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  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    by Tangie | 20th of September, 2007

    It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading images: keywords, title and description.... More
  • Things I learn while shooting for stock - Part 1: out on the streets

    by Unteroffizier | 8th of April, 2016

    When I first handled a digital camera, I did not know to surf the internet for information on camera operations, nor how to look for information on understanding the concepts and relations between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The internet wasn't saturated with such information... More
  • 6000$ earned on Dreamstime :)

    by Mangroove | 8th of April, 2016

    Hi Dreamstimers! Some years ago (03/02/2010) I uploaded my first pictures here on Dreamstime. I didn’t know what to expect. Days have passed – NO SALE, months have passed – still NO SALE. Shall I give up? Shall I upload more photos? Does this all make sense? Then,... More
  • 500 images online! Wahoo!

    by Williamsphere | 14th of December, 2015

    Some days I thought it would never happen. 500 DT images accepted and online. I am excited and appreciative of the admin folks who take time to peruse my work and give suggestions. I may not always agree (sometimes my favorites are declined) but those times make me think,... More
  • Slowly, but surely!

    by Dubsy21 | 2nd of December, 2015

    This is my first blog, but only to say thanks to those who have purchased my photos! Nothing gives me more encouragement than people giving me support and advice to improve my photography. The refused files with attached reasons for refusal is really painful but USEFUL... More
  • Finally 150 items online!!

    by Fotografieschnabel | 29th of November, 2015

    Today is the day I finally got 150 images online. That makes me happy and hungry to upload more, but it took me a couple of months to get this far. As said before, mostly because of my fathers medical problems, but also because of a lot of refusals (most of them because... More
  • My New Panorama Photos

    by Wickedlydivine | 28th of November, 2015

    Today My first panorama was accepted in which I am very excited, I have been working on Trying to perfect my panoramas for a little over 5 months, and while it may have taken awhile to understand how to create High quality Panoramas I now can start focusing more on the subject... More
  • 2 years with Dreamstime

    by Msalena | 27th of November, 2015

    Hello, guys! In fact, these 2 years were very interesting, teaching and ...quick! I would say, I have learnt a lot. I made a decision at the early stage tp become an exclusive contributor. Sometimes I doubt if it was right, but meanwhile I stay with this. Photography... More
  • Never too late to learn

    by Zz3701 | 16th of November, 2015

    What a big surprise for me today, I got my first sale ! Among hundreds of thousands of excellent pictures, one of mine was sold, that really means something to me. I joined DT two and half months ago. I chose ten of my best pictures from a thousand pictures in my computer... More
  • MY FIRST SALE !

    by Savo889 | 2nd of October, 2015

    I am very hapi ! I have first sale ! And when I drafted the text on the occasion of the first sale, came a SECOND sale ! 6 Months on, 4 Months actively, acceptante ratio 59.7%, 188 files online. Start ? I did not know what a stock photo. I do not know English well. I write... More
  • 7 777 photos online

    by Annahristova | 17th of September, 2015

    On October 2, 2013 was accepted my first photo on the site.For less than two years they became 7 777.And three years ago I have not even imagined that I could earn money from photography. I know that my sales are not great in number, but recently in one day from two images... More
  • The learning curve has been long and hard......

    by Laqhill | 13th of September, 2015

    Whew!!! Well, I have been in Dreamstime as a stock contributor now for 4 1/2 years. I have finally just now had 2000 images accepted!! The learning curve has been long and hard (my acceptance percentage is coming out of the toilet a little dab) and I still have MUCH to... More
  • Trying Something New: Concept Photography

    by Winnietam | 12th of September, 2015

    I'm hoping to start a new series on my blog called "Trying Something New" to document new techniques or areas of focus in my photography in an attempt to improve my skills and keep learning. This week: concept photography. Anyone who gives a quick glance through my portfolio... More
  • Thank you so much Dreamstime for help to freedom me

    by Emdaduljs | 12th of September, 2015

    Wow! That's really great that exclusive photographer on Dreamstime. Ialso was an exclusive photographer on Dreamstime. Imagine extra $0.20 earning on every uploaded items. But I like freedom in my working, it mean I want to work more stock site. I also work many other stock... More
  • My Journey and 10000 USD mile stone.

    by Creativei | 5th of September, 2015

      I have just posted a blog about Microstock and my achievement, read now Its been a great journey over 6 years now. Click the above link to read the complete story. More
  • My first 20 sales

    by Singhlens | 1st of September, 2015

    I started building my port at Dreamstime this year, have tried to learn from others on the forum. Hopeful that it will be good journey ahead for me. Some success for now, looking forward to do better work.           More
  • 100$ breakethrough

    by Ismogismo | 4th of August, 2015

      Yippee! yes this summer crossed my earnings balance the $100 level. One reason is my picture: digitization of money See Article
  • My Story, My Experiences Of One Year

    by Rajansingh | 3rd of August, 2015

    Before I start my story I want to tell my fellow photographers that I am not good in English. Hope you all will forgive me for that. I joined DT on 7/12/2014. Those days I knew nothing about photography and still I am learning, and this is a never ending process. One keeps... More
  • $30,000 Milestone

    by Mrallen | 24th of July, 2015

    Hi everyone I've just passed a significant milestone : $30,000 in Total Earnings. My Statistics as of today (24th July 2015) are: Total Earnings: $30,004.04 Total Sales: 21,799 Uploads: 7252... More
  • More Images Accepted

    by Pamjreynolds | 23rd of July, 2015

    Hello Just a quickie to say that I've had a few more images accepted onto Dreamstime, so well onto my target of 100 online. I know rejections are a pain, but without them we could miss out on doing our very best work. I do appreciated that the whole aspect of photography... More

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