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  • New uploads

    by Anasako | 5th of November, 2015

    HI, I am so happy, for past week 2 weeks, 44 new pictures was approved. It is my personal record. Earlier if 1 or 2 pictures for 20 were approved it was wow. So I see that my technical skills was up and also composition. Earlier I were thinking that something is wrong... More
  • 1001 Images!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of August, 2015

    1001 images It’s been 3 years, and my goal was to have 1000 images in 12 months! It’s not as easy as you’d think! But being a stock photographer/vector artist has taught me so much! It’s forced me to expand my talents, look for new things, explore new ideas... More
  • How to produce quality stock images.

    by Mirzamlk | 18th of August, 2015

    My journey in the field of stock photography started in the month of May- June 2015. It was summer vacation in my country, me and my kids were tired of shooting remote images and landscapes, a friend of mine told me about stock photography and its standards. The high quality... More
  • Shoot Everything

    by Circed | 28th of July, 2015

       There is value in photographing everything, everywhere, all of the time. That value is sight improvement. Sight improvement is the ability to see more clearly tat which will make a better photograph. The more you shoot, the more you are seeing. The more you are seeing,... More
  • Keep your horizons flat

    by Tempestz | 6th of May, 2015

    Since anyone with a decent digital camera can contribute to stock photography, many people don't have the formal training or experience for taking professional grade pictures. To help you, one simple step can greatly enhance the quality of your images and make them more... More
  • 1st sale!

    by Angelaciudad | 4th of May, 2015

    And at the perfect moment, when I was searching the lost motivation, comes the first sale and push me to improve my photos :)   See Article
  • Fifty images of dreams and progress

    by Tenkende | 1st of May, 2015

    Hello everybody, it's my first post on Dreamstime Blog! I'm writing to share with you my joy about my first "important" upload milestone - 50 images online! I know that it may not seem important as there are a lot of portfolios on Dreamstime with 1000 and more images, but... More
  • How Rejected Images Helped Me

    by Benoitle5 | 21st of December, 2014

    I remember my first image that got approved on Dreamstime . It was 3 years ago. I was so happy! "Finally!"     Oh yes, because I had numerous images decline at first. I began to be worried if I will ever be able to have at least one picture approved.... More
  • 24 sales

    by Fike2308 | 19th of December, 2014

    I am happy to announce that I have more than tripled my sales since my first/last blog entry. 24 sales is still extremely modest but I feel like I am making progress.     See Article
  • Do we need a CPL Filter?

    by And19sv | 18th of October, 2014

    For thoose that don't know what a CPL filter [circular polarizer filter] is, I will try to explain what is it's purpose and you can decide on your own if you need it. Let's imagine this: "You just came back from your vacation on the seaside and you download your pictures... More
  • My first blog - all criticism and advices are greatly appreciated

    by Pet548 | 4th of September, 2014

    I read the blog and I find there helpfull advices but I have never posted anything because I don't fell good with my English. I am new at photography. I wish to learn how to take beautiful pictures from you all and to try to improve mines. Any help or advice would be appreciated.... More
  • Improving the images with basic adjustments

    by Obiectiv | 4th of September, 2014

    No matter if you shoot in RAW or jpg, some basic adjustments of your images can be done in Photoshop or other programs, which will improve the quality and increase the chances for your image to be accepted/downloaded. Here are some basic adjustments: Crop - Most of... More
  • Photography Resources

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 30th of July, 2014

    I am fairly new to photography, well officially, and since joining DT a year and a half ago have improved tremendously! My photography is a hobby, which I would love to make a career of someday, that I truely enjoy learning about and improving on. DT has assisted me in... More
  • Another milestone!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of June, 2014

    I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime! This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic! And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo... More
  • My development at Dreamstime

    by Gellerpa | 12th of April, 2014

    When I started at Dreamstime, I thought every times about potential sales. I read different tips many times, which photos I should upload to get high sales and approval ratio. But 4 month ago I decided, that I don’t want take photos without passion. I started taking the... More
  • How to deal with common rejections?

    by Mrhighsky | 14th of January, 2014

    What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected. I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock, So I would like to share my experience... More
  • 100 Uploads

    by Simathers | 11th of January, 2014

    After 8 long months, I finally reached 100 uploads! In the beginning I uploaded way too much and my images were not of interesting subjects and were low quality. After having almost all of my images rejected I went out and bought a better camera. I was hoping this would be... More
  • Just Beginning at Dreasmtime

    by Kingtrac | 30th of December, 2013

    I'm just starting out at Dreamstime and it is my first microstock experience. I have nine images that have been accepted so far! I have been analyzing the images that have been accepted and rejected and I think it has already had a positive effect on my photography. I'... More
  • New Milestone at DT

    by Danchayuan | 5th of December, 2013

    Today is the first anniversary of the DT I know the time, in this year, I uploaded 217 pictures, also rejected a lot of pictures. By studying the DT, I learned a lot, develop the field of vision, learned to be careful. Here, thanks to DT, thanks to all buyers, thanks to my... More
  • My diligence have crowned success!

    by Rybalov77 | 26th of October, 2013

    Earlier I have heard from many about scarcity of my portfolio therefore has gone to vacation to work above these lacks. And here finally I can share with you the first good results with me who though can that and will disagree, but for me and such result already decent, the... More

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