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Snapshot is Not a Dirty Word: Musings of a Contrarian Walk Around Photographer

Like any other Dreamstime contributor, I have had my fair share of rejections, mostly when I forget to hit the “Editorial” button, producing feedback like “get 2,314 signed model releases and resubmit”, or words to that effect. More creative was feedback that my photo needed to tell a bigger story; silly old me thought that the photo could be used to illustrate many different stories, but I didn’t argue the point. My biggest slap down has been for submitting a “snapshot”; “we don... continue reading

Sage Musings After Reaching Milestone: $10,000 in Earnings

Master to Grasshopper: "When you can snatch pebble from hand, it will be time for you to go."The old television series KUNG FU in many ways mirrors the artist journey, including the genre of photography. KUNG FU was essentially the story of a single journey for discovering the inner self. It was a desire for wisdom, knowledge, and figuring out a way to become wise and knowledgeable while overcoming prejudice and ignorance.One thing many people overlook in KUNG FU is Grasshopper was not the... continue reading

Microstock musings

So wishing you all here in DT land all the fun and I do hope that more wonderful times are on their way! continue reading

Avoiding refusals - My musings of the common ones

I am new to DT, and the stock world in general, but am sure that in my trial and error to have images selected and posted I have received just about every reason for refusal that there is. I understand and am not bitter about images that don't get selected. I know that all of the members on this site have felt that feeling when you get the notice that an image has been refused, so I decided to pick apart each reason I have received in an effort to help myself get less turndowns and more images posted.... continue reading

August 29th Musings - Blanks

I'm sitting here searching my mind for something profound to say and... I'm coming up blank... feels like those days when I'm totally uninspired to create anything. But how to break through it?Go to a local area. Take one lens or restrict yourself to shooting at a chosen mm on your zoom lens. Spend an hour shooting whatever you see around you, without too much thought about "Is it stock?" or "How's my composition?" or "Are my settings correct?" You will probably end up with a lot of crap, but... continue reading

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