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  • Get yourself out there!

    by Petarneychev | 8th of January, 2011

    How do you make the most of the referral program? How do you popularize your photography online? Perhaps you're looking into shooting some assignments for direct clients in the year to boost your creativity, experience and income... But then, how do you get these? For those... More
  • Marketing, Sales, and Photography

    by Davidhowse | 12th of December, 2010

    Tips from a Buyer, How to Sell More of Your Photos As a marketer in Alberta, Canada I've been using DreamsTime for about three years. The first few photos I purchased where for proposals and temporary marketing and advertising pieces. After buying over 400 photos... More
  • Gold Market!

    by Mani33 | 30th of November, 2010

    Just thought of sharing this image in use... Decorating the front of a small shop in one street of Lisbon for Gold and buying values... Click here to see the final results... Of course with all the shop info removed! Hope you like it! Thanks! More
  • A short vacation

    by Antoinettew | 28th of October, 2010

    One month ago I had a short stay in France, in Normandy to be preciser. I walked trough the beautiful old little towns with beautiful buildings, sometimes out of the 11th century. I enjoyed strolling along harbors and over the local markets with all kinds of fruit, vegetables,... More
  • Fruits!!

    by Miele | 24th of October, 2010

    I always thought that running for the open market during sunny day, can provide excellent opportunities for some beautiful and colorful texture. So the last time I went to the grocery store I brought with me my trusty camera. I also saw that others have had my idea with great... More
  • Competition is strong....

    by Cristalloid | 3rd of October, 2010

    One of the competitors of DT is going to close it's doors by the end of 2010: the German Polylooks. Read more here: End of Polylooks, Part I or here: End of Polylooks, Part II The authors of the above mentioned article wrote that Polylooks, that is owned by the... More
  • La Douce Provence...part 2

    by Studioportosabbia | 18th of September, 2010

    I had another six approved two days ago so I'm happy to share them with you.... See Article
  • Always amazing what sells

    by Dprogers | 12th of September, 2010

    I'm always amazed at what images sell. This week I made two sales, one of an image I really like: and one of an image from a set that I had a good debate with editorial staff on: Indeed my images from Western Samoa have done really well, which is pleasing... More
  • The first of France

    by Studioportosabbia | 10th of September, 2010

    The first four photos of my Provence trip are online. France is a great country for photographers so the coming weeks I have enough material to upload:) See Article
  • Is the free section killing the market?

    by Bobsphotography | 10th of August, 2010

    For over a year I am a contributor to DT and after that year, I did put some pictures in the free section that were not even looked at. To my surprise these images are now the best downloaded ones of my portfolio. There are more than 97.000 photographers active on DT alone.... More
  • Make Your Print Materials More Effective

    by Jsternig | 9th of August, 2010

    Print materials are important to most everyone on Dreamstime, from photographers to designers looking for imagery. Last week in the Project Your Identity series we covered the importance of business cards. While certainly a very important aspect of your physical marketing... More
  • Is Your Business Card as Effective as it Could Be?

    by Jsternig | 29th of July, 2010

    With the rise of online social networking sites and virtual information exchange applications like bump, physical business cards have seen somewhat of a decline in recent years. While these new networking alternatives are certainly important tools and can vastly expand your... More
  • Microstock can also include art ?

    by Davidwatmough | 17th of July, 2010

    Sometimes we are advised that our submissions must be market orientated but occasionally we can combine the two strands commercial and artistic. Here are two examples accepted this week. Do you agree ? See Article
  • Get Your Photography Business Noticed

    by Jsternig | 15th of July, 2010

    One of the most important assets that your photography business has is its own identity. Unfortunately, many businesses struggle to use that identity to their advantage, whether because they are unaware of the potential that it holds, or because they are simply intimidated... More
  • My e-book

    by Starblue | 21st of June, 2010

    Hi all! It has been extremly busy spring time for me. Not only I have taken many new photos outside in nature, not only I have studied my new Adobe Photoshop CS5, I have also made the last revisions of the manuscrips "Zodiac Kids". I and together with my friend from... More
  • Using Twitter to Promote Your Dreamstime.com Account

    by Davewebbphoto | 14th of June, 2010

    Twitter could be the greatest advancement in Internet marketing since the e-mail autoresponder. There are millions out there in the Twitterverse, all hanging on your every word - sort of. Here are a few tips to drive people to your Dreamstime profile via Twitter: 1. New... More
  • Photography is a job

    by Davulcu | 26th of April, 2010

    I want to share my thoughts with you since I read frustrating lines in message boards about Stock Photography. I think photography is a nice job and "Stock Photography" is a part of it. Besides if you have nice stock portfolio which you can show to your clients it will... More
  • Marketing your images on Social Networks

    by Fcarucci | 14th of March, 2010

    Dreamstime does a great job at representing and marketing our images. Can we help too? I'd say yes, and I'm looking at ways to drive more traffic to my profile, hoping to improve sales, while I also try to improve my technical and compositional skills. Some marketing... More
  • Market is OK! Want To See?!

    by Mani33 | 24th of November, 2009

    Hi everybody, I just want you all to feel OK about the micro-stock market cause as a buyer my self, I'm happy to tell you that I have reached over 200 downloads! More than 100 downloads within a month! And I am one among many that are active day and night! I have posted... More
  • Photo for free?

    by Saniphoto | 11th of August, 2009

    In my blog I recently posted about the photo for free strategy. Here in Dreamstime, as in other agencies, is quite popular the marketing technique to give a photo (or more photos) for free in exchange for portfolio visibility and possibly future sales. My point was to... More

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