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If I were an editor...
posted by afrumgartz - 11th of december, 2013
Uploading photos, we have to remember that we do it for somebody. Cause any stock is like a great market where you sell and someone can buy images. So your idea should be clear to anybody - in Africa, Aisia, elswhere. So when uploading... More...
How to create a set of similar photos
posted by andrews71 - 22nd of february, 2012
Hello to everybody I need an information. One of the photos that I have uploaded have been refused beacuse I have uploade too many photos on the same subject or from the same series. And DT suggested me to create sets of similars... More...
Feedback on Portfolio
posted by hotmidhun - 23rd of january, 2012
Hi Friends... It has been few months since I had asked this to anybody.. I now have a little more than 160 photos online, and I would like to get a honest feedback on my portfolio. (few samples attached) Though I try to... More...
Looking For Advise
posted by sunguy - 15th of december, 2011
Greetings I am looking for advise from some of you old timers on this site. I joined DT last July and have gone exclusive, with 72 images on line and 10 sales. For stock, is it better to specialize in a few areas of subject matter... More...
Exclusive or Not?
posted by hotmidhun - 14th of may, 2011
I'm at 40 images online and I am just wondering Should I go exclusive at Dreamstime once I cross the 50 images mark??? The only thing that is pulling me back is that even after 3 months I am yet to get a sale here,... More...
My first two months on DT
posted by splosh - 3rd of may, 2011
After my first two months as a DT contributor, here are some of my thoughts and experiences. Consider the pictures you upload. Really! It’s too bad having a picture rejected due to noise, poor composition, blur or other obvious... More...
Trying something new?
posted by lizapixels - 8th of march, 2011
Hi all Im really into this stock thing now and dedicate ALOT of time to it lately,I am doing better at some sites than others but not making enough to buy coffee yet lol. I am going to try my hand at more still life,objects and... More...
Rent a lens!
posted by bradcalkins - 30th of september, 2009
This last weekend I rented a Canon 135mm f/2 prime lens for taking shots of the kids and so on. I've rented lights before, but what surprised me was the really low cost of renting lenses. I don't know if this is common in other cities,... More...
Create a collection... What's next?!
posted by mani33 - 26th of september, 2009
Hello everyone, just thought of sharing this with you... Normally we visit sites everyday and of course we are expecting an update, other wise we will not visit it frequently and maybe by time we will stop visiting it! That... More...
Winter is coming...
posted by aginger - 10th of september, 2009
...so be prepared and get ready for it with snowy shots and Xmas illustrations! Do not forget that marketing business and ads are far before seasons! Agencies and buyers need your winter scenes before cold days! You won't sell your... More...
Editing advice needed!
posted by javashots - 17th of april, 2009
How many of us worry constantly not of our composition, subject matter, or ideas. but rather, we worry about "did I apply too much color saturation? Not enough saturation? or the dreaded "Image over filtered" rejection? poor lighting... More...
India
posted by piscari - 15th of january, 2009
I have never been to India. But going to go there soon for inspiration. They say that any creative person needs to go there. The views about this country contradictory. Some love her madly, but others say that there is dirty. And I... More...
Hi everyone! Fun Fun Fun
posted by alaskaparks - 18th of december, 2008
HI, please check out my portfolio here at Dreamstime and lend me some advice. This has been so much fun but i am slow to get approved and no sales yet. My Blog~join me and follow my Alaskan journeys More...
Difficult 72nd Sale
posted by lhj - 28th of october, 2008
After 168 hours' waiting, I finally have my 72nd sale of Shenyang Palace, which is from my first uploaded album. To my surprise, there is no any key word shown upon this picture's downloading. Anybody may advise me how the buyer... More...
How to improve my collections
posted by littledesire - 12th of september, 2008
Hi all! I've just done my first collections (and first blog)! I would want to know how my collections are done and how could I improve them so that they could work well. Should I have done something else? Include more... More...
Increase my sales
posted by danyweb - 8th of september, 2008
Hello everybody!! I'm in DT till the second half of July and I'm quite satisfied! I've published 36 photos and I've sold 6 of it. Can anybody advise me of how increase my sales? What do you think about my photos? Thanks. Daniele... More...
Clipping path
posted by ladyminnie - 4th of august, 2008
I know how to make one, but not sure how to save it for DT and other microstock They like it as ESP or SVG ? can someone tell me please
Happen to meet Dreamstime
posted by sunflowerhike - 1st of august, 2008
At the end of last month,I met Dreamstime by chance while I was searching on the net.I tried to upload six photos on the net to see what would happen.On Aug,1,2008,it is a nice day that I was so exciting cos I got 4 photos online though... More...
My experience about making the ETR shorter
posted by namowen - 17th of july, 2008
ETR, Estimated Time until Review, is a boring term for newbies. It's usually more the 100 hours how can we tolerate this. But don't worry about it, after a long time practice, I have already can handle it well. Here is my experience,... More...
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