Seamless patterns - collection request

posted on 11th of may, 2012

I just realized that I have in my yet small portfolio around 70 seamless patterns, more than 30% of total images online.

I guess that makes me a patterner, as I keep seing patterns everywhere even when falling asleep (I know you all do to, photographers or illustrators, those images popping in our heads when we have no chance to get the real equipment to capture or draw it as we are half sleeping). With some luck, some are still there the next day, half forgotten or modified in our memories.

Back to the subject, I would like to add to the collection Seamless Backgrounds some of your suggestions. You can see the collection here....

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Posted by Celiaak on May 24, 2012
Thank you, these were great for the collection, I have none photographic. I tryed doing one it with a thick steel chain, but you already know how I struggle with photos, lol.
Posted by Parkinsonsniper on May 24, 2012
Celia; this is a pretty good collection. Altough I'm not a drawer (!) I have some seamless photos (I am a good retoucher) here are the ID's, please choose IF they are appropriate for your collection.

24288865 , 23964136 , 22411296 :) if you don't like them, I will not take it as offence.

...and thank you for this blog, it is going to be useful in the future.
Posted by Celiaak on May 17, 2012
Thank you FabioConcetta, I apreciate it :)

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Pinterest - How to promote your portfolio

posted on 17th of may, 2012

Pinterest, not being new, is generating tons and tons of visits to other websites.
It is a social network very well oriented to image impact.

You can find a very useful blog post by Enigmacypher here.

Once you create your boards on Pinterest and share your images, (or whatever images you want to share), they are available to be re-pinned by others who enjoy them.

The best way to promote your portfolio and also be the referrer for that image is editing the pin. How to do it?

-Go to the image you want to share, open tools tab and copy the referral link you find in the bottom.

-Click Pin It Button (red dot with a P on it).

-Select the board you want to pin it to, edit...

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Posted by Digitalexpressionimages on May 21, 2012
I'm not a fan of pinterest. I don't believe it's a hang out for serious buyers. I think it's popular amongst teenagers, scrapbookers and amateurs that are not likely to buy anything. I've seen my images on that site, "borrowed" from other websites that have licensed the material and then re-pinned a dozen times. In those cases there's no link to the stock agency or credit to me. I'm not a saint, I don't bust my a** producing artwork just so others can enjoy it. I do it to make a little money for myself, maybe even earn a living so it's not thrilling to see it spread around the web with no reference to the owner...me. Thanks but no thanks.
Posted by Onime on May 19, 2012
great blog.... thanks for sharing :)
Posted by Maigi on May 19, 2012
Thanks! :) I like Pinterest! Another tool to promote your portfolio. And their site have a really great structure and design. Sad, that DT button doesn't add referral code. It need to be added manually, if you want to have it there.

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Promoting your portfolio on G+

posted on 25th of may, 2012

One of the social media I use to promote my portfolio is Google Plus.
Before starting to promote Dreamstime images there, I followed and built followers. Commented on other's posts, posted here and there, basically had fun while making connections and learning.
- Connect with other's content by commenting or plusing if you like it. Probably they will do the same for you. Criticize honestly when someone asks for critiques.
- Ask to be included in circle shares of your interest.
- Do not re-share everything you see from other's stream, unless it is important to you or you feel you really want to. Daily re-sharing other's content will make your followers uncircle you. It is boring. People want content YOU make. Otherwise, they would be following others.
-Be careful...

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Posted by Lfmpereira on July 26, 2012
Yes, i also think that way. That is the goal, to make some extra money. :)

About the photo, thanks. :)

Oh, and congrats for the 300th file on line and for the 80th sale. :)
Posted by Celiaak on July 26, 2012
Obrigada, Lmfpereira. How things are going here in our country, better to work a little more to have income from other places.
Just love this photo of yours, combining many elements of Douro river.
Posted by Lfmpereira on July 25, 2012
Well, Celia, Congratulations fot the excelent path you are making. :)

In good Portuguese, Parabéns. :)

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