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  • New to DT

    by Claudiobarreira | 9th of September, 2014

    Hello fellow DT users, I'm a photography enthusiast for a long time, always taking pictures for personal use and as a hobby. Recently I was introduced to the microstock world, which, of course, caught my attention. Why not try to make some extra money out of an hobby... More
  • #Roaring25, a trip down memory lane

    by Malinash | 3rd of September, 2014

    It seems like yesterday to us that moment, 10 years ago, when Dreamstime, in its current form, was born. Transitioning to microstock can be hard, but when you start with a team of people who are young, innovative and willing, things will take shape pretty fast. Before... More
  • A Newbie's Comprehensive Guide: From Camera's to what Sells

    by Clewisleake | 12th of August, 2014

    Pictured in this article is my 700th accepted image and represents one heck of a journey, one year ago I started my adventure on Dreamstime with lofty goals and high expectations, but there was one problem I had no idea what I was doing and really had no one to ask and... More
  • Milestone: 10,000 Sales

    by Wisconsinart | 11th of August, 2014

    Reaching 10,000 sales may seem like a wonderful milestone, but I don't see it that way. There are way too many Contributors who are outperforming me. That tells me I'm not good enough. The microstock industry is changing quickly and the good times are long gone for individual... More
  • Four years with Dreamstime

    by Rigmanyi | 27th of April, 2014

    I'm celebrating four years with Dreamstime and I'd like to share with you some of my experiences and ask you some questions that may be difficult, perhaps rhetorical. When I first got into stock photography, I've done some research and I started working with... More
  • The Kung Fu Master of Stock Teaches Grasshopper About the "Obvious"

    by Wisconsinart | 19th of April, 2014

    The Kung Fu Master of Stock was in his garden photographing garden tools arranged in ways to appeal for commercial purposes when Grasshopper wandered in, looking dejected and sad. Master inquired as to why the long face and the reply was Grasshopper was disappointed with... More
  • 3000 Image Online with Dreamstime !!

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 16th of April, 2014

    Well, in the spirit of how Dreamstime does things around here, celebrating every milestone, I wanted to celebrate my 3000th image online! I couldn't be happier with the progress I've been making in the microstock world and Dreamstime has really been a huge success for me.... More
  • Using iPhone 5S for Stock

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 31st of March, 2014

    I've really been on a motivated journey recently to get more and more images accepted on the microstock sites I contribute to, especially Dreamstime. I've been increasing my portfolio at a pretty rapid pace and I've seen my downloads increase quite quickly! Part of the... 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
  • Romancing the Camera

    by Daddiomanottawa | 22nd of January, 2014

    I often wander about with my camera... even on the coldest of winter days and nights. Whilst some enjoy a cold, winters evening in their home, sitting on the couch, huddled under warm blankets and enjoying the TV, I might be outdoors in -30 degree weather doing one... More
  • The Time Is Now

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 20th of December, 2013

    I signed up for Dreamstime in 2007 and have since been determined to make stock photography a substantial part of my income. Since joining, however, things have not gone according to plan. I quit a full time job with good income and great benefits to pursue photography... More
  • Contributors shape the market!

    by Mani33 | 24th of November, 2013

    I'm writing this blog because I believe there is wave of strange behavior from some contributors that is affecting the Microstocks Market in a way or another. This concerns everyone, but specially non exclusive photographers or those who might think of being non exclusives... More
  • A case for exclusivity

    by Alvera | 31st of October, 2013

    I read this on a stock photography forum and I think is good to share. So: "I read a quote in the book "The 4-Hour Work Week" that I think summarizes our situation quite well. ..talking about why not to sell product through many distributors.. "It works like this:... More
  • How you can become copyright free - learn the industries secrets

    by Nikitu | 3rd of September, 2013

    How many times did you get a rejection because you forgot to remove a license plate, an iPhone button or a tiny artwork on a wall behind you main subject? When shooting people, the protocol is simple (have a model release printed, make sure it's a good general MR or a Dreamstime... More
  • Easily upload your photos to multiple microstock sites

    by Huislaw | 28th of August, 2013

    Before I start my post, here are some sweet cupcakes for everyone: Do you sell photos on many microstock agencies? If yes, GO to download GO Stock Developed by MyMicrostock & GO Software, it will help to automate repetitive tasks and save time.... More
  • Yes I can DT

    by Astormfr | 18th of July, 2013

    Yes I can! I did reached $100 revenus. And yes I can still improve my portfolio. Here is my own personnal little story: I joined Dreamstime on May 4, 2010. I was not really active at the beginning because I was learning photo and testing others microstock sites.... More
  • My family hates microstock

    by Daddiomanottawa | 3rd of May, 2013

    Well, not exactly. I suppose I should rephrase my title to more correctly say, "My Family Hates the way microstock has changed me". Yup, it has. I am changed, altered. Microstockly-speaking, I am but a shadow of the man I was fifteen months ago. Like one of the Autobots... More
  • Achieve my goal for April

    by Jfanchin | 1st of May, 2013

    Already 50 images online for my first upload, and i have also submitted on couple of site, but i must say am satisfied with dreamstime for some reason, such as, its user friendly, easy to prepare your files for submission, and you can pop in anytime to modify your contents,... More
  • For those about to stock - we salute you!

    by Daddiomanottawa | 24th of April, 2013

    I direct todays ranting to newbies. Not long time, experienced professional photographers new to Dreamstime itself or seeking additional income in microstock. Or microstockers already successful at other sites and new to Dreamstime. Or super-talented, successful current Dreamstime... 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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