There are many photo contests including the assignments photo contest here at dreamstime. Several things to keep in mind before entering a photo contest in order to determine if you have any chance of winning is first is how many people are entering and second is how good is the competition. A local or regional photo contest may be easier to win as opposed to a large contest sponsored by a camera manufacturer or magazine since there are fewer people entering though prizes may be modest.... continue reading
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Doing Corporate and Entrepreneurial training as a private consultant is a challenging an lonely road. Basically, I compete with the "big boys" and have to find ways to differentiate myself. I have to find a path that will land me at the same destination, following the well trodden path yet, venturing into the unknown. How do you find a new path along a tried and tested journey? What makes you stand out when you're the small fry in the marketplace? When do you make... continue reading
What's the key to stock photo sales? As a popular UK National Lottery game show tag line goes, you have to be "in it, to win it."In recent months, I've more than doubled my uploads. I'm now at over 730 files online. As a result, I'm now starting to see photo sales happening more frequently--this week, I posted 6 sales!My recent image sales cover locations shot on road trips in the U.S., and on travels beyond. It includes a couple of shots from a Topiary Garden in Columbus, Ohio. There'... continue reading
200 PICTURES ONLINEMy 200th picture is online, representing 50% acceptance. I know that these facts are not very relevants for common professionals, but it is a gret win for me. I started photography as a hobby for two, three years, and today has become a passion that motivates me a lot. My next goal. It is to reach the average of 50 photos published each month by the end of year. I will go step-by-step, trying to learn with critics and selection criteria of Dreamstime people, to whom I am very... continue reading
Another contest? should I enter? should I even bother?Contests are very interesting... they are created for a lot of different reasons, the biggest most likely being that they give manufacturers a wonderful data base of names and addresses and data about you, which is worth it's weight for marketing. it also makes giving away something like a trip or a car worth more then the prize might actually cost.There are small contests that give away a book or a movie pass, larger contests that offer prizes... continue reading
I am not an After Effect or web design author. I don't have much skills on creating something. But I can see angles in photos and videos quiet well enough to sell. My real job is making commercial musics to companies. I am a musician in Turkey.All I want to say, if you want to earn really good money and make this job your only revenue, Then you have to give all of your energy to here.Just spread your name to everywhere, Youtube, Vimeo, other stock sites, even if you don't add any project to them,... continue reading
Share your obsession with photography, why you like it, what makes you admire your subjects and what you want dream of capturing one day and where would be your dream destination for photography?Great to know your fellow photographers better and you might hit upon something you haven't yet tried but others have.About the 7-credit sale, let's see who comes up with something really interesting. Preferably newbies. I have a lot of credits from blog articles, which have been popular due to... continue reading
I like participating in the DT Assignments, it challenges you to do photography outside of your usual comfort zone and I think it's a great way to gain exposure because your accepted images become part of a unique collection.In past assignments I had images that I thought were much stronger but would rank low in the final results. So it was a big surprise to have won the Spring Cleaning assignment. I was content to have an accepted image within the collection as I didn't think my image was much... continue reading
Hello everyone!!!I would like to ask for some community support with this one!I entered a contest organized by the Sofitel Hotel chain, but in order to qualify for the finals I need to gather as many "likes" on my picture as possible.Yes the contest runs over facebook (so you need to have an account)!Here's the link:LINKOnce you gain access to the gallery my picture is entitled "Urban Conversations" - hit the magnifique button and you have helped me get a step closer to the finals!... continue reading
I did spot a photo of a ferris wheel I shot as a editor's choice, so that was exciting! and it sold the first hour it was posted!I figure it took 6 months to get the first hundred andhalf that to get the next 200 so maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks here? now to reach my first 100 sales....! continue reading
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