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Finally, I got approved...
posted 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... More...
300 & Three Hundred - Two Milestones
posted 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... More...
Value of Keywording
posted 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... More...
one year
posted 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... More...
yeah first payout
posted 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
Hi everybody
posted 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.... More...
My first blog and 5th online photo
posted 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... More...
Getting Increased Portfolio Exposure for Newbies
posted 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... More...
Starting out..2 weeks in.
posted 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... More...
Hitting my Stride - Sort of...
posted 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... More...
Just another newbie..........
posted 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... More...
Hang in there Newbies
posted 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.... More...
Newbie's slow progress
posted 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... More...
PhotoPlus!
posted 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... More...
Newbie awaiting review
posted 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... More...
Tips for Newbies II
posted 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... More...
Commercial advertisement film
posted 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... More...
Hang In There!
posted 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,... More...
Santa Claus came earlier to me :)
posted 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... More...
Introducing - Marios Tziortzis
posted 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... More...
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