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  • 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
  • Photography Resources

    by Bradcalkins | 2nd of June, 2011

    Here is a list of my favorite photography resources. Some are free, others have a monthly or annual subscription fee: DPReview: good source for news and info Kelby Training: tons of courses, as little as $25 for a month's access to anything Creative Live: Semi monthly... More
  • Happy Birthday!

    by Kakigori | 20th of May, 2011

    Yesterday was my first birthday here at dreamstime. One full year as microstocker creating illustrations. I learned a lot through this whole year. Learning about keywording, learning about microstock. I think I'm graduated now. I never thought I would upload more... More
  • Photoshop

    by Markosloizou | 11th of May, 2011

    I'm new to photoshop and i need a way to learn photoshop to a good extent. I have thought of going to lessons but i neither have the time nor the money for that kind of activity. My other option is books and DVDs. I,ve found three books in amazon and one comes with dvd lessons.... More
  • Tips for Baby Photography, please?

    by Calyx22 | 7th of May, 2011

    I have my first series of portraits scheduled tomorrow with a baby client. Obviously, the baby didn't schedule it but you know what I mean! I've not shot babies before, simply because I didn't have any available to me. This is a portrait session and not really for... More
  • today i be the Exclusive of dt

    by Jeffplay | 3rd of May, 2011

    my final to join the Exclusive of dt. i think that will good choice and i could improve my skill here and learn more and get more. eating and celebrate See Article
  • Who needs it?

    by Le0nid | 28th of April, 2011

    Some friends and acquaintances say it was funny, drawing, photography and try to sell the image. "- Who needs it? "They say.... I like to photograph and draw an illustration . Thanks Dreamstime I became more attentive to the quality of the photo. Comparing my photos and photo... More
  • The Nude Girl, Tomato, and my Stock Career

    by Wisconsinart | 13th of April, 2011

    I was recently walking down the street when I ran into a pretty, smiling girl who was holding a cell phone and a tomato. "Would you like to take my picture?" she asked. Being the good photographer who always carried his camera, I was more than kind to oblige. I began... More
  • What I Learnt Today

    by Spectrumstudios | 9th of April, 2011

    I am still a learning photographer (I'm 14) and every time I take images, I learn something new. For a long time now, I have been focusing on getting my images exactly technically correct. What I have just realized is that I was missing out on great images, that look good... More
  • Learning from Experience and Observation

    by Haslinda | 6th of April, 2011

    I am still a newbie, in many ways. It has been an interesting journey here, up and down. Just a few observations and experiences for sharing. First Month – Importance of Acceptance Ratio All fire-up to upload all your pictures? Remember the excitement and trepidation... More

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