I have a confession to make. i'm a symmetry addict.If you happen to live in a large city, like most people, it can be chaotic. Finding symmetry, at least to me, gives me a sense of peace...or at the very least a temporary feeling of equilibrium. Naturally, I try to incorporate this in my style of photography whenever I can and some turn out to be best-sellers.It's no wonder that buyers also find symmetric images appealing.Here's a few examples of my top 5 favourite... continue reading
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Sounds like a riddle, right? Well, that's because it is, in the context of which are the best-selling types of editorial images! Some of my best street editorial sellers have precisely been a person walking in front of a shop. Easy as cake.Why not just capture the shopfront without anybody?Adding people will often add a human context when said shop/business is the subject of an editorial piece. A single person, in my experience, works better than a group of people as it'... continue reading
Hi Dreamstimers,here I am again. With great surprise I found that one of my pictures has sold 3 times in the last two weeks: And here it is... so I asked myself... the world of stock photography has a really huge collection of images depicting pets and animals in general, so what is the reason it sells so well and this market seems not to have a decline?I answered myself: pets are today the most interesting market in the whole world. A great number of good photographers dedicate their... continue reading
I was so delightfully surprised when I checked my Dreamstime account to see that my balance had jumped up by $18.98. I was further surprised that it was the purchase of one of my editorial images.I turned to my friend and thanked her for her guidance long ago when I first started uploading photos on Dreamstime.We were at the Los Angeles County Fair, and I was in possession of my little Lumix camera.Feeling a bit challenged with the prospect of trying to take commercial photos at the Fair,... continue reading
I'd like to share a great tip for illustrators who already sell or are considering selling artwork on Dreamstime.This idea has worked extremely well for me.And while this article is a little wordy, if you take the time to read it, I think you will find it very worth your effort (especially when you get to the end).For the past 20 years I've been an illustrator & graphic designer in Chicago where I have lived my entire life.The best advise I can give ANY illustrator or graphic designer... continue reading
Have you created what you thought was a profitable opt-in list only to find that all that money you are supposed to be making isn’t coming in? You’ve read all the articles telling you how great opt-in lists are for making money online; you’ve read through testimonial after testimonial and you were sure that this is what you were missing all that time! Then you tried it but it didn’t quite work the way you thought it would. You might even be losing money because you’ve incurred expenses without... continue reading
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