It is the second assignment I have attempted. The previous one, apocalypse, was really something that I would have loved to get into...but unfortunately I had 50 uploads only when half the month was gone. Then I uploaded two files which were rejected anyway for being too simplistic. It was VERY annoying and discouraging because I had spent 3 days creating that illustration. It was a very detailed one. I just decided I'd not submit to an assignment again till I get 500+ files online. I told myself... continue reading
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Seems like some people are just cruising through the stock photography with ease, and some people like me are really struggling.Is it difficult for you as well? what are the challenges you go through mentally, physically? how much hours do you spend? how long have you been doing this? continue reading
Hi,want to ask your opinion about most popular images from your portfolio.I have 2 very similar images in my portfolio, and I'm curious why one is very popular and one is not... I'd be very grateful for your ideas and examples of similar situations in your portfolio.Cheers! continue reading
Yesterday I crossed 400 $ earning (with 298 pictures, total sales: 241). It took me more than 2 years, for the last 100 $ I have been waiting for 8 months...But now I am really happy! Hope the nest 100$ will come sooner:)These are my last sold pictures (India and Iran editorials) : continue reading
In the beginning every single sale or even every single acceptance is a moment of celebration.As your stock photography career evolves the pacing the milestones spread out - 50 acceptances (become exclusive or not?), $100 in sales (first payout), 100 online (sales become more regular), 500 sales (now we are talking) etc.My latest milestone to crow about is 1,000 sales! continue reading
Master to Grasshopper: "When you can snatch pebble from hand, it will be time for you to go."The old television series KUNG FU in many ways mirrors the artist journey, including the genre of photography. KUNG FU was essentially the story of a single journey for discovering the inner self. It was a desire for wisdom, knowledge, and figuring out a way to become wise and knowledgeable while overcoming prejudice and ignorance.One thing many people overlook in KUNG FU is Grasshopper was not the... continue reading
So, you have the tools, you have the skills, you have the time. What else do you need in order to be successful in stock photography? The concepts! Concept photography is the best selling stock photography. But which concepts to shoot? How to find inspiration?One option would be to browse the website for most popular stock photos, you'll find some great concepts there, but that won't help you much. You would just copy them and, most likely, you won't get as much success as they... continue reading
I passed three important milestones for last 2 weeks:1) 2000th $ in my pocket coming from DT (August 22nd).2) 1000th day with DT (August 24th).3) 1000th sale (2nd Sept, right away).Is not it a good chance to say me: "Great, Igor! You are brave! Congratulations!!!"? :-) continue reading
Hello friends,I know this is a little success for many contributors but for me it is a Big Success, I finally reached 1000 sales :-)It took a bit over a year and half but i think it is not too bad with just 350 images online. Unfortunately i do not have too much time to dedicate to microstock due to my main job, but I hope to achieve at least 500 images online as soon as possible!Thanks to all, Dreamstime's staff, buyers and all of you :-)This is my sale number 1000Bye, Francesco... continue reading
This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image.It may not be easy, but it is simple.The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition.Subject matter and creativity go along way towards getting sales, but if these three elements are not in order, your image won't pass the initial screen by the reviewers.If it isn't online, it can't sell.It's that simple.... continue reading
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