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  • Appropriate collection management

    by Bennymarty | 28th of June, 2014

    Hello. I am a new member of Dreamstime community. I’d like to address this topic about "collection management". The collections are theme created by contributors photographers, whose purpose is to facilitate the search for the ultimate consumer who wants to buy images... More
  • First sale

    by Photoaria | 3rd of June, 2014

    I created my account here, and want to build a good portfolio of stock photos. Then I got a few rejections and got busy. Today, I decided to visit Dreamstime. I am surprised to see that I got one sale! Wow! Maybe I should really be more active and upload many more photos.... 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
  • Little Collection Experiment

    by ClaireCphotography | 31st of January, 2014

    Hi Everybody! Not so long ago I've reached the milestone of 50 up-loads, which also was the beginning of this blog. The nice and encouraging comments on my first blog article gave me extra motivation and drive to understand stock photography. Thank you all for that! So... More
  • The Time Is Now

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 20th of December, 2013

    I signed up for Dreamstime in 2007 and have since been determined to make stock photography a substantial part of my income. Since joining, however, things have not gone according to plan. I quit a full time job with good income and great benefits to pursue photography... More
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas

    by Daddiomanottawa | 11th of December, 2013

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through Dreamstime, Everything was quiet, as though someone stopped time. My recent uploads sit waiting for careful review, In hopes that by New Year they'll be the first you can view. And I a contributor, nestled all snug in... More
  • Contributors shape the market!

    by Mani33 | 24th of November, 2013

    I'm writing this blog because I believe there is wave of strange behavior from some contributors that is affecting the Microstocks Market in a way or another. This concerns everyone, but specially non exclusive photographers or those who might think of being non exclusives... More
  • Featured Contributor!

    by Wisconsinart | 1st of November, 2013

    So I log into Dreamstime today and am about to drill down into the site when I notice the "Featured Contributor" space had an image similar to one of mine. I click on it and sure enough, it was one of my images! Then I notice the name of the contributor is the same as mine.... More
  • Where does it lead to?

    by Helgidinson | 8th of October, 2013

    A hypothetical question. 150,000+ contributors , 19 million+ images online, every day, competition is getting tougher and tougher each day . Creativity needs to take a notch up of each day that pass by. Just like this image trying to come up with something interesting... More
  • Exclusivity : yes baby!

    by Fredbro | 31st of July, 2013

    Hi everyone, Just a little message to say that yesterday, I have been accepted in the Dreamstime's exclusive contributors group. Yes! After reading many positive comments by exclusive contributors, and after accepting the fact that I just don't have enough time to submit... More
  • 17 cents which drive me crazy...

    by Janceluch | 10th of April, 2013

    Yesterday I had to cut my nails very short... as I am nervously biting them last days... The reason is simple - I am 17 cents short to pick my first payout on DT. The balance stopped moving two weeks ago and refuses to rise - and nothing helps - I already started to talk... 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
  • My First 300 Sales

    by Kharyadi | 26th of January, 2013

    Ok now, so today I just got 300 sales. I have been a little bit lazy for a few last months, but this 300 sales thing came up. I suppose should be more active in stockphotos from now on ;p However this is my 300th sales image: See Article
  • Four actions

    by Arturoosorno | 4th of January, 2013

    As a DT contributor I have recently made four actions in a effort to improve rank and sales. First one was remove my images from other image bank with low sales and without feedback. Number two to become exclusive contributor. Third action was to create the collection... More
  • MY FIRST YEAR WITH DREAMSTIME

    by Cathconvey | 26th of December, 2012

    It’s been a year since I became a Dreamstime contributor – WOW! I remember when I checked out this website for the first time and found so many wonderful photos and illusitrations here! I thought how nice it would be to see my photos here one day… And now my... More
  • Roberto1977 is illustrating the world happy

    by Assignments | 23rd of October, 2012

    Roberto1977, this week's featured contributor, is a self-taught illustrator in love with photography who likes to draw the world happy. His favorite and main subjects are children and seasonal holidays which he turns into successful stock with a few inexpensive resources... More
  • Technical error on uploading

    by Guarino | 29th of August, 2012

    Hi to everyone, in the last days I have an error message during upload. the message is : "Technical error " someone have this problem? See Article
  • My first 100th images

    by Tidusx | 19th of July, 2012

    Hello Everyone, I am very happy with that 100+8 images are online. i think it isn't easy to achieve that, because i was rejected so many time before and i was demotivated for a period of time, but i believe "Keep uploading" and "See more articles and blog from DT" then... More
  • Generic stock vs. Authentic stock

    by Crazydaizy99 | 10th of May, 2012

    I am praying for that magic upload 25! And I pray it will happen tonight (I am at 24). I joined Dreamstime several months ago and was elated when some of my photos were accepted. I used every ounce of my creativity to create the best images that I knew how and was surprised... More
  • Instead of Uploading the Obvious, You Should Upload the OBVIOUS

    by Wisconsinart | 7th of April, 2012

    We all know the story; you have a camera, take lots of pictures, and then you discover the world of Microstock. "You mean I can make MONEY doing this?" you say to yourself. "Sign me up!" And thus your career began. You searched the database, looked at other portfolios,... More

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