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  • Just 3 and a long way to go

    by Sumitahldr80 | 17th of November, 2015

    hi all, so far added 3 pictures and well quite daunted by the number of grt picture people have taken and posted. I love photography and started dabbling with my dslr. Any feedback on my picture are welcome and really appreciated. Thanks and best of luck to everyone... More
  • My First Uploads

    by Vintagepix | 13th of November, 2015

      I have just joined DT and am already having fun. I uploaded a few shots from a crab fishing expedition off the coast of Alaska and all were accepted. I'm really looking forward to building a large portfolio next year if time permits and it is great reading the experiences... More
  • First Level 3!

    by 2700art | 6th of November, 2015

    >  It took a little break, but I'm back to uploading pictures, hopefully somewhat more consistantly from here onwards. I just hit my first level 3 image and I'm well chuffed about that, I must admit I have always liked that Zebra shot :) Hope to get more sales more often,... More
  • Personal record picture sell after 2 days and 97 uploads

    by Jonathanfett | 22nd of October, 2015

      only two days Yoohooo!!!! some of my personal favorites       See Article
  • First Photography Uploads!

    by Lmhphotography | 7th of October, 2015

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the Dreamstime community and would just like to share the overwhelming joy of my first photos being accepted on the website. I didn't expect ten, let alone twenty five! I only joined less than a week ago but I have been taking photos for... More
  • Important Tips for Newbies to minimize Rejections!

    by Videokate | 29th of September, 2015

    Hi there. I had to learn the hard way with under 50% approval... So i would like to help YOU to get started BETTER! Problem: Dreamstime don't accepts single Web Graphic Buttons Solution: Group your buttons and banners to 2 or more in one picture Problem: Car's and... More
  • Milestones, Targets, Achievements, and some Wishful Thinking

    by Rickdeacon | 10th of September, 2015

    I was going to wait for my 1 year Stock Photo anniversary to pass before posting this, but having recently reached my annual target for uploaded images this year, and passing a milestone I certainly didn't expect to reach so soon, I decided to write it now, I don't think... More
  • My first arcitectural landscape is accepted

    by Robertflynn | 25th of June, 2015

    hi folks Decided to try and broaden my portfolio and after a lot of thought (and rejections) decided to try images of architecture around my local area. I hoped that this would open new avenues of photography and appeal to a wider audience of views and sales. I was... More
  • 50th image accepted

    by Robertflynn | 14th of June, 2015

    hi folks Well when i started with DT i set myself a target, get 50 images accepted, i am pleased that today i successfully crossed that off my to do list, well not really i just added another 50 and now aiming for the round 100.        At the same time i was... More
  • Trying to figure out what THEY want...

    by Ezzian | 11th of April, 2015

    Stock photography has really got me thinking about what THEY (buyers) really want. My usual fun and forgetful photography isn't proving of any interest to potential buyers. I had to ask myself a few questions. Wondering day and night what it was that I was missing.... More
  • How my first sale happened

    by Juanpfotografia | 27th of February, 2015

    It was January 2015. I had joined Dreamstime just a few months before that: October 2014. By then, I had just uploaded the pictures I had taken since I bought my DSLR and found that had just about 66% survived the review process. I found myself wondering: where can I get... More
  • Newbie Alert!

    by Christac | 8th of February, 2015

    I've been taking pics all my life but didn't start getting serious about it until my first child was born in 1995. A year later I started a small bakery business specializing in cookie bouquets. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot staging my cookies for pictures for my brochures.... More
  • 3 Months in, Progress Update, First Blog Post

    by Rickdeacon | 20th of January, 2015

    Hey Everyone, Never posted a blog before so thought I'd make a start by posting about my very limited experience with the world of stock photography. Photography has been a serious hobby for me for around 2 years now (serious in the sense of purchasing my... More
  • Uneasy

    by Vidka91 | 24th of December, 2014

    Being a newbie in a new place makes me nervous to the point of being unusual, but everyday I learn a new thing, thanks to Admin. Happy holiday for everybody, best of luck in coming year. *Sorry for my bad English   See Article
  • 24 sales

    by Fike2308 | 19th of December, 2014

    I am happy to announce that I have more than tripled my sales since my first/last blog entry. 24 sales is still extremely modest but I feel like I am making progress.     See Article
  • first picture!

    by Adrianacapuccio | 3rd of November, 2014

    Finally! I sold my first picture! I had already sold 8 illustrations and despite my happiness was not fully satisfied. The photo in question is one of my favorite shots ... And at this point, I think of being even a little jealous =P a step out of my 50 approvals .... More
  • So well... let´s do microstock, what could possibly go wrong?

    by Konsti | 29th of October, 2014

    First things first: Hi. My Name is Konstantin (yep call me Konsti pls) and i´m 19 years old. So i did photography for a year now and wanted to go commercial since i started this thing. I love it! I´m kinda addicted to upload. Until the weekend, i think I´ll gonna... More
  • New Girl On The Block

    by Jennyb99 | 15th of October, 2014

    I'm a Newbie on the block, only joined back in July and I'm really pleased to have had 84 images approved so far. Although no sales yet it still gives me pleasure to see each few days how 'viewings' sometimes shoot up...on some of my pictures...My range is pretty diverse... More
  • Newbie 5 months in Dreamsite and photography world

    by Pearlancer | 22nd of September, 2014

    Welcome. The camera I bought for the stock photography industry. I've never dealt with photography. So far I have 150 pictures and 5 sales. [previmg]0,299,180,292_44501107[/previmg] [previmg]0,400,74,224_43148290[/previmg] [previmg]0,400,116,266_44263085[/previmg]... More
  • 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

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