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  • Love Marriages in India

    by Hotmidhun | 23rd of June, 2011

    I was just reading this book called 2 States. The story is quite hilarious but talks the social views in a true interesting manner. Thought I would share the theme here, just for your amuse. Love marriages around the world are simple: Step 1: Boy loves girl. Girl... More
  • the first and second 100$ time compare

    by Xiaofeng123 | 21st of June, 2011

    how much time when your earn the first 100$ and second 100$ ? for me: fist 100$ 10 month. I have not upload many picture when these time as I have not konw much about the microstock. second 100$ 2 month. not joke!I get it today!!! here is my best seller!... More
  • Composition is the key?

    by Coraldesign | 12th of June, 2011

    I'm not sure how many of you entered the micro-stock business as contributors, but I first started as a customer, mainly to get images for my web design company. I always appreciated the great diversity of pictures I found in micro-stock websites and the low rates they charged... More
  • How to recover images from corrupt card .... Essential tool

    by Bevanward | 8th of June, 2011

    I thought I should share another lesson I learnt this week past. I was helping shoot some stills around a friends commercial film from morning until lunch on Saturday. I then went to download what I had, around 400 images, when my laptop registered that the card was unreadable.... More
  • Vertical or Horizontal Photos?

    by Haslinda | 7th of June, 2011

    Do you like to shoot photos vertically or rather horizontally? My initial preference was to shoot landscape or horizontal photos. But for some strange reason I find my photos shot vertically sells better than those done horizontally. As an example, this was the latest... More
  • Finally i did what i wanted to...

    by Silent47 | 27th of May, 2011

    After writing this blog ( i start making some compositions.Im really proud of what came out.Now,i want to see somebody alse reaction.Please tell me what these compositions tell's you.Thank you... More
  • Be zen, zen and zen !

    by Digikhmer | 10th of May, 2011

    I think that "Zen" is a keyword for all contributors of the dreamstime community. Because, whatever you think about your picture, you have to accept the judgment and go beyond the frustration. And this is the picture that I am really proud of. This is the first time that... More
  • Don't quit your regular job just yet!

    by Babar760 | 6th of May, 2011

    Ever wonder how fast "penny" stock ( that's usually how much we get paid ) is growing? Type in any image you're looking for and see how many pages pop up. Many times over 300 and if you multiply that times the number of images on the page, that equals 9000 different images.... 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
  • Twin Brothers Match: 129 to 129 Photos Online

    by Jdanne | 15th of March, 2011

    When I started with DT at January 2010 I had a very special milestone: To catch up with my twin brother! Today I got it! 129 photos online! The same number of photos online as my brother who started at January 2008. Since we are identical twins there are at least some... More
  • Composition: subject in center ?

    by Indianeye | 10th of March, 2011

    Every beginner in photography does one mistake which professionals don't like i.e. keeping subject in the center of the frame. He must have been bombarded of advice for not doing that mistake again by senior colleagues. Centered place in the frame is considered having... More
  • Always, Always, Always Back-Up your Stuff!

    by Jetjock | 26th of February, 2011

    Everyone seems to have a story when it comes to losing precious data from their computer and it's not just photos I've lost in the past, it's been music, bookmarks, contacts etc. . . . Let's face it, if your computer suffers a major failure there's an awful lot of stuff... More
  • Admins and Reviewers Contest - 2nd Half

    by Maigi | 7th of February, 2011

    Today, on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 00:00 GMT started the second half of Admins and Reviewers Contest. For today there have been 10 of 20 admins (50%) who have participated in the competition more or less. Within 6 months they have played 892 games, with total average... More
  • Invitation from another stock agency

    by Egomezta | 27th of January, 2011

    I just received an email from an international stock agency inviting me to represent my images. I was wondering if this has happened to you too, and also I'm writing this here to let DT know about this, just in the case there is something to be taken care of (I have to say... More
  • Wildlife Photography: What’s on my computer?

    by Visceralimage | 24th of January, 2011

    As a follow-up to my previous article “What’s in my camera bag”; I thought it would be beneficial for others to know my computer setup and the programs I use daily for processing my images. I have three computers; two laptops and one desktop. One laptop is an Acer... More
  • Dreamstime has larger comp images

    by Flowerpistol | 20th of January, 2011

    I am a contributor as well as a customer. One of the benefits of using Dreamstime is the nice, large comp images they provide. It is very helpful. As a graphic designer, I frequently download comp images to see if they will work in my layout before I make a purchase.... More

    by Groovychick69 | 20th of January, 2011

    YEH! I HIT THE 324 UPLOAD MARK! Yes, it did take a little longer than expected but I work full time as a Graphic Designer so my job is my first priority. My goal this year is to start creating more creative images. I'm so inspired by other people's conceptual work. You can... More
  • Thoughts on exclusivity

    by Shadow69 | 17th of January, 2011

    I hear groans and complaints "Yet another one of those." It seems like every month there is a new post in the discussion board or on the blogs about the pros and cons of going exclusive. Never one to keep my big mouth zipped up, I thought I would share a few morsels of... More
  • Oh yeah - 500 sales!! :)

    by Amilevin | 9th of December, 2010

    Hi, There is a blog I wanted to write regarding a collection which I'm currently working on - but this will be in a seperate blog. I write this blog just to share a great accomplishment I achieved today. This following image was my 500 sales here in Dreamstime!!... More
  • Photo contest

    by Starblue | 8th of November, 2010

    Today I have got in an e-mail news about a Wildlife photo contest. The detaills will be announced soon, but here is a page with the winner of the last contest. I do believe that it is a great opportunity for those who photograph nature. I see many beautiful photos with the... More

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