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  • Finally, I got approved...

    by Karensuki | 10th of April, 2009

    I am so happy today. I checked my illustration submission and found that finally I have done it right. I am approved... I'm a newbie to selling stock so getting it right has been a pain. I started with photos, but I was out of focus mainly because I wasn't using a... More
  • 300 & Three Hundred - Two Milestones

    by Thayyilani | 21st of March, 2009

    Hurraaaai!!! This month March I achieved two millstones. 300 images online and 300 sales. Both came together. I joined November 8, 2006 but I got my first sale after 6 months from date of joining, ( that time I had only 4 images online). I took it seriously when I got... More
  • Value of Keywording

    by Sgcallaway1994 | 8th of March, 2009

    Keywording may be the bain of Microstock photography. Photographers enjoy taking the pictures, uploading to sites may be lengthy, however using FTP can help expedite the process, but keywording is just brain taxing hardwork! The intent of this article, though, is to show,... More
  • one year

    by Dmccale | 7th of March, 2009

    I have been with DT one year now!At first I must say I was discouraged.I had a lot of rejects and still do.But determination and creativity paid off.So for you newbies keep trying and you will start to see the sales,I am forever grateful to the ones who helped me out,... More
  • yeah first payout

    by Dmccale | 4th of March, 2009

    Yeah I did it my first $100.00.Thanks so much Dreamstime.I love you. In addition, to all of you newbie’s keep uploading. It will pay off soon. dmccale See Article
  • Hi everybody

    by Subditouno | 26th of February, 2009

    Mi name's Yariv and i want to take many advantage of being on this site subscribed. Well, I don't have a camera yet, but I will to buy one soon. Lately, lomography has been a personal interest expecting to be me into its mood. :) Greetings from Bogotá. More
  • My first blog and 5th online photo

    by Tomdraug | 4th of February, 2009

    Hello! So, I finally managed to get 5 photos approved :) Great day and a boost to my hobby, inspiration-wise. I will describe the experience for people who will try, fail and who will need some support to get going. I found out DT at Twitter. I was never interested... More
  • Getting Increased Portfolio Exposure for Newbies

    by Retina2020 | 2nd of February, 2009

    For those just starting out in stock photography, you know there are a lot of frustrating hurdles to overcome before it becomes rewarding. But one of the most frustrating things for me is how on earth is my small portfolio going to stand up against the thousands and thousands... More
  • Starting out..2 weeks in.

    by Johoden | 2nd of February, 2009

    2 weeks in....such a learning curve.... First attempt at a Blog,thought I would share my thoughts. 20 pending photos,1 uploaded,I think 8 refused. First lesson was navigating the site,and thankyou for all the help you guys have given in your blogs forum ect.Im still finding... More
  • Hitting my Stride - Sort of...

    by Hoosierstu | 29th of January, 2009

    Now with 31 uploads, I feel I’m finally hitting my stride. Before uploading or taking the photo I now ask myself the question (what others have suggested)... “Will this photo be useful/desirable to others?” I've learned this is actually a tough question to honestly... More
  • Just another newbie..........

    by Conchasdiver | 19th of January, 2009

    Hi Dreamstimers, I've been posting only since Nov. '08 & now have 51 photos online. Some of them seem to be getting a lot of looks, but so far only 3 sales. Reading some of your blogs & hearing about the learning curves others have gone through is encouraging & helpful.... More
  • Hang in there Newbies

    by Retina2020 | 15th of January, 2009

    I've reached a personal milestone today. I know to some of the contributors here this is really nothing. But to me it is definitely encouraging for myself. I've reach a total revenue of $500 USD and reached 2.5 downloads per image. I'm quite happy. I've been here for... More
  • Newbie's slow progress

    by Hoosierstu | 7th of January, 2009

    This is my second blog post. I now have 25 uploaded images and an dismal approval rating of 18.3% :-(. It has been a rough road so far but I’m still learning and glad to have the pictures online that I do! I have my fingers crossed for my five pending files. My main... More
  • PhotoPlus!

    by Eclecticelegance | 5th of January, 2009

    I have been using PhotoPlus software to edit my photos that I upload, and have really liked it! It is a TON cheaper than Photoshop, and probably quite a bit simpler to use, which is good for me because I am a newbie. :) The version 6 download is free, and the version... More
  • Newbie awaiting review

    by Hoosierstu | 21st of December, 2008

    I’m a brand new member with just seven pictures approved so far. I’m learning the hard way (with only a 20.7% approval rating) that photos of a very common subjects is not what Dreamstime is interested in. In the future I won’t bother with pictures of trees, flowers,... More
  • Tips for Newbies II

    by Bradcalkins | 17th of December, 2008

    I wrote a blog over a month ago and it seemed to be well received. Here is a follow up with some more tips: 1. Acceptance ratio. Keeping your acceptance ratio high has many advantages including the ability to upload a lot and higher ranking in searches. As well, it... More
  • Commercial advertisement film

    by Yaking | 12th of December, 2008

    Hello ,my freinds ,I am a Commercial advertisement film Photographer,My Faith is : I am not the best ,But I will do best I can do Thanks for your report,you are my premier Foreign freinds ,I am very happy,(I don't know how to report this Post,then edit this) More
  • Hang In There!

    by Cmarshall717 | 3rd of December, 2008

    To all you newbies out there, or those of you wondering if you will ever reach your first payout, hang in there. I first started uploading to Dreamstime in September of 2007. So, you looked at my profile and said to yourself, "Hmmmm, she only has 90 uploads in over a year.... More
  • Santa Claus came earlier to me :)

    by Littledesire | 26th of November, 2008

    Yes, yes, yes ... I'm jumping high to the sky!!!!! I have my Christmas gift earlier! I can't belive it! I have huuuuge upgrade to my camera! It's Nikon D60 with Nikkor 18-55 and 55-200 lenses. Maybe it's not big dial for most of you ... but if you know what I was using till... More
  • Introducing - Marios Tziortzis

    by Yashou | 16th of November, 2008

    Marios is a great artist! - with his camera and computing skills He started his day at costas with a glass of frappe While he was timeless at Greenwich Mean Time Line There was nothing to stop him to admire the 45 degree line he had just captured; while... More

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