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Women (want to) RULE...
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of september, 2008
Truth in advertising requires ads to present the benefits and qualities of their products in an honest fashion. Of course, advertising has a very loose relationship to reality especially in the manner in which women are pictured. Advertisers... More...
Masters of Light
posted by ellenboughn - 30th of july, 2007
Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur. If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career... More...
Adventure begins!
posted by mrwhite80 - 12th of february, 2014
Hello to all, My name is John, I'm 34, I love nature and animals. I'm Italian, so sorry for my English :) Start now by saying that for some time now I have found my real passion ... I heard born, and now I'm really sure, I love the... More...
Improvise!
posted by dianabahrin - 22nd of september, 2012
Hello there,my friends! Let me ask you something.How many of you actually enjoy going to work and doing what you do? I've been asking myself all sorts of questions lately and I'm really trying change some things in my life. After... More...
Snap out of It and Get a Career in Photography
posted by zofia123 - 15th of july, 2012
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between people with successful careers in photography and people that just dream of being photographers? Is it simply a matter of talent? I don’t think so. I think that, often, it’s... More...
Turn That Hobby Into A Career In Photography
posted by zofia123 - 2nd of july, 2012
The average American work year is made up of 2080 hours. For someone who is in the workforce from the ages of 21 to 65, that’s… (Carry the one…) a lot of hours! That’s too many hours to spend doing something you don’t love.... More...
Photography as a career?
posted by fultonsphoto - 15th of march, 2012
I have recently been retrenched from my job after 23 years in the IT industry. I have gone for numerous job interviews but as yet have had no success in finding another job, this being due to age, job market congestion etc etc…As... More...
Three Years With DreamsTime and Three Milestones
posted by wisconsinart - 8th of january, 2012
I joined DT in February 2009 and after three years and I have recently achieved three milestones in my stock career. Milestone One: 3,000 sales! I think the key from this accomplishment has come from trying different ideas and concepts.... More...
A chance in a lifetime?
posted by bcritchley - 22nd of september, 2011
I thought I would share this with you guys, it looks like a chance in a life time if any of you fancy this. Taken from Yuri Arcurs site "This year Yuri Arcurs Photography is putting together an elite international academy program... More...
So stinkin excited that my last 7 submits were accepted w/no rejects!!
posted by laqhill - 10th of may, 2011
I am so stinkin excited this morning, because I have had soo many rejects in my short stock career, and now this morning, I found out that my last 7 submits were all accepted!!! WOW, isn't that something!!! Does that mean that I am... More...
The Nude Girl, Tomato, and my Stock Career
posted by wisconsinart - 13th of april, 2011
I was recently walking down the street when I ran into a pretty, smiling girl who was holding a cell phone and a tomato. "Would you like to take my picture?" she asked. Being the good photographer who always carried his camera,... More...
Enlightened Career in Photography
posted by gunshe - 9th of september, 2010
Two roads diverged in a wood & I chose the one less traveled & that has made all the difference Gone are the days when there were only a limited number of professions to choose from. Engineering, Medicine, Law, Govt. services... More...
What does it mean to be a photographer!
posted by gwoeii - 18th of june, 2010
Not to long ago, I left my cushy job in the corporate world, not to say that it is there anymore anyway! With time in my hand to reminisce on what I could have & wanted to be, I realised that many many years ago, I have a love for photography,... More...
Progression of Stock Photography
posted by mattography - 19th of january, 2010
Since I've began my journey into the stock photography realm, my progression as a photographer has changed in many ways. I realized shortly after focusing all of my attention into creating stock images that my passion and love for... More...
Happy new year!
posted by gheburaseye - 9th of january, 2010
Hello you all and a happy new year, full of beautiful and fruitful innovations in all areas of your life, from work to the love affair. Did you have good holidays? Are you ready for the resumption of 2010? I take this opportunity... More...
Is DT a long term business ?
posted by applee - 6th of september, 2009
is DT safe for a successfull career for an illustrator? or any chance for crisis in micro stock sales ?
Has microstock improved your life?
posted by saniphoto - 1st of april, 2009
This is just a fun question, for the sake of a positive thought about our hobby/profession. In my case yes. It has improved my life in many ways: - I have earned more money than I did before microstock - I am free from work &... More...
Plans for the Future
posted by lifesazoo - 30th of august, 2008
Lately I have been doing a lot thinking of what do I truly want to do in the future. Photography has been a hobby that I earn a little money here and there through Dreamstime but do I want to make Photography a full time job or just... More...
4 Months on Dreamstime: Quantity or Quality
posted by mattography - 20th of july, 2008
I began my stock photography career here on Dreamstime four months ago from today's date, and over this short period of time I have had 164 pictures accepted and 30 sales, which is descent in my opinion. However, I have come across... More...
My first 100 images
posted by metalrose - 18th of june, 2008
Congratulation to myself! 100 images online, a milestone in my dreamstime career! Cheers!
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