How do we know what type of pictures are needed?

posted on 16th of april, 2015

That is the million dollar question and albeit not an easy one to answer.

It has been a while since I last wrote a blog article. I am not one to write about stuff that does not provide other contributors with useful information, suggestions or tips. I have spent the last year in Shanghai China and have used this opportunity to increase my portfolio with a number of pictures from Asia.    

As we all have gone through a change in the way we take pictures from an artistic perspective to those intended for micro stock use. We see and learn from those pictures from our portfolios which sell the best.

So what can we do to help our sales? While it is difficult to predict what type of pictures will be selected and used by customers, we can approach it differently when...

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Posted by Diast1980 on April 17, 2015
Thank you very much for sharing these tips. I am also looking to increase sales and I found your suggestions to be most helpful! :D
Posted by Tempestz on April 16, 2015
@Amsis1 photo request area
Posted by Leswrona on April 16, 2015
Thanks for your thoughts. This question has been puzzling me for a while. The best thing to do is to enjoy photography and shot what you like developing your own style. Part of the enjoyment is also seeing that your pictures are appreciated and hence site like Dreamstime comes handy.

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How and why to manage a collection?

posted on 17th of april, 2015

As you will find on the dreamstime website, managed collections are groups of pictures with a similar theme.

They can be something simple as Food or Editorials or Backgrounds, textures.

Or can be very specific as Recognizable Landmarks.

The choice of what to add is left up to the creator and their thoughts of what may be needed or researched by buyers.   

Having a minimum of five...

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Posted by Sebastian423 on April 18, 2015
Tempestz you're absolutely right :)
Posted by Tempestz on April 18, 2015
@Rajansingh 5 total contributors including you. and you only need to have one picture per contributor. however, it pays to have a good sampling of images to support your collection theme. it will give the customer more to choose from and likely to look at the collection again.
Posted by Rajansingh on April 18, 2015
Having a minimum 5 contributors mean I have to include 4 other photographers photo in my collection or 5 plus mine images ? How many images of others I have to include ?

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I have been taking pictures in some capacity since 1985. What first started as a hobby has progressed into a passion for photography. Many of the pictures I take invoke an emotion in me that i hope translates to those that look at my images.

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