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  • First two weeks:93 uploads,acceptance ration 100%

    by Threestone | 13th of November, 2015

    Hello everyone. Here I want to record my first step as a beginner on DT. I registered DT on Oct.25th, 2015 and began to upload my illustration a few days later after some researches on DT. Till now I got 93 files online with the acceptance ratio to be 100%.  ... More
  • Acceptance Ratio Increased!

    by Lmhphotography | 12th of November, 2015

    Hello all, With the upload of my six new photos, my acceptance ratio has increased from 72.1% to 76.5%! I think my mistake last month (my first month at Dreamstime) was that I uploaded too many at once, meaning that only nineteen out of thirty one were actually accepted.... More
  • Assignment joy

    by Williamsphere | 21st of August, 2015

    I have been on Dreamstime for about 9 months now and have learned a lot about stock photography. I love being part of a photographic community and I am working toward becoming an exclusive contributor. This week my work achieved one of my highest goals to date (besides sales)... More
  • Fifty images online

    by Bavdekar | 20th of August, 2015

    Finally, my 50th image has been accepted today. I joined Dreamstime in the beginning of 2014 and have taken almost a year and a half to reach this landmark. Being a hobbyist photographer means I do not have a dedicated time to shoot photographs, which is partly responsible... More
  • Finally - reaching 75% AR. My Personal Story

    by Amilevin | 20th of May, 2015

    Hi all, I'm writing this Blog mostly for you newbies out there.. :) I'll tell you my personal story and hope you'll learn from my mistakes and be a better stock contributor. I started here in 2008 and was making my first steps as a stock contributor.... More
  • My first download

    by Daisymay11 | 19th of March, 2015

    Had my first download...very exciting...still very low acceptance ratio!...but I'm learning  See Article
  • A perfect month

    by Phoenixci | 8th of February, 2015

    Long have I awaited for it to happen, I kept trying and trying and trying, sometimes even too hard. I kept telling myself this is the one I will get it an when I got a refusal my dream of a perfect month was shattered even to my dismay that images that was refused, someone... More
  • 100 uploads online

    by Scandia2023 | 11th of October, 2014

    Today i reached a small but still significant milestone here on Dreamstime when my 100 image got accepted. Its time to celebrate so now i am heading out for a nice cup of coffee. :D It feels great.  See Article
  • That First Sale...

    by Ginntinn | 15th of August, 2014

    When I was 17, in my first semester of college, I got my first check for something I had written, a whole $17 (coincidentally). It was an amazing feeling, something I've never forgotten, even though I've worked as a writer for some 20 years since. Selling my first photo... More
  • Another milestone!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of June, 2014

    I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime! This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic! And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo... More
  • Advice for Motivation

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 30th of April, 2014

    I admit I have been in a bit of a photography slump lately waiting on the beauties of spring to appear after a treacherously cold hard long winter. I happened to be reading a website about stock photography and read the best advice for me at the time: SHOOT AS MANY... More
  • Small tip to all new photographers

    by AuthenticCreations | 23rd of April, 2014

    At the beginning I see that many have to struggle with getting many images accepted. This is because some of us have to get used with the rules of getting images accepted or because you just started with photography. I would like to let you avoid starting with an low acceptance... More
  • I will savour my first assignment acceptance

    by Sml | 6th of February, 2014

    I am not the first or the last to finally get my first image accepted on an assignment, but WOW what a fantastic feeling, overjoyed. I was letting myself get down with rejections and then I thought besides the images I was submitting what was I doing wrong. Number 1 read... More
  • Acceptance Ratio

    by Kingtrac | 6th of January, 2014

    What is a good acceptance ratio for a beginner? See Article
  • 1000$ Milestone reached :-)

    by Jdanne | 27th of December, 2013

    Today my sales reached the 1000 Dollar milestone. This year gave me a lot of possibilities for my photography: Business trips to Seattle (USA) and Paris (France) as well as a private trip to China - the home country of my wife. Especially in December I had an exceptional... More
  • On My Way!

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 20th of December, 2013

    A few months ago I purchased my first "real" camera. I have always loved photographing everything but never thought about doing it for any profit. While online trying to teach myself about photography, I stumbled on the DT website. At first, my thoughts were "stock-what?... More
  • First Assignment

    by Jormonago | 20th of November, 2013

    I am so excited, this morning I had a file approved for the most recent assignment! I've submitted to two other assignments in the past, but sadly did not get accepted. Here is my image that was accepted. It had sold once prior to this assignment. More
  • $1000 milestone :-)

    by Thorken | 12th of November, 2013

    Today I have reached the $1000 milestone. This year is really great for my photography. I have got five new models, wonderful day sellings and lots of photos accepted. (With this photo I reached the milestone.) More
  • All those Myths...

    by Vilaimages | 28th of September, 2013

    I love stock photography, my favorite hobby. When I have a chance in my busy life, I go over my photos and look for the "Dreamstime quality" ones that I can submit. Even though I have still a very small portfolio, I try to understand my statistics to find some kind of pattern... More
  • State Quarters

    by Indy2320 | 6th of September, 2013

    After lots of work my image or illustration of the 50 state quarters was accepted into my portfolio. To create this image and make it appear more like an illustration,i painted every coin with silver spray paint you can buy at any hardware store. After that process was complete... More

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