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  • My first sale

    by Jkjainu | 4th of August, 2015

    One day in office, My colleague saw me and asked, How much till now you earn from your photography? I was taken awake by the question as i was not expecting any money from my hobby, I was thinking who will buy my photographs where there are 1000 times better photographers.... More
  • New world new guy

    by Ddukang | 13th of July, 2015

    i am come from China,and i never upload images into any Non-Chinese website,the dreamstime is the first and the first to reject my photos,,,not one... this give me a shock and then i seriously read about why,,then ,i have a more clear understand with mine... may be there... More
  • Developing Your Photographic Style

    by Gracelife | 8th of July, 2015

          What makes a famous photographer famous? It’s not the gear he uses, and it’s normally not a single image, either. Most of the greatest photographers have a certain style that makes their images immediately recognizable. Style is the reason why you can pick... More
  • Hello

    by Pamjreynolds | 30th of March, 2015

    Hello I joined Dreamstime towards the end of last year, and I must say I’ve enjoyed the experience so far. Although I have to admit I have had rejections too, (boo) and to honest I can understand why; but having said that, it is a learning curve for me and hopefully... More
  • First 100$ milestone (and first blog post)!

    by Lilleskut | 29th of March, 2015

    Quite happy to have finally made it. I jumped over the 100$ threshold with a 9.90 $ sale of a very green image, which is by far the most I got for a single sale.  I started with dreamstime back in 2010 when I uploaded a couple of images out of curiosity to see whether... More
  • Four years with Dreamstime

    by Mrhighsky | 25th of March, 2015

    Four years ago I created my dreamstime account just as an experiment. I didn't know at that time that I will come so far. I was still a student (an engineering student). Photography and and design was my hobby. My dreamstime portfolio doesn't only represent some images but... More
  • On the last few month

    by Morgancapasso | 15th of March, 2015

    I restart to produce, image stock oriented, and after, and litle be of reserch, i arrived at the conclusion, beaside the quolity, you must, work in a costant way, and try to upload at list 5 to 10 immage a week to keep your portfolio groing, and the seals as well. Following... More
  • It´s all about sales and popularity?

    by Avenikolas | 9th of March, 2015

    Dreamstime is my first photobank. I have uploaded 88 pictures in this moment. Almost all of them are photos of people, travelling and culture. I know this topics are not the best for selling, but that´s my hobby. Only three pictures of mine has been purchased and I know... More
  • Numbers like animals

    by Ksenashu | 18th of October, 2014

    Last summer I decided to try my hand in creating vector illustration for selling in stocks. I think it’s very difficult to come up with clear and interesting task for anybody. I decided to create something useful for me, because a lot of simple illustrations already were... More
  • Four years with Dreamstime

    by Rigmanyi | 27th of April, 2014

    I'm celebrating four years with Dreamstime and I'd like to share with you some of my experiences and ask you some questions that may be difficult, perhaps rhetorical. When I first got into stock photography, I've done some research and I started working with... More
  • My story about the following pictures

    by Wxh6763 | 25th of February, 2014

    It is summertime, very hot. We get up just past five o'clock. A layer of white mist is diffusion on the DongJiang Lake. Which of HuNan province of China. Just after six o 'clock, one fisherman shaking his boat and across in the fog. About half past seven, the sun just begin... More
  • Dreamstime is exciting!

    by Laurentiuz | 13th of February, 2014

    Dear reader! This is my first blog on dreamstime since I am farely "new" in this great community. I started uploading photos in here to earn a little extra pocket change, but I realized that the sells, depends on both quality photos and amount of photos. I am a quite... More
  • Share your experience

    by Augustinasg | 12th of January, 2014

    I am very curious could you tell me guys how many sales made 100$ in your case ? See Article
  • I am a new one here

    by Icyspring | 23rd of December, 2013

    I am a Chinese University student. I like taking photo very much. But I am a new one here. I want to make friends with you and need your experience. If you want to share with me ,you can write on here or send a message to me , Thanks a lot. More
  • Photography Experience of the Pacific Northwest

    by Wildphoto2 | 21st of December, 2013

    My name is Jason and I would like to share my experience with wildlife photography. I have enjoyed taking pictures growing up with film cameras but it wasn’t until digital photography came on the scene for common people that I took an extreme liking to photography. I... More
  • On My Way!

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 20th of December, 2013

    A few months ago I purchased my first "real" camera. I have always loved photographing everything but never thought about doing it for any profit. While online trying to teach myself about photography, I stumbled on the DT website. At first, my thoughts were "stock-what?... More
  • My first DT-experiences

    by Ivanderbiesen | 28th of August, 2013

    First sale, 50 accepted images, becoming exclusive, 100 accepted images, and now 200 accepted images. Little, but significant milestones for a newbie in stock photography. To honor the 200th accepted image I decided to do what I promised myself for the other newbie-milestones:... More
  • 500th upload

    by Phoenixci | 1st of August, 2013

    Like an infant it me a little over 16 moths to walk amongst other photographers, I often state that I am not a pro and I do not consider myself to be at a professional level in my photography, I am still learning and I am happy to see my progression as I gain experience.... More
  • 100+ images online

    by Vennys | 22nd of July, 2013

    I can´t believe that...with my knowledge at the beginning and now, I´m over 100 images online, great feeling. Thank you DT, members and friends as well... See Article
  • Debriefing my first event shoot

    by Chanevy | 25th of May, 2013

    As a long time Toastmaster, I was honored to be asked to be the official photographer at a district convention. Totally unpaid, of course, but it sounded like fun and would be a great learning experience. And boy, did I learn. The good-What I did right: I brought... More

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