So I was at home in Memphis, Tennessee sitting in a waiting room for an appointment, getting bored I decided to pick up a magazine to kill some time.Thumbing through the pages of "Memphis Magazine", I came across an image that looked oddly familiar, low and behold turned the page sideways and it read photo credit dreamstime/clewisleake!!. The weirdest part of this story is that I have read tons of blogs on Dreamstime on how to find out how contributor sold images are being used and just to... continue reading
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Have you ever wondered who actually buys your photos and what they are used for? I have. I occasionally google my own name to see if I can track down any usage of my photos, just for fun.Recently I discovered that one of my photos from beautiful Petra in Jordan was used as a cover photo for the UNWTO (United Nations Tourist Organization) 2014 annual report.This is the photo: And here you can see the report where it was featured at the front page: http://www2.unwto.org/annualreport2014... continue reading
I am new to stock photography and have not yet made much use of photos of people. Usually my “models” are young family members and I have not yet come to terms with the fact that there is no real control over how the photos are used. I think that the only time I really have a say is when I decide whether to post an image or not. For this reason I have been a bit reluctant to approach the parents or young adults for model releases, as I can’t reassure them about the usage.This weekend there... continue reading
One of my files here was downloaded few days ago. I did a search for it cause I just wanted to see where my files end up, and I found it on Czech stock photography website. So they bought my file, I got 35 cents for it and now they are getting money from it? I think they should have bought rights for that, right?Thanks for your thoughts people! Good luck to everyone with their stock! continue reading
I've always been curious (and maybe a little apprehensive) about where and how the photographs I've submitted to Dreamstime are being used-- and now with reverse image search functionality in Google (Google reverse image search) (and built into Chrome browser , as described here), I've been merrily finding out!Most of them make sense, as in the case of a toad photo I took at the local aquarium.I suppose I wonder why they didn`t just take their OWN photograph at their own aquarium. I`d like... continue reading
I'd been warned, but I didn't pay attention.Or, rather, I paid attention, but ignored the advice.Here's what I'd been told: Never buy the extra-small size picture.Always go for extra-large.But although I was new to the cover-design end of writing, I figured I knew best and bought the smallest (eg cheapest) images for my first book cover.Big mistake.Here's the dilemma: you can easily make a large picture smaller, but you can't make a small picture larger without sacrificing the quality... continue reading
I'm an author who can recognize her characters anywhere: in my neighborhood, my workplace, and even in the grocery store.Once I mentally connect a face to a character, the effect is indelible.I'll never forget them or think of them in any other way!Enter Dreamstime.There are thousands of models to pick from, and many of them resemble the characters I see in my head.However, because I write several series, I want the model on the cover of each book in the series to match the others.After... continue reading
I have shops in 5 languages. It is important not to have to many text (too much translation effort). So photographs are very important. Although we put a lot of effort in making nice photo's for our site, it it still difficult and cost a lost of time.Dreamtime is a excellent alterative. Nice photographs on all kind of topics. Although I had some troubles finding nice pictures of Mexican hammocks. But I found one.See the photo's on the sites ofIcolori.Italy : Amaca, France : Hamac, Germany... continue reading
One of my greatest pleasures during my childhood was scissors, glue and old magazines ready to be cut. So, I found good solutions: Need a lion for playing? Cut it from a magazine? need some cash? also cut it! That fondness for collages still been along with me since then.As times are changing, now I have replaced those tools for the copy, paste, crop and retouch using the computer. And my hobby became my current job: Graphic Designer.These old fashioned scenes had been made up as collages,... continue reading
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