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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I am new to DT and am pleasantly surprised to see that DT has in place a system for unauthorized usage.This begs the question of how and when to promote your own stock photography on other venues - particularly FaceBook, Twitter and other social networking.If you own a blog you can promote your link to your stock photography portfolio in many different ways.So too with social networking - and this is perhaps the 'safest' way to do so.The biggest challenge with FB and other social networking... continue reading
Pinterest is a social networking site that has been gaining a lot of following in recent months. For those of you not familiar with the site, it is basically a place where people share things they have found online with others.It's kind of like bookmarking a page in your browser and making it public to the world. The difference is that this is done visually, and most users organize their topics into boards that they "pin" sites they find of "interest".The pinned site is shown on Pinterest... continue reading
I'll admit it. I'm not in tune with the real world. Not having a TV (nor watching any), not listening to the radio and traveling a small chunk of the year makes me out of tune with the rest of the world. It's not that I'm ignorant, and my world is pretty amazing from what I can see, but I need to make more of an effort as someone who wants to do more photojournalisim.I read the BBC every morning and FOX news if I'm sad and what to laugh, but outside that and my friends facebook statuses (which... continue reading
With the rise of online social networking sites and virtual information exchange applications like bump, physical business cards have seen somewhat of a decline in recent years. While these new networking alternatives are certainly important tools and can vastly expand your presence both locally and beyond, the fact remains that humans are tactile beings. When is this last time you walked through a clothing store and didn't reach out to feel a sweater, or pick a leaf off of a shrub in passing? In... continue reading
Hey everyone, I have created a Facebook page today (finally!) where everyone can now follow my latest uploads, sales, portfolio examples, and now my personal thoughts and experiences in photography! Please feel free to add this page, follow it, post comments, and even create discussions.Kenney Studios on FacebookI also have a personal Facebook page. Feel free to add me as a friend and follow my more personal and random life. :)Teresa Kenney on Facebook continue reading
I'm in love with Twitter! It's a fantastic marketing tool for microstock photographers that appears deceptively simple - but has many nuances to discover. What a great way to connect with web designers, publishers, and just about anyone else who might buy your photography.Here are a few books about Twitter and business that I've downloaded to my Kindle (you can also get them the good old-fashion way as the printed page!) :Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a TimeTwitter:... continue reading
Yesterday I attended a Speed Networking event for the very first time.The premice of Speed Networking is exactly like speed dating wherein you sit across the table from someone whom you've never met before and are given six minutes to get to know each other.Three minutes for one person to talk, and three minutes for the other to talk while giving them your undivided attention.After the six minutes is up, you move down the table and meet the next person and so on.In one hour, I met ten... continue reading
1. Volunteer free photo service for photo credit with contact info to a not for profit that does a large mailing- for example; local food bank or rescue mission. It's a win win, they can't afford to pay for photography, and you get to right it off as a donation plus some free publicity.2. Your kids school or school disc.- Most schools are always doing great outreach into the community. Cover the event and remember to hand out your card, so people can contact you and go to your website and see... continue reading
After a bunch of blogs related to photography, I thought I'd try my hand at something else.And as the new assignment is “Communication”, what better subject?Humans have an innate need for communication, and every time there is a new method of doing so people flock to it.I'm actually becoming rather fascinated by the phenomena of on-line "social" networks.But I’m wondering whether all this is going to induce any changes in society at large?In the past, I must admit I have been rather... continue reading
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