Happy New Year everyone!Before we embark on what we hope to be an exciting 2017 journey, it is customary to take a look back at 2016 and draw some conclusions. A lot of things happened here on Dreamstime last year but the stats we're all curious about are the the same as always: which images sold best and what did people shop for. What were the trends for stock shoppers?To get a more general view, we've added the top sellers for all three categories of files we sold (photos, illustrations,... continue reading
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Goodbye 2015 and welcome 2016! May this be an amazing year, much better than the last one.But before we bid adieu to an eventful 2015, we want to have a last look at what happened stock wise here on Dreamstime.As usual, we're making some stats and facts public in order to help you understand what the 2015 stock trends were, what sold best and what people looked for when shopping for stock.If you check my previous reviews for 2014, 2012 and 2010, you'll notice few changes in tastes.... continue reading
Knowing what sells is crucial if you're looking to be a successful stock photographer. Prediction is equally useful and can be easily made by scrutinizing image consumer behavior. Here's where we can help and show you last year's best sellers. Let's watch, learn and perhaps draw a few useful conclusions for this year's market needs and trends. You'll see that some representative stock concepts remain undisputed top choices but new subjects surface as technological innovations and social dynamics continually... continue reading
Hot arrival from our secret statistics, here comes the list of best sold images in 2010! We'll start with the best selling photos and continue with best selling illustrations so stay tuned for our next post to see the entire list of images the buyers went nuts for last year. To our joy, they picked a few newcomers but remembered to blow the dust off some old library shelves as well. New and old were both in fashion if we are to judge by the upload date of the runners up. Also, the buyers shopped from... continue reading
Before moving to a new year, we would like to disclose some backstage info for our active and ever growing contributing community: Dreamstime's 2009 best 10 images, a list of the most downloaded files this year. And since this cat is out of (Santa's) bag, here is another tip: although last year's top ten images still sell well and remain among most downloaded - in top 20 or 30 - they are no longer featured in top 10. Which means there is always room for improvement and fresh content has been uploaded... continue reading
The new year is the best time to look back at last year’s successes and failures to see how to increase the former and decrease the latter in the coming year. What photos were the most successful on Dreamstime in 2008 and why?Three photos that made the top sellers in ‘07 remained on our list for 2008. See last year’s winners in this previous blogto read about why they were successful then and now. One image that I didn’t give a lot of time to from last year’s list that repeats is... 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
I have been with DT for almost a year and finally I decided to start blogging (as DT became a kind of addiction:). I am not a professional photographer and I know that my portfolio is quite small and not diverse enough since I upload travel-pictures only, but anyway, I have a great fun being here! And hope to learn still much more thanks to DT!My best greetings to all DT members and buyers!And here are my best-selling photos continue reading
Well I must admit I was stunned few months ago to watch, every five minutes or so, one of these three images being sold one after another to a total of nearly 100 pieces ...So, this means someone really liked my images or they found a good use to them! I'm really proud of these three images, not only cause of their sale record in my portfolio, but I really liked shooting in that dentists office which was modern and brightly colored, and watching them makes me forget about my dentist anxiety... continue reading
CALLING ALL GRAPHIC DESIGNERS WHO SELL IMAGES ON DREAMSTIMEI want to put together a Collection of the best selling illustrations and vector drawing on Dreamstime for this year 2010.So please let me have your best, maximum of three image numbers and I'll add them to the collection.Thank you for your help in doing this. continue reading
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