When I was in the Philippines I was living in an apartment that was 15 minutes on foot far from the beach! This sounds too lucky. In fact it wasn't any of these marvelous beaches that you see tourists taking pictures in the Philippines, a country that is rich with tourism & magnificent beaches! The beach is actually crowded, not very clean, some areas were smelly, used as a fishing beach mostly, located near a poor area, i.e.: you barely could find any tourist on there.I've been there... continue reading
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I once got an hourglass from my girlfriend on one of those commemorative dates. The hourglass was small, simple, fragile, but beautiful.At the time I was surprised to be gifted a decorative item, I didn’t really expect it, but I found it interesting and I liked it. I put it in my bookshelf to beautify and compose that scenery of words. It stayed there always reminding me that the time was passing and I was letting the books accumulate dust, lol.But on a certain day I was bored at home... continue reading
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
Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity.Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions. What do you produce that has value to others?Whether your hobby produces tangible objects or intangibles like intellectual property, it is important to understand how others perceive what you produce.Is there an existing market for your... continue reading
Hi photo-maniacs!I promised to come back as soon as I had a new milestone, it happened, sold my 10th image and again learned so much more. Working with dreamstime is a pleasure for me, sometimes painful, when many pictures in a batch are refused. But, People, fellow photographers, buyers, sellers, it is learning me so much each time. Approving my skills thanks to refused pictures, learning from my mistakes, I cannot thank the Moderators enough for their time and advice.So New fellow photographers,... continue reading
A lazy post-Thanksgiving in which I allowed my beard to grow lead to this series of funny self portraits.I hope you all have a good laugh!Reverse psychology refers to getting another person to do or say something by telling them the opposite of what is desired."Turn the tables" is to cause a reversal in someone's plans; to make one's plans turn back on one.Self portrait in the days before cameras meant waiting for the arrival of good, inexpensive mirrors.With our cameras... continue reading
My name is Angela and I have a rejection problem. It's not the usual suspects that most women my age worry about, so it's slightly tricky on learning how to deal when you can't turn to a friend for advice.I of course, am talking about stock photography rejections. it's a steep learning curve, and I'm sure everyone on here has had one, two...forty or more. It's part of this lifestyle, and it's something many of us have a hard time to get used to.Nobody likes failure.But getting photos rejected... continue reading
Well this is it.This is the year I turn 50 ... that's a half a century ... I'm a pentagenarian!Milestone birthday's always make me pause to reflect where I am on life's journeyI gave my life to become the person I am right now.Was it worth it?Richard BachTo understand where you want to go in life, you must first look back on how you arrived at where you are today.After all, life is really just the sum of the choices we make along the way.... continue reading
Way back in 1994 Real Estate prices started going up post liberalization and lot of lazy restaurants gave way to fast food joints, which also included even the simple idli & dosa makers. They upgraded their technologies & served hot idlis, pooris, wadas & other South Indian dishes, in a 500-600 sq ft area. The customer had to stand & eat instead of sitting and leisurely enjoying a breakfast, in short he was eating on the go.To attract customers food translites were needed, which the owners were... continue reading
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