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  • Professional photographers coming into microstock - a threat?

    by Saniphoto | 13th of April, 2009

    The microstock world is continuing to change, almost daily. It wasn't long a go when images supplied where almost from amateurs or semi-professional photographers. Images were shooted with compact cameras and there were half a million images in a typical microstock agency.... More
  • The Color Awards

    by Egorr | 26th of March, 2009

    On March, 23, the nominees and prizewinners of a most prestigious international photo contest The Color Awards were solemnly introduced and bestowed. This year the jury included representatives of such famous companies as KODAK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, FOX, VOGUE, let alone... More
  • Get creative!

    by Saniphoto | 25th of March, 2009

    My aim in microstock is to be different. I have realized since beginning that I could not compete with the kind of Yuri Arcus or Iofoto, that are far beyond my league (for now). The best I could envision to get my slice of cake and get some success, was simply to be... More
  • Power of compounding

    by Bradcalkins | 10th of March, 2009

    Anyone looking into a retirement savings plan, or trying to pay down a mortgage knows the 'power' of compound interest. Compounding in general applies to stock photography to some degree. If you maintain some growth in your uploading, no matter how small, you will benefit... More
  • first level two photo

    by Digitalreflections | 9th of March, 2009

    I was overjoyed this morning when I logged on and dicovered that one of my photos had sold making it my very first level two file. Each new accomplishment brings renewed enthusiasm. It may be trivial to some of the more experienced members here,but it made my day. More
  • Full Circle

    by Noonie | 5th of March, 2009

    Well, I guess I'm in the mood to write this morning. I'll get to the mess in my office later............. I've been getting a lot on line lately, I finally passed the 1000 download mark and also had a picture accepted for an assignment, so this year has started off with... More
  • 400th Down load

    by Jaboardm | 4th of March, 2009

    400th download... Yet another milestone reached just under 1 year after joining DT. Some may not think much of this, but I have learned lots on the art of Micro Stock in this year. Even with 400 dl's, I still haven't had the pleasure of seeing one of my shots in... More
  • Your Computer Crashed and all is lost!

    by Lcjtripod | 21st of February, 2009

    Yes, it can and will in time happen to you. Protect yourself by making two DVD's of your original images, save one copy in your desk and another in a second place. Not in the same building! I had a studio and a house burn to the ground. (five years apart) lost everything... More
  • Illustrators versus Computer

    by Micspix | 18th of February, 2009

    Let me preface this blog by saying that I belong to an active and varied group of artists in my area. These talented, skilled artists produce works in all different mediums. I feel blessed to be part of such a talented group of people and have learned much from them.... More
  • 1500 images online!

    by Irisangel | 10th of February, 2009

  • 100 Images Online!

    by Asklar | 9th of February, 2009

    What an accomplishment for me! I am an ametuer photographer who has been on Dreamstime for 5 months now. I had my fair share of rejections and recently surpassed 100 images online! THis is the one that put me over. And it isn't even one of my favorite shots so i have included... More
  • My First Computer Illustration!

    by Eclecticelegance | 3rd of February, 2009

    My first illustrations that were created with a computer were approved yesterday!!!! (This is a follow-up blog from these previous blogs: 1.) Ist blog article about illlustrations 2.) 2nd blog article about illustrations ) Here are the illustrations!! I'm... More
  • Photographic Competition

    by Fultonsphoto | 21st of January, 2009

    I recently joined the SA Photography Contest forum on facebook, within a few days of joining they sent me details of a really exciting photographic competition. The competition is to photograph a newly built architectural masterpiece in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am sure... More
  • Planning ahead

    by Teekaygee | 20th of January, 2009

    Some days it seems as though I can't come up with a single idea. When that happens, I end up just sitting around feeling frustrated because I really want to be taking photos and uploading. I browse the forums and check my stats a zillion times...which adds to the frustration... More
  • Review: Canon G10

    by Bradcalkins | 7th of January, 2009

    I got a Canon G10 over Christmas and it is definitely a great little camera. I was worried that the high megapixel count and small sensor would drop my approval rating compared to the DSLR I've been using up until now. After getting a first batch accepted, with no rejections... More
  • Aspect Ratio

    by Bradcalkins | 29th of December, 2008

    As if there weren't enough things to think about, I recently started thinking about yet another aspect (pun intended) of stock photography: aspect ratio. I got a compact camera this Christmas and discovered that it was 4:3, rather than 3:2 as I'm used to with a DSLR. This... More
  • Headroom on Images

    by Karldavis | 17th of December, 2008

    Well, I finally got started in stock photography! It seems like a whole new world to me and I have a huge learning curve... to come up to speed on what's important, what images sell and which ones don't. One thing has struck me already: LEAVE HEAD ROOM and Lots of... More
  • Upgrade pains... And the importance of backups

    by Southernstar71 | 15th of December, 2008

    For once, a blog post that has no real photographic content, just to underline once again how important regularily backing up your data is. Beside being an amateur photographer, I'm also a keen simracer (I use the iracing.com simulator, essentially racing on ovals), and... More
  • Continuing a Story

    by Noonie | 13th of December, 2008

    ............so I went out on a mountain bike ride. The day was sunny, the air cool and crisp, the sky bright blue. We were talking and having fun. All of a sudden something happened and I was going over the handlebars aiming at the ground. I landed under the bike... More
  • Concept to completion

    by Bradcalkins | 8th of December, 2008

    Every once in a while I have an idea that takes some time to pan out, arrange and execute. This image, of tying a tie is one of those. I've been thinking about it for some time and finally got around to doing it. I'm happy to see it was accepted today and is now online.... More

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