Hello everyone, I would really like to share with you some good ideas on how to use stock media to enhance your video production skills and creativity. Im not a writer (and english is not even my first language) but since we are all here for the same need and creativity is a language by itself, lets just go for it.At my workplace we need to create some 10 to 15 new < 3 minutes videoclips by week, to be published on television and internet. The problem is that all of this clips are health... continue reading
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I’ve shot micro-stock with both professional and amateur models; there are pros and cons with both.Theoretically the professionals hit the ground running; they know how to pose, aren’t shy and understand the photo shoot dynamic. But there are also disadvantages. You tend to hire pro models on the strength of their online portfolios which are sometimes misleading with older photos. I’ve had my fair share of ‘surprises,’ shall I say.But I’m making the case here for shooting with amateurs,... continue reading
(This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.)This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is one designer's common sense guide for contributors to help optimize their portfolios.Please know that I do not currently have my own contributor portfolio, so I am sure there are intricacies and rules of the road out there that... continue reading
After 12 months of high speed-uploading, I finally reach my SECOND HAPPY GOAL: 1000 images online, with Acceptance ratio: 95.1%This is my lucky online artworks #1000 I do make a 'deadline' for my self and so that I can trully put a hardwork in every single day. ^_^ I never wonder that I finally can step in here, swimming in the wonderful land with a lot of talented friends. A lot of wonderful friends in Dreamstime bring a lot of positive... continue reading
If you already have an approved portfolio with photographs that means that you are qualified and that the quality of your photos are satisfying. Is it worth it to just sit and wait for it to happen all by itself? I do not think so. Always and at every step you make an effort to help the promotion of your photos. I am absolutely sure that you are using or Iphone or Android smartphone, and if you have not already done so, immediately install Dreamstime application for your phone.With this... continue reading
I couldn't wait until I had 50 uploads in my portfolio so that I could try my hand at the assignments. The current assignment is the first I qualified to participate in. I finally found a photo that I thought might be worthy of being accepted to the "all in white" assignment.When I discovered this lonely wooden cross it said so much. I knew I had to shoot it!I climbed a mountain of snow and sunk to my knees to get this shot. Winter is not usually my thing but, it was worth it. This morning... continue reading
Richard Carey joined our community in 2009 and brought to surface and to our attention a niche yet interesting underwater photography portfolio. A former scuba instructor, Richard may not be the typical microstocker we are all accustomed to but he discovered that his hobby can be pleasantly and advantageously combined with photography. His models and settings may not be business but he has managed to make microstock his business nevertheless. Nowadays Richard dives for both business and pleasure and... continue reading
October 16, the day of the weding ceremoeny of my friend's daughter. I was asked to be the major photographer. I was very happy they trusted me, but I felt not confident because I was not ready for such an important occasion.Althought I am going with camara for years, I never try to be a wedding photographer.Question one is Wedding is a very big thing for new couples and their families. I am not ready for the responsability because of the lack of experience. If there is something wrong with equipment... continue reading
A couple of weeks ago we started this thread LINK asking our contributors to post their ideas on how to make scary, spooky, dark Halloween images. And there were some ideas posted, and some fun along the way.The press release containing the best ideas has already been published and you can read it here.In this blog I will gather not only the techniques but also the funny parts of the above mentioned thread.Enigmacypher says that "for getting a "ghostlike" appearance in a photo is to make... continue reading
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