'How' is important more than in 'What' Being a novice stock photographer we have may face many problems as economically, lack of proper device and equipment and so on as we are new to stock photography. But according to my point of view being a budding photographer we shouldn’t blame our situation. I like to remember a famous line given to a novice. That is, ‘start with what you have, where are you and do what you can’. This is golden rule to become... continue reading
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I recently used keywords for the first time and it was enlightening for the novice I am and needless to say I have several images that could have been categorized better in the past!! I would recommend anyone like myself to give it a go just to see the difference. I have often struggled with which categories are best so it's very helpful. As I have recently passed the 700 uploads mark i will add a recent image. continue reading
Joined Dreamstime in August 2016 and just made my first sale with 55 images approved. As a novice in photography this has motivated me even more and has seen my photography improving with each day all this made possible by dreamstime constructive review of my images. My target is now to have 100 images online before end of January. continue reading
I tried it a few times it without success, some pictures denied and I had given up the idea to post here. I returned on the advice of a contact who sells photos on Dreamstime and I did well. 139 Uploads and only 5 refusal, now I try to clean my best photos and apparently it works.My biggest challenge is can not be in my photo but my writing in English, I'm French ... ;-)The other difficulty is the keyword selection and the last is to understand what photos can real interest.For now, one... continue reading
I was going to wait for my 1 year Stock Photo anniversary to pass before posting this, but having recently reached my annual target for uploaded images this year, and passing a milestone I certainly didn't expect to reach so soon, I decided to write it now, I don't think there are any more reachable milestones in the next month and a bit unless I get a couple EL sales or Google do another mass image purchase.I'll start with a very satisfying announcement, a couple of months ago I was wondering... continue reading
It is a while since I was planning to write a blog about how I got started in stock photography. I will write here kind of an introduction or resume and then I will kindly ask you to follow the link where you will see entire history in much details.It all started at least 5 6 years ago when a friend of mine told me about 'selling pictures on internet'. It was a great idea and very interesting. Excuse me? Somebody will buy my images? It was like a nice joke.I started to dig in about this new... continue reading
I never used a tripod until I started shooting stock.I made some silly mistakes when I started shooting with one, and some of the tips I have read for my photo class include silly things that I managed to get right.This is a compilation of tips for novice tripod users including things I learned through experience and things I've read about.There is probably nothing new here for anyone that has worked with a tripod more than a few times.1 Get a tripod that will hold your gear.Weigh your... continue reading
Continuing on from my first post on camera bodies (camera bodies - lesson 1), here is a bit of extremely basic information on camera lenses, in plain, simple English. As before, I am writing this with novice photographers in mind; those who are new to the world of SLR and stock and want a bit of basic, easy to digest information.When I opened the box of my first SLR, I found a shiny 18-55mm lens sitting inside. I asked myself, ‘what does the 18 – 55mm actually mean?’Those values are... continue reading
I have been scouring the blogs lately and I have seen a certain wall between professional photographers and amateur photographers. I have read the arguments that anyone with a digital camera can now snap a decent shot and upload "stock" photos and essentially dilute the stock photo pool so to speak. It is assumed that people who do not have an education in photography or expensive camera equipment are hurting this industry in some way.I have spent countless hours pondering this and asking myself... continue reading
Year ago I started selling photos on Dreamstime.Several things have changed.-I began to learn English.Not very successfully.-I am learning to shoot foto.Better than before.Photography is one of my hobby.I'm from Czech Republic.Nice place for live. continue reading
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