the lady is mobile


posted on 4th of january, 2010



HAPPY NEW YEAR

so, 2010 is finally here, and I am pleased to say I finally was able to get my studio set up in my new city . I had most of my stuff in storage
in my old city, and was relocating too often, I wasn't sure if it was time to settle down ... again.


but the end of 2009 was the most serendipitous when a lovely lady contacted me to say she liked my photographic style and wanted to shoot with me.
I was at this time, at the verge of giving up and packing up to return to my old city due to the lack of prospect in this city . so you can imagine my ambivalence to take her up on her offer.

well, I said yes, simply on the account that she told me she was a libra, and being one, this counts big time with me, as I never met a libra I never...

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Posted by Tan510jomast on January 07, 2010
Hey Everyone,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for coming in to add you lovely comments.
As always this is the reason why I enjoy writing a new blog...
not just only so much to brag about my gorgeous model, but
also to come back later to see your avatars and recognize most of you.
it's like a supportive community we have here.

BTW, 2010 started the right step for me, I reached payout today,
and have requested my check. I guess I will have some money to buy my lovely photographic partner a little thank you present for finding me.

Also, I want to say a little extra Multumesc to Carmen ...
aka Tangie , who have been so communicative with me everytime I feel like writing her at Support to give her a little bit of trouble, lol.
Here's looking forward to the start of this new decade
and I wish all of us every success here on DT.

May your own private lives bring us all the joys you cherish.
God Bless, Essalam Alaykum, Peace,
May Mother Universe conspire to get you all that you desire....(More)
Posted by Tangie on January 07, 2010
A very very pretty lady indeed :)
Posted by Justmeyo on January 05, 2010
Congratulations for your studio!Nice photos!



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dancing for joy floating on a cloud FIRST PAYOUT


posted on 7th of january, 2010



Hey Everyone,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for coming in to add you lovely comments to my blog.
As always this is the reason why I enjoy writing a new blog...
not just only so much to brag about my gorgeous model, but
also to come back later to see your avatars and recognize most of you.
it's like a supportive community we have here.


BTW, 2010 started the right step for me, I reached payout today,
and have requested my check. I guess I will have some money to buy my lovely photographic partner a little thank you present for finding me.



Also, I want to say a little extra Multumesc to Carmen ...
aka Tangie , who have been so communicative with me everytime I feel like writing her at Support to give her a little bit of trouble,...

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Posted by Tan510jomast on February 10, 2010
Lowthian, yes patience counts, but regular uploads work better if you plan to earn money here.

Treasurehunter22 , it was my first payout .
when i first started i was only doing very little work for Dreasmtime. i shot only about once or twice a month and hardly made any effort to get a larger portfolio. as always, the top sellers advice to me was "you get what you put into it, so get a larger portfolio. you cannot expect 60 images to earn money for you . you are 60 images in 6 million".
with that, i made more effort to increase my portfolio. it wasn't until the past 4 months that i really submitted on a regular basis. taking the advice "if you cannot submit many, do at least one a day".
that was when the earning started ."
Posted by Treasurehunter22 on February 09, 2010
Wonderful news. May I ask how long this took?
Posted by Lowthian on February 09, 2010
Congrats on your first payout. I'm new here so who knows how long I'll have to wait for mine. But I'm patient and will just keep uploading. Someday it will happen.



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is there a formula to successful downloads?


posted on 20th of january, 2010



Hello Dreamstimers, hope this new decade started on the right mood for you as it did for me here on Dreamstime.

now that i got my first taste of a payout, i am getting greedy and want to see the next payout sooner, and more regularly.
one of my favourite bloggers also left me with this optimistic assurance, "...the next one(payout) will be faster". is it?

well, this is the reason for this blog today. do we really have some control to the steering wheel as to how we get more downloads in this business? can we actually make images that draw DT clients to download them? are there certain elements of the image that buyers use as criteria to take my image as opposed to yours. or even more specific, this image as opposed to other similar ones?

is...

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Posted by Karenkh on January 26, 2010
I always wonder what causes a person to choose one photo over another, just a matter of personal taste maybe. I'm sure I'll never figure it out.

