Thank YouFor someone very new to the nuts and bolts of photography I have found the Dreamstime community both welcoming and inspirational. I sense the joy that each contributor has in sharing revelations, their Perfect Shot, and their joy in the process. Thank you for sharing. While I would love to sell a lot of photos, I find that by watching the number of views the photos get, I can enjoy myself, too. I figure that by focusing on getting the images seen more, the sales will be more likely... continue reading
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Some of you probably remember this article about portrait photography. The article featured some of our artists, but since then, we've been thinking of getting into more details about what makes a portrait stand out.First of all, let us tell you that there are many photographers on Dreamstime who are shooting stunning portraits. One of them is Scott Griessel, artist known as Creatista. Why we selected him among other top portrait photographers? Scott Griessel is a great... continue reading
I'm a list maker.It's what I do.It's how I keep myself organized.I'm such an extreme list maker that my husband jokes that I need to keep lists of all the lists that I keep!Sometimes I write things on a list, just so I can cross them back off.It's a sickness - I can't help it.So you can imagine what a New Year means for me.Yup, New Year - New Lists!For years I have started the New Year by listing.....all the things that I... continue reading
Hello everyone!Today I would like touch on the theme about the selection of keywords. And I want to know your opinion on this issue.Unfortunately, on the Dreamstime.com is not possible yet to group keywords into phrases. Sometimes the phrase is divided into individual keywords and that makes no sense. Using keywords individually is not accurate and their use could confuse customers and as a result of your picture may be rejected.The customer may reduce the search by typing a few descriptive... continue reading
Wherever I have information available about the terms used by buyers to select an image they have invariably used one of the simplest terms in my keywords list.Recent sales for me that highlight this include the terms 'gravel path' and 'headphones' as well as 'inhaler' and 'Egypt'.What this makes clear is that all of the time and effort I put in during my early days in stock photography researching complex keywords such as 'giraffa camelopardalis' (Latin for Giraffe) and the many similar keywords... continue reading
Hello friends! I am writing this blog in hopes of being useful. Surely many of you have read a recent blog written by a dreamstime's admin. It is about "isolated" word in stock language. As it has already happened to the word "vector" for illustrations, today it happens for the word "isolated". If an image is not perfectly isolated on a solid background the image will be refused if it contains "isolated" on title, description and/or keywords. I can say itfor sure because today an image of mine was... continue reading
See anything common in the pictures above?I don’t see anything common, but these are the pictures that are thrown up when I was searching for a picture with the keyword Bracket.There were many more funny pictures which has nothing to do with a Bracket, but I have not listed out all.Applying the right keyword is very important not only for your picture, but it also helps in avoiding other’s picture getting lost in these maze of improper keywording.How does these wrong keywords come... continue reading
No... I'm not going to tell you that suggesting keywords for images is a great way to make money. I don't suggest keywords for images very often. I do it when I have free time and am browsing the database.Browsing the database is an education in itself. You discover the occasional portfolio that does nothing but inspire in terms of size versus sales. You learn new techniques. Seeing concepts and ideas that you never thought of expands your own imagination.But keywording the images of other... continue reading
Recently one of our DT members asked me “out of curiosity: why are you so active in the forum but have a small portfolio. . . . . .”A good question.Georges' observation is very true. I have been on DT for 6 months and do actively take part in most of the forums and do write blogs at times.It is good to interact with the other members. It also improves the chance of your uploads getting noticed one way or the other.I will give you an example.There is this Free Discussion (... continue reading
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