If you're serious about generating an income through the stock industry, then you need to find ways to increase sales. There are many topics and genres and directions you can go, but one area that needs attention is "EMOTIONS." Almost any type of image will evoke some type of emotion and if it's done well, you can squeeze that many more sales out of your portfolio.Mood and emotion have fundamental building blocks which can be categorized as (1) Conceptual, (2)... continue reading
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To really do justice to this topic, one will have to answer the question of what is a “snapshot” and what is a “photograph”As defined by Wikipedia, A snapshot is a photograph that is "shot" spontaneously and quickly, most often without artistic or journalistic intent. A snapshot can be a photo of anything. ‘They are commonly technically “imperfect” or amateurish’ (Wikipedia). They are usually shot with varying quality - out of focus, composition,... continue reading
Grasshopper burst into his Masters' quarters, breathing heavily from running across the monastery compound."What is it, young Grasshopper?" the old Master quizzed without looking up from his photo editing tasks."Master! I was searching the internet and found strategies on how you can make money with mobile ads!" Master continued to work on his images without looking up or replying to his student."You see, Master, I learned about things like speaking to your audience and... continue reading
With this article, I'm going to look to the facts on how to increase sales while uploading images to Dreamstime, so if you think that you have great images and enough sales simply just skip this article, this is not for you. But if you have some outstanding images and still think you deserve more sales, please continue on reading this blog and check if you are doing these things that I will talk here about.Fill in relevant image info. It doesn't matter how wonderful your pictures are if... continue reading
When it comes to photographing sites around your location, it should be noted that it's a difficult task to get any sales at all. For example, let's say you live in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre come to mind, but let's face it. Millions of tourists come to these venues every year and take millions of pictures which means the online stock sties are glutted with these images. To make matters worse, there are hundreds of images like these in the public domain. With so... continue reading
Having pictures that go together in your portfolio can transition to more sales for the simple fact of if designers like the one photo they may want the other for there project which means more sales for you. Sometimes taking photos of the same objects at different angles isn't enough, sometimes it may be wise to consider adding another prop to the picture.Pictures at there simplest form can be even considered valuable, like a plain old napkin with the words I love you on it can appeal to buyers... continue reading
I just sold my first two images. I only have 76 images in the portfolio but it helps to be in the right place at the right time. I know from past experience that a dynamic title, description, and keywords also play a big role in getting selected. In my last job before retirement I sold ads in the Yellow pages. We were always looking for pictures to fit in the content of the ad. If you can still remember the Yellow pages there were hundreds of categories running from a... continue reading
Stock photography is a hobby for me, one that I love, but to pay the bills I am an online marketer who understands what it takes to not only get people to your website, but also how to transition those visitors to customers. Let's be honest, the main goal of most websites is to create customers, not just visitors. In order to perform this transition you must have an amazing call-to-action. People are bombarded with messaging all day, so how do you make your message stand out? It actually isn&... continue reading
A constant occurrence in the forums is seeing contributors who ask the question of why they are not getting sales. They want people to look at their images and tell them what's wrong. People oblige and say the photographs are great, you're a great photographer, and everyone scratches their heads over the lack of sales. Someone might suggest improving the keywording but in the end, everyone fails to see that stock photography rests on three fundamental foundations.So what are the Three Pillars... continue reading
When it comes to creating digital concepts, many people think you need to be a graphic designer who is highly skilled with Adobe Illustrator and similar software packages. Illustrator is good for creating logos and text graphics, but you can actually use your camera and photography to create digital art, backgrounds, banners, and more!"Design" is a high level term for which there are subcategories where you can use photography to create digital art and abstract backgrounds. Texture and patterns... continue reading
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