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  • Image cropping tool for creating beautiful blog posts

    by PHPMaster | 30th of June, 2014

    Hello Dreamstime Bloggers, Let me show you how to use the new cropping tool to create beautiful blog posts: Step 1 - Click on the crop image button. Step 2 - Enter the image ID that you want to crop and click "Load image". - you can use only dreamstime.com images.... More
  • 100 photos on line !

    by Hongtao926 | 15th of May, 2013

    I have 100 photos on line in past seven months, I share some better pictures here. I hope I will do better. See Article
  • The gift of exclusivity

    by Dianabahrin | 30th of November, 2012

    I don't know how most of you take pictures/make illustrations and upload them here, but for me it was quite hard to the the number 50. I was happy for the approved images and sad about the rejections, but in the end I understand everything helped be to build a better portfolio.... More
  • New equipment

    by Williamardrey | 10th of July, 2012

    I have finally decided to invest in better equipment, and today I went out to Best Buy and bought the Nikon D7000 SLR camera that seems to produce better quality images than my Olympus E-510 does. I have been playing with it and the controls don't seem that difficult.... More
  • Buyers! Need to contact contributors? Comment via Tools tab! :)

    by Androniques | 5th of April, 2012

    Hi Dreamers! In a recent discussion in this thread about cropped vs non-cropped pictures of people and such, it appeared that some buyers do not realize that they can "legally" contact contributors, i.e. the authors of those images they want non-cropped versions of. I... More
  • a little frustrated

    by Jlhope | 18th of December, 2011

    December is my worst sales moth. Over more than half moth past, I've got only two sales , little views of portfolio . Before the two slaes appeared, I even doubted my account was blocked for buyers. I wonder is there anyone here has the same situation like me this month?... More
  • New in Dreamstime

    by Tikiri | 24th of August, 2011

    Hi everyone! I have always loved to draw, so it is quite surprising, that I start with selling it online so late. Now it's been one week when I started to draw in Illustrator and I got better everyday. I don't wonder, why Dreamstime didn't allowed some of my drawings,... More
  • Five Simple Steps to Better Photography

    by Midosemsem | 5th of July, 2011

    I read this useful article and I want to share it with you... 1) Sharpness: In order to ensure your images are sharp, make sure you know how to focus your camera. Digital cameras with auto focus are often difficult to focus precisely, especially when shooting small... More
  • Getting better

    by Torasnapsfr | 11th of May, 2011

    Finally, it took me about a year from when I started with Dreamstime but I'm finally getting loads more photos accepted. It's probably partly because I am taking better photos, partly because I'm taking photos that are stock worthy and also I know what Dt are looking for.... More
  • Top 10 Composition Tips

    by Egomezta | 24th of March, 2011

    I'm sharing some composition tips to get better images, although I know most of the time you can't apply these tips for microstock photography, but they should help you to get better images. 1.- Rule of the Thirds: Some say it is the most important rule of composition,... More
  • Third level!!

    by Angelaravaioli | 16th of March, 2011

    My first third level and I am very happy!!!!! I hope there are other!!! See Article
  • Keyword list optimization

    by Seraphoet | 27th of November, 2010

    Recently I've marked for myself, that the leading in sales pictures not depend on the "fullside" keywording. You may add 80 keywords to your picture, optimized as well as you can, using the experience of the most popular jobs, but... My first sales was made with images, I... More
  • not as smooth as we hoped :)

    by Robseguin | 29th of October, 2010

    First of all thank you so much for the nice comments, it means a lot to us. Got our first rejections this week (not 1 but 7...ouch), didn’t feel that good, but taught us a lesson, that we have to do a better job. So, that’s what we are going to do…to submit pictures... More
  • Back From Vacation

    by Williamardrey | 15th of August, 2010

    My wife, my son and I just returned from vacation in the Eastern Caribbean. We saw Grand Turk Island, Half Moon Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas. I think we all had way too much fun, but I did manage to take some good pictures...none of which I plan to submit here. As... More
  • Investing inThe Future

    by Williamardrey | 6th of August, 2010

    I just discovered a site that sells quality professional lighting equipment that's very inexpensive (not cheap). I think I'm going to make the investment and get the primary and secondary lights, the two backdrops, the reflective umbrellas, stands,etc. I can get all of it... More
  • About Earth Day

    by Noonie | 22nd of April, 2010

    © Noonie (Help) A Clean Earth We guard the water quality of our lakes in the area where I live and take great care with cleaning the shorelines and waterways. The water is tested regularly and people are fined or taken to court if they mistreat the precious resource.... More
  • Waiting to become exclusive

    by Dmccale | 6th of January, 2010

    I did it! I closed my accounts on three other sites. NOW I AM Waiting to become EXCLUSIVE. WOW, I think this is a good move for me. I sell more here, get better percent and I love the pricing for selling your rights. And the best thing about this site. YOU ARE ALL GREAT!... More
  • My first 100 images! Time to start my blog

    by Jarroyo1982 | 5th of January, 2010

    When I discovered stock photography many time ago I did not gave it importance. Well, better said, I did not gave all the importance that I give it nowadays. Years have passed by, the agencies have changed their printed catalogues and CDs for a lot more practical, fast... More
  • Is it worth going exclusive?

    by Chrisbrignell | 16th of December, 2009

    Just wondering if anyone is exclusive with dreamstime and if they would recommend it or not? Do you make more money this way? I do have images with a different agency and they are doing just as well if not better so its tricky to weigh up and decide. Any opinions would... More
  • How to Make a Good Picture Better

    by Janeedward | 9th of July, 2009

    There are times when we take a picture that is good, but we know and realize that it could be better. Follow these easy steps to make any good picture better. 1.CROP - Take the image that you’re working with and crop the image so that the focal point stands out more... More

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