I just like words. On my eighth birthday, I received a hardcover dictionary. I sat down that day and methodically went through the tome to circle the terms I’d already been introduced to (yeah, I’m a self-proclaimed nerd). And then I would turn to a page and there were dozens more I’d never even heard of. Oh, happy day! I still have that Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (red hardcover, well loved. Not for sale.) And today? No Google Play can download a better word game than... continue reading
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This week I loaded my 100 photo, it's original big bouquet of flowers in the flowerbed. And I want to thank Dreamstime for a quick check of photos and the ability to share the beauty. Everyone knows that the majority of photobanks reject photo with flowers, but at Dreamstime I have a couple of photos, and even two sales. Flowers Life without flowers is not possible, they accompany us everywhere, at home, in the city's flower beds, squares and parks. No holiday is complete without flowers,... continue reading
I've just had my first picture receive 1000 views.This to me was a nice milestone.I think the number of views are important as obviously the more your photos are being looked at the more chance they have of being sold.Although it appears this is not always the case.I guess it all comes down to the title, description and tags.Does your title have to make sense, or is it more important to try and pick words to relate to your picture or work?Do you go back and change the above if its... continue reading
My name is Ekaterina Maximova, I'm a Freelance Artist and Animator. My professional abilities are including but not limited to Hand-drawn Animation, Cel-Animation, Flash and 3D Character Animation, Storyboarding.I'm from Russia.As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be an Artist, and I always knew one day I will. I got into Animation business purely by chance. I think, it’s my destiny. And I'm very satisfied with my choice to be an Animator. I'm really crazy with it)At the... 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
Dear all,As you are all aware of, keywording is a key part of microstock. It allows buyer to find the good picture. In other words: YOUR picture!It is also very time-consuming for contributors.I want to share with you the way I do my keywording in a little tutorial. To do so I will make an example.Assume I want to keyword the following picture:1 – Look at your picture and find three simple keywords that are very representativeexample : wine, corks,... continue reading
Hi everyone,I thought I would share with you a formula that I have come up with that may help some who are struggling with keywording. When I first started with Dreamstime I found keywording to be quite a chore and seemed to take forever. But I then realized what I was doing wrong.I had no order to my keywording of my photographs, I was just typing in words as they came into my head and often ended up typing in the same word three times by the time I had finished. Wow, what a waste of time and... continue reading
Can youn guess why do these hayloft photos mean that much to me? Surrender? Actually this one is easy - starting from this photo session we are counting our days of relationship with Aljona.It should be mentioned that if someone thinks that we asked permission to take pictures in this barn then he is mistaken. On the contrary, we have entered secretly and without permission. Again, in our own style.I couldn't remember where is saw Liza when she came to the test... continue reading
Hi there,in less then a year I have had 176 images accepted. we wont talk about how many rejected! I decided to go exclusive with DT, but I am starting to wonder if it is such a good idea. So far.. ive had only 10 sales! in 10 months that means one sale a month. I have read blogs, made friends, posted to face book, and re done key words. can anyone give me insight on to what else I can do? It is frustrating to say the least! perhaps I am just not giving the buyer what they want! any ideas? continue reading
Microstock agency like Dreamstime are sort of great boxes with thousand of images and illustrations.This give a great opportunity to buyers in terms oh choise.But what happens to contributors?It's very very important to work at keywording your pictures, because it's the best way for your work to be seen and eventually to be bought! Even monthes after you have uploaded it.How to choose your keywords?It's very important to wear the clothes of a potential buyer. Which words would a buyer... continue reading
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