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A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic. I am pleased to see that you have tried your buyers' shoes not only for empathy reasons but mostly for business-related causes. Always keep in mind that you are selling something and this something does not sell simply because... continue reading

Springtime

A few Christmas images have been downloaded in the last few days. Seasonal images are often put into play many months prior to the actual time of year. The conundrum is that the best time to shoot seasonal images is after the images have reached their peak download period. Now IS the time to create images emblematic of Easter and springtime.
(Still need iconic photos and illustrations for the current season? Please see more images in my collection Spring.)
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A tip on getting more exposure for beginners

I'm a new comer to this world. I started a year ago just curious to see if some people would like my pictures. As everybody, I didn't know which platform to choose. I tried 2 to see if they accepted my work. Both did.I devoted until now to the other platform to reach an objective of 500 images uploaded. Now I'm doing the same with Dreamstime.I have only sold 2 times in DS (I have over 80 sells in the other platform). The same image sold twice. This is a picture of a New year's eve... continue reading

Forcing myself to "shoot stock"

Stock photography is supposed to be serious business, right? Where you have bring well dressed businessmen in dark suit sporting spotless neckties, a finger hovering around in the air drawing an increasing bar graph? Or maybe pressing a button on a touch screen that strikes a deal? Or maybe shaking hands?Not really! I decided to dedicate today to some research and searched some random words and looking into the most downloaded photo, I found strange things.Yeah, business persons with a hand... continue reading

Flower Shots

I have two different type of emotions after again one submitted flower shot gets refused.Explaination is: this is a very well covered subject in our data base or the subject of your image is too specific. This one sentence can say it all.Firstly I am sad, secondly it makes me think that there is no point to post any other flower photo in the infinite future. Why? Because there are two types of flower photos. Ones that are very common flowers and are well covered like roses (990 pages up in... continue reading

Need tips on picking subjects

Well this time I had a illustration refused because the subject was too specific. It was an illustration of three cranes on a white background. I thought the subject would be snapped up because there is not that many in the database. But that theory was just shot down...Can anyone give me hints about how they developed subjects that are approved and later downloaded?Any one have a tip on how to predict what is chosen for its marketability?Any tips and clues would be helpful...Thanks.... continue reading

Being specific may help sales.

Some times when getting good Nature photo's I get so excited that I actually was able to sneak up on a wild animal and get a good photo that I get in a hurry to get it in to see if it will get approved.We all know that Nature shots are a very tough category to compete in.Now it's very hard to get one accepted because there are so many great ones already on line.So when you do get an animal accepted give yourself every advantage and be as specific as you can be.Here's an example.... continue reading

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