posted on 5th of may, 2015

Hey! Spring time, gardens, gardens, gardens. I am sure I am not the only one thinking of it. Gardens sells very well in stock photography business. But on the other hand, it is very hard to sell a picture of garden. I guess one reason is that there are too many good ones online already. How much I love gardens? My first pictures online were gardens. I have about 400 pictures of gardens in less than 3 years, but only about 20% of them made sales. That is a low percentage. Don't you love and hate them? The picture below sold in a few days in 2012, and never made any more sales! That is very discouraging.


Then the picture below made $35 in one sale, the highest profit among all my sales. It continued to make sales and reaches $50 in profit now. I guess you don't need perfect...

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Posted by Viocara on May 08, 2015
Beautiful! Congratulations!
Posted by Dianadee7 on May 06, 2015
What beautiful photography ..amazing return on the second photo. Love gardens and nature as the shadows and lighting are always changing!
Posted by Maocheng on May 05, 2015
I like your garden. Thank u for sharing.

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How To Take a Lot of Pictures

posted on 3rd of may, 2015

Have you asked yourself this question before? If not, I think you have not been serious in stock photography. Or, I would say, you have not played hard. A lot of professionals have written about how to improve picture qualities. I have not seen any topics about how to take a lot of pictures. I think quantity is as important as quality in stock photography. You need a lot a lot of pictures to make a lot of sales! Don't forget, average sale only makes about $1. When I had hundreds of photos online, I only could make a few sales a day the most. But now I have almost five thousand pictures online, In one lucky day, I had 90 sales.

I started uploading pictures to Dreamstime in 2012. Having almost 5 thousand pictures online in less than three years is not bad. I am not satisfied with it though. I always...

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Posted by Elifranssens on June 02, 2015
I bought a small compact camera to always carry around with me. In this way, even when I don't have my DSLR camera, I'm always ready to shoot. Quality is less (technically speaking at least) but quantity is more.
Posted by Wxh6763 on May 30, 2015
i agree your viewpoint. you are so great!
Posted by Web1tech on May 22, 2015
What an inspiring post. Thank you for the tips.

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A Great City - Vancouver BC

posted on 12th of april, 2015

Vancouver may be not as famous as London, or Paris, or New York, yet it is a real great city. It has everything that a big city can offer, such as big museums, stylish architecture, marvelous city parks, etc. In fact, it is the nicest new city I've ever visited. What I mean new city is that it doesn't have hundreds year old architecture or historic sites. Most buildings are even newer than the ones in New York. Since it is not as well known, it is not over crowded like New York or London. It is a big city but it still maintains the relaxed atmosphere of small cities. That makes it a great place to live.

When visiting Vancouver, you should not miss these places.

1. Beaty biodiversity museum: The largest blue whale skeleton in the world, maybe. Since it is in the University of British Columbia,...

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Posted by Rickdeacon on April 17, 2015
Vancouver has been my home for 2 years up until January, I had return to the UK as my work permit expired and I was unable to renew or apply for permanent residency in time. I'm hoping to be able to immigrate under the CEC program and go back for good sometime this year.
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Posted by Jamesd29 on April 17, 2015
Awesome city with Great people!
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Posted by Lorisbagnara on April 15, 2015
Been there 20 years ago. Wonderful city.

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