Just a few pointers for contributors:Please go for ethnic diversity wherever possible. Assume there are "young smiley white people" versions of whatever you are photographing. Distinguish yourself from the crowd and you'll pick up buyers like me.Please please PLEASE get away from glamour actors and models. If you're not selling anything (I make eLearning modules for a non-profit hospital), they look preposterous. Give me middle-aged and older people. Real, average-looking people with wrinkles.... continue reading
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Filters are one of those accessories that many photographers either do not know about, or consider exotic additions to their camera bag. Well, that may or may not be true. What kind of photos do you want to take? For some, they may very well be totally unnecessary. For others, they could bring you to the next level. There are a number of filter types and purposes. I will discuss a few of the more common ones, and if you are interested you should be able to easily research the less common.Neutral... continue reading
I often see newbies asking questions on the message boards about what types of images are needed in this highly competitive business. To understand what end users are looking for, I recommend looking at the way dreamstime classifies images into categories and sub-categories.This is the their way of telling you what is being searched for by their users.Take the Business category, one of the most popular categories for stock images, as an example.You'll see the sub-categories break down as follows.... continue reading
It's now December and if the world of business is anything like my former corporate life, this is the time of year when department heads are asked to"use it or lose it".Year end budgets are always strange animals in the world of business.Unlike your household budget, where having some money left over is a good thing, in the corporate world, not spending your allocated fund means you get less the following year.So typically at this time of year various departments are looking for ways to... continue reading
Some friends and acquaintances say it was funny, drawing, photography and try to sell the image. "- Who needs it? "They say.... I like to photograph and draw an illustration . Thanks Dreamstime I became more attentive to the quality of the photo. Comparing my photos and photo professionals, I realized that I have something to aspire to and learn. :). Sales yet I have almost no, but I hope I will learn to create quality images. tell me please why there are views but do not buy, I can not draw?Good... continue reading
Let's talk some about it today,being exclusive on Dreamstime or another agency,is it really worth?First of all I should say I haven't the experience to say yes or no,but have taken a look to some blogs lately and lots of people were on the same track.What I learnt by reading those blogs is that it depends on you,your needs,what you expect from this world "the stock one".If you're someone who just uploads few pictures in a month,then you should become exclusive with an... continue reading
I wrote a post a few weeks back about my special model (my daughter).I was not going to share her secret, but after all the kind response on her photos. I decided I should. Therefore, here is her most hidden secret .She is a special needs child. From her looks, you would never know. Being an exceptional teen, she has many obstacles to hurdle. However, it goes to show you the strength and courage these children have and roadblocks the CAN overcome. Everyone that knows her has been inspired. I love... continue reading
Like many others here on dreamstime, I do review the search terms that my buyers use to find me and my images.. on this particualr sale i get a N/A which im assuming meant they knew me or my profile.. im not sure how as im a very small contributer on this site. I am most curious about the uses of a kauai rooster heada teton buffaloand water over red rocks( i live in stunning sedona)I do note the buffalo buyer had great taste as he or she was one one of 6 to ever even view this image. continue reading
Regardless of whether you have a Rebel, or a 1Ds, there are certain things every Canon owner should have.Most of the consumer DSLRs are very good, a 400D or a 450D is a great choice for starting to shoot stock photography. There is no need to upgrade to the professional models too quick.You are much better spending money on the glass – get some great lenses.If you are pushed for cash, the first thing you should buy is a great portrait lens: Canon 50mm f1.8II. You can buy these for around... continue reading
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