Uploading lots of imagesIf you are new to stock photography business, you have probably heard that stock photography is “a numbers game”. And numbers – that means lots of images, right? So, you set a goal to upload 20 or 50 or 100 images per month, or maybe per day, and start to upload everything you can to finally have some sales.You create a beautiful table top setting, which looks really cool. You find just the right lighting for the scene, which brings out the nice texture of your cake and... continue reading
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I would like to share on the blog my first picture published .This photos was shoot spontaneously… by letting slip the finger on the sand in order to express a simply truth . Wonderful things that life gives us are actually the result of a synergy, where the result is greater than the sum of the individual elements. Good Luck all guys!!!! continue reading
I admit I'm a numbers person - have been since a very early age. Loved math, love statistics and love sport with statistics.Looking at the Dreamstime numbers at the bottom of the page we have (at the time of typing):29,284,827 images9,744,832 usersAssuming users are all contributors that works out at an average of 3 images per contributor.3 images!Is that all? This seems crazy to me. Why join and not upload?You're not going to make anything from 3 images - or less than... continue reading
Numbers and stats obviesly fascinates and enchants many of us Dreamstimers. Many of the blogs here is all about milestones and stats. Less than a month ago i wrote about my latest milestone 1000 uploads. Two days ago I passed another magic number: 1111 uploads. The latest hundred uploads also rendered two interresting sales - one sale, one view, a topic that also have its own blog here...I bet that these images will have considerable views after this blog...Also, yesterday I passed... continue reading
Based on numbers assigned to my Dreamstime submissions in a 10-hour period, I have calculated some interesting figures regarding average Dreamstime submission rates:26 submissions per minute1,549 submissions per hour37,174 submissions per day260,215 submissions per week1,130,697 submissions per month13,568,364 submissions per yearThat's one submission every 2.3 seconds! continue reading
I feel quite new to stock photography, and the whole photography as well. Last year I've got the camera and started to look around more deeply and passionately. The art of view or the view of art is not completely new to me, though photography has it's own rules of creation. I've got to understand that it's not enough to look around deeply and passionately soon. It's not even art of view but also the technique..So it's my start and I'm happy about that, and sharing it with you my colleagues..... continue reading
As time marches forward I find it interesting to see which of my images will become my top sellers.Some you kind of know right away, while others come out of nowhere...I did a little bit of number crunching to see if it is clear cut right from the start, and if they all seem to grow at the same speed.Naturally, it is not clear cut at all and hard to find trends.The only one that holds across all my best sellers is that I get the first sale in the first month of being online.Aside from... continue reading
Today is my second "birthday" on Dreamstime and obviously it's time to see what I've achieved.These are my numbers (and as numbers, always cold dates):Accepted Images on line: 305Sold Images: 237Total renvenue: almost $400Referred members: 12Published blogs: 43 (well, now 44)Managed collections: 16Level 3 images: These two:Level 2 images: 9Level 1 images: the restAfter these wonderful two years I can say that I'm still feel as a newbie because every... continue reading
Interesting thing I noticed about my portfolio. Perhaps it is true of your portfolio too.35% of my downloads come from 4% of my images (I'm excluding free images in my download count).Boy, if I could only figure out what works on those 4% of my images - and could reproduce it on 100% of my images - wouldn't that be nice.How about you?Take the top 4% of your images (the top 4% that have been downloaded the most) - what percentage of your total downloads do those top... continue reading
Okay, I have a few minutes so I will promote myself a bit.My little concept humanoid silhouette got me to 1700 images.It's been a smidgen (look it up Maigi and Dessie) over 2 years since I made the plunge and decided to see what was up with this idea of selling photos on line.Or as my family says, "Putting them on the internet."It has bought me some new lenses and made me use my brain cells in different ways.Some would say that just using my brain cells would be different...most times... continue reading
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