Someone recently asked me on Quora how much can they earn from microstock photography. Since this is a common question and the answer is kind of "it's complicated", I'm posting here the complete article about my view on the current state of the industry.Stock photography was born as a method to generate passive income from work-for-hire photography that didn’t make it through the client’s editing team. These shots were previously destroyed or archived (100% film... continue reading
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This image belongs to "antique" category. It impresses me because it’s telling stories about my family.As a teenager in machinery school, I was dismounting everything. Most of those items were placed in learning category, meaning nobody will assemble them again. One item where I didn't have a liberty of such a careless approach was my mothers sewing machine.My great grandmother got it as a gift. In the time when there were no major confections but people made the wardrobe all... continue reading
The last few years on Dreamstime have been great and sales have been good too, especially since the royal wedding of Kate and William which really motivated me to take more editorial photos. I can remember just having the shear luck of the couple waving in my direction while take my the photos. It also meant I had a lot of sales on those photos with the biggest revenues generated on any of my photos in such a short time!Ever since I've increasingly not been afraid to take more editorial pics... continue reading
TIME TRAVELEncased in metal and glass we fly,over the roads and through the sky.Small mysteries of the past we'll unravel,as we glide in our car-ship and time travel.Lest we forget, WW2.A terrible time, before me and you.Yet memories linger, they stay to remind,the horrors of war and evil mankind.Going back further- the civil war now.North against south, I wonder howBrother could fight brotheron a battle ground.We transport ourselves thereand we hear the drums... continue reading
Every once in a while I get an image sale for an image that has not sold in a long time.For example - today I got a sale on one of my first images, uploaded in 2008 and only sold twice.This image hasn't sold for 5 years!Yet yesterday someone found it and purchased it - so it just goes to show that old images can still contribute to your returns :)How about you - any images that you've sold recently that haven't sold in a long time prior? continue reading
Although I joined Dreamstime in the summer of 2011, it wasn’t until the fall that I became exclusive and started to give it some serious effort.Looking back on my first year with Dreamstime I feel content.I have over 550 images on line with over 200 sales ranging from small RF to Tiff.I don’t know if this is good, bad, or average but I feel I am on the right tracks heading towards the future.Looking forward to my second year, Dreamstime is a very fine place. continue reading
Perhaps this photo shoot will forever remain a mystery. Furthermore, this was one of my favorite.This was the last massive photo shoot for the year 2010. I was really into making something special with that much people involved. And so we succeded. continue reading
I am new to stock and the first couple of months were rough as I found that many of my early shots I thought were great were refused one after another of my travel photos. I am learning though, and my accepted uploads are increasing and my acceptance rate is climbing steadily.This week another group of shots were accepted and suddenly I have 53 uploads. Here is the one that became #50, a shot of some breadfruit ripening on a tree in Ecuador.For all of those who start in stock and struggle,... continue reading
With its blue skies and grandeur, Madrid seems indeed to be the next best thing to heaven, as an old Spanish saying tells us De Madrid, Al Cielo.The city breathes with rich history and a mix of architectural styles such as mudejar, baroque, renaissance, neoclassical, romanesque and modernism.A brief historyMadrid architecture has been influenced by dynasties that ruled over the city. Plaza Mayor is the living testimony of the style of architecture during the Habsburg dynasty of 16th and... continue reading
I have updated my collection on Architectural Wonders of Iran. Please enjoy this visual journey into the Architectural Wonders of IranIf you have any images for this collection, please send me the IDs.Many thanks!Caroline continue reading
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