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  • 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 It!... 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 simulator, essentially racing on ovals), and... More
  • Continuing a Story

    by Noonie | 13th of December, 2008 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 because... 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
  • Which to shoot RAW or JPEG?

    by Aughty | 4th of December, 2008

    Since shooting stock for DT, I have been on a learning curve. Learning about ISO, DOF, Dynamic Range, Histograms and tons of other fun stuff that makes me feel more like a technician of imagery than a photographer. I deal with reality (photography) first and that’s to... More
  • Hang In There!

    by Cmarshall717 | 3rd of December, 2008

    To all you newbies out there, or those of you wondering if you will ever reach your first payout, hang in there. I first started uploading to Dreamstime in September of 2007. So, you looked at my profile and said to yourself, "Hmmmm, she only has 90 uploads in over a year.... More
  • Composition

    by Lazar_x | 24th of November, 2008

    Thirds The most frequently quoted rule of composition is of use of thirds. Imagine your picture being divided equally into nine rectangles, three across by three up. The main features of your image should be placed not in the center of the frame, but on this dividing lines.... More
  • Submitters Competition

    by Fultonsphoto | 23rd of November, 2008

    Good day fellow photographers… On submission of my first Blog "HOORAY 100 Images selected, but no sales :0(" I have received many kind responses and many thought provoking ones as well, thanks again to all. But now onto one of those thoughts, in my last response I mentioned... More
  • 400th Upload....

    by Jaboardm | 7th of November, 2008

    I just had my 400th image accepted... I have set a goal to have 500 images online by the end of the year, which with my past couple months shouldn't be an issue. However, I do want to keep in mind that we have the holidays coming up and the review time may increase as... More
  • I Did It!

    by Irisangel | 28th of October, 2008

    A few weeks ago I posted a blog stating that I was hoping to have at least 1,000 images approved and online before the end of the year. Well, today, a bit ahead of schedule, I made it with a new series of wedding invitations and florals. Now, on to 2,000. Here is image #... More
  • Its voting time, be a fair judge and choose the best

    by Creativei | 23rd of October, 2008

    Hi, I’m taking special interest in this month’s monthly competition for two reasons, one to be involved with DT as DT has started making money for me, every month I get an average on 75 USD which is fair enough considering my image portfolio. Second my image has been... More
  • Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going On Safari, Part 1

    by Charlesoutcalt | 17th of October, 2008

    Before I went on safari to Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, I scoured the web and photo guide books for tips on how to prepare. I found quite a bit of good advice, but, once I got to my destination, I realized there were many things that I wish I had known. In the... More
  • 300th Image uploaded....

    by Jaboardm | 13th of October, 2008

    Just another among many milestones... My 300th image was approved on October 10, 2008. This was recently prolonged a bit as I disabled a few images, but worth the wait... (By the way - Yes, the player in white was carried off the field.) I have had to swallow my pride... More

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