Emerson says "Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide." -- I learned the hard and painful way that comparing yourself with others - no matter what it is about - is simply torturing yourself and killing all your creativity.You may think this is being self-righteous but since I stopped trying to imitate other artists I become much more creative because I've felt free -- the feeling of that freedom gave me the freedom of creativity. I admire fellow artists works but I don't envy.... continue reading
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I was raised to love my neighbor as myself. I think of my fellow photographers on Dreamstime here as my neighbors. One of the ways I try to show love to my neighbors here on Dreamstime is to help promote their pictures. I have a Twitter account that is set up just for my business. Twitter can be fun because it's kind of neat to see what is trending on any given day. Then I do a search on my portfolio to see if I have a picture that might go with what is trending. If I do, then I will post that... continue reading
Hi Guys!I am going to be shooting for a charity at the London Marathon - next week! This should no doubt be great fun but considering that I have only been on one proper sports shoot before now, I can do with all the tips and tricks you can give me!Here are the tips I know for now and - of course - would like to share... :O)On my rugby shoot, I went for a fairly long lens (100-400), which allowed me the flexibility of getting deep into the action. In terms of settings, focused on a... continue reading
I LOVE reading other contributors statistics and milestone they have reached. By comparing my sales and money earned to theirs, I can somewhat rank where I stand among the whole. Validation, you know.I know I am no Yuri_arcurs (idol). So to any of you who love statistic blogs here are mine!Though I signed up for DT in March 2009, my first upload was at the very end of Aug. 2010...terrible I know! so I have been active for a little under 1 year.Active: 8 monthsuploads: 165Sales: 169... continue reading
I'm learning so much from reading other contributors' blogs.I almost feel like I should be paying for this.One contributor summed it up nicely by saying it's quality that will get you noticed and as someone else said: everyone can improve.I think that will be my mantra from now on: everyone can improve.(and keep learning) which is what I plan to do. continue reading
I have recently discovered a free website for artists in my state and there are probably some in other areas, also.On my site, that I'm trying to finish, I can put info about my Dreamstime account.It has introduced a lot of people to Dreamstime.And, hey, free works for me!I don't advertise my other small business in order to keep costs down for customers, so anything else I can do to let people know about my services is nice. And in the future, I plan to put my Dreamstime URL on the back of... continue reading
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