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  • Lens not wide enough - why not create a panorama (free tool)

    by Bevanward | 5th of October, 2010

    My first experience with stitching photos into panoramas/mosaics was using the Canon PhotoStitch application. It has come along way since I first used it in 1999 however, still seems to struggle with many stitching scenarios, especially if the photos are not captured panning... 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
  • Microstock Photography – A new Approach to ensure success?

    by Gbphotostock | 27th of September, 2010

    For the past four or five years that I’ve been submitting to the Microstock Photography market I had always said it was a numbers game. Therefore the more images that you uploaded to the libraries or agencies the more downloads you would get resulting in higher earnings.... More
  • Microstock Adventure – Act I

    by Infotrontof | 24th of September, 2010

    Hello, I’d like to start what I call the Microstock Adventure… A – To improve my photography skills B – To get some professional feedback .. you’re either accepted or rejected and then you can see how many views and ultimately how many sales you are getting... More
  • How find your photo sold!

    by Andrews71 | 23rd of September, 2010

    Hi everybody I think that one of most level of curiosity for a photographer on microstock is find the photo that you have shooted and sold! There is a possibility to find them or you have just to find with google, checking thousand of pictures? More
  • First payment...

    by Sigurdurwilliam | 20th of September, 2010

    Today I finally requested my first payment from Dreamstime... =) After I decided to sell my photos in microstock I soon realised that this site was the best and it´s been amazing... as soon as I reached 50 online photos I went exclusive and I couldn´t be happier with the... More
  • My DT story

    by Mildegard | 1st of September, 2010

    I learned that photos and drawings can be sold through the Internet somehow about 8 years ago (I was 17 years old), don't recall any agencies of that time though. I tried my luck in microstock as soon as I managed to buy my first camera (I was 20 at the moment). I don't really... More
  • What microstock photography gives to me.

    by Dmitrytsvetkov | 27th of August, 2010

    I heard about microstock photography a little bit less than a year ago. It was autumn. September or Octomber. I'm start thinking: "I'm not worse than all these people who make there money. Why not to try?" And I upload my favourite files. How I was disapointed when I saw... More
  • No time

    by Erbedo | 16th of August, 2010

    When I joined dreamstime, I had some time to spare to begin in the microstock world. Unortunatly, some events made me stop form selling images, as more important things happened in my real life. Now, I feel relaxed, and ready to start over (well, start, period) in this... More
  • Journey to my first 100th sale

    by Nectar3d | 28th of July, 2010

    WOW! I have reached my first 100th sale! I am so happy! Thanks again to DT and other members! And today I would like to share some of my precious experience throughout this entire journey with others, specially those who just started here. Initially when I entered DT,... More
  • Why engage in microstock?

    by Res2500 | 21st of July, 2010

    The main message of microstock sites is: “Why would you let your photos pick the dust on your harddisk? Put them out for sale and earn money.” When that would be the main reason for an amateur photographer to engage in microstock photography, disappointment will not be... More
  • For Every Microstock Artist

    by Radivoje | 5th of July, 2010

    Hey everyone! Here is another useful link for everyone who contribute on micro stock sites. Thought I share it with you! HERE IT IS. " Make micro stock Macro Job" More
  • Keywording Tool

    by Radivoje | 4th of July, 2010

    Useful tool for adding suitable keywords for your photos or illustrations. Yuri Arcurs -the best selling microstock artist, programmers, design a web-based system that makes keywording your images with high quality keywords as simple as can be. Here is the link, CHECK IT... More
  • finally 100 sales

    by Yuritz | 11th of June, 2010

    Ten months later,sounds like lots of time,I finally reach the 100 sales;if I think I'm not a photographer and I start learning and looking to increase my knowledge about photography around an year ago...well,I should be proud of the result. Never had the time to go to... More
  • Finally, the 1000 images milestone

    by Gnohz | 3rd of June, 2010

    Finally, after a long journey, I managed to reach 1000 submitted images on most of my online portfolios including Dreamstime and a few other microstock sites that I regularly submit to. It has been quite a journey ever since I joined microstock. Microstock has also provided... More
  • Seminar on Microstock Photography for Romanians

    by Igabriela | 9th of April, 2010

    At the end of the month, more exactly on 23 April, a small seminar on microstock photography will take place in Danube Delta with the theme "Dedicat stock sau adaptarea subiectelor obisnuite pentru stock?". For the Romanian photographers who still didn't get a hang on... More
  • Poetry for the Struggling Microstocker

    by Komar | 2nd of April, 2010

    If we submit images, inevitably we are going to get rejections. From these rejections we learn how to improve and our acceptance ratio over time, should start to increase. However, this process for many of us is a tough one, as there are numerous reasons for our images not... More
  • Most popular images - why, when, how

    by Nikitu | 30th of March, 2010

    Every person who is at least half serious about microstock will, at some point, open the page that lists the most popular images on Dreamstime. It is a well known fact we inspire from each other's success images but what works for some not always works for others. In... More
  • Does wildlife photography sell as Microstock

    by Visceralimage | 26th of March, 2010

    I have read on the message boards and on other forums, wildlife photography does not sell well as microstock; people photos and concepts sell better. I have been on DT for a month, I have been uploading files nearly every day. Of course, I started with zero files and... More
  • Excitement

    by Shardon | 23rd of March, 2010

    Well, I was just thinking about microstock. I started on this business as a hobby (it still is a hobby) on 2005 with my first camera, an Olympus E300 and since then, I literally done nothing. I uploaded 10-20 photos on 1-2 sites and totally forgot them. I got some little... More

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