Since I joined DT three years ago this is the first time I succeed in creating and uploading 100 images from scratch. It is only a personal and little satisfaction. In the past the record was 97....but records you know are made to be broken....what about you? what is your record of uploads in a month? continue reading
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It won't be long before I will have had a year on DT. In that time there have been many ups and downs. Getting my first images accepted and, shortly afterward, my first sale were the first ups, but were shortly followed by my first down with a series of rejected images (mostly ones deemed too similar to my existing portfolio).Now, with a little more experience I am having many more 'up' days with sales (and often multiple sales), and fewer down days caused by no sales or occasional rejections.... continue reading
It has been already nine months of ups and downs in the stockphotography hobby. Combining it with work, school, and family life has not been easy, however, I have enjoyed every single image that is approved and learned from each one that is rejected.Recently my 200 image was approved. It is the one you can see in this blog. I am really happy to have reached this milestone.Sales have also increased slowly as the number of images online increases. I will continue to work at my pace and trying to be... continue reading
In life, things can go up and down. Just like any market, sales in microstock comes and goes too. Over time, I think you can see patterns and trends here and there. Those that are here from the beginning will have a lot more insights. This article is to offer some bit of cheer if you are experiencing a bit of a slum or just feeling down.Portfolio Diversity and VolumeIn the long run, this will certainly helps in maintaining continuous sales. There are many people here who's portfolio I am simply... continue reading
JargonThese are a series of definitions of commonly used jargon from within my industry, the promotional gifts and personalised clothing market. Please feel free to add your comments, perhaps giving me a better explanation, or maybe suggesting words that you have come across but don't fully understand their meaning.BleedWhen printing onto an object (mostly paper), it's common for there to be a run-off area. Your artwork is expected to fit within a given area, say 100mm x 250mm, but you will... continue reading
Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whetherthe economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but will the opposite occur?What images can you createfor users on both sides of the recession/recovery coin?Retirees fear losses in their investments at the same time that the family home that they planned on cashing in... continue reading
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