How do you keep your creativity flowing? How do you train your eyes to see photographically? I have creative projects that help me with that. I have a few projects going, most of them are long term projects.One project is the "Project Green" where I try to find images where green is the dominant color or the subject. What I found helpful in this project is that I look at the things around me, trying to notice things that are green. There are so many things that are green. While plant images seem... continue reading
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I took a couple months off from uploading on Dreamstime to prepare for my Russia expedition (5 years in Russia).I also took a break from the message boards on DT.I noticed that my sales dropped by half; most interestingly, my sales of Bald Eagles stopped.My images of pets also died.When you do a search for Bald Eagle on Dreamstime, you get hundreds of pages of Eagle images.Obviously, if you are not among the first 10-20 pages of images, your chance of a sale is less.Once I became... continue reading
Dreamstime is one of the top tier microstock agencies and the top 3 reasons to stay as a contributor are written as follows:1.High commissions. "Microstockdiaries" wrote about it: "Their commission for photographers is 50%, among the highest in the market, and certainly the highest of the top tier microstock agencies". In fact it's from 50% to 80%2.Leveled value for images. There are 5 levels an image can reach when downloaded often... The more it gets downloaded the bigger the level... and... continue reading
The flood of information and tools needed to have successful microstock sales has been overwhelming me at the moment. Add into all of that the need to keep learning more about photography and digital imaging, plus the need to keep progressing as an illustrator, and you have one frustrated microstocker. It's important to keep up with the publicity and networking side of microstock as it is a business. But, the creative side is just as important as without new creative input, the images start to get... continue reading
I can still remember the youngI love you love to talk laughOnce seated side by side under the peach treeLin Shao birds in the wind in the nameI do not know how to sleepWhispering Color dream。 continue reading
I believe now the problems we have around the world more countries will experience more people staying at home and travelling around there own country. This is a good thing so many people who do go to other countries have not seen there own country. What do you think? continue reading
Images of refreshing beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise are used for purposes as diverse as major ads and invitations to small parties. The virtues of drinking eight glasses of water daily may have come under scrutiny recently but no one argues with the importance of water and other healthy liquids in a sane diet. Images of fit individuals taking in a daily allotment of fluids are used in promotions for dietary supplements, health clubs, juices and bottled water as well as for editorial pieces... continue reading
I have to now be at my home for at least three weeks, as workers men are doing my bathroom. What to do for whole day long?Of course there are some moments that they need me, my advice, and project concept in some difficult things in bathroom but most of the time I am free and have to sit at home. Weather is warm and sunny, my dog is demanding from me a longer walk then fifteen minutes in early morning and I must sit at home and made my self useful somehow, so I prepare coffee for workers, clean... continue reading
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