Authenticity in your city

posted on 2nd of october, 2014


If you read some articles about how the photo stock market is doing or what are the new trends you will not avoid to see that there is an fast increasing demand for authentic photos. This means that most agencies have much choice of staged photos. What many buyers are looking for are real and natural looking photos taken from real situations in natural light.

Now the question is where can I take this kind of photos? Do I need to travel arround the world? The answer is NO. Many people will have a larger city not all to far away or the even more lucky ones life in one. So YOUR city will be YOUR subject for authentic photos.

For you your city will be nothing special but for somebody in a other place will find it interesting for articles. For example an German editorial...

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Posted by Mangalika on October 20, 2014
yaah.. true...for me..but I can only roam around with my camera if I get a company...
Posted by Lelabaggett on October 17, 2014
Keeping one eye open with a new fresh look in my little town.
Posted by Nannakim59 on October 05, 2014
Thank you, i have found your article very helpful, as i have only just started with dreamstime,and i am getting very confused about whats an editorial and whats commercial,i have been waiting for over a week now for some pix to be approved,and getting very disheartened.

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Editorial or Commercial? For the beginner .....

posted on 6th of october, 2014

Many beginners in stock photography are still struggling what photos they can put as commercial or editorial. Commercial photos can be used commercial and also editorial. Editorial photos or better said “Editorial Use Only” photos can be only used for editorial purposes. So NO COMMERCIAL use.

Lets start to explain in more details what the licenses mean.

What is a commercial photo?
This is a photo that can be used for commercial and editorial purposes. This means that they can be used for example in advertisements, promotional campaigns, products, web shops and so on. Also for editorial purposes as newspapers, magazines, articles and so on this license can be used. You have to pay attention to the following points:
-There should be NO LOGOS OR OTHER TRADEMARK visible in the photos.

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Posted by 1000wordsimages on March 03, 2015
As far as i know the prices are the same for both in general. Just the types of licenses to buy are different.

Posted by 3rdnarnian on March 03, 2015
@mircovacca Thanks for adding clarity to these terms. Is the pricing structure different for commercial or editorial?
Posted by Leswrona on October 26, 2014
Very useful article that nails down the differences between editorial and commercial images. Majority of my images are editorial and your blog explains it well where those images could potentially be found. I am still trying to figure out how to increase my portfolio exposure and hit more downloads. Your blog helps a lot. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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