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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sharpening the creative saw – Vega’s Wedding Photo Course
posted by alistaircotton - 17th of october, 2012
Over the past few weeks I’ve been attending Vega School of Brand Leadership’s Wedding Photography course in Durban, South Africa. It’s likely that wedding photography is the most demanding of all photographic assignments. So it... More...
Is my statistics graphic reversed? Or...
posted by rosariomanzo - 3rd of september, 2012
…am I becoming a better photographer? It's a few months I see accepted photos are more than rejected ones, and the trend is going up. I still have a small portfolio and a few sales, but that was my main goal: learning and improving... More...
Photography Books You Should Read
posted by afagundes - 23rd of june, 2012
Thie Photography Books Authors are for you to learn and step forward on your photography, this list is not of books of photographs. Since there are some newbies here all the time, I decided to publish a small list of books I think... More...
Hi There!
posted by angkawijaya92 - 21st of june, 2012
Hi Dreamstimers, It's been awhile since I put my energy on Dreamtime, and now here I am with 76 onlines and a few more under review and I hope to pass 100 mark soon. I mainly do landscapes, ancient ruins and some animals shoot,... More...
Continuous learning and review. The art of success?
posted 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... More...
4th birthday on the 4th
posted 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.... More...
I always do the happy dance
posted 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... More...
One Year In
posted 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... More...
1000 Sales!
posted 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... More...
Still Learning
posted 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... More...
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