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I Want to Thank the Academy....

As fall approaches, the music and film communities begin preparation for the award season.Hollywood puts on the glam as the award shows build to the granddaddy of them all: the Academy awards. Unless you are credentialed or very clever paparazzi, you are not likely to be photographing the actual stars. But you can create shots that depict celebrity or sport success a even without that coveted spot on the riser or a backstage pass.Images of awards and trophies are always in demand as symbols... continue reading

Turning Refusal into Acceptance

One of the common refusal comments is "The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.)... Read more: https://www.dreamstime.com/thread_148".I have my fair share of refusals with this comment. The original photo of the above image was rejected with the copyright / protected element comment. As you can see, it is a very simple photo of a yellow safety helmet sitting on a plastic barrier. Where's the copyright, trademark... continue reading

Ecolighttech Asia 2014 International Trade Show for Green Technologies

Eco light tech Asia 2014International Trade show for Green Technologies & Innovations in LightingDates: Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 November 2014Venue: Plenary Halls, the Queen National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand*ECO: Green and Environmental‐Friendly*LIGHT :Lighting Industries*TECH:Technologies/InnovationsThis trade show has assembled innovations, products, services and high quality technologies in energy-efficient lighting for entrepreneurs in Thailand.It is expected to... continue reading

Nothing but editorials

One of the easiest ways to sell pictures of people doing things is to submit them as an editorial image because you don't need a model release when used in this context.The alternative is to arrange for a model and set up planned shots.Sometimes, this creates an image that does not feel as real as a candid shot taken of an knowing or unknowing subject doing something naturally.Unfortunately in the later case, most of the time you are not going to secure a model release from people who... continue reading

Tips of the Trade

Hi Folks,After all the response on my 10.000 sales blog, i decided to write down some tips of the trade, many things you already know, but its always good to emphasize, things I learned from my experience here, some you may know, but has long forgotten, some you may dont know, even better:- mind your acceptance ratio, this can seriously compromise your long term goals, I did loose a lot of time because of that, you loose it because you upload a lot and few are accepted and you... continue reading

Share what I have learned

Well I have 166 photos online, 21 sales and I'm half way to my first payment.I was a major learning curve form me and my acceptance ration unfortunately reflect that.One thing I would like to share with everyone who beginning their journey with micro stock is to look for trademarks and artwork.It seems obvious and simple but it's not, since trademarks are everywhere - t-shirts, shoos, coffee mugs... even on price tags.Artwork is also something to have in mind, when shooting at home... continue reading

Avoiding the copyright/trademark rejection

I have been on dreamstime for a few months and, as expected, early on I got a few rejections for copyright/tradmark. I had thought that I had got an understanding of how this works, but alas no as this image shows.The original image has tradmarks/logos/names all over it - maybe it would have been easier to quit at this point!Image 1Clarly something needed to be done so I removed all that I thought would be a problem for my first submission - adverts from the tram, logo from the van, pictures... continue reading

Chillon Castle in Switzerland now a Trade Mark

The Swiss press announced today that Chillon Castle, known by anglo-saxons because of the "Prisoner of Chillon" book by Lord Byron, and Switzerland's most visited monument, has now become a Trade Mark.What is interesting, is that it's not just the name "Château de Chillon" (and I guess its translation into a number of languages) that is protected, but also two particular "graphical representations" of the castle: when viewed from the Montreux side and when viewed from the Villeneuve side.... continue reading

You would never guess, what is copyrighted these days...

Copyright issues are one of the most confusing and frustrating among contributors in today's dynamic and profit-driven world. Where ever there is some new architectural structure or a new product or even word of speech - there is always someone who wants and has it protected from unlicensed use. Believe me, it makes you feel that just about ANYTHING can, under circumstances, be copyrighted these days and the vision of a free world and free speech is a daydream. You have to be cautious when you... continue reading

How many of you use friends as models?

I've only stated in micro-stock, but have used my family and friends as models, it's so helpful!How many of you use family?How many of you use models and do you pay them or offer them prints?Has that been successful?I'd love to hear from you!In the meantime, I'm still using friends, and it sure helps when they are beautiful and athletic as you can see from a few photos here:) continue reading

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