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  • Sales on Dreamstime

    by Alexandru86 | 20th of August, 2012

    Well not long time ago I joined dreamstime, and I was happy as I can be when my first photo was accepted. Since then i have 4 accepted,and i know it is not much. I studied the site and I tried to see what are the most popular photos and which type has a big volume of sales.... More
  • Is the end of microstock near?

    by Luis2007 | 12th of August, 2012

    Is the end of microstock near? It probably is. The day photographers will not be able to pay for the their computer connection is near and I try to explain why: Agencies database are getting bigger and bigger to compete with each other, if you slow down or do not upload... More
  • 5Ps of Microstock

    by Haslinda | 20th of April, 2011

    When I was studying Marketing in school, the 4Ps were drilled into our brains. Let's go into the world of microstock and apply this. Product - Photography/Illustration As contributors, we are the suppliers. So make the product unique and of good quality and buyers will... More
  • Wildlife Photography: Planning Your Strategy

    by Visceralimage | 27th of January, 2011

    As a wildlife photographer, we typically take pictures of the same animals everyday. It is important to have a plan or strategy for your photographic outings. Let’s assume you have a cooperative bird or animal that you can spend a fair amount of time taking images. Letâ... More
  • The World (so far) According to Verdelho

    by Verdelho | 2nd of December, 2010

    This is my first blog post but hopefully not the last. I’ve decided to progress towards exclusivity with Dreamtime. This is after experimenting with several Microstock agencies for the past few months. Why, you might ask? I really don’t want to move into the... More
  • Exposure strategry ... some thoughts (qualitty versus artistic)

    by Bevanward | 23rd of November, 2010

    I too often stuff up photo opportunities by not being prepared in the excitement of a chance to photograph something new, exciting or shiny! If you are quality obsessed then you will likely try and have the lowest ISO, and struggle to accept a hopelessly shallow aperture... More
  • Photographing models

    by Ziprashantzi | 1st of December, 2009

    Hi DT family, This goes out to you photographers interested in diving into the wonderful world of model photography. As you all may know, shooting with a people as the subject requires a lot more of you as photographer. There need to be more communication and interacting... More
  • Planning

    by smartview27 | 27th of September, 2009

    …today…it is night actually, I am working to some new projects: autumn season, Christmas stuff…concepts, ideas, research. What I want to tell you is I really like stock photography! Why? Because it gives me freedom and also the great opportunity to organize myself... More
  • Photo for free?

    by Saniphoto | 11th of August, 2009

    In my blog I recently posted about the photo for free strategy. Here in Dreamstime, as in other agencies, is quite popular the marketing technique to give a photo (or more photos) for free in exchange for portfolio visibility and possibly future sales. My point was to... 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
  • 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
  • Getting the right direction

    by Alexhor | 2nd of June, 2009

    My learning about photography is still in baby phase. Comparing accepted and rejected images i get the clue. I just can not do the right image which will satisfy me (at the first place). To fill the gap I recently started to play with Swift 3D, designing cute little characters... More
  • Looking from buyers side of the table

    by Alexhor | 26th of May, 2009

    Today I was thinking about stock photography buyers. Is this important? It must be, it affects sales. That leads to the point that at stock agency every contributor must think in advance. My first bunch of images was mostly rejected. I wasn't thinking anything. It was... More
  • Tips for Newbies II

    by Bradcalkins | 17th of December, 2008

    I wrote a blog over a month ago and it seemed to be well received. Here is a follow up with some more tips: 1. Acceptance ratio. Keeping your acceptance ratio high has many advantages including the ability to upload a lot and higher ranking in searches. As well, it... More
  • Shooting Puppies

    by Kropewnicki | 30th of August, 2008

    Shooting Puppies is fun because you can play with the puppy and get some adorable images. However, there are some difficulties to consider. If the puppy is not yours you have to worry about the owner. And if you take the puppy to an off leash park you should... More
  • Helping hand

    by Shadow69 | 11th of October, 2007

    I had quite a few months of fairly decent sales (well, relative to my past sales, nothing comparable to other people's sales on this site though), October seems determined to cut me down to size... only 3 sales so far this month. Oh well... maybe next month my sales will... More

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