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  • Continuous learning and review. The art of success?

    by Mark6138 | 19th of April, 2012

    Like many people on DT I have spent time looking at other people's portfolios and wondering what they have done to get the often exceptional sales to portfolio size ratios they have. One thing that is obvious is that there is a need for a mixed portfolio consisting... More
  • Free Lightroom 4 Online Course Class

    by Peanutroaster | 20th of March, 2012

    I have the Lightroom 4 upgrade on order. Meanwhile I'm looking forward to watching the upcoming CreativeLive streaming class on Lightroom 4. CreativeLive streams its photography classes for free for those who register and sell videos of the classes later if you want to... More
  • 4th birthday on the 4th

    by Dmccale | 2nd of March, 2012

    my very first photo With many Cameras, lenses, programs and lights. I have almost made it four years here.In the beginning it was one of many sites I joined. The first two years I was not very active and received many rejections. This was a learning experience and continues... More
  • I always do the happy dance

    by Birksphotography | 12th of January, 2012

    It's always a good feeling whenever I see my uploaded photo's numbers go up. Since I'm not use to shooting stock I have a sharp learning curve and a low A.R. but I'm learning. Slowly my numbers are climbing and eachtime I get a photo accepted I do a little dance ;) Little... More
  • No rejections, what's wrong with my photos?

    by Jdanne | 10th of January, 2012

    Last Sunday I downloaded 11 editorial photos and the next day all were accepted! NO REJECTIONS! AND: Nothing to learn!!!! It's the first time I made this experience! No - bad light - that's not what we are looking for - not stock relevant - out of focus - to many... More
  • One Year In

    by Llareggub | 1st of January, 2012

    I guess it is really two years in, I initially submitted some photography in January 2010 but failed the submission process and I go t a little demoralised so I wwent away and did a 365 Project to force me to learn the nuances of my camera and improve a little... I resubmitted... More
  • 1000 Sales!

    by Rosedarc | 16th of December, 2011

    I'm very happy that finally reached 1000 sales, after a bit more than 2 years exclusive on Dreamstime, thanks to a nice extra large kangaroo fight credit sale! Nice milestone to remember :-) I wish I had more time to take photos and upload, but ultimately I think it's... More
  • Why Going Exclusive with Dreamstime Makes Sense For Me.

    by Vcarmstrong | 1st of November, 2011

    I am pretty excited. I was accepted as an exlusive contributor! So photography is more of a part time hobby and I have a full time job. I started out with a competitve agency and soon started using Dreamstime. I found I did not have time to keep up with posting on two... More
  • First milestone reached, 100 uploads

    by Addingwater | 7th of October, 2011

    Eventually achieved 100 uploads, learned a lot from being accepted and being rejected, in focus, wb, composition etc. Will try my best to get to my 2nd milestone ASAP. Next task will be how to improve the skills to finally improve the sales. Continue fighting! More
  • Best seller !!!! Now at level 4.

    by Cupeles | 16th of September, 2011

    Just recently when I found out that my best seller image has now evolved to Level 4 image I was very happy and also learned a lesson on Microstock. My best image has shown me that Exposure, Composition and Imagination plays the biggest part in the image getting accepted... More
  • You Can Lead a Horse To Water But You Can't Beat Any Sense Into It

    by Wisconsinart | 10th of September, 2011

    How do I say this in a nice way? It's my observation and opinion that virtually all the threads about lack of sales, poor sales, theories about views, post-a-blog-get-a-sale, etc., generally are started and bumped up by Contributors who have yet to understand the business... More
  • Still Learning

    by Akulamatiau | 27th of August, 2011

    I just want to say thank you to those who bought my photos. Joined Dreamstime a few months back and the response couldnt be better. I have only 202 photos online and had 31 sales so far. Which is really encouraging. Of course I cant compare my progress with other veteran... More
  • Half way to the first objective - 24 images approved

    by Froogz | 23rd of August, 2011

    It was already been a long trip, even knowing that i have started uploading for just a month now. Got angry and desapointed with my self with the first rejections. The lack of experience at the stock images world is surely a great barrier to be transpassed.... More
  • Key Financial Milestone Achieved

    by Iwhitwo | 28th of July, 2011

    After much time and learnings on Dreamstime, I have managed to achieve a key milestone of $500 in sales. Currently, as a part time photographer, i have a fairly small portfolio of 163 uploads totalling 286 sales. My top selling image is: Each small... More
  • Best Seller!!! Learned from my own Portfolio.

    by Cupeles | 28th of July, 2011

    Many of us asks ourselves the same question: What subject sells the most? I have learned from little experience that the answer to this question lies in the statistics of our own Portfolios. Most of the time the number of views, or better yet sales, that your images get... More
  • Understanding depth if field

    by Dmccale | 25th of July, 2011

    I wanted to share this link I found. depth of field In my opinion, we can never learn enough about photography. Sometimes I think I know something and zap its gone. Therefore, I try to read on different techniques as often as I can. Hope this helps some of you. Happy shooting.... More
  • Sometimes it's NOT about the shot......

    by Psalm113v9 | 10th of July, 2011

    We have wanted to see a shuttle launch for years and this past week we had the chance. Packed a bag took all three cameras tripods lenses laptop.... Along came our daughter and her 13 and 4 year old daughters drove 10 hours and finally... It was fantastic!!!!... More
  • Six months in...

    by Llareggub | 7th of July, 2011

    Well I have been submitting here at DT for 6 months and thought I would write a blog about my experiences... My first image on line was a picture that I took last summer without any incling of submitting it for stock but t got me on the line and started my journey...... More
  • My First 100 Sales

    by Jdanne | 17th of June, 2011

    Today I reached 100 sales! After around 1 and a half year with DT and a tough learning curve I made this milestone. Although not really sexy but obviously useful enough this photo made it: Thanks to DT and all the photographers who helped... More
  • Exclusive Contributor

    by Roboriginal | 7th of June, 2011

    Hello fellow members out there, just after three months and a bit I decided to become an exclusive contributor to Dreamstime. Compared to other stock agencies around, I feel more comfy here, have the impression, that the chances to build up a decent portfolio might be bigger.... More

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