A bit less than a year ago I decided to give stock photography a try as I have thousands and thousands photos sitting on my hard drive. Today I hit 1000 uploads and to celebrate that I decided to write a blog post on my observations. Why not, right?During this time I have realized that you have to submit much much more photos than that if you want to have decent sales provided you have started with stock photography recently. I have analysed some users and the ones that have high sales per image are... continue reading
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2017 Year in Review - January: “The Dude” Honored in Hollywood, Snowstoms Cripple Europe, Women March for Change, and More That Shaped Our World
2017 has started off in force, it was marked by controversy, world changing political decisions and equality campaigns, by destructive weather events, but it also brought out the good in people and empowered women to a whole new level. As it draws to an end to leave way for 2018 here's a retrospective look at the most important events of the year as seen on Dreamstime.The month of January debuted with the National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on January... continue reading
My first year on Dreamstime as a new photogrpaher and and I've realised just how quickly the time passes! I was a novice photographer when I joined and I think, to be fair, I'm still in that category, although I'd like to think that the photos have improved in this time.First approved photo.So, what has happened in the year? I joined with no illusions of making lots of money but when the first sale came, it was such a great feeling. I've achieved some... continue reading
The food has all been eaten, the relatives have gone home and kids have been put to bed.The holiday is over for another year, and it’s now time to turn your attention to the biggest shopping event of the season. No, I’m not talking about Black Friday sales after the Thanksgiving holiday.If you are interested in shooting stock photography, the holiday sales to keep an eye on are the ones on the day after Halloween!Think about what stock photography is all about.It’s not just... continue reading
Happy Mid Year!We’ve reached the half way point of the calendar year.We are exactly half of the way through 2017, or we have half of 2017 to go, depending on your outlook on life. Are you a little worn out from staying up late to ring in the Mid Year last night?Probably not.After all, Mid Year’s Eve isn’t observed with quite the same enthusiasm as New Year’s Eve.But Mid Year’s Day can be as important a holiday as New Year’s Day.Maybe even more so.Think... continue reading
We all get one each year and sometimes we simply don’t know how to mark it. Yes, I’m talking about birthdays, beloved and dreaded in the same time, however,never forgotten. So, here are 6 ideas to celebrate yours this year.1. Call your Night Owls and hang on a branch. They can bring the party supplies and you can just bring yourself simply ‘cause you’ve always been the cutest. Cake is optional and it depends on branch width, length and strength, but you will certainly enjoy “hanging... continue reading
Hello Dreamstime community.I want to share my Thailand pictures with you. It was an interesting journey, and great cultural experience.First stop, Bangkok, a great mess. Differences can be seen at each step.It was really hard to take pictures in Bangkok as the things are not in order like we are used to.Baiyoke sky hotel aerial view: Always busy Siam square Wat Pho buddhist temple, my first daytime long exposure :) I was a witness... continue reading
Hi,Ten Random Editorial Crazy Shots in almost 3 Years of Dreamstime...In Ghent...and elsewhere. Belgium 2014-2017... And many more to come, I love taking pictures. (2,128 in my portfolio... Walking through live). Still do... so sometimes I see strange things.... And ... I have my camera, my loyal companion, I always have that camera with me.These are the craziest moments, funny, strange Editorial Pictures, hope to see yours too?Could be fun.This Crazy and Ridicules person... continue reading
My first year in dreamstimeAfter 1 yearI have the following numbers to summarize my experience:• 257 images online• 12 sales• Acceptance ratio is 48%The first image sold was given 2 months after opening the account. The image was sold7 days later it was uploadedHow was your experience? continue reading
It is the Chinese lunar new year in january 28, 2017, year of the rooster.It is called Spring Festival in China，it is the most important festival in China. Family reunion is the most important thing in this Chinese traditional festivals,when the time comes to the new year, the family eat dumplings together,Chinese people enjoy the longest public holidays of the year during Spring Festival,people bring their children to the traditional Festival Temple Fair or go to visit... continue reading
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