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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Moving from technically right to artistically interesting

    by Actina | 4th of September, 2014

    I started to learn photography in January 2013 with a 3 months intensive school, when I learned the basics, and after the school I kept learning from different tutorials and books, trying out what I learned. Finally, after I changed entry level cropped frame Nikon to full... More
  • Photography Education: Photo Clubs & Meetup

    by Ginntinn | 2nd of August, 2014

    Although I've taken photos all my life, I can see that the key turning point, once I decided to focus on photography as a creative medium (in addition to writing) was making the effort to seek out advanced instruction from working photographers and photographic artists.... More
  • Milestone: $20,000 Total Earnings, Lesson Learned: Ego vs Confidence

    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 until I branched into online microstock.... More
  • On My Way!

    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. At first, my thoughts were "stock-what?... More
  • Don´t give up!

    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, read a lot and just made photos. Learning... More
  • How to get ahead in stock photography

    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 be spent on producing more images?... More
  • Learning Video...Help!

    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 to others. AS a female, I see what's... More
  • Im loving this.

    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 fell to the ground. Lens locked, screen... More
  • 500 images online - time to celebrate!

    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, because I never thought I would take... More

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