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  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    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 images: keywords, title and description.... 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
  • Chuffed - Just hit $1000

    by Iankeirle | 14th of May, 2015

    Chuffed - just hit $1000 dollar target from 349 downloads. I've learnt a lot on the way from the early days of rejection and I am now a much better photographer. Next target 500 sales.   See Article
  • My first download

    by Daisymay11 | 19th of March, 2015

    Had my first download...very exciting...still very low acceptance ratio!...but I'm learning  See Article
  • Daisymay11

    by Daisymay11 | 12th of March, 2015

    Hi, just started on my new adventure. I was a designer in London before children. They are growing up now... me time now . Always have to have something creative on the go...sculpture, printmaking ect just to keep me creatively sane! started a month ago have learnt a lot... More
  • My Favourite Backgrounds

    by Avenikolas | 6th of March, 2015

    I would like to show you three of my backgrounds which I really love. Maybe just because all of them are simple. And of course because I just bought new camera and I want to learn what all I could do with that. :) First one was really hard to take, because I had Olympus... More
  • Trapped inside: How cabin fever caused me to expand my photography

    by Winnietam | 25th of February, 2015

      With snow and extreme cold weather still pummeling the Northeast, there is not much to do but stay inside these days. Unfortunately, this prevents me from photographing one of my favorite subjects -- landscape and nature (as saturated as it is in microstock, I know!... More
  • Turning stone by stone, slowly but surely, Milestones.

    by Cleymans | 27th of January, 2015

    Hi photo-maniacs! I promised to come back as soon as I had a new milestone, it happened, sold my 10th image and again learned so much more. Working with dreamstime is a pleasure for me, sometimes painful, when many pictures in a batch are refused. But, People, fellow photographers,... More
  • ABC's of Microstock Photography

    by Littleny | 18th of January, 2015

    A - Always. Always have your camera with you. You never know when your Big Sale shot is going to come along B - Be. Be pleased with small successes. Whether its getting your first batch accepted or your first milestone sale. C - Close-up. When you run out of... More
  • A soft farewell....

    by Inyrdreams | 31st of December, 2014

    I am whispering a soft farewell here, not to dreamstime and the wonderful people on it, but to the year 2014. This year was a tough one, as I left my home in Michigan and moved in with parents to help them care for infant grandchildren. I became a licensed foster mom, relearned... More
  • My 100th sale on Dreamstime!

    by 4harmony | 31st of December, 2014

    I am very excited to reach sale #100 today! Here is my #100 sale.   Stock photography is my hobby and I really enjoy being part of this great community. I am learning so much from each of you and from the photos that do or do not get accepted. Here are my two... More
  • Uneasy

    by Vidka91 | 24th of December, 2014

    Being a newbie in a new place makes me nervous to the point of being unusual, but everyday I learn a new thing, thanks to Admin. Happy holiday for everybody, best of luck in coming year. *Sorry for my bad English   See Article
  • 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
  • Celebrating 300 photos in my portfolio!

    by Rhbabiak13 | 12th of November, 2014

    It hasn't been quite three months yet of me being a part of Dreamstime, but I have now crossed the 300 mark in my portfolio. I have learned so much about my photography in those three months. Here's a few o my newest photos that helped to get me to the 300 mark. Here'... More
  • New on Dreamstime

    by Sam20140218 | 7th of November, 2014

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself; my name is Sam and I live in Dubai. Love to travel and explore and I have always loved documenting my journeys! Having a big database of pictures I thought that doing something with my photography would... More
  • 200 Pictures, next step! A little Milestone...

    by Cleymans | 10th of October, 2014

    Hi Picture-freaks: Finally:200 Pictures On-line, 5 months of Picture taking and learning. It took some time , hard work and devotion is a must have in this business...But I simply Love it and will not ever stop producing images with my left eye... Picture number... More
  • Learning

    by Stigspics | 5th of October, 2014

      Having recently joined DT I am learning. The first thing I have learned is that when I started i knew nothing, I now know enough to know that I know very little!! I will persevere and hopefully each rejection will teach me as much as each acceptance. I am however... More
  • A fifth image

    by Photoaria | 3rd of October, 2014

    I am happy to finally have 5 image on Dreamstime. I am still learning the art of stock photo. I do more artistic photo and this does not appear to be what Dreamstime is looking for. This is nice image. To take a photo like this, it is nice to have a good zoom!... More
  • Newbie With 60 Files Accepted So Far

    by Rhbabiak13 | 22nd of September, 2014

      I am fairly new to the Dreamstime stock photography. I am excited to be able to share my passion for photography with the world. I only have 60 accepted photos, but I am thrilled with that so far.   I look forward to learning from all the seasoned contributors... More

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