I collect business cards as a hobby. My friend, another photographer, got me started on this a long time ago and it’s been useful in so many ways.Not only do I have a long list of contacts, but I have hundreds of great examples to show students when I teach marketing and building a brand.Some business cards are amazing. You can tell the effort that goes into them, some are ok and some you have to wonder what they were thinking. I’m specifically looking at one guy I went to university with who... continue reading
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Good morning DT, in this short blog I am going to talk about my personal experience as a photographer and offer some tips for people that are starting or thinking about starting a career in photography. Now if you are a pro, it is very probable that you already know this stuff, so you could skip the article, but if you are a newbie, it is possible that you could find something useful. So let's not hesitate and begin with the first tip: 1.Appearances: So to say that it is very important... continue reading
First of all Happy new year everybody! Our team hopes that you all had a great time with your families and friends and let this year be more productive, profitable and happier than the year before.Now let's talk about Fashion - one of the most influential businesses in the world. It changes attitudes, lifestyles, bumps up confidence levels, defines personalities and beautifies the world. Fashion photographers definitely are a very important element that contributes into the visual image... continue reading
I hadn’t given much thought to stock photography or micro-stock photography because as a photography enthusiast I thought it was an area where only the Pros got to hang out and get paid a lot. I’ve since changed my tune. When I received a few inquiries on my Instagram (@thisgirlwithcamera) asking whether I sold my images. My initial reaction was, “What? Really? Someone is willing to pay for my images?” That’s when I decided that it might be worth looking into stock photography... continue reading
The food has all been eaten, the relatives have gone home and kids have been put to bed.The holiday is over for another year, and it’s now time to turn your attention to the biggest shopping event of the season. No, I’m not talking about Black Friday sales after the Thanksgiving holiday.If you are interested in shooting stock photography, the holiday sales to keep an eye on are the ones on the day after Halloween!Think about what stock photography is all about.It’s not just... continue reading
A few weeks ago, I published part 1 of my trip to Russia.Today, I'd like to share with you, the rest of my trip to Ufa, the capitol of Bashkiria, a semi-autonomous republic about 1000 miles east of Moscow on the western slopes of the Ural, the area around it. To a foreigner, Ufa is not a particular tourist attraction. It's an industrial 2,000,000 million inhabitants city, that seem to have frozen in time some 30 years ago. Since there aren't any tourists,... continue reading
I just returned from two weeks in Russia. It was a family trip to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa, near the Ural Mountain Ridge.Russia is heaven for stock photographers. Friendly people, a wealth of World Heritage sites. Rich history with many relics and past times buildings, and a sense of traveling back in time, to 40-50 years ago. It had been very very interesting and apparently quite fruitful as almost 60 images from the 800 I shot had turned into stock photos accepted by DT.The... 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
Getting Started on PhotographyEveryday, many new contributors sign up on Dreamstime. Number of photographers on Dreamstime reaching to 372.000 with monthly about 2 millions of photographs. Dreamstime becoming the leader of the photo stocks with rising rapidly photo numbers (will getting to 65 millions in too soon)!The reason of contributors coming here are doing hobbies or trying to gain some money. But when contributors come to DT, they'll see that DT is a nice community. Not just... continue reading
As a food blogger for 7 years already, I always seek and try to learn as many interesting recipes as possible and also study the trends in gastronomy and food photography.Dreamstime has a rich collection of food images, made in different ways by very talented photographers or illustrators.So choosing only ten of them was a very difficult task, but I enjoyed every moment of this research.1. Hanna Shapulava’s style is delicious in itself. Always in trend with new dishes and food styling,... continue reading
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