Beginnings In Microstock I


posted on 20th of july, 2014

As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images, I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted. I would really prefer to not waste my time on images that really have no chance of being accepted due to the choice of subject. So what sort of images do appeal to micro-stock sites like dreamstime.com?

I started out by looking at the FAQ section of the site, but didn't find the explanation offered there particularly helpful at first. Telling me “...well defined commercial concepts, marketable good compositions with creative insight...” didn't seem that useful to me. It just seemed a bit vague and general.

So I then took a look at some of best selling images on the site. A link to this is included in the answer to the FAQ ...

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Posted by Cdw2345 on July 22, 2014
Oh...and I would be terribly remiss if I didn't again thank my dear friend Guernica for allowing me to post on her blog. I would never have been seen by so many if not for her support.
Posted by Cdw2345 on July 22, 2014
Wow!!! Thank you all so much for reading the article and for all your comments and suggestions. Your encouragement and insight are greatly appreciated.
Posted by Jdanne on July 22, 2014
It is difficult to look into the future - especially forecasting the economical success of a photo. For example, I thought that my corn cob is nothing special. There are thousands of corn cob photos at DT. Nevertheless I earned nearly 35$ with it:

 Corn cob 

So, just keep uploading photos, be experimental and don't copy from others - just get inspired.



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