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Rites of Passage
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of may, 2008
Life is a series of events that mark our passage through time. Some events are as unremarkable as a Grandfather teaching his grandson how to swim or parents looking on as their child takes its first step. Other occasions such as traditional... More...
Finally an upward trend
posted by mvogel - 28th of march, 2014
After many months of decreasing sales and revenue I am finally on an upward trend. This month marks a new BME for revenue for a month and a new sales and revenue BME for a quarter. What is the secret? Putting in the work. Create,... More...
1,001!
posted by theblackrhino - 11th of february, 2014
In the summer of 2010, I never imagined I'd have a portfolio of over 1,000 illustrations on Dreamstime. It's been an amazing journey as a part-time illustrator. My advice to anyone starting out at Dreamstime is to find your own style... More...
My goals for 2014
posted by matthiase - 8th of february, 2014
My goals before 2014 ends: - 1000+ Images in my portfolio. - At least 100 Sales. - More courage to approach unknown people or business and ask if i can photograph them. - Make even more time every month to make and upload material.... More...
500th upload
posted 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... More...
200 online
posted by halient - 4th of august, 2011
After a couple of years of being on DT I finally have 200 online, some of it has been good, some frustrating but it has given me an outlet for me to use some of the 40k+ shots I have taken in the last year (only about 1k of them have... More...
Time to level 5
posted by bradcalkins - 24th of july, 2011
As time marches forward I find it interesting to see which of my images will become my top sellers. Some you kind of know right away, while others come out of nowhere... I did a little bit of number crunching to see if it is clear... More...
Happy Birthday!
posted by kakigori - 20th of may, 2011
Yesterday was my first birthday here at dreamstime. One full year as microstocker creating illustrations. I learned a lot through this whole year. Learning about keywording, learning about microstock. I think I'm graduated now.... More...
Dreamstime growth
posted by tamarabauer - 19th of april, 2011
I became a contributor here at DT in Dec 2010...actually, I started uploading in Nov 2010 "behind the scenes" while I waited for my exclusivity with another agency to come to an end...so my PF wasn't visible until the beginning of December.... More...
Learning Process - and sticking with it.
posted by leahmae - 1st of february, 2011
I joined Dreamstime as an outlet for my urge to click the shutter button. I love photography, always have. Now that my career is settled and I have a keen sense of where I am at, I have focused my spare creative juices on taking pictures.... More...
Interviewed by Breakfast Stock Club
posted by wordplanet - 31st of january, 2011
I've been submitting stock photos for a while now but didn't really start adding to my portfolio until late last year, and once I began submitting regularly I saw a big jump in sales. I've found it helpful to join a few forums including... More...
2010 in review
posted by bogdan - 27th of january, 2011
2010 was one of my best years of growth in photography business. I thought I should share with you some of my numbers in this blog post. Before that, you should know that I do mostly travel photography although I am also interested... More...
Dreamstime, learning by the day!
posted by lx343 - 20th of august, 2010
I used to be a below average photographer with many photo's taken in a way the average tourist would take. Full of convidence you start to create an account and look around the site, and learn that there is quite some room for improvement.... More...
Watch and wait...
posted by elimitchell - 19th of july, 2010
I find graphical and numeric statistics very interesting. Personally, the funnest part of being a member of DT for me is watching the earnings and stats grow. I have not been uploading a lot recently, but just watching my stats. I want... More...
Hit the big 200
posted by moonb007 - 17th of may, 2010
I am happy to announce that I have hit the big 200 landmark here at DT. I look forward to continuing growth of my portfolio though the year. The 200th Image
nice milestone: 100 uploads
posted by stefaniav - 13th of may, 2010
This is my 100th image :) I hope that my portfolio acquires more and more visibility! I love the great friendliness and support all around :) thanks to DT and to all of you for sharing your ideas and thoughts! More...
My Goals Part 2
posted by missouriphotos - 14th of february, 2010
This month I have really started working on those goals that I posted about hitting stock photography a lot harder. I have now tried uploading at least a couple of photos everyday this month. As it warms up, I will be shooting more... More...
So Busy, So Much Good News - Including my First W-EL!
posted by walleyelj - 22nd of april, 2009
Between my day job, the holidays, my first two photo assignments and getting ready for our trip to Alaska next month, I haven't found time to post. The last time I posted I said my next goal was to hopefully sell $100 in a month.... More...
Power of compounding
posted by bradcalkins - 10th of march, 2009
Anyone looking into a retirement savings plan, or trying to pay down a mortgage knows the 'power' of compound interest. Compounding in general applies to stock photography to some degree. If you maintain some growth in your uploading,... More...
It Will Be Spring Soon
posted by bibidesign - 17th of february, 2009
I am just happy it will be spring soon! I hope everything will get better! Curiously the signs of spring are occurring earlier in many regions by a couple of days per decade. Anyway, I love the spring because it's a time... More...
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