Agency Based Discussion => Dreamstime.com => Topic started by: shutterdrop on January 29, 2008, 11:43

Title: Are Micro Becoming Little Macro?
Post by: shutterdrop on January 29, 2008, 11:43
Interesting discussion going on at Dreamstime!
A photographer asked why their downloads were declining and the thread was removed. After complaining the thread was reposted.

Achilles answered with this message.
[Quoted Message:
I am losing database exposure, I am far from being a pro and my skills are lower and lower compared to the average Dreamstime photographer nowadays, etc. My downloads/image continue to decrease as better content is submitted by other members. The quality of the database keeps on growing. Rjmiz depicted very well the need to shoot better and more in one of his recent threads. It's not the agency that has to pick up the sales for you, it is your portfolio that must pick up the buyers. And there is no better bribe than great stock in huge amounts ;)

One year or two ago you needed over 1,000 images to enter the Top 10 contributors, right now you need 5,000 images. It's all about competition and not about less downloads at database level. We break new records each day and far from seeing any sign of stagnation but these are factors an amateur photographer should be aware of. ]

Title: Re: Are Micro Becoming Little Macro?
Post by: Whiz on January 29, 2008, 12:02
I haven't noticed much of a change in my Dreamstime sales, and I don't contribute that much. If anything, it's gone up a bit(just a little). I'm going to stick with quality over quantity.
Title: Re: Are Micro Becoming Little Macro?
Post by: vonkara on January 29, 2008, 12:09
Well. I'm still trying very hard to push up my skills and grow up my portfolio, but I will not grow whit declining quality. If beeing a microstocker will say that I will need a crew of 10 people to continu to grow whit quality, then I'm out.

And I will submit to some new site call, super heavy micostock photography. :D That don't have an end.