Just 1,5 weeks ago I posted my first blog: New on dreamstime. I just got accepted on Dreamstime and was wondering when I would sell my first picture.And then it happend: Two days ago I sold my first picture! It was a picture of presents under the christmas tree. I am very happy to reach this first milestone.Now I have to work hard to make it to the next milestones: 100 photo's online and 10 photo's sold.Also I started uploading some video's. I am curious if these would be sold too.. ... continue reading
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This is my first blog, but only to say thanks to those who have purchased my photos! Nothing gives me more encouragement than people giving me support and advice to improve my photography.The refused files with attached reasons for refusal is really painful but USEFUL at the same time =) Haven't sold many, but when it happens its a great feeling, addictive! continue reading
Been on Dreamstime a few years now and I can say there's no magic formula to selling images, in other words sales don't explode by reaching any certain approval rating or having a certain amount of images in your portfolio, I believe that the 80% approval rating sales kicker has been debunked numerous times. It's all about the image itself how rare, unique or useful is it?, next is quality, how gifted are you at creativity? and what is your skill level in editing software?, these are keys to success.... continue reading
My previous blog post was about testing the waters and deciding to start selling more seriously... well it has worked. It is slow but it is moving. I am grateful to those who have supported me and given the the encouragement to carry on pushing forward and sell more images and get more ready to sell.Thank you also to all those that put up such great images that inspire and create the need to want to develop more and learn more to achieve greater things.Lets see how it goes from here.It's been... continue reading
Stock photography has really got me thinking about what THEY (buyers) really want.My usual fun and forgetful photography isn't proving of any interest to potential buyers.I had to ask myself a few questions.Wondering day and night what it was that I was missing.After deciding to research the site and others, I found that it was sometimes very simple.Talented photographers take oranges cut, sliced, peeled or whole and make them dance before the lens.I was in awe at how my kitchen could... continue reading
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