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  • And what about hobbies?

    by Korat_cn | 6th of February, 2014

    Love is the answer. Well, this is not just a famous song. This is really the right way to do things. Making illustrations is my passion, but not the only one. So, searching for inspiration, what about following all the things I love? And then, a series of illustrations... More
  • Me and My Photography

    by Tarasbunt | 23rd of December, 2013

    Hello my name is Taras and I live in the UK. I am currently studying photography and I am very passionate towards it. The cameras I own are, Nikon D5200 and the Canon 1000D. I am not a professional but I would love to be one day. See Article
  • 6 years on DT and counting

    by Gmargittai | 4th of October, 2013

    I did not realize it is already six years. Six years and one month more precisely. I can't really call it a big success but it is no total failure either. Sold 1503 pictures and managed to put 840 online. There were ups and downs, moments of joy and hope followed by moments... More
  • Assignment image in last seconds :)

    by Mythja | 5th of March, 2013

    this was the fastest review of my image on DT. it was reviewed within an hour. and now i see assignment is closed. thanks DT. here is the image. See Article
  • Four photos approved in this assignment!

    by Alvera | 5th of March, 2013

    Everybody listen: your Dorian King, Alvera, is very pleased. Four photos approved in current Dreamstime assignment. An engine mechanic, a beautiful gardening woman, grandma cooking a fish and a boy reading a horror book. Link here: http://www.dreamstime.com/hobbies_winners-... More
  • I got in this month's assignment contest!

    by Inyrdreams | 21st of February, 2013

    I was very happy to see One of my images made it into this months assignment contest. I spent hours looking over all the hundreds of hobby editorial photos I had done.. civil war reenactment, model trains, volunteer.. there are so many many hobbies out there- but I find I... More
  • Wow... Were accepted three of my illustrations for assignment

    by Fantasyart | 15th of February, 2013

    I am very happy! In February I went to the assignment with five illustrations and accepted me three. It's my first assignment. Thank you. I invite you to vote for me, if you like my illustrations. Greetings :-) More
  • hobby assignment question

    by Inyrdreams | 15th of February, 2013

    hi all ! I wrote to admin and asked if editorial photos were allowed in the assignment, however, 3 days later I still have not gotten an answer. for some reason, I am not getting answers~! so... does anyone know if editorial photos of hobbies are allowed? Ive read the rules.... More
  • My very own DSLR camera...at last

    by Eclecticelegance | 10th of February, 2013

    Hello again. :-) Long time, no blog-eth. Oh, well. :oops: I've had a busy year so far, and I'm a senior now at my university, so I'm focusing on finishing up and graduating. ;-) But! I did make a very important purchase over last summer--I finally bought my DLSR... More
  • Professional vs. Amateur Photographer

    by Crazydaizy99 | 11th of May, 2012

    I have been scouring the blogs lately and I have seen a certain wall between professional photographers and amateur photographers. I have read the arguments that anyone with a digital camera can now snap a decent shot and upload "stock" photos and essentially dilute the stock... More
  • Online photo 500

    by Jianbinglee | 7th of March, 2012

  • What speed is normal for you?

    by Gelia | 14th of June, 2011

    What upload per month is normal for you? Making photo is not my job, just a hobby. After work in the evening I upload photos to Dreamstime, not all of these photos are accepted by checkers. 20 uploaded photos per month is my comfortable speed. I upload photos not only... More
  • Don't quit your regular job just yet!

    by Babar760 | 6th of May, 2011

    Ever wonder how fast "penny" stock ( that's usually how much we get paid ) is growing? Type in any image you're looking for and see how many pages pop up. Many times over 300 and if you multiply that times the number of images on the page, that equals 9000 different images.... More
  • Hiking with baby

    by Mangroove | 4th of May, 2011

    Hello Dreamstimers, Today I want to present you our family hobby: hiking. We love to on trips, explore and discover the beauty of the mountains, the beauty of the nature. Since our little baby came along, we didn't gave up, we go even more often.Baby’s arrival... More
  • Living from microstock photography

    by Viperagp | 24th of March, 2011

    it's possible to earn a living from microstock photography, or a utopia and must be a very good hobby and just to pay the bills... See Article
  • Children and Photography

    by Jvecc1 | 9th of March, 2011

    I have a 11 year old nephew who is a good kid but at that age where we got to keep em in check. Smart on the computer and adept, somewhat addicted, at video games. Outdoors didnt play much into his life. Well this bothered me to some extent as the balance was not there. Too... More
  • Acceptance of who you are - a hobbyist perspective

    by Mellimage | 21st of January, 2011

    The other day I enjoyed reading Visceralimage's blog about accepting who you are photographicaly speaking. This entry is probably more of a continuation of his thoughts, than a reply. The first thing I have to accept is that I am not a professional photographer. At least... More
  • I and stock

    by Yuran | 19th of October, 2010

    My name is Yuriy. I was born and live in Kazakhstan. Love the vector illustration. Since 2007 began to draw the illustrations for stocks. Work with stock is my hobby, which brings the additional finance.)) Dreamstime is one of the first stock, with which I began to work.... More
  • Shooting Your Own Kids (With a Camera, Not a Gun)

    by Gilmourbto2001 | 1st of March, 2010

    So, I'm curious how many of us "Non-Professional" Microstockers take and sell pictures of our own kids. I classify myself as a "Non-Professional" simply because I have a real job and only get to do this on the side as a hobby. I truly love it, but just can't devote all... More
  • From stock photo hobbyist to microstock pro

    by Helix7 | 16th of February, 2010

    Browse any microstock message board and you will find countless discussions about turning your microstock hobby into a career. Let's face it; this is a fun business to be a part of and if it is at all possible to turn it into a career, we would all jump at the opportunity.... More

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