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Creative images must be planned
posted by saniphoto - 13th of july, 2009
In my blog saniphoto.blogspot.com I posted an article in two parts, about the process of creating a couple ideas on social networking. Here I want instead to tell you the preliminary procedures I usually apply before getting the idea... More...
Three Images In Level Two
posted by hlehnerer - 12th of july, 2009
I checked my DT portfolio today and found that I have now three images in Level 2:
How to manage and evaluate your own photos?!
posted by mani33 - 12th of july, 2009
As any kind of management has four basic steps (Planning, Orientation, execution and control) we might make from our life a small business including our micro-stock management. Yes I am going to speak about micro-stock management... More...
Microstock for Microcredit
posted by rmarinello - 6th of july, 2009
I want to recruit you to my lending team, “Microstock for Microcredit“, on Kiva, a non-profit website that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe. You choose who to lend to ... More...
Creative and funny
posted by saniphoto - 6th of july, 2009
I was trying to brainstorm recently around some ideas that would convey a humorous or funny visual effect. The idea of 'head into the cloud' was one of these and I made it with great pleasure and fun. Grabbed the material from my... More...
My June
posted by rangpl - 1st of july, 2009
I knew i shouldn't to thank to anynone.... ;) Anyway my June fun at Dreamstime site pushed me back to average numbers: -65% DLs and -35% in $ - average all time DL value = $.67 (June to May) - overall RPI = $.42 (return per... More...
Being number 1
posted by mani33 - 26th of june, 2009
As most of you guys know that soon DreamsTime will have more than 6 Million photographs (at the moment 5,983,709 online + 30,526 pending half of them are enough to reach 6M!), and with all the statistics that DT gives, we come to... More...
The thumbnail effect on successful sales
posted by saniphoto - 20th of june, 2009
The thumbnail size is a very important factor to consider in your microstock strategy. If you look at your images at the thumbnail size, compared with all the others on the page, you will guess at once if your image is going to be... More...
Microstock musings
posted by matabraham - 15th of june, 2009
So wishing you all here in DT land all the fun and I do hope that more wonderful times are on their way! More...
How do you encourage your referals to upload more?
posted by robisklp - 15th of june, 2009
I have my own blog about microstock business with some referal links. People that are new at microstock will soon forget to upload photos, if they dont get any downloads. You know all that with first sales comes great encouragement... More...
Two new posts in my blog
posted by saniphoto - 10th of june, 2009
Hi I do not intend to abuse of this blog to make announces for my own blog, but because is a brand new personal blog (about microstock and Dreamstime in particular) and I have just posted two new articles, let me make this last one.... More...
Why I Chose Dreamstime
posted by karunaimaging - 9th of june, 2009
After investigating a number of stock photography sites, I have decided to concentrate exclusively on one of the top tier sites: Dreamstime. I am new, just starting out, with a long road ahead of me as I build up my portfolio.... More...
My microstock blog
posted by saniphoto - 7th of june, 2009
Today I want to make the official announce of the start of my own blog at: I will try to make of it not only a brand marketing tool (that's the primary goal, I confess!), but also something useful about the microstock photography,... More...
New Blog (in french)
posted by talanis - 1st of june, 2009
Hi everyone I finally started blogging about photography and microstock. My blog is in french though ;). My first post on microstock agencies is about Dreamstime since it's my favorite one :) You can check it out at http://ericcote.... More...
May 2009 earnings breakdown
posted by melastmohican - 1st of june, 2009
Basically all my top 5 under performed this month. Some are barely above 50% of last month some are even 30%. On the other hand FT and IS did better than usual but both are still below 5% of my earnings. Other slow earners like SV... More...
How we, the people, changed stock photography forever.
posted by nikitu - 26th of may, 2009
Somewhere around the year 2001, what everyone knew as stock photography was going to change forever. It was no longer a small niche of professional photographers that could be represented by stock agencies. Anyone with access to the... More...
Interview with Microstock Photographer Tatiana Morozova
posted by komar - 17th of may, 2009
I met Tana 8 months ago on Dreamstime. She informed me on how much she liked Bali, in her own words “I am in love with Bali”. I started to go through her portfolio and I was seriously impressed. I look at a lot of portfolios on... More...
Diary of a microstock photographer - part 4
posted by driveyourkitty - 9th of may, 2009
Here I am... My first month on Dreamstime and up till now it has been a great experience..3 sales 41 pictures up..I couldnt believe someone might be interested in my work but..Ive got some little sales:))))..Loving the feeling of giving... More...
Never give up
posted by alexhor - 7th of may, 2009
I noticed that I posted a blog article more then year ago here at Dreamstime. I was doing almost nothing in the meantime. Now I'm kind of back. Don't expect to learn something new from me. Starting with poor (but still good) Lumix... More...
microstock niche subjects
posted by rmarinello - 21st of april, 2009
Choosing subjects for your microstock images is an important step. How could I have visibility among thousands of photographers ad millions of images? You have a beautiful 'red rose' picture and you want to sell it in the microstock... More...
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