Thank YouFor someone very new to the nuts and bolts of photography I have found the Dreamstime community both welcoming and inspirational. I sense the joy that each contributor has in sharing revelations, their Perfect Shot, and their joy in the process. Thank you for sharing. While I would love to sell a lot of photos, I find that by watching the number of views the photos get, I can enjoy myself, too. I figure that by focusing on getting the images seen more, the sales will be more likely... continue reading
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Banner images, also known as panoramic or panorama, can be a difficult segment of the stock industry to figure out. But if you can come up with a winning concept, they can be a significant impact on your overall sales.The first thing you need to know about banner images is how to make them. Most photo editing software packages have the functions required for stitching multiple pictures together. It's extremely simple to do but most photographers never think of creating banner images. If you... continue reading
So as I sat in my dentist chair for a root canal an hour of torture brought on by countless, gumdrops, peppermints, and licorice in my youth, I settled back into my chair and put my life and my bad tooth in the complete trust of my dentist a beautiful woman aged about thirty who looked more like a homecoming Queen than a dentist. As the Nitrous Oxide began to flow I remember listening to Ed Sheeran's "If you hurt me, thats ok baby" and thought how ironic, now firmly in the grasp of... continue reading
I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading
The food has all been eaten, the relatives have gone home and kids have been put to bed.The holiday is over for another year, and it’s now time to turn your attention to the biggest shopping event of the season. No, I’m not talking about Black Friday sales after the Thanksgiving holiday.If you are interested in shooting stock photography, the holiday sales to keep an eye on are the ones on the day after Halloween!Think about what stock photography is all about.It’s not just... continue reading
There could be many reasons why we are here. I can assure you many are here because they desire to sell their photographs and make some extra cash.Having joined with that good intention, the reality on the ground is not what you initially envisaged. Sales are low. Not only low, they are frustrating. And you may be thinking what’s going on?I can bet you, you are not alone.One fact we all agree and which we need to remind ourselves is that Dreamstime LLC does not buy images. It’s... continue reading
Last week I was surprised by four niche sales of the city Zwolle, no subscriptions, fully paid. Most of you probably don't even know where Zwolle is located.Like most of you I have architectural pictures of London and Paris. Dreamstime has plenty of pictures of these famous cities. Resulting in very few sales for me. I sell more pictures of for example Beijing and Machu Picchu. The reason is probably that it is more difficult to go there.The same is true for Zwolle, few people... continue reading
600, I got to 600 and even better with with 35 sales, it's true that this month of July has been very prolific. To start really a year ago, I am very happy with these statistics and I approach the $ 100, I do not yet understand everything about the amounts of the various purchases, but it does not matter, it works .To celebrate this new milestone, some new photos.See you soon continue reading
Hello Dreamstimers,As you know i wrote already in previous blogs about keywording and the importance of it. The next step to know is how to use your keyword skills in your advantage when it comes to the Google search engine.As you know in Google you can search on image. If you would like to check which photos are available in the internet for example a Volkswagen Golf car people will add the keywords "Volkswagen Golf" in Google images. All images of this car available in the internet will... continue reading
Hello Dreamstimers,Just for the beginners here that have the question how to make more sales. There are different factors that influence your sales. One of the most important is keywords and titles.I learned in the past that titles and keywording are extremely important and if not the MOST important activity while submitting images or videos. I started myself with not paying much attention to this but i learned taking care of your titles and keywords will pay off. Submitting an image with... continue reading
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