My first year on Dreamstime as a new photogrpaher and and I've realised just how quickly the time passes!I was a novice photographer when I joined and I think, to be fair, I'm still in that category, although I'd like to think that the photos have improved in this time.First approved photo. So, what has happened in the year? I joined with no illusions of making lots of money but when the first sale came, it was such a great feeling. I've achieved some... continue reading
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Some new editorial photos from Latin America and Indonesia. Protest sign on the wall in Guatemala. Words unionista (unionist) and patriota (patriot), orange symbol of sun and hand in fist. The Unionist is a conservative political party. Balinese kids making a new kite during the kite festival. A police station in Mexico. Indonesian man forming white limestone statues with hindu motive. Nusa Penida, Indonesia. Beautiful balinese lady. Poor javanese... continue reading
How to report copyright infringement on social media websitesBy now, you must know about our reporting copyright infringement tool and perhaps you're already familiar with how to spot your images used without license.You should also know that our DMCA tool can be used only if you are able to provide some standard info such as link to the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed and information sufficient to permit Dreamstime to contact the infringing party (email or physical... continue reading
They say people photos sell the best.Specifically business people. But what if your portfolio is shy of, say, 30,000 people images? Do your people shots have much of a chance against the competition?What should you be concentrating your shooting time and efforts on?Landscapes, Travel, Studio?According to the Microstock Insider blog there are three key features in all stock photos:Three key features of all stock photosA good stock photo can be broken down into three main components,... continue reading
I'm on a errand to buy some new jeans with some department store "play money".You know the freebie rebate your wife gives you after she's gone on a shopping spree and says "Look how much we've saved,here is thirty dollars in store X money.Go buy yourself a new pair of jeans before Weds".The more you spend the more you saveBut I digress...I can't get out of the car because on NPR (National Public Radio) they are teasing me with an upcoming story about the weird world of stock photography.... continue reading
A few days ago there was a warning strike in Nuremberg, Germany, directly before the start of the new collective bargaining with the Metalworkers’ Employers’ Association. Around 3000 workers took part at this short and peaceful strike.What surprised me a lot: Obviously just because of my big camera I was treated by the guards like a reporter! I could climb the stage without any restrictions to make photos from a higher and better position - only a few steps besides the speakers from the trade... continue reading
How can you mark/report spam blog post, when you see it?I really wonder, why there is no option in posts to mark it as a spam. We have options to share, to email to friend ....Why do I ask this question? Well, I just opened new article "Seo" from another member (don't want to name), who has of course no uploads, no purchases, just a message post .... and this is clearly SPAM. A few words, someone else's picture and link to outside website. Of course, I didn't like it, so I wanted to report... continue reading
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