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  • Dreamstime journey (8+ months)

    by Jimmytst | 31st of August, 2015

    Today, I received my second payment from Dreamstime. It's been a gritty and rewarding journey. Like running a marathon, perseverance and determination pays off, coupled with practice and inspiration from within and without. The support and guidance from the community... More
  • Never give up chasing the light

    by Guernica | 4th of June, 2015

    485 reaching 500, Finally I'm close to 500 uploads, still have pending uploads, After long slow journey and many rejections, I like to say I learned a lot about stock and with the help and support of kind contributors on Dreamtime and your positive comments I was able to... More
  • My first $100

    by Tigertim01 | 5th of May, 2015

    Hi fellow dreamers. Just wanted to share some success in reaching my first milestone of $100 on Dreamtime. I started back in Sept last year and had only owned my camera for about 3 months and wanted to challenge myself to see if anyone would want to buy a photo I had... 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
  • Hello World!

    by Juanpfotografia | 24th of February, 2015

    Hello Dreamstimers (is it ok to call ourselves that way?). I consider myself as new in photography. I'm an IT person who got into taking pictures in January 2014. This is when I bought my DSLR Canon EOS T3i and started to read, watch, and self-learn about this amazing craft.... More
  • Amazing Journey

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 8th of October, 2014

    Last year at this time, I had only been a member of DT for a few months, I felt a little like I was drowning trying to learn everything I could and "catch up". I was doing my best to get the 50 photos online so that I could become exclusive. A year later, I have 216 photos... More
  • 200 online!

    by And19sv | 8th of September, 2014

    It's time to celebrate again! My no. 200 is online! It's been a great journey until now even if it took longer than I expected. Now I understand that I am a little bit lazy and I have to change that! Thank you DT for this journey and thank you editors for being beside... More
  • Out my Back Door

    by Amstrongphotography | 6th of April, 2014

    They always told me 'you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl' and that is true of me. I grew up in the back country of West Kentucky, nothing but fields and woods out our back door. I spent 7 years in the heart of St. Louis,... More
  • China Xinjiang Huoyanshan

    by Fengshang520 | 27th of October, 2013

    Grew to know the Flaming Mountains, know where very hot. This from a kid on TV, "Journey to the West." But never to go. Last month, the opportunity to go here and see the real Huoyanshan. Great! See Article
  • Finding my way

    by Kimdeadman | 15th of June, 2012

    As I reach 24 accepted photos on Dreamstime I feel like I’ve climbed Mont Blanc. I set out with my little 350D a year or so ago and thought, ‘this will be easy; point, shoot, submit and perhaps earn a fortune.’ In reality I have faced raging storms (of frustration)... More
  • Upload number 200 - what a journey!

    by Martingraf | 23rd of March, 2012

    It took me a bit over a year to gain my 200 uploads - today I did it. I'm usually a bit shy taking photos of people I don't know - so this one isn't really typical for me. But what I like about this pic is that it really tells a bit a story about the diversity of the people... More
  • Reached $10!

    by Mnsanthoshkumar | 11th of August, 2011

    I have been an active contributor since past 8 months, especially since May. Reached $10 milestone yesterday! My initial phase was trying to create images which was technically correct. It took me around 3-4 months to get an approval ratio of 80%+ for each batch of upload... More
  • 100 away yeah

    by Dmccale | 2nd of April, 2011

    I have to sell 100 more to make my 1000th sale..It has been a great journey and I look forward to my next 1000.Thanks to all my friends for your advice,encouragement and most of all your friendship Peace and love to you all and many sales Deb More
  • Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

    by Markandrewphotography | 27th of December, 2010

    It's that time between Christmas and New Year when people start to think about making their New Year resolutions, often focussed on dieting and/or stopping smoking. I'm no exception to making them myself, likewise breaking them! My New Year resolutions are going to... More
  • My First Level 2 Image

    by Madajimmy | 17th of December, 2010

    We are always happy when good changes occur. When still a newbie, we are pleased when the picture is approved. So glad when sold. So glad when it increased to level 2... level 3.. 4 ..and 5.. then delighted when payment is received for the first time. This is my first... More
  • Traveling and photography !

    by Subhra2jyoti | 28th of November, 2010

    Dear fellow photographers, What do u have to say on this ?? "Real Photographers are Passionate Travelers " Personally speaking, I love traveling and have visited all most all the popular spots, including a few lesser known ones also, in South India, because... More
  • Finally!

    by Angelaostafichuk | 30th of July, 2010

    It took awhile as I move so slowly with this stock photography...but over 100 photos and 100 sales. Now for the rest of the year... See Article
  • Greetings from Puerto Rico

    by Cupeles | 14th of July, 2010

    I recently started this journey in photography and microstock which I'm really glad I did. I have little photos still since Photography is still part-time in my life but I do hope to improve my skills and knowledge in the subject as I go on. Here are some of my pics and... More
  • finally 300 uploads

    by Billysiew | 13th of January, 2010

    finally i have reached to a new milestone: 300 uploads. Wuh, this is really a long journey, however i believe that if we just be patience and don't give up, for sure one day we will reach to our destination, our dream will come true! Once again thanks dreamstime and all... More
  • Long Path

    by Afagundes | 26th of September, 2009

    Oh, yes, its been a long time, since July 18th, 2005, more than four years now, watering a little every day Every season growing a little. Far too many rejections, but allways learning.... More

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