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  • Rites of Passage

    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 religious events or advancement... More
  • Look down to move up

    by Litadoolan | 6th of May, 2014

    A pal runs a yacht hire company that has done nothing but thrive. He has a sun tan all year round and lives on a diet of ice cream cones. It feels like he was born in a bed of roses and I wish him well. Everyone knows someone like that even if it is from reading about... More
  • Finally an upward trend

    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, upload, rinse, and repeat. As... More
  • 1,001!

    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 and be unashamed to create what you want.... More
  • My goals for 2014

    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. - Increase my monthly sales. - Photograph... 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
  • 200 online

    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 been processed and the rest are sitting... More
  • Time to level 5

    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 cut right from the start, and if they... More
  • Happy Birthday!

    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. I never thought I would upload more... More
  • Dreamstime growth

    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. In February 2011 I decided to... More
  • Learning Process - and sticking with it.

    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. I profess to not be any where... More
  • Interviewed by Breakfast Stock Club

    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 this one to learn more about stock... More
  • 2010 in review

    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 in the macro-world of plants. The travel... More
  • Dreamstime, learning by the day!

    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. After my first uploads at DT,... More
  • Watch and wait...

    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 to share with you all a fairly significant... More
  • Hit the big 200

    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 See Article
  • nice milestone: 100 uploads

    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! See Article
  • My Goals Part 2

    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 and more also. I have 7 waiting for approval... More
  • So Busy, So Much Good News - Including my First W-EL!

    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. The end of Janaury I finally broke the... More
  • Power of compounding

    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, no matter how small, you will benefit... More

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