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  • First set of photos uploaded

    by Spradhandce | 25th of October, 2014

    Today I was really pleased to see the notification that my first set of photos had been accepted and uploaded on DreamsTime. I had been going through the site and looking at some of the popular pics. I was amazed at the quality and realized I have long way to go before... More
  • 300 photos online

    by Msalena | 7th of July, 2014

    Hey guys! Today I got accepted my 300s photo online. I suppose, not too bad for someone, who is working full time job, dedicating just some of evening time to what I really enjoy - to Ms Photography! During these 7 months of being a part do DT family I learnt a lot about... More
  • 7 sales...so far

    by Fike2308 | 20th of May, 2014

    Probably not very impressive to all of the professionals who use this website but for someone who just developed an interested in photography one year ago I am pretty pleased to have made any sales at all. I'd like to one day post a blog about 100 sales and then one about... More
  • Looking for Inspiration

    by Vtr | 9th of May, 2013

    As a photographer at times we all tend to forget that all our shots revolve around a same theme or in some cases they are so diverse that its hard to find out. It is amazing to note that paintings of great artists are so unique in nature that one can guess the artist based... More
  • This week Featured photographer

    by Gmargittai | 2nd of November, 2012

    Hello fellow photographers, Take a look who joined DT a few month ago and now is the featured photographer. The world famous Joseph Sohm. He may be submitting images I presume just like the rest of us and maybe, who knows, some get rejected on grounds of "distorted pixels"... More
  • The joy of photography

    by Razvanxr | 2nd of July, 2012

    A good professional photographer has to be an amateur photographer at heart. The origin of the word is “amator”, which means lover. ]So the amateur to me is the passionate one, the lover of the art who does not do it not for business. The pro should have that same love and passion, and happen to do it for work as well. I love taking photographs, because it enables me to connect with the world on a deeper level. When I take a picture, I connect with my worl More
  • Instead of Uploading the Obvious, You Should Upload the OBVIOUS

    by Wisconsinart | 7th of April, 2012

    We all know the story; you have a camera, take lots of pictures, and then you discover the world of Microstock. "You mean I can make MONEY doing this?" you say to yourself. "Sign me up!" And thus your career began. You searched the database, looked at other portfolios,... More
  • A new appreciation of money

    by Gmargittai | 23rd of March, 2012

    I am an active photographer for more than 40 years now, always been an amateur. My parents encouraged me to spend their money on equipment. Later on when I started to spend my own money I continued the trend, never really thinking about cost. Of course I did not spend unlimited... More
  • The Concept of Concepts for Amateur Stockers

    by Wisconsinart | 18th of January, 2012

    I think everyone understands the "Concept of Concepts" when it comes to stock yet it seems amateur stockers have a difficult time putting that "concept" into practice. Just browse through the database and look at what the high-end professionals are doing and you'll understand... More
  • 100 downloads and else

    by Photoexpress | 15th of November, 2011

    16 months, 342 pictures uploaded, 100 downloads, 51 dollars gained. It is not a great score, I still insist doing it. egg, egg, eggs..., that's the result I have to met most of the days. If my pictures are not so popular, I must ask why. As an total amateur, I should... More
  • The Story of an Amateur

    by Byrnison | 29th of September, 2011

    Hi all ! I joined Dreamstime about a year ago as a complete photographic amateur. I had all my first batch of photos refused, which, I was convinced, at the time, were so good, they were going to change the world. So, after huffing and puffing, and a rather large tantrum... More
  • Very interesting article on Slate

    by Gmargittai | 21st of April, 2011

    It is about amateur photographers armed with professional knowledge made possible by websites like Strobist. Good reading Article See Article
  • The Process of Creating a Stock Image on the Fly

    by Wisconsinart | 19th of November, 2010

    A professional photographer, when doing commercial photography, will know in advance what the shot will be. He plans the shot either in his mind or with paper and pencil, figuring out the composition and lighting, along with any consideration for special techniques or effects.... More
  • Amateur or professional?

    by Gmargittai | 16th of November, 2010

    There were many blogs on Dreamstime dealing with the big leap. The leap which aspiring photographers should take to become more focused, more serious, more invested and turn from a hobby microstocker to a professional one. Do you have what it takes? asks one of them.... More
  • Milestone at Dreamstime

    by J0hnb0y | 7th of October, 2010

    Well I have been a member here at Dt for just over a year now and today I reached for me the massive milestone of reaching $100 Dollars in sales....You can not imagine how happy I am at reaching this milestone, not because of the money (if I needed the money I would have... More
  • Each sale gives me hope

    by Mvogel | 9th of July, 2010

    I am a very amateur photographer and got into micro stock to try and improve my skills. Much to my surprise some of my pictures have been accepted by DT and some have even sold. With each acceptance and rejection I learn a little more and hopeful improve my skills. Recently... More
  • Amateur Photographer

    by Dawn1111 | 24th of October, 2009

    I consider myself an amateur photographer since I don't have a degree in Photography, and have only taken one beginners photography course several years ago, while in High School. I think that having no formal photographic qualifications can be a drawback, but sites like... More
  • Dealing with shutter speed

    by Alexhor | 14th of May, 2009

    Already two of my articles came up under useful articles. It just means that, aside of many expert photographers, there are enough starter users who recognize those basics valuable. A few words today about shutter speed. Lets just remind that shutter speed is one of the... More
  • What about composition?

    by Alexhor | 11th of May, 2009

    Hi to all! Here is your amateur adviser again:) I was encouraged with fact that my last article about shooting objects on white came up on "Useful articles" section. I don't know how those lists work but I think enough of you clicked on small "useful" button :) I guess... More
  • Since February 2008....

    by Marpit | 17th of April, 2009

    I am an amateur photographer and I like to taking pictures of places where I go. Finally after a year of DT I break through the wall of the 100 photos online. Unfortunately a lot of those are still discarded, but now, often I find myself taking pictures thinking to DT,... More

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