Anastasia Kazakova is currently one of our top contributors. Her story is another one of a long journey from an office job to a freelance photographer. Her background in advertising gave way to a very clean and focused collection of photographs. Becoming a stock photographer allowed her to dictate her own rules and move around the world to focus on her new career.
One of our top contributors, Logan Bannatyne, found a way to make his hobby his main source of income. It sounds like a dream, but it is possible. Today Logan shares with us his journey into stock photography, how he found success and what you can do today to edge closer to your aspirations.
Photographing for microstocks takes time, effort and persistence. You learn the tricks of the trade as you go along; you perfect your skills, rinse and repeat. How come you’re not getting the returns you expect? To be quite frank with you - your portfolio could use an upgrade. Don’t worry though! We’re here to help you fix these common mistakes photographers make and you can improve your portfolio with a few simple adjustments.
Experienced photographers working with Depositphotos will tell you that you that all you have to do to be successful is get your foot in the door. With enough perseverance and practice, you can become one of our top contributors. The perks are many, which is why we put together this guide to help ensure your success.
Every artist’s journey to finding their creative side is fascinating. Aleksandr Prokofiev expressed his tendency towards the arts at a young age. Here is his story and a special tutorial on how illustrations are created.
John Wilhelm is one photographer that has chosen an unconventional path. With a background in IT, John creates whimsical worlds for his children that result in beautiful works of magic-realism-like photographs. Using photographs of his kids, John digitally transforms the images to take place in surreal, funny and even some bizarre environments.
Stock photographers have an extraordinary amount of power in the communications industry. Your works are used to support content and communicate with audiences before they even have a chance to dig into any actual reading. This element of choice in what you shoot plays an important role in other industries.
Here’s your chance to tap into the market and shoot for themes that are in high demand. Use your resources to expand on the unexplored themes in stock photography and you are bound to find success.
One of our top contributors, Stefan Dahl, has ventured into stock photography with an impressive 12 year experience in the field. Like many photographers, Stefan started with a camera and a passion. He was photographing family members, dogs, plants and weddings. With a short break devoted to his family, he eventually started his own stock photography business with his wife Janni.
Today is the birthday of the actress Sigourney Weaver, perhaps best known as the remarkable Ripley, who starred in four Alien movies, which makes it a great occasion to remember the 1979 movie that started it all. Alien (1979), with the fantastic designs by H.R. Giger, launched a new era of space visuals, and this tradition is still very present in contemporary cinema. In honor of this Alien star, we are happy to share our selection of the most exciting alien creatures and worlds created by our contributors.