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One year report. (Thoughts on the first 12 months with Dreamstime)

My first year on Dreamstime as a new photogrpaher and and I've realised just how quickly the time passes! I was a novice photographer when I joined and I think, to be fair, I'm still in that category, although I'd like to think that the photos have improved in this time.First approved photo.So, what has happened in the year? I joined with no illusions of making lots of money but when the first sale came, it was such a great feeling. I've achieved some... continue reading

Thinking like a Stock Photographer : Thoughts from the Edge

 I've been thinking about my content and photo projects a lot recently. I'm usually pretty busy... I have a full time day job, a girlfriend, I shoot bands, and like everyone else, I'm swamped with a million little things.This is NOT a complaint. It just means I have to really work hard to make the effort for all the stock photo stuff in my life. You have to really want to do stock photography. It's rarely glamourous. It's often tedious. There's keywording, editing, time in lightroom, time spent... continue reading

A picture of a fox... or some general thoughts on vision.

Being in a forest and mostly with a photo camera, I have felt many times over that it was not I who was looking at the surroundings while my expectations to see a wild animal had fulfilled. On certain days before seeing an animal, I felt that it was rather the unseen animals were looking at me. It’s like playing hide and seek. Probably it was like that, buton the other hand, sometimes there is a point at which you see it, but one no longer knows who sees and who is seen, who is taking a picture... continue reading

Life is wonderful

Life is wonderful how themselves participate in creating unforgettable moments.Let us ask ourselves when we last woke up with a smile on his face, the last time we thank the blessings we can enjoy another morning, day and everything that makes our life.Be able to observe the beauty of the sun that relentlessly shines in the sky, the beauty of the rain that falls, the beauty of the trees throughout the year, the beauty of children's smiles, hugs beauty. Life is full of wonderful miracles, small and... continue reading

Photo composition - the thoughts that went into taking a snapshot

What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the place in the city you like to look at the best. Or cars is what makes your photographer heartbeat just that little tick faster, and so you strive to find the ultimate and coolest car model for your next photo shoot.And in... continue reading

My Keyword Thoughts

Hello Everyone!Just want to start by saying I am no SEO expert by any means! But I do have an understanding of just how important keywording is.However as I learned a great way for key wording in Lightroom that is going to save me a ton of time by the way!! (another story) I started to think about this:Does anyone add their name as a keyword? Now I know I am not famous or anything so it is unlikely that someone will search for me specifically ( I am talking more for Google searches... continue reading

Get rid of blocking thoughts, free up your mind to do what you like

About 6 to 7 months ago, I lost all interest in photography. From one to the other day, it was simply gone. I couldnt find a reason within myself. I searched a lot, did a lot of meditation, NLP etc, but I couldnt find any reason why I had lost all interest in something I truly loved to do before.I tried to let it go, bannishing the blocking thoughts, but that was easier said then done. Months went by before I contacted a former NLP teacher of mine, and I asked if he would be able to help me, by... continue reading

200 photos in portfolio and "Harsh life" assignment

Now I have more than 200 files in my portfolio for almost three months...Moving ahead- slowly but surely))))I ponder what would develop themes in my works, and something to keep working on.Vector or photo - what to pay more attention to? While I do not know, but I know one thing for sure - we must continue to create new!)And I decided to take part in the assignment on Dreamstime. Here is my picture "Sad Boy"   continue reading

Thoughts about the DT Keymaster option

These are my very personal thoughts and experiences about DT's option to have images re-keyworded for the fee of $ 0,60 per image. Is this worth it or not ?Well, let's agree on that even the "greatest image at all" will not sell if no one notice it. Once a image passed the editors and is online at DT, we basically can consider this image as ok. However, this is no guaranty to sell any license..., not even a subscription-based one.So...regardless of expression or any commercial potential... continue reading

Thoughts on scanners?

So I literally have thousands of slides.These were primarily taken from the early 80s to late 90s but I still generally have a roll loaded up into one of my heavyweight Nikons.While the vast majority of these slides represent my really early work, I do wish to keep them and there are one or two in there that I like.Also, revisiting this work after all these years might prove interesting.I've been thinking about film scanners.I know there's a bit of a debate out there about whether a dedicated... continue reading

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