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You Say 'Macro'. I Say Maybe...
posted by ellenboughn - 17th of june, 2008
What ever you call it, macro photography (taken with a macro lens or a micro lens as one manufacturer calls their macro lens) is NOT simply a close-up image. What’s the difference between "close-ups", "macros&... More...
The Kung Fu Master of Stock Teaches Grasshopper About the "Obvious"
posted by wisconsinart - 19th of april, 2014
The Kung Fu Master of Stock was in his garden photographing garden tools arranged in ways to appeal for commercial purposes when Grasshopper wandered in, looking dejected and sad. Master inquired as to why the long face and the reply... More...
3000 Image Online with Dreamstime !!
posted by joshuaraineyphotography - 16th of april, 2014
Well, in the spirit of how Dreamstime does things around here, celebrating every milestone, I wanted to celebrate my 3000th image online! I couldn't be happier with the progress I've been making in the microstock world and Dreamstime... More...
Using iPhone 5S for Stock
posted by joshuaraineyphotography - 31st of march, 2014
I've really been on a motivated journey recently to get more and more images accepted on the microstock sites I contribute to, especially Dreamstime. I've been increasing my portfolio at a pretty rapid pace and I've seen my downloads... More...
Milestone: $20,000 Total Earnings, Lesson Learned: Ego vs Confidence
posted by wisconsinart - 23rd of march, 2014
I've recently reached two milestone with Dreamstime: Fives years as a contributor and $20,000 total earnings. I was first published 40 years ago and thus started my career in freelance art, but I never really enjoyed any real income... More...
Romancing the Camera
posted by daddiomanottawa - 22nd of january, 2014
I often wander about with my camera... even on the coldest of winter days and nights. Whilst some enjoy a cold, winters evening in their home, sitting on the couch, huddled under warm blankets and enjoying the TV, I might be outdoors... More...
The Time Is Now
posted by joshuaraineyphotography - 20th of december, 2013
I signed up for Dreamstime in 2007 and have since been determined to make stock photography a substantial part of my income. Since joining, however, things have not gone according to plan. I quit a full time job with good income and... More...
Contributors shape the market!
posted by mani33 - 24th of november, 2013
I'm writing this blog because I believe there is wave of strange behavior from some contributors that is affecting the Microstocks Market in a way or another. This concerns everyone, but specially non exclusive photographers or those... More...
A case for exclusivity
posted by alvera - 31st of october, 2013
I read this on a stock photography forum and I think is good to share. So: "I read a quote in the book "The 4-Hour Work Week" that I think summarizes our situation quite well. ..talking about why not to sell product through many... More...
How you can become copyright free - learn the industries secrets
posted by nikitu - 3rd of september, 2013
How many times did you get a rejection because you forgot to remove a license plate, an iPhone button or a tiny artwork on a wall behind you main subject? When shooting people, the protocol is simple (have a model release printed,... More...
Easily upload your photos to multiple microstock sites
posted by huislaw - 28th of august, 2013
Before I start my post, here are some sweet cupcakes for everyone: Do you sell photos on many microstock agencies? If yes, GO to download GO Stock Developed by MyMicrostock & GO Software, it will help to... More...
Yes I can DT
posted by astormfr - 18th of july, 2013
Yes I can! I did reached $100 revenus. And yes I can still improve my portfolio. Here is my own personnal little story: I joined Dreamstime on May 4, 2010. I was not really active at the beginning because I was learning photo... More...
I've lived the Legacy
posted by daddiomanottawa - 3rd of june, 2013
I shoot micro four thirds. Unlike many, I'm not a DSLR to m4/3 convert. Although they fascinate me, especially full frame, I know little to nothing about cameras using APS-C,APS-H or full frame sensors except what I have read on the... More...
My family hates microstock
posted by daddiomanottawa - 3rd of may, 2013
Well, not exactly. I suppose I should rephrase my title to more correctly say, "My Family Hates the way microstock has changed me". Yup, it has. I am changed, altered. Microstockly-speaking, I am but a shadow of the man I was fifteen... More...
Achieve my goal for April
posted by jfanchin - 1st of may, 2013
Already 50 images online for my first upload, and i have also submitted on couple of site, but i must say am satisfied with dreamstime for some reason, such as, its user friendly, easy to prepare your files for submission, and you can... More...
For those about to stock - we salute you!
posted by daddiomanottawa - 24th of april, 2013
I direct todays ranting to newbies. Not long time, experienced professional photographers new to Dreamstime itself or seeking additional income in microstock. Or microstockers already successful at other sites and new to Dreamstime.... More...
500 images online - time to celebrate!
posted by martingraf - 26th of march, 2013
Two years ago, if someone would have told me that I will have half a thousand images online at Dreamstime - I would have said "No way". Now the 500th picture has been accepted. Funny though that they're brick walls,... More...
Get into the mind of your customer
posted by peanutroaster - 13th of february, 2013
After reading the blogs and message boards here for several years there is one thing that really sticks out in my mind - that is that photographer's do a lot of talking to each other, sharing information with each other, hooting and... More...
Current Google Controversy
posted by enigmacypher - 18th of january, 2013
Many of you may be aware of the recent controversy that has come up regarding images provided via Google Drive. If you have not yet heard about this, please do some reading as the outcome may have wide reaching effects throughout... More...
My new blog with forum
posted by brmonico - 30th of november, 2012
Hi everyone. I would like to invite you all to meet my new blog . I have made a forum there too because there is not information in Portuguese. If you are Portuguese or speak Portuguese will be good but we can discuss in english too.... More...
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