As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images, I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted.I would prefer to not waste my time on images that have no chance of being accepted due to the choice of subject.What sort of images do appeal to microstock sites like dreamstime.com?I started out by looking at the FAQ section of the site, but didn’t find the explanation offered there... continue reading
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What does it take to become a stock photographer? today? nothing. (shot on a day trip with my daughter).A decent camera, basic composition skills (since Auto everything/photoshop will take care of the rest) is all you need. (shot on a family trip to a nearby park)Of course the more you learn and practice the better you will get, but don't let any lack of experience to stop you. Looking for opportunities is the key to success. Will I ever retire my day job and buy a house... continue reading
I thought that I would not succeed, but here they are, over 1000 photos. After more than two years, I can say that I kept interest. I was skeptical, but now I'm satisfied. Several interesting photos for me I will point out in this blog. All comments on my photos are welcomed.Thanks for watching! continue reading
Dear friends,It is a great pleasure for me to share that I have reached 500 milestone. I became actively working on dreamstime from August 2016, and I am happy to reach 500!This is one of my very initial images: And this one is one of my recent ones... I thank dreamstime as I got to learn so much about photography and stock photography during this journey of mine...This is my latest sale: I also got 5 sales recently and looking for more... :)Thank you... continue reading
In a very interesting coincidence, I stumbled upon this TED talk about 2 weeks before I reached my 2,000 sales benchmark (today!!!).Grit is a concept that claims that individuals who show passion and perseverance have more chance to succeed in the long run than other factors such as IQ or EQ. More information can be found in this link: Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The power of passion and persverance I can testify that in photography it could never be truer.I started my photography... continue reading
This is a rule of the universe is, "where there is beauty, there is a danger".St. Martin's Island is a small and beautiful coral island in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bangal. The local name is "Chera Dip". There is lots ofQuicksand, so a little bit carelessness can call the death. continue reading
Hey Dreamstime fellow membersI recently had an amazing session with beautiful model and talented violinist Melanie Carrasquillo, and I wanted to share the experience with you guys. We started the shoot walking around Old San Juan (the capital city of Puerto Rico, constructed in the 1500s by Spain colonists) and taking photos at the street and sidewalks to the bemusement of tourists and locals alike We found a home that was being remodeled and asked for permission... continue reading
Every photographer knows you have to go to where the good shots are. Sometimes, that puts you in some conditions that are less than camera-friendly. Water, weather, dirt, falls: there’s a lot of things in the real world than can destroy an expensive camera. Getting the shot doesn’t mean losing your equipment, however. With the right preparation, any photographer can keep shooting no matter what.Protective CaseIf you’re going on an adventure, the last thing you want is for your equipment... continue reading
After a long pause in my contributions, I have finally got back to business and in previous weeks made something like 20 uploads.I am taking advantage of the winter season in Israel. It's mostly clear and temperatures range between 15-25 celsius most of the time, with rainy days here and there.This allows for day trips in very comfortable weather and it's quite common to get dramatic skies due to clouds as oppose to other seasons. If you are brave or lucky you get also capture post/... continue reading
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