I've been submitting photos for several years now. But now I find myself on the other side of the table, so to speak.
In addition to my photography work, I've also been writing an novel based on some fascinating events in the Korean War. I found myself needing a map of North & South Korea - and had not found just what I wanted.
So, I posted a message on the Dreamstime forums. A nice person replied that she would make the map just as I wanted it. She did, uploaded it, and it was approved.
David, what a nice surprise this morning :-) I'm very happy that my image was what you are looking for! and thanks a lot for mentioning me in this blog :-) I saw your website and your story about Korean War is amazing! Wish you a lot of success with your novel :-) Thanks again!!! Bye, Francesca :-)
Not that you need any help , as you're doing pretty well with getting the download numbers that you have. But I think, putting ourselves in the shoes of a buyer could well serve a purpose to help us understand how the buyer thinks. It might work to your advantage as you will end up making more of the types of pictures buyers want, instead of just seeing it through the eyes of a photographer, which may not always mean saleable photos.
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