When we are starters at micro stock, one of the things we must do to learn more about stock image industry is to study the database to see what is uploaded, what sells better, what are the current trends and so on.This cannot be achieved in one day or a week, it is more a continuous work we all must do while we are shooting, editing, drawing, uploading, keyworing and doing all other necessary work.One of the errors I have made when I started was to assume that images with some or many sales... continue reading
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I have reached 1000 sales.As I write this, one of the most recent Featured Photographers was Subbotina. I found this Contributor a while back while browsing the database and I added this person to my list of favorites. The reason for adding is because we both joined DT on the same day. I thought I was doing good with sales versus the size of my portfolio, but Subbotina only proves that I still have much to learn about stock, producing quality images, and figuring out what sells. (Just look at... continue reading
Before I even upload a picture onto Dreamstime I do my research on the particular subject in my picture.Also while I am researching I look at at Dreamstime stock photos for the subject that I will be uploading just to get a feel of other pictures of the same subject.I notice a lot of times especially when it comes to animals and flowers the subjects are mislabeled or they are given a generic name cause they do not know what animal it is.Most of the time when it comes to animals I know exactly... continue reading
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