Stock Photography Articles about sell & Community Forum

  • Views, uploads, downloads...

    by Alexhor | 4th of June, 2009

    For some reasons I was involved in discussions about recent changes on DT search engine and views counter. Recently Ken Cole write an article about the subject. Read it here: Are High View Counts an Indicator of Success. You can also check discussion thread on message boards.... More
  • Sold at first visit

    by Davide69 | 3rd of June, 2009

    I have never seen because I'm in Dreamstime only from few months, but today I sold a photo at its first visit, is it a record or happened to others too? See Article
  • Getting the right direction

    by Alexhor | 2nd of June, 2009

    My learning about photography is still in baby phase. Comparing accepted and rejected images i get the clue. I just can not do the right image which will satisfy me (at the first place). To fill the gap I recently started to play with Swift 3D, designing cute little characters... More
  • Continuity

    by Alexhor | 29th of May, 2009

    Let me share some thoughts with you. I found myself trapped in waiting through the whole process from shooting to sell, to see the results, so I can analyze if I am doing it right. Now I see it kind of wrong. I guess it may begin this way but you need a learning curve an... More
  • Looking from buyers side of the table

    by Alexhor | 26th of May, 2009

    Today I was thinking about stock photography buyers. Is this important? It must be, it affects sales. That leads to the point that at stock agency every contributor must think in advance. My first bunch of images was mostly rejected. I wasn't thinking anything. It was... More
  • The cultural and economic impact of our images

    by Claudiofichera | 26th of May, 2009

    Dear Community: I´m very happy to post and sell my works by Dreamstime page. This enterprise to make possible to expand our professional and artistic life, carrying our images around the worlds. But we know that many of us, beyond of economics topics, need to know the... More
  • Imaging the keywords

    by Alexhor | 18th of May, 2009

    I don't know if anyone covered that subject but here is my few cents. In stock photography we are familiar with the term "keywording the images". Pretty hard task to do. Sometimes even hard to figure ten descent keywords. With time we become skilled, we learn how to use synonyms,... More
  • A year of DT - measuring sales growth

    by Bradcalkins | 28th of April, 2009

    Spring is in the air, and we're starting to see some buds forming. I had to bring them inside for this shot to get away from the snow we are still having! Spring is a good time for my one year DT anniversary. I've definitely met or exceeded where I thought I would be a... More
  • Collections

    by Mani33 | 28th of April, 2009

    Hi everybody, I just arranged my photos in Collections. Can any one please tell me how to get 5 users within my Collections so we can get more selling? Or at least what is the best way to take advantage of having Collections! Thanks in advance, Mani More
  • Exclusive sales

    by Aginger | 24th of April, 2009

    Today's suprise is two new sales from my exclusive images - thank you!: In my opinion, exclusivity is not the best way on any stock sites. Maybe some of you will disagree, but I think I'm not good enough for exclusivity. :) However, the option in Dreamstime that... More
  • What Images will sell in UAE this summer, Unofficial Assignment

    by Creativei | 14th of April, 2009

    Calling all International photographers, here is a small tip what images people in UAE will be looking for this summer as there are some big events going on. One such event is Arabian Travel Market. Grab you gears and go out to and try to capture, Arabic people in Airport,... More
  • soooo what's your brand?

    by Tan510jomast | 3rd of April, 2009

    ok, we all know that human beings are totally creatures of habit. if not, i am missing something when i go to the supermarket to see people pushing their way to grab the same candies, carpolish, detergent,etc. granted there are exceptions, but in order to succeed not to... More
  • Churches and Cathedrals collection

    by Charlydamart | 3rd of April, 2009

    I have create just today a new collection: Churches and Cathedrals. If you want, you can let me know which are your best Churches and Cathedrals images and I'll add to the collection. I think it would be a nice way to promote our pictures. As longer will be the collection,... More
  • 5 tips to create good illustration

    by Olyashevchenko | 19th of March, 2009

    As the market of stock illustration is constantly growing there is the task number one for author to attract customers to his works therefore to make illustration of good quality. What is the difference between good illustration and bad? I'd like to offer several tips of... More
  • Stock illustration: guidelines

    by Olyashevchenko | 16th of March, 2009

    When a person starts to do something new, he or she always thinks that success comes at once. Let me suggest several advices for everyone who has just started and especially who continues to put soul and craft in stock illustrations. Advice №1 Be patient It means:... More
  • Photos That Dont Sell

    by Travismanley | 11th of March, 2009

    I recently added a new post to my blog (twcdm.blogspot.com) talking about what kind of images you might want to avoid uploading/selling. twcdm.blogspot.com is a blog I started to share tips, tricks and tutorials about photography, Photoshop and getting into stock photography.... More
  • Photography ‘grammar’

    by Lightbrush701 | 4th of March, 2009

    There are lots of talks about stock photography and the special ingredients to make it sellable. Like everything else photography has its own grammar, such as contrast, lighting, composition, and other aspects to make a good photo. Yet, often times a photo violating common... More
  • I'm baaackkkk

    by Denisebeverly | 25th of February, 2009

    In my last blog I was trying to decide whether or not I would close my account. I don't have a huge portfolio but still I had put effort into it and hated to completely lose the time and work. After prayer and consideration, I enabled most all my images again and have... More
  • Keeping up the pace with best sellers

    by Windowseat | 23rd of February, 2009

    It takes great effort to keep up the pace with Stock photography, but it is so rewarding. Not just the money but the credit you feel when some of your work gets to be used world wide. Then there is the enormous feedback from the sales of your images. Which become best sellers,... More
  • My 1st $100 from DT

    by Toneimage | 19th of February, 2009

    This Tuesday I found my account get the 1st earn of $100, which made me quite excited & happy. Actually, I joined DT since earlier of last year, before then I favored of taking photograph for quite a long time, in despite of only cherished them for memory. Once a time,... More

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