10 Things You Can Shoot Right NowLike many other photographers, I’ve had slumps when I felt like I simply ran out of things to shoot. Being in the business of selling stock photos, I realize that having a vast portfolio is key to success. So these ‘shooting slumps’ can be very discouraging. Also, discouraging is seeing some of the spectacular images that other stock photographers are uploading. Seeing magnificent destinations in faraway lands and sleek business concept images with good looking... continue reading
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Since my first Dreamstime upload a little over 4 years ago I have planned to blog about significant milestones; first anniversary, first 100 sales, first 1000 uploads etc. However, for various reasons, including tick bite fever (do not try this at home), I never got around it. So, why blog now? My uploads this morning are 7100, a nice round number, but significant because my 1 January 2018 goal was to get 7000 uploads by end October, with 8000 by the end of the year. My other stats are 818... continue reading
You love attending your gym or sports arena to watch sports events? Ever wondered how to get decent photos out of it? Here are some tips.Sitting among other sports fans on the benches, having only a pocket camera or a mobile phone will get you only wide angle general view of the interior, with the players far away. While this kind of images might also sell, let’s get more adventurous and closer to the action.Preparation Stage:1.Obtain a permit to photograph from the closest possible spots, such... continue reading
I like to write romance novels and Dreamstime is the perfect location for me to look for potential book covers because I’m looking to publish independently. There are so many images that have potential for me that it took me six hours to choose the one I want to use for my first cover.But for me, what would a perfection location be for this type of photo? Personally, I would choose a small country town, with quaint old buildings and maybe one traffic light. A place where traffic isn’t an issue... continue reading
Location, location, location - one of the most important factors for success in real estate, retail and of course photography. But how do you find the right location for your next photo shoot? Fortunately, whether you are looking for the perfect spot in your own backyard or across the globe, there are a number of tools and hacks you can use to help with your quest – most available free of charge!Learn from the locals There is no better knowledge than local knowledge – and fortunately folks in... continue reading
I once wanted to do a photo shoot for my precious daughter Alice.I really wanted to find the perfect place for an atmospheric photo shoot which is:- located not so far from our house;- not crowded;- not expensive.So it was not easy but having considered several options, I found a suitable one.I was lucky to find a lovely garden in the city center with a moderate entrance fee. This garden is part of estate in which lived the Pavlov`s family. Now it`s museum.In this estate was born and grew up the great... continue reading
We all know how limiting our smartphone cameras can be and how we have learned to accept average video and photos from the "smart" phones thinking this is the best we may get. There are ways however to "Shoot Cinema Quality Video Using Your Smartphone". Let's explore how we can overcome the weakness of small sensor, soft shutters, limited aperture etc. & make some great videos. Who knows if your next video can be a hit on dreamstime and get you some good cash!Check your... continue reading
Traveling should be the most exciting time for everyone but for photographers it's fun & work, cause the potential of shooting new things is set to the maximum. I myself I put in my mind that anything could be worth it to shoot! To refresh my memory about details, to register moments & to sell photos on microstocks.Travelers should put in their minds that editorial photos are good business for them on microstocks. In addition to the things that you can try to shoot as royalty free of... continue reading
On March this year I had an idea to travel around Erhai, which is located in Dali Yunnan China.It was a sunny day. The skywas blue and the airwas fresh. I leased a car and drove with my wife. We were so happy because that was what we wanted. It was noon time when we stopped at the small restaurant near the lake. I found there is a curvebeside the restaurant and the yellow flowers along the road. The brown mountain is in distance. I thought it was a good place to shoot. I needed... continue reading
Raise your hands if you dread about posing your Models to get great, natural-looking portraits. Not long ago, I would be the first to shoot my hand in air and run away to capture flowers and landscapes instead. As an Introvert, I developed a set of specific methods to overcome my shortcomings in working with Models and make the photo shoots enjoyable and productive. Five years ago, I arranged my first TFP (Time For Print - exchange digital photos for model's time) photo shoot with a... continue reading
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