Before flipping the calendar on January, I’d like to reflect on the Women’s March. Whatever your political leanings, I found such inspiration in documenting the events.First, a little backstory. I reconnected with a dear friend around Christmas 2016. We chatted about all kinds of things, catching each other up on our lives. We met at this really cool restaurant in New York City that had delicious food and had this old time tavern kind of vibe. Well, at some point in the conversation she told me... continue reading
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Autumn and winter are almost arriving.We need to be prepared. Of course we can do great photos of orange and brown leaves or patterns of snow. But the issue is other: avoid sadness and depression caused by the lack of light and the weather.Buy some colorful clothes, (re)start an activity, make/renew contact with friends, enroll in some adult education course. Keep yourself occupied, social and positive !Time will pass, we need to know what to do with it. Spring and summer will come... continue reading
After years of slow sales and perfecting my selection Ithought I would try another way.Thinking about sales andhowmuch I enjoy seeing what has sold has increased the speed of my sales, not the amount per picture, I haven't perfected thatside of it yet! I don't know how it works, butevery time I spend a day or more thinking aboutlovely sales onthis site up theypop. Now,looking at my sales I know you may think, they are low, buteveryone has to start somewhere and I was finding... continue reading
I think that everybody needs inspiration from time to time. I live in Ukraine, last haft a year has been very tough here. I was exhausted emotionally, did not see any positive tendencies, did not find any source for inspiration to take pictures. But then I read Wisconsinart’s blog about earning $20,000 for 5 years of microstocking. That experience shows that if you are fascinated by the things you love and dedicate your time to it, it brings you back not only fun, but also earnings.The point... continue reading
When I only registred on Dreamstime in 2009, lots of my photos were rejected by inspectors. Shurely it didn't make me very happy. It went on for some time untill I understood one simple thing.You should be positive on all stages - thinking what picture do you want to create, making it, writing keywords.And one more - don't be hasty. In some days (2-3) you'll see them in new light and it'll help you select the best.And don't forget about editorials - they are easy to get and can fit several... continue reading
This is a milestone blog for me and I am silly, giddy, ridiculous happy. You'd think I won a gigantic lottery jackpot and my own private island, and figured how to manifest world peace, I'm so pleased with myself.You see, after a little more than three years, my earnings balance finally reached payout level, and in the most bizarre and enlightening of ways for me. I am growing!Just over three weeks ago, I was having a rough time in life, and had been, for a couple of months, actually. It... continue reading
Turned out that my recent adventure trip, One White Man; Travel, was wrapped in the threes in divisible quantities involving 3 continents-Asia, Europe, Africa, 6 countries-Germany, Hungary, France, Tunisia, Greece, Israel, and 9 flights ( I do love the hum of a prop plane).New RJ Lerich style iconic travel and food images are filtering into the system now as I edit the over 4500 shutter releases little by little.Look for (in order of the recent adventure): Berlin, Budapest, Nice, Cannes, Antibes,... continue reading
So, I've just hit a year on Dreamstime, and what a year it's been! After being exclusive on another agency for over 7 years, it was a huge decision for me to change over, but I have been most pleasantly surprised with the subsequent sales here for my first year.I've really enjoyed getting to know the staff and fellow contributors on DT, it is a wonderful place to share and learn and a very happy community to be a part of.I have no regrets whatsoever in making that big decision to change over,... continue reading
Last week I sold my first PE-L.Nice surprise for me and beside my latest earnings I would not be so pesimistic regarding microstoc future, as I could read recently in some blogs. Of course, the gold time has been probably gone, but further it depends on every photographer- what he / she expects from the cooperation, time he / she can spend with this activity and the ability to do pictures better, more creative, in other words different.At the end of June 2011 I reached my first 100 dollars... continue reading
I wrote and article a while back about having a poor start to the month of August, not poor in sales terms but poor in terms of creativity and ideas for me...Well things have not gpot a great deal better but have been looking back through my portfolio and some of my earlier images and realised that things can't be all that bad!I tend not to travel too far to take pictures, my limit is Budapest which is where my 350th image was taken which was accepted today.So all of my images were pretty... continue reading
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