A bit less than a year ago I decided to give stock photography a try as I have thousands and thousands photos sitting on my hard drive. Today I hit 1000 uploads and to celebrate that I decided to write a blog post on my observations. Why not, right?During this time I have realized that you have to submit much much more photos than that if you want to have decent sales provided you have started with stock photography recently. I have analysed some users and the ones that have high sales per image are... continue reading
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2017 in review - September and October: Toronto International Film Festival, Catalonia Independence Rallies, Las Vegas Massacre, Emmy Awards, New York Terror Attack and more
July and August brought us Game Of Thrones season 7, Tour de France, Hurricane Harvey, Solar Eclipse and much moreso let's take a look at what September and October had in store around the world through the eyes of our contributors.Hollywood legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was never only famous for his movies or political career. Before all that he was a world class athlete being crowned Mr. Olympia in 1970. Fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts and professionals have looked up to him... continue reading
I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading
We're excited to present to you our new and improved Blog section.Here are a few improvements we've made:- more user friendly, more spacious looks;- useful information only, based on new acceptance criteria;- easier article submission process.We loved designing it, we hope you'll love using it to add more useful articles.You can start now, with our blog launch contest. All members, contributors and buyers, are welcome to join in: you write useful articles - check guidelines here... continue reading
Hello Dreamstimers ! I'd like to share with you a more detailed view of my trip to New Zealand, to National Parks of North and SouthIsland. nNew Zealand - Aotearoa - The land of the long white cloud - AustralasianNew Zealand is a magical and mysterious country. It is seriously difficult not to fall in love with New Zealand, especially for a nature lover like me. I have never seen such diversity in such a small country. You can take a tour cross it from the east coast to the west coast in just... continue reading
It's that time a year again in New England when trees put on a colorful show of brilliant yellows, reds, greens against a vivid blue sky.There are so many places to see autumn in New England and you won't be disappointed.Pick a day, charge your camera batteries, make sure you have an empty SD card and then plan your route.Start early to take advantage of the morning light and plan on stopping near a lake or pond to capture the mist coming off a warm lake into... continue reading
Dear Dreamstimers,I would like to share my experience with new full frame flaghsip from Nikon, model D850. To be honest, full frame isn't my "weapon of choice" due to its price level, weight and size - and it counts lenses also. As almost everyday user of APS-C format DSLR and occasional user of Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras i was of course curious where full format is heading. I mentioned tough battle between APS-C and Micro Four Thirds in my previous blog about new mirrorless flagship... continue reading
Whether our passion is portrait, landscape, abstract, or stock photography, we photographers certainly appreciate our little pocket-sized friends, namely our smartphones, which have become very powerful photographic and videographic tools, and are making a leap forward with every new addition to the market.It’s no surprise, then, that Apple’s newest iPhone alleges to have much improved photographic capabilities.The new iPhone 8 release is scheduled for a September 12th launch event and... continue reading
Cameras, if you’re reading this you probably have one, or two or three…And you might be wondering do I need another one?Last year I was wondering that too and decided to jump the gun and change things up a bit. Instead of getting a new Nikon I decided to go much, much smaller and got a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.And after almost 9 months, here’s my (very) simplified review as I’m writing this at midnight.This camera is great. In fact it’s fantastic.Why?First of all, it’... continue reading
Today is my husband’s birthday. As we are lucky enough to live close to the New Forest, an obvious way to celebrate a summer birthday is to go for lunch at one of the many pleasing hostelries there, followed by a stroll in the sunshine, and finishing up with a cream tea to replace all that lost energy. Or, as was the case today, to do all this in cloudy weather. Regardless of the famous British weather though, the New Forest is a beautiful location for me to drop into from time to time... continue reading
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