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  • 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
  • 500 Sales Thanks to the DT Community!

    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 I work at. But like most people, I didn'... More
  • My first illustrations on Dreamstime

    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 possibilities and imagination you can put... More
  • Sage Musings After Reaching Milestone: $10,000 in Earnings

    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 the story of a single journey for discovering... More
  • Sharpening the creative saw – Vega’s Wedding Photo Course

    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 stands to reason that if one can learn... More
  • Is my statistics graphic reversed? Or...

    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 my technique. I'm sure more sales will... More
  • Photography Books You Should Read

    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 could help you on your journey. This... More
  • Hi There!

    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, and thinking about going to tabletop... More
  • 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
  • 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... 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
  • 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
  • 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

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