You can create some amazing video Films on a budget if you stick to some basic concepts while using stock videos and photos. Today you get a whole range of videos besides images for use with your film projects. Even parallaxes are available for animating breaks or inserts to spice up your story line.Finalise your story: A great story is a must, one that leads a viewer from one part to another seamlessly. A good story is one which is meaningful, stirs up imagination, emotion or interest. So it can... continue reading
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Grasshopper burst into his Masters' quarters, breathing heavily from running across the monastery compound."What is it, young Grasshopper?" the old Master quizzed without looking up from his photo editing tasks."Master! I was searching the internet and found strategies on how you can make money with mobile ads!" Master continued to work on his images without looking up or replying to his student."You see, Master, I learned about things like speaking to your audience and... continue reading
What are the reasons that make a specific travel photo into a microstock bestseller?The answer to that depends on many factors, including multi customers needs, and the search algorithms of the various agencies.I will try to provide several ideas based on my own humble experience and insights (or guesses), using several photos that were sold for over 100 times (in all agencies).General Guidelines•Of course, the location should be a beautiful place.•The location should have... continue reading
When it comes to photographing sites around your location, it should be noted that it's a difficult task to get any sales at all. For example, let's say you live in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre come to mind, but let's face it. Millions of tourists come to these venues every year and take millions of pictures which means the online stock sties are glutted with these images. To make matters worse, there are hundreds of images like these in the public domain. With so... continue reading
How do you achieve success as a travel stock photographer? The answer is relatively simple - you really need to treat it as your job, not your hobby. While this article is mainly about finding the best locations for your travel photography, I would also add that you need to work year round - adding studio shots, people shots, still life and perhaps even videos to get a portfolio that meets as many of the needs of the customers as you can manage.I'm a great believer in planning before I visit... continue reading
Hello World,just wanted to share my joy of having 2018 images online after the long journey that started in 2008 when I registered here on Dreamstime...My advice would be to never stop, to submit every bit of extra imagery from other photo jobs and to think of Dreamstime as a personal photo diary. Some lessons I've learned:Don't follow trends too much. Have it your way and have fun instead.Experiment - sometimes shots that feel hopeless can sell great in the end.Having many photos rejected... continue reading
Last month and this month I have been playing around with some design ideas and came up with taking a few pictures of different rivers and editing them to look like something you would see out of a fairy tale, like bright pinks and purple colors that give the image an enchanted feel.Pictures out of the ordinary can sometimes be very appealing to a buyer or a designer because its one of a kind, for example its very easy to go out and take a picture of a plain old river, but taking a picture of a river... continue reading
Having pictures that go together in your portfolio can transition to more sales for the simple fact of if designers like the one photo they may want the other for there project which means more sales for you. Sometimes taking photos of the same objects at different angles isn't enough, sometimes it may be wise to consider adding another prop to the picture.Pictures at there simplest form can be even considered valuable, like a plain old napkin with the words I love you on it can appeal to buyers... continue reading
Asperagrass is a small little green vegetable that is loaded with vitamins that grows out in the wild mostly but some people do grow it as well. Why you should consider taking some pictures of asperagrass if you harvest them every year is that it has an unique taste that many people enjoy but also many that don't so that strikes conflicting arguments, which then can start an topic of conversation in a blog article for example and the designer of the blog having a picture of the asperagrass to... continue reading
Get yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and settle down in your reading chair because this is going to be a long but informative blog. We're going to go in depth of what Buyers are looking for, understanding the stock industry, and how you can compete in a dynamic and changing environment.WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?What kind of images are Buyers looking for? The short answer is this: EVERYTHING. Travel images, business, parenting, industry, technology, you name it, Buyers have a need. However,... continue reading
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