I have a confession to make. i'm a symmetry addict.If you happen to live in a large city, like most people, it can be chaotic. Finding symmetry, at least to me, gives me a sense of peace...or at the very least a temporary feeling of equilibrium. Naturally, I try to incorporate this in my style of photography whenever I can and some turn out to be best-sellers.It's no wonder that buyers also find symmetric images appealing.Here's a few examples of my top 5 favourite... continue reading
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Stock photography has long been regarded as commercial-oriented content, intended for ads and all sort of advertising related materials. And it’s true, most of the buyers are using stock images in commercial purposes, meaning that, in order to comply with the laws, there are a number of limitations to what you can and what you can’t sell as stock. However, creativity and limitations don’t go really well together. Yes, you should avoid copyrighted elements and have a model release for each visible... continue reading
Sounds like a riddle, right? Well, that's because it is, in the context of which are the best-selling types of editorial images! Some of my best street editorial sellers have precisely been a person walking in front of a shop. Easy as cake.Why not just capture the shopfront without anybody?Adding people will often add a human context when said shop/business is the subject of an editorial piece. A single person, in my experience, works better than a group of people as it'... continue reading
Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between. In a time when all we do is in a rush, your smartphone has become a gateway to the world and a great tool to cash in on your hobbies, and here are 5 reasons why. 1. It's always there when you need itWe know... continue reading
There could be many reasons why we are here. I can assure you many are here because they desire to sell their photographs and make some extra cash.Having joined with that good intention, the reality on the ground is not what you initially envisaged. Sales are low. Not only low, they are frustrating. And you may be thinking what’s going on?I can bet you, you are not alone.One fact we all agree and which we need to remind ourselves is that Dreamstime LLC does not buy images. It’s... continue reading
Did you consider starting a Facebook marketing campaign for your business or brand? What do you think about Facebook ads? Did you think about using stock photography for your campaigns?Facebook is the most popular social networking platform ever with tw billion monthly active users, a milestone that seemed almost impossible a decade ago. We are talking about double the size of Instagram and Twitter put together, which means that when it comes to marketing, Facebook is still the first choice... continue reading
“You can take moon pictures with it.” Said my friend.That sounded such a cool thing to do. I had never taken a photo of the moon.In fact, I had never even considered the possibility of taking a picture of the moon.For the previous eight years about 90% of the photos I had taken were wobbly one handed snaps of my son alongside associated toys, friends and relations. The other ten percent were indistinguishable blurs. They were all taken on my phone, at a time when phone cameras were not... continue reading
Topic today : Why use legal, licensed images from Dreamstime vs. pulling from a search engine or social media? Did you think that? Why we don't use any photos we want from Google search engines or from Pinterest like social medias?Here's the reasons that you may know or might know :1. Free Photos Are EverywhereIf you're using free photos from search engines such as Google, let's imagine. You're preparing to make a travel advertisement on your local TV channels. You make it and sent... continue reading
Children, to me, are one of the most magical things in this world. I'd say that as a mother of one, with another on the way, my view might be biased. But I've long loved being in the company of children, and not only my own. Anytime I'm feeling exasperated, overwhelmed, upset, anger, confused... children have this knack of getting me to laugh. I'm not even sure they try, either. Yet the real question is why are children so magical? After a lot of thought, I've come up with... continue reading
From an early age I had this strange obsession with buildings, and items that had been abandoned by humankind. The more old and overgrown by nature these items were, the more fascinating they became for me. It wasn't until recently that I began to piece the reasoning behind this together. Online searches told me I was not the only one with this 'gothic' obsession, either. It all boils down to four very simple facts. 1. These abandoned things and places represent a very real image of what... continue reading
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