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  • Over 500 online

    by Mgntplus | 27th of June, 2015

    Hello everyone, This is my first blog ever and I am glad that the DT provoked me to write a blog for the first time. I do not have much experience with writing in public places. I am grateful to Dreamstime and all participants who generously share their experiences. This... More
  • To specialise or have an eclectic mix???

    by Lightspire | 26th of June, 2015

        Beginning to get shots that (I think) are worth uploading and yes, they are being accepted! I now find myself thinking of new subjects to photograph and submit, oh the ideas are flowing...not sure the skill is up to it though :) I know it is "early days" for... More
  • First photo uploaded successfully

    by Sumitahldr80 | 13th of June, 2015

    Hi, I am newbie to this site. Not a photographer but definitely want to learn the craft. I created my login sometime back but looking at the jaw dropping pictures here was quite reluctant to add my pic.. so after lots of wait added one picture and voila the picture got... More
  • Making it work while being on vacation

    by Juanpfotografia | 5th of March, 2015

    My wife and I had a tough 2014 so we decided we needed some fun and booked a ticket to Orlando, Florida to visit the Disney and Universal Studios parks, and also the Kennedy Space Center. It's a long trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at first, I thought I wouldn't take... More
  • Next milestone, 50 online files!

    by Angelaciudad | 2nd of March, 2015

    My first photo is since 01/31/2015 online, and since that day I only think on if I´m doing it well and how can I do it better and my photos more interesting...so please, ideas, tips and recomendations are always welcome! ;) For the moment, still stays this photo as my favorite:... More
  • First Milestone - $100!!

    by Prsntg | 26th of February, 2015

    6 months, 313 uploads, 36 sales and today I reached my first personal milestone - The payout limit. I was interested in photography since a long time. Bought my first P&S sometime in 2009 and started shooting just about anything I see!! After a long wait, I managed to... More
  • Hello World!

    by Juanpfotografia | 24th of February, 2015

    Hello Dreamstimers (is it ok to call ourselves that way?). I consider myself as new in photography. I'm an IT person who got into taking pictures in January 2014. This is when I bought my DSLR Canon EOS T3i and started to read, watch, and self-learn about this amazing craft.... More
  • New to This World and Happy I Found it

    by Jslaterphotos | 2nd of February, 2015

    I am a fairly new photographer in the real world. I spent four years in the United States Navy, and I was handed a camera by chance. I had no prior interest in photography, or cameras, for that matter, but I happened to be in the right place at the right time. The ship... More
  • To Isolate or Not to Isolate

    by Littleny | 23rd of January, 2015

    When I first began submitting here at Dreamstime, I had it in my head that isolating on white backgrounds was what sells. Seemed as though most of my image searches came back with isolated background results. So I began to learning the process of isolation by way of lighting... More
  • 3 Months in, Progress Update, First Blog Post

    by Rickdeacon | 20th of January, 2015

    Hey Everyone, Never posted a blog before so thought I'd make a start by posting about my very limited experience with the world of stock photography. Photography has been a serious hobby for me for around 2 years now (serious in the sense of purchasing my... More
  • ABC's of Microstock Photography

    by Littleny | 18th of January, 2015

    A - Always. Always have your camera with you. You never know when your Big Sale shot is going to come along B - Be. Be pleased with small successes. Whether its getting your first batch accepted or your first milestone sale. C - Close-up. When you run out of... More
  • How Rejected Images Helped Me

    by Benoitle5 | 21st of December, 2014

    I remember my first image that got approved on Dreamstime . It was 3 years ago. I was so happy! "Finally!"     Oh yes, because I had numerous images decline at first. I began to be worried if I will ever be able to have at least one picture approved.... More
  • Do we need a CPL Filter?

    by And19sv | 18th of October, 2014

    For thoose that don't know what a CPL filter [circular polarizer filter] is, I will try to explain what is it's purpose and you can decide on your own if you need it. Let's imagine this: "You just came back from your vacation on the seaside and you download your pictures... More
  • New born Dreamstime baby!

    by Sebastian423 | 7th of October, 2014

    Hello everyone! I consider myself as a new born baby to Dreamstime and to photography. My experience is just 3 months but i fell in love with it just after few shots with my iphone :)     After 6 accepted images i decided to buy something more suitable than... More
  • Learning

    by Stigspics | 5th of October, 2014

      Having recently joined DT I am learning. The first thing I have learned is that when I started i knew nothing, I now know enough to know that I know very little!! I will persevere and hopefully each rejection will teach me as much as each acceptance. I am however... More
  • 100 Files On Line

    by Asakalaskas | 6th of September, 2014

    [previmg]0,400,89,239_44236290[/previmg] Today I had my 100th file approved!! Compared with some that might seem like a fairly small number, but for me it's a milestone. It's fitting it was of the new addition to our family, frankly he's a photographers goldmine!! Here... More
  • A Newbie's Comprehensive Guide: From Camera's to what Sells

    by Clewisleake | 12th of August, 2014

    Pictured in this article is my 700th accepted image and represents one heck of a journey, one year ago I started my adventure on Dreamstime with lofty goals and high expectations, but there was one problem I had no idea what I was doing and really had no one to ask and there... More
  • 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

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