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This photo selling stuff is alright!
posted by leetorrens - 12th of january, 2008
While the new year is fresh and it still feels weird to write 2008 instead of 2007, my partner and I have come to the conclusion that selling photos is one of the easier ways we earn money. Why? 1. No customer service! While I love... More...
music by stock
posted by dnf-style - 18th of december, 2007
Did you see the newest trend being set by one of the first and biggest stocks around (can't mention name here). They are selling licensed music. How far will it go?
Knowledge is power
posted by lexschmidt - 10th of december, 2007
Try to use the technique the camera gives you. But don't forget to play. Everybody is taking shots from its own perspective. This makes a great diversity of pictures about one single item. After a few years expanding my hobby, i'... More...
never jpeg again
posted by walkingsinger - 29th of november, 2007
I'm a newbie,but I hope the follows helpful.I must say that i'd rather camera jpeg before,simply because it's easy to check the image or overview.Maybe it is the experience of using dc that contribute to this habit. Usually i adjust... More...
Going Exclusive?
posted by tnotn - 12th of november, 2007
I am trying to decide if I should go Exclusive or stay 'out' and continue to sell with a number of different site. Currently I have the option to go exclusive with two different site and I have been weighting the decision; Is... More...
Making Hot Pictures
posted by espion - 23rd of october, 2007
No, no I don't mean making a sure commercial hit. I was referring to making still life pictures of Habanero chilies. I realised no two chilies are the same. It is almost like photographing people, where you try to eke out... More...
Recording Diamonds and Rust
posted by syncsun - 10th of october, 2007
As i like this song, i want to use my camera to record the diamonds & rust in my life.
Any Picture Can Sell
posted by espion - 10th of october, 2007
I've come to think this is so. No matter how many times a thing have been shot - even to its death literally :-) - there can always be something different in each, from all the millions of pictures of the same thing. For example,... More...
First few sales
posted by pirate59 - 8th of october, 2007
Ive been here for about a month now, and am really glad to announce that i have had some sales =) I basically believe that everyone loves their own photos and thinks they should sell. Its hard not to be biased towards yourself.... More...
Looking for pictures that sell...
posted by torie508 - 3rd of october, 2007
I was looking through the different pictures here on dreamstime the other day, and got to thinking... I like taking pics of sunsets, but mine that are online just are not selling. So I decided to look at some that are. I put sunset... More...
Metaphor
posted by espion - 26th of september, 2007
I like this image for its metaphoric representation of life, and the contrast between what is living and what is dead. The white flower with its tenacious tendrils is that of a vine growing wild and untended. And the rusting iron... More...
Changing color to sell pics 3...
posted by torie508 - 19th of september, 2007
You can also change a picture from color to a black and white image, or even sepia color. This often makes some pictures more dramatic, than the color versions, and might be more sellable.
Changing color to sell pics 2....
posted by torie508 - 19th of september, 2007
Here is another example of how I used photoshop to change the color of a picture to make it more interesting.
Changing color to sell more pics...
posted by torie508 - 19th of september, 2007
I took a picture of the mini blinds hanging in my office the other day. They were a very plain ivory color and it didn't really look like a picture that would sell. So, I went into photoshop and changed the color of them several times.... More...
Blogging for free credits....
posted by torie508 - 13th of september, 2007
I am hoping to use my free credits to purchase some good digital backgrounds for my portrait studio. I take family, children, seniors, and pet portraits. Please let me know if anyone has any good backgrounds for me to use. Thanks. More...
Just a credit for the newbies - 4
posted by stormina - 11th of september, 2007
Following the initiative promoted by Tonygers I think that will be a good idea to buy photos from newbies using the credits earned for blogging. These photos are from Diego Torroija. He comes from Altamonte Springs , United States.... More...
Views versus downloads....
posted by torie508 - 11th of september, 2007
I am new to dreamstime and I am trying to figure out how to get customers to start downloading my pics. I have noticed that once a picture gets one download, the views start going up and it gets downloaded again by another customer,... More...
Just a credit for the newbies - 3
posted by stormina - 10th of september, 2007
Following the initiative promoted by Tonygers I think that will be a good idea to buy photos from newbies using the credits earned for blogging. These photos are from Ekaterina Pokrovskaya. She comes from Simferopol, Ukraine.... More...
Just a credit for the newbies - 2
posted by stormina - 10th of september, 2007
Following the initiative promoted by Tonygers I think that will be a good idea to buy photos from newbies using the credits earned for blogging. Some very good images from a newbie. His name is Wil Elands and he is from Udenhout,... More...
New to Dreamstime, need some input....
posted by torie508 - 5th of september, 2007
Hi everyone. I am just starting out on dreamstime. I have 12 pictures online so far. Many have been viewed, but none have been downloaded. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me on how to take pictures that will sell well, or... More...
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