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Little Collection Experiment part 2!
posted 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... More...
Little Collection Experiment
posted 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... More...
The Time Is Now
posted 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... More...
Twas the Night Before Christmas
posted 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.... More...
Contributors shape the market!
posted 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... More...
Featured Contributor!
posted 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... More...
Where does it lead to?
posted 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... More...
Exclusivity : yes baby!
posted 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... More...
17 cents which drive me crazy...
posted 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... More...
Get into the mind of your customer
posted 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... More...
My First 300 Sales
posted 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:... More...
Four actions
posted 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.... More...
MY FIRST YEAR WITH DREAMSTIME
posted 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... More...
Roberto1977 is illustrating the world happy
posted 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... More...
Technical error on uploading
posted 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?
My first 100th images
posted 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... More...
Generic stock vs. Authentic stock
posted 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... More...
Instead of Uploading the Obvious, You Should Upload the OBVIOUS
posted 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... More...
Buyers! Need to contact contributors? Comment via Tools tab! :)
posted by androniques - 5th of april, 2012
Hi Dreamers! In a recent discussion in this thread about cropped vs non-cropped pictures of people and such, it appeared that some buyers do not realize that they can "legally" contact contributors, i.e. the authors of those images... More...
Milestone of 50 photos reached!! Exclusive or NOT?
posted by saap585 - 30th of march, 2012
Yes, Milestone of 50 photos reached!! Exclusive or NOT? In less than a month, i reached the EXCLUSIVITY limit, and now here comes the Q: TO BE or NOT TO BE? I have to admit that at the beginning before a month, I was excited to... More...
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