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Keywords, what a nuisance!
posted by tangie - 20th of september, 2007
It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading... More...
Milestone: $20,000 Total Earnings, Lesson Learned: Ego vs Confidence
posted by wisconsinart - 23rd of march, 2014
I've recently reached two milestone with Dreamstime: Fives years as a contributor and $20,000 total earnings. I was first published 40 years ago and thus started my career in freelance art, but I never really enjoyed any real income... More...
100 images uploaded....
posted by gavinp101 - 20th of march, 2014
Hi All, Just past milestone number 1 100 images online. I joined in 2010 but for lots of reasons did not start uploading untill July 2013..oh well...wish I had started earlier. I still have lots to learn, not just taking a photo... More...
Finding the best of the best
posted by brokotok1974 - 20th of march, 2014
Only a smart person who recognizes himself stupid, Because you want to get the best in life and in a work. And there is no human nature alone exceeds that of his mind. Only people who want to learn that will bring a lasting victory... More...
On My Way!
posted by iheartcountryphoto - 20th of december, 2013
A few months ago I purchased my first "real" camera. I have always loved photographing everything but never thought about doing it for any profit. While online trying to teach myself about photography, I stumbled on the DT website.... More...
Don´t give up!
posted by melbra - 10th of october, 2013
Hi, this is my first blog :) When I started with DT 1.5 years ago, I had a lot of rejected photos. I didn´t want to give up, even if it was frustrating. I started to go to the College for a course in portrait and food photography,... More...
A good start
posted by osmar01 - 2nd of october, 2013
I want to thank all the people who welcomed me in this first goal. I have to learn a lot and only thanks to your support that now I feel encouraged in this new adventure. I want to enrich this community with my commitment and sharing... More...
How to get ahead in stock photography
posted by bradcalkins - 20th of september, 2013
Like a few others here, I'm skeptical of the benefit of using social media to promote your stock photography. While there may be some benefit, one has to also consider the opportunity cost. How much time spent on social media could... More...
Keep shooting, Keep improving
posted by vcarmstrong - 24th of july, 2013
This is a theme that you hear not only in photography but in stock photography as well. I can attest that this is the case if you put forth the effort. Things were rocky when I started about two years ago. My first month were... More...
Learning Video...Help!
posted by angelaostafichuk - 22nd of june, 2013
Earlier on this year I made a resolution to branch out into other mediums, and video was one of the ones that seemed to have the most potential. You can do so much with it, and video can be an excellent tool for empowerment when taught... More...
Im loving this.
posted by beyo1980 - 14th of june, 2013
The last day of 2012. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. The time was ten in the morning, and I was cuddling my (at that moment) 6 month old son, while trying to get pictures with my Nikon 9100. I failed, and the compact... More...
The Road to 3,000 Sales
posted by starletdarlene - 6th of may, 2013
When I first started on this road to Stock Photography I thought it would be an easy transition from Wedding Photography to Stock Photography, but it wasn't as easy as I anticipated. What makes a great Wedding Photograph doesn't... More...
500 images online - time to celebrate!
posted by martingraf - 26th of march, 2013
Two years ago, if someone would have told me that I will have half a thousand images online at Dreamstime - I would have said "No way". Now the 500th picture has been accepted. Funny though that they're brick walls,... More...
500 Sales Thanks to the DT Community!
posted by mike2focus - 4th of march, 2013
In May of 2011 I bought my first camera! I was so excited to start shooting photos so I could upload them on DreamsTime. DreamsTime is my favorite micro stock agency that I'd been using to purchase photos for projects at the ad agency... More...
Well....Over a year since my first Blog Post. Trying to make a change!
posted by snookless - 6th of february, 2013
My very first blog was titled "28 photos and $10.00 Later" Posted April of 2011. My Next Blog had a titled "I found one of my photos on the web!! And what a strange article!" posted just a week later. Well it's 2013... More...
JANUARY
posted by jackbluee - 1st of february, 2013
January was quiet. Christmas excitement was over. Buyers were tired of buying. Designers were hesitating. January was full of hope, but accompanied with confusion. Out of ideas or lack of motivation? When you are swimming upstream,... More...
My first illustrations on Dreamstime
posted by fainastock02 - 29th of december, 2012
On Dreamstime I've always posted mainly photographs. Till today... Besides photography I want to familiarize myself with the art of making illustrations. The reason why I want to create illustrations, are the unlimited amount of... More...
New skills
posted by williamardrey - 7th of december, 2012
I've been exited about the last few months. I have been taking a formal course in Photoshop, and have begun to realize what a powerful tool it is. Things I used to wonder about and question are now becoming clear to me. I'm learning... More...
The Most Important Things About Photoshop All Beginners Must Know
posted by wisconsinart - 5th of november, 2012
So there I was, staring at my computer monitor and looking at the family picture I had taken hours earlier. Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad, Sis and her boyfriend, my little brother and the dog. In the background was our house, an... More...
Sage Musings After Reaching Milestone: $10,000 in Earnings
posted by wisconsinart - 27th of october, 2012
Master to Grasshopper: "When you can snatch pebble from hand, it will be time for you to go." The old television series KUNG FU in many ways mirrors the artist journey, including the genre of photography. KUNG FU was essentially... More...
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