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  • Henrymm
    50 credits sales

    by Henrymm | 6th of June, 2013

    Just a hobbyist, without tons of uploaded images, several images still being rejected by DT, earning a little more than usual make me jump, jump and jump. I don't have good sales in 2013. One of the reasons I believe is I quit as an exclusive contributor end of last... More
  • Chanevy
    Photojournalism

    by Chanevy | 3rd of June, 2013

    You may have heard that we have had bad flooding in parts of Iowa this Spring. I am very fortunate, I only had a few puddles in my basement. Some neighbors have reported having several feet of water in their homes. I am a bit of a photojournalist at heart-so I had... More
  • Chanevy
    Debriefing my first event shoot

    by Chanevy | 25th of May, 2013

    As a long time Toastmaster, I was honored to be asked to be the official photographer at a district convention. Totally unpaid, of course, but it sounded like fun and would be a great learning experience. And boy, did I learn. The good-What I did right: I brought... More
  • Honkamaa
    How to get loooong shutter speeds.

    by Honkamaa | 24th of May, 2013

    Hello guys! This post is for beginner photographers out there who are interested in getting started to experiment with long shutter speeds for landscape or any other photography. The question answered in this post is "How do I get long shutter speeds?". This... More
  • Teeimagination
    How to increase image views?

    by Teeimagination | 13th of May, 2013

    Increasing image views seems to be the hardest part about stock photography. I mean among millions and millions of images how does a photographer get their pictures to be viewed? I come from a Marketing background. I studied advertisement in school. I have years of experience... More
  • Teeimagination
    Starting off and eager to learn

    by Teeimagination | 11th of May, 2013

    I always loved taking photos and over the years I think I have created a great portfolio. The problem was that before this year all my photos were taken with a basic point and shot camera. I worked very hard and saved all my money to buy myself a DSLR and some important lenses.... More
  • Bradcalkins
    Five years, and 20,000 sales later...

    by Bradcalkins | 7th of May, 2013

    I always had a thing for nice round numbers, so it is with some satisfaction that I hit 20,000 sales right around my 5 year anniversary! When I started out I never would have guessed I would get to this point, but I also completely underestimated how much effort would be... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    Weekend portfolio case study #1

    by Robinstockphotos | 5th of May, 2013

    I study a portfolio every weekend and I thought I'd share what I study. Not all of it, only some parts of it. I don't pick up images or artists from the editor's choice collection of featured photographers collection either....which means that the portfolios I pick are one... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    $200 in about 5 months

    by Robinstockphotos | 25th of April, 2013

    This is good news for the newbies who are trying to get paid for a hobby. I haven't really been putting in any efforts at conceptual stock photos and portraits, which are supposed to sell best. The main reason being I don't have proper gear yet. If I shot a portrait, I'd... More
  • Honkamaa
    Improving your landscape photography

    by Honkamaa | 21st of April, 2013

    Hello there. Here are my top tips if you are a happy amateur who is thinking about getting a little bit more serious with landscape photography. 1. Get out of bed – You need to be on the field when the light is the best which usually is around sunset and around sunrise.... More
  • Harshvardhan
    HOW TO INCREASE DETAILS IN YOUR SHOT IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS

    by Harshvardhan | 27th of March, 2013

    I know there are lots of photographers out there like me who worked very hard to take a shot and loved it the most. But when reviewed it on their laptop or PC before submission to the site, felt lack of DETAILS in that shot and went into frustration over the result of hard... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    Poor man's lighting!

    by Robinstockphotos | 23rd of March, 2013

    I don't know why I chose the title, but this method of lighting is quite nice and gives you studio quality shots. You could use a torch or candle for all I care. Use anything that produces light for around 15s. Rich man method: Get a couple speedlites and softboxes and... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    Photoshop - Mastering the Extreme

    by Robinstockphotos | 21st of March, 2013

    Most of you have Photoshop, don't you? If not Photoshop, at least GIMP? Both have capabilities that you cannot imagine. Many of us use Photoshop for retouching and post processing our photos, which is the most simplistic use of Photoshop. Brightness, contrast, hue-saturation.... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    Butterfly Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 19th of February, 2013

    The very mention of butterfly photography creates an image of vivid attractive subjects fluttering in a dream garden. That happens if you are a buyer or end user of butterfly photos. What if you are a contributor? You begin to imagine heat, sitting in the sun, uncomfortable,... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    To upload flowers or not to?

    by Robinstockphotos | 21st of January, 2013

    But Dreamstime has got enough flowers to fill up the Mariana trench and drown the Everest. I still don't know what would be a good strategy here. Of course I have to upload flower photos and I will. But what sells and what doesn't? After thinking about it all I decided... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    Photographing reptiles

    by Robinstockphotos | 15th of January, 2013

    In this particular article I'd write only about the non-venomous reptiles and some tips or tricks for photographing them. The venomous reptiles would be covered in a future article after I've completed studying their behavior. I've had a lot of interest in reptiles and earlier... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    Bird Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 6th of January, 2013

    I've always been interested a lot in observing birds. Sitting with a pair of field glasses or binoculars and watching out for a single little bird for hours and hours...that was when I was 12 years old. Now after 6 years I can combine it with photography and get some decent... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    Get your priorities right!

    by Robinstockphotos | 4th of January, 2013

    We often come across a great opportunity for that perfect shot but either miss it or capture it wrong if we are new to serious photography. Here's a little list of things I'd suggest. Most of these are already taken care of by your camera but just in case your camera isn'... More
  • Peanutroaster
    I have 21 images online - Why ain't I a millionaire?

    by Peanutroaster | 18th of December, 2012

    As a contributor who has put a lot of effort into learning about stock photography, studying my craft, investing in equipment and building my portfolio over the past two years, I think there is nothing that gets under my skin more then a slacker, whiner complaining about... More
  • Robinstockphotos
    APOCALYPSE

    by Robinstockphotos | 18th of December, 2012

    Is it really that bad, this apocalypse theory? It did give me a little sale on the photo anyway. ;) The Mayans believed the world might end this way : But would it? Would we be THAT fortunate? I doubt it. Because the world would probably end this way--------------... More

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