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  • Game of pairs - what stock sells

    by Photashoot | 15th of November, 2015

    I've just been playing the Dreamstime Stock Game - interesting challenge to see which of two images has sold! How have you scored? There's some tricky ones in there, but some definite themes too... A good few images waiting for the buyers messages to be added, like this... More
  • 1500 Sales - Thank you dear buyers!

    by Martingraf | 18th of October, 2015

       I am very happy that this one made it to my sale number 1500. I love Australia and sheep, sheds and farmland are typical for this beautiful country with it's great people. I want to thank my buyers - I'm grateful how many times you guys have downloaded my work and hope... More
  • Trying to figure out what THEY want...

    by Ezzian | 11th of April, 2015

    Stock photography has really got me thinking about what THEY (buyers) really want. My usual fun and forgetful photography isn't proving of any interest to potential buyers. I had to ask myself a few questions. Wondering day and night what it was that I was missing.... More
  • First 100 sales!

    by Mihocphoto | 26th of February, 2015

    After one year, finally I have sold my first 100 photos ! Many thanks to those who bought my photos, the Dreamstime agency and my photo teacher, Sebastiangh.      I hope you like my pictures. You can visit my collections of the Color Run event, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo... More
  • The Pareto Principle

    by Amitai | 30th of September, 2014

    The 80-20 rule (also known as Pareto Principle) states that: "...For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes..." Wikipedia Surprisingly, (or unsurprisingly...) this is exactly what's happening in my portfolio. This is not a post about Mathematics,... More
  • Keywording Tips from a DT Keymaster

    by Red | 28th of March, 2014

    These tips are presented from a buyer’s perspective and from my experience in keymastering many images. I worked at companies that purchased stock images and designers at those large companies needed to be able to find images fast and easy. They did not spend a lot of time... More
  • Little Collection Experiment part 2!

    by ClaireCphotography | 14th of February, 2014

    Hi Everybody! Not so long ago I started my little collection experiment. I've had a lot of reactions so thank you all for the pictures and suggestions! I thought to give you all a little up-date on this experiment. At the moment 3 out of 4 collections have enough contributors... More
  • Tagging is Everything

    by Mscott9985 | 17th of January, 2014

    A lot of times when I visit Dreamstime, I don't exactly know what I'm looking for. And I don't want to wade through twenty-thousand photos in order to find the perfect one. Getting your picture in front of the buyer's eyes comes down to good tagging. Take this picture.... More
  • Wow ! Milestone - 100 sales

    by Hellen8 | 25th of October, 2013

    Hi ! Wow! Today I will celebrate. I have reached a milestone - 100 sales on I am very very happy and thank you very much to all buyers and management DT. I am noticing increased sales of my photos in the last time. I am pleased,... More
  • Get into the mind of your customer

    by Peanutroaster | 13th of February, 2013

    After reading the blogs and message boards here for several years there is one thing that really sticks out in my mind - that is that photographer's do a lot of talking to each other, sharing information with each other, hooting and hollering, praising and complaining, about... More
  • Milestone - 800 sales !

    by TMarchev | 11th of October, 2012

    Today I made the 800th sale and Total revenue: $1,761.15$... I want to thanks to Dreamstime and all buyers. Dreamstime helped me to buy the new Intel i7 3770 processor and a bunch of other things that I need to grow in the future. Thanks again and I wish success to other... More
  • RELEVANT Relevancy Searches

    by Clarsen55 | 14th of May, 2012

    I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images appearance in a search. When "buyer searched... More
  • 100 uploads and upgrade

    by Wimseyed | 4th of May, 2012

    started in january as newbie, (still I am a newbie, I still have a lot to learn), but things went well, now I have made an upgrade of my equipment, thanks to the buyers of my pics, not that my earnings are so high, some people always want the last new body's and lenses,... More
  • Are buyers on holiday?

    by Kphotos6411 | 28th of December, 2011

    I had thought that buyers would be taking a winter holiday between Christmas and New Year, but, guess not. This picture just sold today! See Article
  • Poppa Needs a Brand New Lens

    by Peanutroaster | 1st of December, 2011

    It's now December and if the world of business is anything like my former corporate life, this is the time of year when department heads are asked to "use it or lose it". Year end budgets are always strange animals in the world of business. Unlike your household budget,... More
  • 100 sales

    by Kethan | 30th of September, 2011

    My sales reached 100, and have $161.67 revenue. I'm so glad. Thank DT and all buyers. Thanks everybody See Article
  • 4000 images online!

    by Grafvision | 28th of September, 2011

    Today I have achieved 3000 images online! My sales has also increased remarkably too so it seems work is rewarded here. Thanks to buyers, thanks to DT! See Article
  • 6 sales in one day

    by Shauna77 | 20th of August, 2011

    Yesterday I had 6 sales in one day. Thanks to the buyer(s?). These are the images, all taken from the same family session in June. See Article
  • Black and white photos

    by Ewamewa2 | 17th of August, 2011

    DT has just accepted my first B&W photo. I am very curious how it will manage here. Do you have any experience regarding B&W pictures? Are the buyers interested in that kind of photography? Again, the photo was taken in India, New Delhi:) Just n case, I also uploaded the... More
  • 300 Sales!!!

    by Hunor83 | 26th of July, 2011

    300 total sales. Next dream is to increase my portfolio to 2000 files online. I hope I can reach that soon. See Article

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