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I didn't believe it was possible
posted by chefron - 15th of march, 2010
Some years ago, I was called by a microstock editor who wanted to have my pictures on his website. The guy wanted to pay me 15% of commission over the pictures sold. I really thought about it and asked him to explain me better about... More...
posted by charlydamart - 2nd of march, 2010
Hi to all! I have found a new page on stock photography: www.********.com I don't know if it is real, but there you can see some of your pictures... I guess it's real, because it say "powered by dreamstime". I think it'... More...
From stock photo hobbyist to microstock pro
posted by helix7 - 16th of february, 2010
Browse any microstock message board and you will find countless discussions about turning your microstock hobby into a career. Let's face it; this is a fun business to be a part of and if it is at all possible to turn it into a career,... More...
Assisted walking
posted by melastmohican - 4th of february, 2010
This photo become quite popular across all agencies I am submitting. For me it is a proof it was done right. It was whole family collaboration, I am on a picture with my daughter Maya and my wife took a picture. More...
What is Micro 4/3rds?
posted by bradcalkins - 19th of january, 2010
Micro four thirds has been around for a bit now, but seems to be getting a lot of interest since the Olympus EP-1, EP-2 and Panasonic GF-1 were announced. After winning one of the assignments here recently I decided to splurge and... More...
The importance of copyrighting your images.
posted by groovychick69 - 17th of january, 2010
The importance of copyrighting your images. It may take a little extra time to copyright your vector and photographic images and no one wants to hear that. Isn't writing the description and thinking of relevant keywords for your... More...
Market is OK! Want To See?!
posted by mani33 - 24th of november, 2009
Hi everybody, I just want you all to feel OK about the micro-stock market cause as a buyer my self, I'm happy to tell you that I have reached over 200 downloads! More than 100 downloads within a month! And I am one among many that... More...
Another new collection
posted by patl - 1st of november, 2009
I decided to create yet another new collection this AM. It is called... Close up photos Let me know if you would like me to add any of your photos to the collection. I would like macros, micros, or very high quality cose ups. Please... More...
Stop the Whining!
posted by antloft - 27th of october, 2009
There seems to be a lot of whining at the moment in the 'blogesphere' about how crap microstock is and how it's killing the industry, notably from stock professionals. As a pro graphic designer, I can feel their pain to a point as... More...
Statistics in my blog
posted by saniphoto - 20th of october, 2009
This week I report in my blog the first of a series of basic statistics to analyze some aspects of my microstock activity. I believe that everybody of us has own kind of numbers you look at, personally not being a big fan of numbers,... More...
Adventures in Microstock/Handy Tips
posted by ponytail1414 - 13th of october, 2009
Your new images have been approved and are probably online by now! You were up till 2am honing and polishing them, carefully keywording, and making sure there is ZERO DIGITAL NOISE BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO NOISY PHOTOS DON'... More...
Good morning, Dreamstime!
posted by acies - 3rd of october, 2009
I'm pleased to meet the Dreamstime community! As you all can imagine, i'm brand new on this site! Well, what can i say, i'm , from Turin, and i like photography a lot. Eventually i decided to try to sell my few works trough the very... More...
posted by arcobaleno - 29th of september, 2009
Hi guys, I have more or less the same portfolio uploaded on different microstock sites. The same images (with the same keywords) on DT have a very low number or visits if compared with the other sites. Do you have noticed the same... More...
Reasons to be an exclusive photographer
posted by charlydamart - 29th of september, 2009
I am in microstocks photography since last summer, and when I startes I registered in all websites I found. In less than 6 months I have discovered why it’s better to be an exclusive photographer (obviously in Dreamstime). Here you... More...
The Beginners Guide to Food Photograph
posted by rinderart - 24th of september, 2009
The second in the beginners guide series has arrived. 260 pages of Images,Diagrams, recipes and Lighting setups. We have Also bundled the 2 books together at a reduced Price. Please go to www.rindersmithphotography.com for ordering... More...
The crux of micro stock
posted by mossel - 23rd of september, 2009
I was able to get about 30 shots accepted the past 7 weeks but without any sales. It is a bit demoralizing after you have put it a lot of hard work. Although I love landscape and water scape photography I have decided not to proceed... More...
Forgotten report for July
posted by rangpl - 27th of august, 2009
How could i! My July at Dreamstime: +200% DLs and +134% in $ – BME (best month ever). About +50% against previous BME. - average all time DL value = $1.14 - overall RPI = $0.5 My curent milestones: - over 100 files in... More...
How to Tell if You're a Microstocker
posted by ponytail1414 - 19th of august, 2009
-In every situation of life, you immediately start keywording in your head. “So nice to meet you, Mr. Jones! man, male, Caucasian, person, bald, smile, businessman… Who was that? Oh? Your new secretary? hottie,... More...
The exclusivity question
posted by saniphoto - 14th of august, 2009
In my blog I have published a post with some my thoughts about the exclusivity question (per images and full photographer exclusivity) that has became even more actual after the recent announce Serban made here at Dreamstime.. First... More...
Text into images is not always that good
posted by saniphoto - 27th of july, 2009
A new post in my blog is dedicated to the theme of text into photos or illustrations. I found out that the English words, despite being absolutely the most accepted worldwide and also the most known, not necessarily are the best... More...
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