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  • Commercial vs artistic integrity

    by Glennmart | 15th of July, 2014

      This is a repost (slightly edited) of something I said in one of the forums. I think it holds true to not just photography, but anything we are passionate about and would like to make a living from. It talks about the tension of doing only what you love, but the... More
  • New to Dreamstime - First Images

    by Shiny247 | 9th of June, 2014

    My very first batch of submissions and 3 images get accepted! I am very pleased and excited. Lots to learn! See Article
  • EQUIPMENT FOR BEGINNERS in stock photography

    by Newnow | 1st of May, 2014

    Hello again everyone, As I promised in my first blog that I would next write something about equipment for newbies in stock photography, here I am. I have to say that I was very surprised how many people actually read my first blog and I am very happy that most of them... 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
  • To win is to give all energy to your creations.

    by Okanakdeniz | 16th of January, 2014

    I am not an After Effect or web design author. I don't have much skills on creating something. But I can see angles in photos and videos quiet well enough to sell. My real job is making commercial musics to companies. I am a musician in Turkey. All I want to say, if you... More
  • Acceptance Ratio

    by Kingtrac | 6th of January, 2014

    What is a good acceptance ratio for a beginner? See Article
  • Just Beginning at Dreasmtime

    by Kingtrac | 30th of December, 2013

    I'm just starting out at Dreamstime and it is my first microstock experience. I have nine images that have been accepted so far! I have been analyzing the images that have been accepted and rejected and I think it has already had a positive effect on my photography. I'... More
  • My 200th accepted photo!

    by Wolf1984 | 5th of December, 2013

    Hy , I am Ivan from small town Vukovar in Croatia. I am photographer from 2012 , still learn and hope to be better from day to day. On top , it is my 200th image accepted on Dreamstime. I start in May this year. I hope the earning will be better , till today for... More
  • How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?

    by Edosaodaro | 9th of October, 2013

    Hi Guys! I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated releases - required to implement such... More
  • 200 images

    by Osmar01 | 25th of September, 2013

    I finally reached the milestone of 200 images online. I think for me it is a great achievement!!! I feel a little part of a dream. I hope to learn a lot with your help. So when I found myself at a crossroads I hope I have made ​​the right choice. More
  • HA-HA-HA!!!!200 photos passed!

    by Cqyoung | 18th of July, 2013

    It's 4 months since I joined DT, the 200th photo passed successfully today. I am very happy! Keep learning, keep going! I will be a real freelance photographer! I'd like to make friends with everybody!!!! See Article
  • Starting off and eager to learn

    by Teeimagination | 11th of May, 2013

    I always loved taking photos and over the years I think I have created a great portfolio. The problem was that before this year all my photos were taken with a basic point and shot camera. I worked very hard and saved all my money to buy myself a DSLR and some important lenses.... More
  • For those about to stock - we salute you!

    by Daddiomanottawa | 24th of April, 2013

    I direct todays ranting to newbies. Not long time, experienced professional photographers new to Dreamstime itself or seeking additional income in microstock. Or microstockers already successful at other sites and new to Dreamstime. Or super-talented, successful current Dreamstime... More
  • Stockphoto 101

    by Matthiase | 13th of March, 2013

    Well taking a photo isn't hard? - Not at all. With today's technology everyone can pick up a camera and take images. A very common comment you get as a photographer - "Your camera take very good photos" - What should i answer to that, c'... More
  • Firsts pictures, firsts views,...

    by Jordieasy | 20th of February, 2013

    Good evening! I'm new at stock photography, and I've been using dreamstime as I read is one of the best stock photo pages. By now I'm trying to upload pictures little by little, anyway I can't keep my patience and wait for those 10-12 days to see if my pictures are accepted... More
  • First milestone completed: 50 photos online till the end of 2012!

    by Gunaleite | 1st of February, 2013

    Rickshaw driver is my 50th accepted image. I´ve been student of fine art photography and also worked as a photographer for few years. In September 2012 I decided to try out my luck with microstock photography. I never considered myself as excellent photographer,... More
  • Insignificant skills

    by Danchayuan | 28th of December, 2012

    A macro lovers,try my best to achieve ecological photography,through continuous efforts to study, strive to do better! See Article
  • 100!

    by Mightymogwai | 14th of November, 2012

    Hooray! 100 photos in my portfolio! Want to make it to at least 500 until the start of the year 2015. Feel as sunny and happy as this photo of the Hudson river waterfront that was the photo number 100 accepted by the editors of Dreamstime! Hopefully sales will follow... More
  • The Most Important Things about Photoshop all Beginners Must Know

    by Maigi | 5th of November, 2012

    All dedicated beginners usually already know that with the help of Photoshop you can heal the photos, clone the background, move the objects, adjust skin tones, and do many many amazing tricks, and there are lot of tutorials out there to guide you. But I want to talk about... More
  • The Most Important Things About Photoshop All Beginners Must Know

    by Wisconsinart | 5th of November, 2012

    So there I was, staring at my computer monitor and looking at the family picture I had taken hours earlier. Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad, Sis and her boyfriend, my little brother and the dog. In the background was our house, an old mobile home in the trailer park.... More

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