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Microstock Photography - The Winning Strategies, part II

Continued from Part I...Your intentions matter!Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money online? Trying to anyhow get an image past the reviewers who seem to reject everything? It can be easily observed that many of those new to microstock photography believe that their images will be popular if they get past the review process. These intentions and beliefs do not go well with a fiercely competitive business. You must keep in mind that you should be willing to cooperate with your agency... continue reading

Tips for farm photography

Farms are seen as a dirty place, but through the lens of a camera so much beauty can be captured. As a farmer by day and a photographer by night one thing I can ensure you is that you should be prepared at all times. Prepare yourself and your equipment for dirt and dust, wear old clothes such as "dirty jeans" because for some shots you may need to kneel down in mud,grass etc. Transporting equipment is another issue I have faced and learned that the key is to keep the lens cap on at all times to protect... continue reading

Microstock Photography – The Winning Strategies, part I

Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there really a winning strategy? Not really. Or maybe there is. It depends largely on your expectations and definition of “winning”. This article has been compiled keeping the new players in mind and “winning” refers to a significant growth in popularity and sales.As can be easily predicted these days, the major part of the strategy is off-camera and online. While your potential clients and opportunities... continue reading

Imagining Business as a Newbie

I often see newbies asking questions on the message boards about what types of images are needed in this highly competitive business. To understand what end users are looking for, I recommend looking at the way dreamstime classifies images into categories and sub-categories.This is the their way of telling you what is being searched for by their users.Take the Business category, one of the most popular categories for stock images, as an example.You'll see the sub-categories break down as follows.... continue reading

Morning walk in Stockholm

On a recent business trip to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, I had brought my camera in the hope that there would be an opportunity for some sightseeing. I was only in Stockholm for three days but the weather was excellent during my stay with temperatures of approx. 18 degrees Celsius despite it was early spring. People acted as it was the first day of summer and there was a nice a friendly atmosphere all over the city.  As the weather forecast for my last day in Stockholm also looked... continue reading

Capturing the Concept of Technology

Looking for inspiration for your next stock image?Look no further than the devices that surround you.We’re a wired world.It is hard to imagine getting through a day without using technology in some form or another. For a stock photographer, that’s a gold mine of opportunities.Think of the phrases that you use everyday:online shopping, viral video, cloud computing.Technology has even changed the way we talk.We “Google” things we “like” to “share” with our “friends... continue reading

First photo uploaded successfully

Hi,I am newbie to this site. Not a photographer but definitely want to learn the craft.I created my login sometime back but looking at the jaw dropping pictures here was quite reluctant to add my pic..so after lots of wait added one picture and voila the picture got approved. Now super excited and ready for more.Would like some comment and positive criticism on the pics.. what to do..what not to do from all you awesome photographers.  continue reading

Over 2,000 images on Dreamstime! Amazing!

A few years ago, I had no idea what stock photography even was. I remember the feeling, when the first ones were uploaded and accepted. I remember when they were rejected as well.I love the fact that there is always a reason for that 'little pink slip' and I make it a point to work on the problem with my photography (whether it be technical or creative,) so that I can improve.My photography and travel writing have taken me many places. My favorite adventure so far, was Ireland, where I... continue reading

New script for preparing vector files for microstocks

 Hi there! I have a fantastic news for all microstockers who work with Adobe Illustrator.Now we have new free script for preparing vector files for microstocks - Stock Master. This script automatically scans a vector file and fixes mistakes such as open paths, ghost shapes, bitmap, active brushes, symbols, effects, text etc.You can free download this script on MAI Tools: mai-tools.comClapping! continue reading

Happy to complete another Milestone!

Never thought I would get interest in stock photography and now I completed my 2nd Milestone of 50 online images! The quick sales did the 1st trick and then browsing some of your portfolios (with whom my interest matches) created a huge fascination within me to continue. Now gearing up for the 3rd milestone and hope to go exclusive with DT soon!Thanks all for looking!This is the 50th online image :)  And here goes the latest sold one   continue reading

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