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  • How many need more sales?

    by Brightspark567 | 22nd of May, 2009

    I have now realized that views mean nothing! My portfolio so far has received a decent number of views with this image having the most views and one sale: I hear that lots of views means good keywording, but no sales means images are of the required standard? Does this... More
  • hi all

    by Kumabear | 12th of May, 2009

    I am new to the community of stock photography, my line of business is canvas printing, for which I have started up a company in Osaka Japan, specializing in quality canvas prints of Japan and Australia. Till now, my prime motivation when out on photo shoots was of course... More
  • Greetings

    by Musickscapes | 5th of May, 2009

    I would like to introduce myself to the community. I am a professional artist whom has expanded her resume to include photography. Watching me grow and improve, my mentor John DeBorg, suggested that I give this a try. I have improved over that last six months... More
  • Two more approved

    by Karensuki | 15th of April, 2009

    I tried a different and theme this time... So my count is 3 uploads, 19 refused, and 1 sale... I am still being upbeat and trying different things to see what DT is looking for. I am feeling rather warm and fuzzy so maybe I'll do something cute... More
  • First Time

    by Alvinku | 14th of April, 2009

    This is the first time for me to creat the account and try to sell my photo in dreamstime. I am really supprise that taking photo not only fulfill my interest, but also can earn some money. I still remember when i first time upload my batch of photos, only got 2 pics approved... More
  • 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

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