Here are my Top 5 Elements of a Successful Shoot:1. A late call time2. Food (a filling breakfast)3. Food (a tasty lunch)4. Food (quality snacks)5. An early wrapOK, OK. Yes, that’s just the unicorn list, for laughs. Of course I know that not all shoot days will be quick and easy. And I know, I know, that there isn’t always the budget for full catering. However, this article is my opinion on what goes into a successful shoot. As a professional actor and model, I’ve... continue reading
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My name is Lambros Kazan and I am a part-time stock photographer. I have been shooting professionally, largely portraiture, for over 10 years now. I would like to share some of my experience with portrait photography and working with models in general.1. How do I find them?With stock photography you should always try to keep the cost of shooting at a minimum. Stock photography is not (only) fashion photography. This means that almost anybody can be your model. The concept is what counts... continue reading
Most of the writing and reading is done online these days so if you've got something to say, the Internet makes it incredibly easy to talk about nothing and everything, to learn, to teach, to connect, to be part of the global community. You may think writing is not for everyone, but it really is.Here's how to write a good web article:1. Meet the WHsWeb users have very little time and even less patience. Before anything else, get your WHs straighten out, show courtesy... continue reading
A well designed logo paves the way to a successful business, and some of the most well sold illustrations in microstock cater towards the needs of small emerging businesses, small entrepreneurs who can’t afford an expensive logo designer or branding company.The logo is the fundamental graphic element of a brand. It helps to create the identity of the company and must be able to communicate its values and ideals, therefor, if you are designer creating a logo there are a few basic ideas you must keep... continue reading
Times are changing and so is the woman's place in business. From secretary to CEO, we now see more women at the helm of major companies than ever before and the perception of the woman's role in business has clearly shifted from marginal to central.What about the business woman's portrayal in stock? How does the business woman stock photo should look like in order to be successful today?1. First of all, she should be strong and show strength. Being a woman in business has... continue reading
Since I joined and became a exclusive photographer for Dreamstime, I have more and more surprise and achievement in my work. No matter what kind of different cultural, nation and history, we all are showing ourselves. There are two things which give me too surprise and they are the most important things to me. Thanks the buyer and DT ! The first is, I have a new record which are 13 images sales in one day. The images are taken in Fujian Province of China. They are Fujian Tulou: the... continue reading
This assignment - "Country life" have already finished. Let's congrats for the winners first. They are so beautiful. Here they are: I have attended several times and there are 7 images passed. Although they are both failed to become the winner but I still feel that I was successful. The 7 images both are 5 level now. It's very important because it bring us enough confidence. But however, I came so close to first place this time! One of my assignment just only o.17 away to the first and... continue reading
In past year I joined DT. The first I learn to upload picture, write the key word and blog. The more and more I exchanged from others. Almost a year in the past, I find it is more easy for me to do something in the DT. Till today, I have 1452 images online and 146 sales altogether. Among of it, I have finished 4 assignments and one picture was Editors' choiced. Looking it everytime, I am very successful. But since last November, I don't know what' the matter, the uploading and edit picture... continue reading
There is quite big gap among the most viewed images and the most successful ones. My most viewed photo has almost 5000 views and only 1 download. The 4th most viewed with 2700 views has no download.On the other hand the most successful photo has 7 downloads at 438 views. And similar it´s with the next ones.It seems that when you have photo with lots of views and lack of downloads, it will never become one of the most popular. More important is, how quickly can be soled. continue reading
I often try to improve myself and upload more and more to make a living out of this business but...we all know that,sometimes we lack:inspiration,time,mood etc..These articles are for those who wondering why there are not successful in this business(including me)and maybe will help to do better in this businessstrugglereasonshelp continue reading
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