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  • Secrets of Microstock SuperStars

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of November, 2008

    While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some words of wisdom from the panel members... More
  • My first blog

    by Alanjeffery | 14th of August, 2015

    Hi, Just thought I'd start a blog on Dreamstime as I've been uploading images for a few years now and wondered if anyone had any advice on increasing sales. Me sales seem pretty stagnant at the moment.   See Article
  • Any ideas on improving your popularity and sales?

    by Awesomesiang | 3rd of June, 2015

    Hey guys, I've been here for more than 5 months now. Just got 1 sale until today. So I've been wondering if there's any ways to increase my sales or perhaps which and what kind of stock photos you guys focus more on? The image that I got sale is `old book with old glasses`... More
  • Use social networks to increase the views/sales?

    by Angelaciudad | 8th of April, 2015

    I wanted to discover by myself if the use of social networks helps to increase the views of my photos and as a consequence, the possibility of more sells too. I used always facebook only for private proposals and I had not any twitter account, so I decided to create a new... More
  • Hint to get more model releases from strangers of street photography

    by Lifeontheside | 30th of August, 2014

    Hi everyone, Thought I would share my hints with you about how I build up model releases for my photos , especially photos that I take on the street, beach or whereever of virtual strangers. Let's take the beach for a perfect setting. If I plan a day at the beach, when... More
  • Persistence?

    by Physi28 | 29th of August, 2014

    I have been at DT since 2010 with now around 2800 images online and with an average approval rate of around 84 percent, I have newer stopped uploading any month, sales were increasing with temporary downs, (all the veterans here may remember the crisis in the first quarter... More
  • Over 1000$

    by Streager | 14th of March, 2014

    Today I have rich my first 1000$. After 2 months of calm, in the last week, sales increased again, and exceeding the magical limit of 1000 dollars. :-) Best regards from Slovenija See Article
  • Losing my motivation

    by Augustinasg | 10th of February, 2014

    Yes I am losing my motivation because sales number is increasing so slowy a lot of images has been refused and now I am thinking - am I so unsuccessful? See Article
  • Tips for my Friends

    by Davinciphotos | 13th of January, 2014

    Welcome to Dreamstime. A strange world where you could earn money for the photos that you take. You may be asking yourself, "What is a commercial image and how do I get a submitted file approved through Dreamstime?". Well I am still learning myself.... More
  • Without Ideas for photos?

    by Maxsp | 7th of January, 2014

    LONG STORY SHORT! Okay, you have a camera, you want to make photos but you don't know what to photograph. Let's solve it now! First of all, it's not your fault and it's not because you are not creative, but because you still don't learn about it, until now! It is... More
  • Just Beginning at Dreasmtime

    by Kingtrac | 30th of December, 2013

    I'm just starting out at Dreamstime and it is my first microstock experience. I have nine images that have been accepted so far! I have been analyzing the images that have been accepted and rejected and I think it has already had a positive effect on my photography. I'... More
  • How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?

    by Edosaodaro | 9th of October, 2013

    Hi Guys! I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated releases - required to implement such... More
  • MR each time while shooting..?

    by Vennys | 29th of September, 2013

    As I noticed, there is only 1 MR needed here (for 1 model). When you shoot more times (different days) with the same model, do you sign every time MR? Or may I use same form for the whole year (specific) year..? (only once signed at the beginning) Thanks. Vašek More
  • At Last My First Sale!

    by Cheese365 | 6th of September, 2013

    A very BIG THANKYOU to the person who bought this image - my first sale!!!! I was very suprised to get a sale so soon during my first calendar month! From what I've seen so far on Dreamstime whilst browsing the categories the standard of images is very high, so I was... More
  • Model Releases

    by Jormonago | 21st of August, 2013

    I have many shots in my personal portfolio that I have not been able to use here mainly because of people reluctant to sign model releases. Due to this I've started taking self portraits and I'm having a lot of fun with it :) Much easier to get a model release for yourself!... More

    by Harshvardhan | 15th of July, 2013

    Hey everybody out there and specially newbie like me who have just started out and feel confused what to upload and what not. Few months ago I visited to a cultural festival at Surajkund Faridabad Haryana in India. I shot lots of artists performing their traditional arts... More
  • Exclusivity

    by Baspentrubas | 10th of July, 2013

    Hi there DT comunity. This is my first post on blog. I wanna tell you that i decided to go exclusive here on DT. I hope i made the right move . i was very surprised that DT paid me the upload bonu(0.20/image) retroactive, for all my files that i have online. I started... More
  • Model release, each shooting new release?

    by Vennys | 2nd of July, 2013

    Can anyone help please? If I shoot with one model for example twice a week (MO, FR) do I need for each day extra release - sheet? Is there any way, how to use one for a month cooperation for example? Thanks for answer! Vašek See Article
  • Model release general-purpose?

    by Vennys | 26th of March, 2013

    Is there some general purpose model release form, which I can use somewhere else except for DT? Thank you in advance for answers. Vašek See Article
  • Do editorial photos sell? And at what ratio to commercial?

    by Babar760 | 19th of December, 2012

    I have about 1200 photos on line at DT and practically all are for advertisement. But when I click on contributors portfolios, I see many editorial images. I just got back from a trip to France. Do any images of say, a prespective shot of the Arc de Triomphe with the Champs... More

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