Recession and Dreamstime Survey

posted on 8th of october, 2009

As everyone one knows we have been bombarded with news about the Financial Collapse and the Global Recession. And I'm sure it has affected everyone in one way or another. But how has it affected Dreamstime and your sales? From all the improvements and features added to Dreamstime, it seems like Dreamstime is thriving. You would think that the advertising budgets of businesses and companies have shrunk so sales in theory should be down for Dreamstime during this time of crisis. But maybe more companies are moving to microstock photos instead of hiring photographers for their advertising projects which is actually giving Dreamstime a boost. Just like how Dollarama and The Dollar Stores are thriving. Maybe with the devaluing of the US dollar, Dreamstime is getting...

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Posted by Retina2020 on October 13, 2009
It's interesting hearing how others are doing. There are definitely some very good points. It's seems like right now the edge is sales have gone up. Not too many comments about sales going down. Way to go dreamstime. Keeping very competitive in the recession.
Posted by Digitalg on October 13, 2009
I believe overall sales only fall in the beginning of recessions, and for what I've seen they may fall hard. Then they level and begin to rise slowly. But this may be only my interpretation.
For me and for the last few months: July was BME, like 3 times average sales, don't have a clue why! August was the very worst month of the year. Sept was average and October might be a little above average. On average the last year sales have risen a little, but since my port doubled and sales didn't go up nothing like that ... not that good I'm afraid.
Posted by Sgoodwin4813 on October 11, 2009
September was a BME for me on Dreamstime - about twice as much as any other month. So far this month has been slow, but I have a very small portfolio so that probably doesn't mean much. I think sales will pick up as the economy improves - I just need to get some more images online.

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Beautiful Wedding Cakes

posted on 23rd of october, 2009

Although I'm not a "professional" wedding photographer. I love shooting weddings especially shooting details such as flower arrangements and of course wedding cakes. In the last couple of years, many of my friends got married and I had a lot of weddings to attend with my SLR camera ;) but quickly realized that many of the "hire" photographers didn't have much time to shoot these details so I agreed to shoot them for many of my friends.

I love shooting wedding cakes the most since it is one of the items in wedding that takes a lot of time to pick out and produce aside from the wedding dress of course. There are so many different styles and colours of cakes. It starts with the bride and groom going through countless wedding magazines and seeing many bakers...

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Posted by smartview27 on October 27, 2009
wonderful cakes and lovely photos!
Posted by Tanyae on October 27, 2009
Very nice photos! Thank you!
Posted by Catarii on October 27, 2009
A very nice and yummy collection. I have some wedding cakes photographs myself, but yours are really nice.

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