My local council used to have an art competition every year, which was mainly painting, drawing and photography. I looked forward to it every year and everyone that submitted got in. It was a wonderful community event. The main criteria was to capture some aspect of the local area.This was the year I chose a local park where many people walk their dogs and which also happens to be a historical cemetery. Head stones and monuments are scattered about this park which makes it fairly unique. I used to... continue reading
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Tired of the same million versions of a “business man smiling in a meeting” or “customer support representative with headset”, or even the ages old “woman with salad smiling”? Fear not, there is still hope that your project will be finished in time and not look like a stock photography presentation at all.If you want to know how all you need to do is keep reading.1. Stay authentic Above I’ve enumerated a few of the best sold and most used image in stock photography worldwide. Why?... continue reading
Hello Dreamstimers,Just for the beginners here that have the question how to make more sales. There are different factors that influence your sales. One of the most important is keywords and titles.I learned in the past that titles and keywording are extremely important and if not the MOST important activity while submitting images or videos. I started myself with not paying much attention to this but i learned taking care of your titles and keywords will pay off. Submitting an image with... continue reading
Hello guys,How are you?52 images are not much. I know that, but it's a start. Hopefully I will be able to upload more in a short time since I'm aware of the quantity factor here. I'm sure everybody are trying hard to upload their best images, and I know it takes time and effort.The last batch that I uploaded contained some landscapes and textures for background, or for matters such as health and nutrition. But... I really enjoy macro shooting and therefore uploaded some image of pushpins... continue reading
Today I have discovered that it has reached the goal of 1000 sales. This is the thousandth photo sold. "The four primordial elements: earth, water, air and fire" I started uploading images in 2011 and then creating compositions like this one just for fun. Today it is an activity that takes my time and makes me living better. Thanks to all the buyers who like my work! continue reading
I usually shoot all my pictures on "A", which stands for Aperture. I like to control my lens opening for depth of field as well as sharpness. I don't have the best lenses so I try to stop down at least one stop if not two.1/3 of the way through my trip, my camera would not work on "A"! So, I switched to AUTO to see if that worked. It did! So, for the rest of my trip I shot everything on AUTO.After looking at all my pictures, I've come to the conclusion that AUTO was not really an inconvenience... continue reading
Hello, I would like to present you my new work in studio on the natural products. I've been doing some cooking, and decided to put it on a set and shoot it at home :) Can you please tell me your feedback on these pictures. I would like to know if it is going in the right direction or if I need to change things... or just to stop, ahahah. Thank you in advance for your interest.I start with my first idea of shooting a glass of Whisky. I decided to set it in the middle of a forest, that i created... continue reading
Some year and a half ago someone tipped me to place my photo's on Dreamstime: "you never know, someone could like your pictures and get you some earnings". So I started to judge my one photo's, till then mainly published on Flickr, and publish them on Dreamstime. What a disappointment at the start. The first I sent in were rejected. The tips and tricks the editors gave were used to ameliorate my material and my judgement. A new body was bought and only the very best were uploaded. Slowly the number... continue reading
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