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  • 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 1000wordsimages | 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... 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... More
  • Keep shooting, Keep improving

    by Vcarmstrong | 24th of July, 2013

    This is a theme that you hear not only in photography but in stock photography as well. I can attest that this is the case if you put forth the effort. Things were rocky when I started about two years ago. My first month were all rejections, but I kept at it and here... More
  • 50 pictures online milestone

    by Hafakot | 13th of December, 2012

    I'm so happy to have fifty images online now! My acceptance rate stand now on 47% what do you think - should I try and upload more images and have some "fall" in the process, or is it better to have a higher acceptance rate ? More
  • My first image selected for Assignment!

    by Osaidism | 4th of December, 2012

    Today I am very happy to know that following of my image selected for assignment, This is very motivational for a new stock photographer like me. Hopefully I will also participate in next assignment as well and there acceptance ration will be higher. Thanks all those... More
  • How to increase acceptance ratio of submitted images

    by Mangalika | 17th of September, 2012

    Well, this discussion might be specially helpful for beginners. I wanted to share what I learnt from my initial experience and some of my friends who are with DT for long time. During initial days many people might have sufferred to enrich his profile with lots of photos.... More
  • Pending images

    by Ewamewa2 | 3rd of July, 2012

    6 of may images have been pending since 19.06. That day I uploaded 1 more and it was accepted. So why the other have been pending for 2 weeks? Most of them are editorials taken in Sardinia. It is really frustrating. What is going on with DT? See Article
  • Getting the right image

    by Miraclemoments | 16th of March, 2012

    Hi all, Being a newbie in the stock photography business has proven to have it's ups and downs. Doing a lot of landscape photography I have often wondered how all the big "Dreamers" here know when they have a photography or image that is stock worthy. I am still... More
  • Acceptance Ratings

    by Sunguy | 13th of January, 2012

    Greetings I have read concern regarding acceptance ratings (which I also noted at other stock sites before I became exclusive with Dreamstime), especially amongst those starting out in stock photography. Please, don’t fret over this. There are many reasons for rejections,... More
  • Finally 100 images online...

    by M4rio1979 | 28th of December, 2011

    Here is my first 100 images finally online. My second goal was to bring my acceptance ratio above 50%. Since I have joined DT, my acceptance was about 33% in July, then 39% in August, 51% in September, 52% in October, up to 76% in November and 71% in December by monthly... More

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