts in the message boards section discussing the sales situation here for us contributors and many of us considering that the saturation of contributed material to microstock could be among other reasons the causefor the difficulty to achieve satisfactory business results...I made in one day three P-EL 50 credit sales,one day later three W-EL license sales and another W-EL one after two days!In six years of exclusivity here this is the first time.. ... continue reading
There is a multitude of needs for people images so there is no single right answer when it comes to submitting images with people. Simple things like the model looking at the camera or away can grab a sale or prevent one. Therefore, the best way to handle this topic is to discuss some of the main points involved.First of all, buyers generally look for images that communicate a specific concept. The focus may be business, healthcare, science, education, parenting, what have you, but contributors... continue reading
Hi everyone¡¡¡Most of my work Microstock performed from the free sessions. I like to experimentand turn those photographs that usually end up in a corner of any hard drive.I have the formation of surveyor and worked for more than 15 years in civil works ... how boring¡¡¡... It was all too grid and to very routine. I think Stock photography is too conditioned by income ... Most of the peoplewho decide to start uploading images to agencies expect immediate additional revenue and... continue reading
As many people, I have been skeptical of the mirrorlesscamera, but now I had to think again on this issue.But because today those who work in microstock photography should buy a mirrorless? Many photographers have told me that the best camera is the one you have at the time you need to take a picture. And mirrorless cameras have a huge advantage: they are small, light and compact. This means that the camera kit (a camera body, two or three lenses, memory... continue reading
It is a constant for new contributors joining Dreamstime so there are always people who are beginning their journey into the business of commercial photography. And thus, many of them invariably ask the same questions over and over as they seek answers for being successful in the world of microstock.One of the biggest problems they face is being able to separate the good advice from the bad. There are many myths and a general mindset that is perpetuated even by experienced microstockers. This... continue reading
6 months, 313 uploads, 36 sales and today I reached my first personal milestone - The payout limit.I was interested in photography since a long time. Bought my first P&S sometime in 2009 and started shooting just about anything I see!! After a long wait, I managed to buy my first DSLR August last year. I was much excited! I started doing a lot of searching in internet about photography and that’s when I came to know about Microstock !! It quickly grabbed my attention. Started with a few agencies... continue reading
> I have more than six months experience working on microstock. At The first weeks I had sent my photos via a web form, it was very slow and not convenient. Uploading of small amount of photos on just one stock took a bunch time and required constant control. Next, I learned about the possibility of uploading photos by the protocol FTP - it allowed to speed-up the process. Then I discovered the IPTC meta tags. By this time I was already registered on 4 stoks, i need to write notes about files uploaded... continue reading
Finally, since my first image online 2 months ago, my first sale comes today with a portfolio size of 86.This is the best reward for not giving up of uploading.Below is the image which brought me the first sale. Very exciting! continue reading
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