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100 photos on line !
posted 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.
Christmas, the big subject!
posted by jackbluee - 12th of december, 2012
As we talked about what subjects sell better, I found Christmas is the big one. If you don't have models and a studio, just go out! Christmas decorations are everywhere! You don't even have to set up anything. No matter it is raining... More...
What type of images sell better?
posted by jackbluee - 10th of december, 2012
I encouraged a friend to joint DT and sell images. She bought a camera. I taught her some photography skills. She asked me what type of images sell better. I did not answer her right away. I am not even sure about it! Then I told her... More...
The gift of exclusivity
posted 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... More...
New equipment
posted 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... More...
Buyers! Need to contact contributors? Comment via Tools tab! :)
posted 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... More...
a little frustrated
posted 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... More...
New in Dreamstime
posted 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... More...
Five Simple Steps to Better Photography
posted 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... More...
Getting better
posted 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... More...
Top 10 Composition Tips
posted 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... More...
Third level!!
posted by angelaravaioli - 16th of march, 2011
My first third level and I am very happy!!!!! I hope there are other!!!
Keyword list optimization
posted 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..... More...
not as smooth as we hoped :)
posted 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... More...
Back From Vacation
posted 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... More...
Investing inThe Future
posted 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,... More...
About Earth Day
posted 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... More...
Waiting to become exclusive
posted 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... More...
My first 100 images! Time to start my blog
posted 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... More...
Is it worth going exclusive?
posted 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... More...
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