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  • Review: 70-200 4L USM

    by Chanevy | 18th of July, 2012

    I debated long and hard before buying this lense. It cost more than I had ever spent on glass before. And what I really wanted was the f2.8. But, if I went with the 2.8, I knew that I would need IS due to the weight of the lense and that added significantly to the cost.... More
  • My journey to 3000 sales reached today.

    by Retina2020 | 18th of July, 2012

    Wow. It just seems like yesterday when I started at Dreamstime and enter the world of microstock photography. I remember vividly saying to myself, it's worth a shot (pardon the pun) since I already enjoy taking photos anyway. What can a lose? Almost 5 years later, I finally... More
  • MY 100th image is online!!! Wohoooo :-))

    by Sindorei | 16th of July, 2012

    Hellooo everyone, Well I've gotten very good news today when I opened my inbox and first thing that I saw 10 unread emails from dreamstime.com entitled: selected image .... with this last batch of fine pictures I reached 100 (+1) images in my portfolio today and... More
  • Open Golf Championship 2012. Warning !

    by Davidwatmough | 12th of July, 2012

    As I have admitted before I am addicted to photography and will go almost anywhere and pay whatever it takes to get interesting, preferably unique, images. Living in Inverness there has been publicity for some time about the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Golf... More
  • setting goals

    by Phoenixci | 8th of July, 2012

    Who would have believed a few months ago that I, a photographer without any training, would have reached over 100 photos accepted. The start of the journey was hard and after many refusals I wondered, (as many others have I am sure) if this was for me. I decided to take every... More
  • Nokia 808 Pureview - Never miss a stock photo moment?!

    by Retina2020 | 28th of June, 2012

    I've been a photography enthusiast for decades and have seen photography advance over the years. However with the launch of Nokia's 808 Pureview smartphone, photography is going to be changed forever. Anyone that has studied photography would have came across the example... More
  • High magnification macro photography on Dreamstime

    by M4rio1979 | 9th of June, 2012

    Macro photography is why I have started my photography seriously two years ago. World of insects, bugs, spiders. To be able to see such a small details of a small jumping spider, or a ladybug, butterfly, dragonfly or just a house fly, was very interresting to me, so I have... More
  • Primary and Secondary Games

    by Jianbinglee | 2nd of June, 2012

    I introduced a few primary and secondary Games photos.The children are very invested effort and hard work, regardless of the final results, such a positive spirit I was very impressed.I hope you will like them. More
  • How did you do with DT changes?

    by Egomezta | 1st of June, 2012

    A month ago DT changed the levels of the prices per image, here it is the link where you can see these changes: Levels Update Now it is easier for our images to reach levels, for example before for a level 4 an image needed 25 sales, now an image only needs 10 sales. That... More
  • Never give up!

    by Fultonsphoto | 17th of May, 2012

    On logging in today I was impressed to find that my latest sale was of this image. What made me impressed was that this is one of my most recently uploaded images, has only 32 views and sold for $4.32, and no that is not unusual, what is though, is... More
  • New lens and hopefully some more pictures

    by Llareggub | 16th of May, 2012

    I have been very quiet on the photography front for a few monhs, winter was brutal and cold and planting season is always very busy! However I have taken some of my macrostock earnings and invested in a couple of new lenses, the Tamron 17-50mm f.8 and the Sigma 50mm f2.8... More
  • RELEVANT Relevancy Searches

    by Clarsen55 | 14th of May, 2012

    I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images appearance in a search. When "buyer searched... More
  • The key word for keywords is: Simplicity

    by Mark6138 | 3rd of May, 2012

    Wherever I have information available about the terms used by buyers to select an image they have invariably used one of the simplest terms in my keywords list. Recent sales for me that highlight this include the terms 'gravel path' and 'headphones' as well as 'inhaler'... More
  • Seville fair

    by Monysasi | 3rd of May, 2012

    The Seville Fair is held in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain. The fair takes place in April, a week or two after Easter. The Fair dates back to 1847 when it was originally organized as a livestock fair. For the duration of the fair, a vast area on the far bank... More
  • Wow - Found one of my purchased photos - I designed this! Me...

    by Leahmae | 27th of April, 2012

    I did a search on my photos that have been purchased. Wow what a thrill to find someone is using it as a main part of their business web-site. Here is their web-site below. http://cdnsriaward.wordpress.com/distinguishedserviceaward/ And here is the photo....... More
  • This is how I keyword...

    by Miraclemoments | 27th of April, 2012

    Key wording can be very intimidating...you sit, you think and wonder what to type and when you have typed all the words you can possible think about you still have only scratched the surface of what the image is all about. You try and think what a possible buyer might... More
  • Double milestones

    by Cooper5022 | 17th of April, 2012

    I have recently reached 2 milestones. Firstly I uploaded a small batch of nature images which took my online images to 700. And secondly I had my first level 4 image. So far it has been slow going in terms of downloads this month, but I am hoping it will... More
  • Welcome more sales! - my best day ever here up to now :)

    by Androniques | 27th of March, 2012

    Hi Dreamers! I do not tend to shout about my so-called "milestones", because I do feel and know too well that I am not particularly fast in getting sales. But today (already safe to say yesterday)... err... "words don't come easy to me" It's either the wind changed and... More
  • Dreamstime Images used for motivation on our new ReviewBoost service

    by Boostreviews | 27th of March, 2012

    I'am writing a book and the designer making the cover uses this site and seeing the cover really helps with writers block. I also enjoy seeing the section with similar images makes allot faster to find what you are looking for. Well just wanted to share my quick thoughts... More
  • Review time

    by Saap585 | 20th of March, 2012

    Image review takes FOREVER!!! ??? 7 days pending and from yesterday went twice for hours under review and back again with ETR!!! and back again to review!!!!! :( and there are more on pending queue and more on my computer's workflow!!! And im just thinking, start... More

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