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  • EQUIPMENT FOR BEGINNERS in stock photography

    by Newnow | 1st of May, 2014

    Hello again everyone, As I promised in my first blog that I would next write something about equipment for newbies in stock photography, here I am. I have to say that I was very surprised how many people actually read my first blog and I am very happy that most of them... More
  • Be not afraid

    by Afrumgartz | 11th of December, 2013

    Uploading this image I was practically sure that it would be rejected - ISO was rather high, depth of field - rather small... But now it's online! Really cool. See Article
  • From 1 upload to 50 uploads

    by Nongxf | 7th of December, 2013

    I still remember my first upload is about the night scape of Hakodate. My first photo: Night scape of Hakodate Now I have 26 photo approved and 26 others are pending. I hope I am lucky to reach 50 soon! Pioneron See Article
  • Anxious!

    by CLCoker | 27th of November, 2013

    Hello out there! I'm new to Dreamstime, so far the experience has been fun, to my delight I can boast of 10 images online! There has even been some views, now I'm anxious for those sales to come rolling in! I hope to learn what buyers are most interested so I can be more... More
  • Waiting the light

    by Kuhlw | 22nd of November, 2013

    I am Fischer Wang from China. I like traveling and like visiting different place and different people in the world. Welcome to my blog, hope you like it ! See Article
  • Waiting for ... 300 uploads ...

    by Osmar01 | 17th of November, 2013

    Waiting for ... 300 uploads ... I want to thank my new friends and fellow travelers on Dreamstime. Thanks for the advice that I have yet to be implemented. ;-) very interesting! Good morning ... world! More
  • Promise to Self

    by Promicrostockraw | 25th of September, 2013

    Here is what was accepted as my first image. My story is still going on and I have promised myself to make it a successful venture in microstock markets. Well, I was a crappy writer before coming to microstock market. Give and take the bad times or good times, I was... More
  • I Hit the Magic Number My First $100.00

    by Sml | 30th of August, 2013

    Yikes, I did it, my first $100.00 and within 10 months and before the end of August, so I am ahead of my first goal. Thank you dreamstime and all of you wonderful buyers out there. I must admit it was a bit daunting when I started uploading last October and I would look... More
  • My first DT-experiences

    by Ivanderbiesen | 28th of August, 2013

    First sale, 50 accepted images, becoming exclusive, 100 accepted images, and now 200 accepted images. Little, but significant milestones for a newbie in stock photography. To honor the 200th accepted image I decided to do what I promised myself for the other newbie-milestones:... More
  • Check out my talented friend !

    by Matthiase | 22nd of August, 2013

    Have a look at my friend's images, he has just gotten in to the stock business, give him some support. He is a master of macro i think, I really enjoy to see what he's uploading. And I'm very excited yet to see he's first sale =). Mackan88 More
  • You always need to get a model release don't you ?

    by Davidwatmough | 7th of August, 2013

    I wish when I started here as a newbie that I understood the answer to this question. I didn't know for a long time about Editorial pictures. It certainly slowed me down trying to avoid getting people in my images. Clearly you cannot run after the Queen or Prime Minister... More
  • My silly grudge against DT

    by Robinstockphotos | 11th of July, 2013

    As a new contributor here, when I was in the first 50 uploads on DT, I was uploading stuff I should not have. I had always considered a beautiful red rose photo I had shot as my best ever shot. I uploaded among the very first uploads only to find it rejected. Guess the reason?... More
  • Newbie vs DT. 0-2

    by Delned | 7th of May, 2013

    Well, I just got a hard lesson from DT. I uploaded 10 photos within about two weeks and the first two who were moderated were rejected. Honestly, I had high expectations because I spent a lot of time making and edit these pictures. 0-1. "This image is over-processed/ overfiltered.... More
  • First $100 Cashout, 268 Images Online

    by Suyerry | 30th of April, 2013

    My story for other newbies like me. I started out wondering... Could I actually sell stock photos? What photos are considered stock? What photos should I submit? Can I really make some extra cash doing this online? I decided I would give it a try and just upload... 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
  • Not even uploaded my complete portfolio, still I have already 3 sales!

    by Marceladmiraal | 20th of February, 2013

    Hello everybody, I'm a Dutch photographer. For the past I've worked mostly on commission as a sports, travel, nature and studio photographer before I got sucked into the corporate life. Now I'm trying to get back to photography and writing. I'm started uploading... More
  • The magic of views

    by Photoalenka | 14th of February, 2013

    Recently I have reached 100 uploaded and accepted photos. This is not very impressive and also none of the images was sold. But this is now what I want to talk about today. Let's look at this pepper photo. It's nothing special and was taken nearly two years ago, while... More
  • Newbie To Stock Photography

    by Dplum | 5th of February, 2013

    So where to start, been here for a few years now and looking to expand my stock porfiolio. I have been good at photography for a while but trying to find what stock photos are poplular is a tricky challenege. Over the course of this blog I plan to expand my portfolio, gain... More
  • How do I work with stock photos

    by Photoalenka | 24th of January, 2013

    On my main work, I'm sofware engineer in test, in other words I write programs to test different systems. It means, I'm used with automatization and don't really like to do a lot of work by hands. So, to the stock photos. First I take my camera and used as it should be... More
  • Difficulties with first stock photos

    by Photoalenka | 23rd of January, 2013

    Hello! I'm now 25 years old and half of my life (since 12) I'm with camera in hands. The process of seeing the picture and finally taking it is something, that can't be divided from my life. But... for all these many years I was thinking of beauty or value of the moment... More

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