I think yours are getting lots of DLs because you do some nice work!!! Congrats I know your next payout will come very soon.
Posted by Porjii on January 22, 2010
Great article, find it very informative. The key most probably in my opinion is to be unusual, and in good way to bring buyers to your picture. The second most important is the thumbnail in the way that I see it.

P.S.: You know what, I have had the same problem as you Wildmac, except that school usually refreshes my brain, unlike other children, where school usually drains their brain fluids out. Perhaps you should actually take a holiday and stop thnking about photography for a while.
Posted by Wildmac on January 22, 2010
Great blog! I think you're right about enjoying your shooting. I've had a bit of a mental block recently. I'm not sure if my brain is still on holiday with my kids, they start back to school in Feb, or if I'm now putting too much pressure on myself to perform. But I just have no enthusiasm for anything photographic at the moment and I usually love taking photos. I think maybe I just need to shake things up a bit and make it more fun. Maybe I'll have a red day tomorrow with the kids. We can have a treasure hunt for red things for me to photograph. Or yellow, or fluffy things who knows as long as it is fun. Congratulations on your 1st payout! Cheers Carol :)



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now, who would have imagined all these?


posted on 23rd of january, 2010




When I first started in micro stock , I received a really nice encouraging email from someone who was a well established best seller. He told me he reviewed one of my images and from there, he keeps checking in to my portfolio just to see how I was progressing as a contributor.


He said he was brought up in the city I was at that time based in,
and just felt nostalgic as some of my works had places he spent his childhood days. He also commented on how most of my works at that time were not studio works but mostly what he called "found" images.



He said from the arrangement and lighting of my images, he sensed I knew my "stuff" in lighting , exposure, composition, and seeing images...

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Posted by Porjii on January 30, 2010
ugh, if only my camera were freeze proof, I'd be outside right now taken photo's of our neighborhood, covered in snow. Great Images!
Posted by Bobsphotography on January 26, 2010
I also do a lot of "found" images. I am more a street and nature photographer than a studio one.

I like your photo's very much and they encourage me to look even more detailed when I am roaming the streets or the nature in Africa.
Posted by Rosedarc on January 25, 2010
So true, and that's in big part what makes it so interesting.



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Dreamstime can be fattening


posted on 25th of january, 2010


Before I started to contribute to micro stock photography and Dreamstime, I was not much into food. From childhood, I had a nasty habit, as my "ama" (servant) who cooked meals for my father's house had to endure, of putting food as least importance on my priority list. It wasn't often that the loving ama , an old chinese lady as old as my grandma and one who also loved and pampered me as her own grandson, waited for me till past midnight to knock on my chamber door to remind , "your dinner is getting cold, you should eat before sleeping. I need to sleep too for your daddy needs to be served early". Dear old ama was like our guardian angel, and she probably is one now, as that was some many years ago when I was a wee child.
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Posted by Noonie on January 27, 2010
Well, I'm one of those who tends to eat to live, not live to eat. But, I do like the desserts best!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 26, 2010
I too will stay away from the food photography, yours look very tasty though.
Posted by Keki on January 26, 2010
hhahahaha true!!! thanks for sharing



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editorial - every picture tells a story


posted on 30th of january, 2010



every picture tells a story.
some of you may remember this rod stewart best seller of the same title. rod knew eveything about selling . he was so successful that he had himself at least 5 marriages, and all to gorgeous women old enough to be his mother rofl.
yep. lucky man, and very busy man, that rod the mod was ! lol.

jokes aside, selling is the name of the game too, here in micro stock business. to quote yet another famous story, "Gia" the tragic movie story of a model which starred Angelina Jolie . In one part, Gia said memorably, "fashion is not fun. it's a business. someone has to pay for it".
How true. someone has to pay for the things we create.

and on top of it, i just cannot help to notice that editorial makes up
only a small part of stock photography....

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Posted by Lienkie on February 07, 2010
Right you are!! Your PF has grown tremendously, congrats and keep going :))
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 31, 2010
I think there are a lot of contributors here that make loads of money from their editorial images, they can sell well if relevant and up to date. I have made some good sales from my editorial images but should also submit more.
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 31, 2010
hey , good to see you both



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