People see a lot of ads and billboards every day. Internet banners, street billboards, ads in magazines invite us to imaginary worlds of happiness, luckiness, beauty and success. All we need is just to spend some money and buy what they offer.What makes us stop and look more carefully at some ads? Why some pictures catch our eyes and make us thinking that we want that dress or suit for us, or those toys for our children, or maybe online educational course on interiors design for mother? In other words,... continue reading
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So as I sat in my dentist chair for a root canal an hour of torture brought on by countless, gumdrops, peppermints, and licorice in my youth, I settled back into my chair and put my life and my bad tooth in the complete trust of my dentist a beautiful woman aged about thirty who looked more like a homecoming Queen than a dentist. As the Nitrous Oxide began to flow I remember listening to Ed Sheeran's "If you hurt me, thats ok baby" and thought how ironic, now firmly in the grasp of... continue reading
Emerson says "Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide." -- I learned the hard and painful way that comparing yourself with others - no matter what it is about - is simply torturing yourself and killing all your creativity.You may think this is being self-righteous but since I stopped trying to imitate other artists I become much more creative because I've felt free -- the feeling of that freedom gave me the freedom of creativity. I admire fellow artists works but I don't envy.... continue reading
I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading
Uploading lots of imagesIf you are new to stock photography business, you have probably heard that stock photography is “a numbers game”. And numbers – that means lots of images, right? So, you set a goal to upload 20 or 50 or 100 images per month, or maybe per day, and start to upload everything you can to finally have some sales.You create a beautiful table top setting, which looks really cool. You find just the right lighting for the scene, which brings out the nice texture of your cake and... continue reading
Hello! :)I just share many of my designs where color is "key of success" - bestseller for 2016 I think they are not very complex designs, super professional or something, but the color is important! The color is important than keywords and other info. Composition too but i don't think here is factor.I use free Google's Color Efex Pro plugin for quick color tweak.What is plugin or technique where you use?Please share, thanks! continue reading
An exceptional month, this month, I managed to place ten pictures in ten in the contest with a total success. It is my first time since I started regularly to upload picture. The first one is my preferred one :P The ten photos were accepted one after the other. You can see them below. As I wrote last month regarding the assignment, every contributor must give it a try. From my experience, it brought a lot of buyer to my portfolio monthly.... continue reading
Like myself, I am living somewhere in Europe. I don't know if you notice something usually happened some night. Most of the time, we always deny or argue that "it will not happened over night". I may say "except sales on Dreamstimes" ;)This morning, when I wake up, I have the surprise by seeing that my sale count has increased by more than TEN !!! Unbelievable but it is true !!!Whoever you are buyers, thanks you !!! continue reading
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