Stairs in our little heavenOne island. One inlet. One beach. One path. One house. Combined create our heaven. The space and time of our childhood and most beautiful memories we share. My family and I. On our island. On our beach. In our house. It is a small house, summer house. All made by our father’s hands. All made by our mum’s faith. All made by my sister’s and mine love. Whole is circled with stairs. Stairs made of rock that my parents gathered around the house. Rock and sand. Each gently... continue reading
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Have you ever seen images in places so exotic, with subjects so amazing that you wish you could be in the photographer's shoes? Well guess what, you already are there! We've all experienced it - the "Photographer's Block" - that feeling that there is nothing to photograph! Well, how about a little trip, to the market? To be honest, I was never one for any street photography, as I am always hesitant in bringing the camera up to a stranger's face. So instead, I take pictures of the things... continue reading
Stock photography can be challenging at times. You never really know what people are going to want and most of the time, your timing on when you post a photograph can have a huge impact on the amount of views that you are able to get. Posting your images are only half of the battle. Making really interesting photographs is the other half.Cannabis as a subject is on the best subjects that you can pick. It gives you a lot of options and the closer you zoom in the more of a unique world you find.... continue reading
Finding a subject for your photo can be a challenging and even frustrating thing, but if you know tricks for finding a subject it won't be hard for you.Once you start looking through the lens of a camera you enter the magical world of photography where you notice things that you have never even thoughtof before but then you're sitting with your camera and the question hits you again, 'what should I take a photo of?' if you have ever asked yourself this question then here is your answer.... continue reading
Well, i guess spring is finally here for the most of us, contributors at dreamstime!I managed to upload and get quite a lot of images accepted from the winter and skiing season, fact that made me very happy.Here some examples of my winter season images:Unfortunately, I think I will have to wait for next autumn and winter to get sales on these images, because spring is here and designers have now other interests.I have some images in my portofolio that may have increased... continue reading
Hello!My last vacations were really enjoyable, specially in terms of having a new experience in a studio with models after long years of being an illustrator!With my head rushing so many ideas that I wanted to shoot, I can say I managed to get really good shots covering many subjects! At least for the first experience!Of course number one idea was related to Business People...Fashion & Beauty is a must of course...... continue reading
"Poor background removal" - if this is a refusal reason that you commonly receive when your images are reviewed, especially on subjects that have a plain (often white) background, here are a few tips that I hope you will find helpful.If you intend to "cut out" your subject matter and place it on a white background, you need to make sure the background is actually white. And the edges of your subject need to look realistic - often they have the appearance of being cut out with scissors because... continue reading
But Dreamstime has got enough flowers to fill up the Mariana trench and drown the Everest.I still don't know what would be a good strategy here. Of course I have to upload flower photos and I will. But what sells and what doesn't?After thinking about it all I decided to pick out one flower photo here:And another generic background:I have a million flower photos on my disk and most have been declared "awesome", "extraordinary" and "classic!" by family and friends. That, obviously... continue reading
At the end of October I look back at the current month and wonder "where did my sales go"?This has been the lowest sales month for me in nearly 2 years, certainly for 2012.Now I don't sell $100s of images every month, but I have had a steady increase month on month and quarter by quarter.I can see views increasing, but the sales aren't coming through.Anybody have the same experience?Is it possibly subject matter related? continue reading
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