Get yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and settle down in your reading chair because this is going to be a long but informative blog. We're going to go in depth of what Buyers are looking for, understanding the stock industry, and how you can compete in a dynamic and changing environment.WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?What kind of images are Buyers looking for? The short answer is this: EVERYTHING. Travel images, business, parenting, industry, technology, you name it, Buyers have a need. However,... continue reading
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(This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.)This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is one designer's common sense guide for contributors to help optimize their portfolios.Please know that I do not currently have my own contributor portfolio, so I am sure there are intricacies and rules of the road out there that... continue reading
Love is considered as a set of behaviors and attitudes, unconditional and selfless, manifested between people who are able to develop emotional intelligence and emotionality. Love is also flexibility, understanding, honesty, tolerance, selflessness. Because love is a feeling that moves the world. continue reading
A couple of years ago I started with portrait photography. It was quite a challenge to find out what I wanted and how to communicate that to my models. I was in the lucky position that I knew my models before starting portrait photography. So, it was easy to have a conversation to make them feel more relaxed. In the meantime, I have quite a few pictures of them on Dreamstime, and they are selling reasonably well (60+ sales). Here are some more portrait pictures.Lighting was one thing that fascinated... continue reading
From one of my recent articles for someone...Frequently wondered points about flash photography (basics and advanced):1. They say pop-up flash ruins photos. It is true?Yes and no. Pop-up flash eliminates all shadows as seen from the camera as it is located right above the lens. It can flatten up texture of a food image and ruin it. But it can provide a vivid and proper image when used on a non-reflecting surface with no texture. For example, shooting images of watercolor artwork on paper.... continue reading
Many years of photography career leads me to the photography produced love, good shot every photo, want to pay the hard work sweat and wisdom, the following is my photos to emphasize the subject of how a little experience and understanding;intensity of illumination fully, under the premise of as far as possible big open the aperture of the lens, the foreground subject to throw the background, and the best coke imaging. We can choose to "aperture priority" mode or manual mode. I use Olympus camera,... continue reading
I wanted to share this link I found. depth of fieldIn my opinion, we can never learn enough about photography. Sometimes I think I know something and zap its gone. Therefore, I try to read on different techniques as often as I can. Hope this helps some of you. Happy shooting. Hugs Debbie continue reading
To be successful as an artist, the general public must be able to value the craftsmanship of my work. The purpose of this Q&A article is to help people who are unfamiliar with digital art, understand how to accept and appreciate this new medium. The questions are based on dialog I have had with artists and art collectors.Q: How do you create your digital artwork?A: I illustrate by hand, using a digital pen and tablet. Software allows me to create a painting, using the computer screen as... continue reading
Recently I spent some time to do a descent research to improve my (today's and future) image visibility. DT web site is very well optimized for search engines (SEO). This means that whatever we do with our image title, description and keywords (along with other elements) is reflecting our image visibility, not just on DT but worldwide. Believe it or not, images are known worldwide and can be found over Google, Yahoo, MSN and others. I mostly refer to Google in following article.Considering Google... continue reading
Now with 31 uploads, I feel I’m finally hitting my stride.Before uploading or taking the photo I now ask myself the question (what others have suggested)...“Will this photo be useful/desirable to others?”I've learned this is actually a tough question to honestly ask oneself.Despite my new found confidence and understanding of what DT wants, I recently had two photos refused that I thought were "sure things".I will continue to try to think out of the box and hopefully continue... continue reading
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