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  • Keywording

    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 thing? bye nikoniano P.S.: sorry... More
  • Reasons to be an exclusive photographer

    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 have my reasons: 1.You’ll get better... More
  • The Beginners Guide to Food Photograph

    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 information and Thanks so much for making... More
  • The crux of micro stock

    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 with it because it is so difficult to communicate... More
  • Fresh blood .1

    by Rangpl | 17th of September, 2009

    It's time to introduce new stars I've selected those i like most: Candy - Logo design for kids club or nursery. SPICES OF MOROCCO - Spices of morocco in medina Marrakesh TORRENT OF WORDS - Happy smiling man surrounded by words,... More
  • Forgotten report for July

    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 portfolio - slow, i know... and... More
  • How to Tell if You're a Microstocker

    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, blonde, fake boobs, bitch Oh, wow!... More
  • The exclusivity question

    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 point to be made clear: to go exclusive... More
  • Text into images is not always that good

    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 way to make your images more successful.... More
  • Blogging may be a necessary marketing strategy

    by Saniphoto | 20th of July, 2009

    Today I have posted in my blog saniphoto.blogspot.com about the necessity to write a blog as a marketing strategy. In fact, is something that more and more microstock photographers start to consider and many already do. The problem is that most of times is hard to find... More
  • Creative images must be planned

    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 done. Basically, if an idea spring... More
  • Three Images In Level Two

    by Hlehnerer | 12th of July, 2009

    I checked my DT portfolio today and found that I have now three images in Level 2: See Article
  • How to manage and evaluate your own photos?!

    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 as a business... Planning: Starting... More
  • Microstock for Microcredit

    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 – whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat... More
  • Creative and funny

    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 personal archive of 'stock images' (photo... More
  • My June

    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 image) Portfolio still small, wanted... More
  • Being number 1

    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 a conclusion that it is not that difficult... More
  • The thumbnail effect on successful sales

    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 a good seller. It stands out? The main... More
  • Microstock musings

    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?

    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 to upload more. What i do personaly- i download... More

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