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  • Ellen Boughn offering inexpensive mini-consults

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of April, 2010

    More than anything in my long career in stock photography, I have most enjoyed interactions with photographers and their work. Now that I've finished my book about microstock photography, I've decided to offer microstock photographers a relatively inexpensive consulting... More
  • Unexpected shot

    by Heathse | 13th of November, 2014

    We must have all had that moment when we kick ourselves for not having a camera with us, or not been quick enough to catch that memorable moment. I remember being in the park with my husband who was casually feeding the squirrels, when one of the delightful creatures grabbed... More
  • First level 5 image, keep it simple

    by Terhox | 24th of April, 2014

    This is my very first level 5 sold picture. I took the picture with Sony NEX-5 + kit lens. It is very simple and I think there are many kind of uses for it. So my message here is that simple pictures sell well on Stock photography. Also you would not always need the... More
  • My first $100!

    by Gbfoto | 24th of October, 2011

    I am celebrating today as I have just reached my first $100 in sales on Dreamstime. It has been a 5 month journey and a learning curve to say the least but I know that the next $100 will come in less time. I wish to say a big thank-you to all the buyers out there... More
  • Next Milestone reached.

    by Gbfoto | 23rd of August, 2011

    I have now exceeded the 100 images on-line in my portfolio and over the last couple of months or so have seen a more steady increase of sales. OK, I still have a long way to go but it does go to prove that increasing your portfolio assists in your sales. By the time I... More
  • Sometimes the perfect shot finds you.

    by Leahmae | 2nd of June, 2011

    When you are least expecting it, a picture presents itself to you. If you are ready for it, you can capture it. Some of the best pictures I have taken, have found me and not the other way around. My lastest picture is one of my favourites. There is only a little cropping... More
  • Pixel mapping

    by Williamardrey | 22nd of September, 2010

    I was reading my news letter from Olympus Inc. the other day and I saw something that piqued my interest. There was an article about pixel mapping. The article stated that a person could improve the quality of their exposures by doing a simple maneuver using the menu function.... More
  • my first level 3

    by Swamin | 2nd of September, 2010

    first level three image of mine thanks to all the buyers and DT :) See Article
  • one more download to Level 3

    by Tan510jomast | 30th of March, 2010

    This image of the little boy on the bicycle with the grownups cycling together . this morning I received confirmation from Erin of Support when I asked how many more I need to get to the next level. Erin wrote back so quickly (thanks again Erin , multumesc), to say just... More
  • unexpected sale during "Tiger" year !?!

    by Billysiew | 16th of February, 2010

    This Chinese new year is the year of "Tiger" I have one image which uploaded on January 2009 before the chinese new year (OX year). I thought once over the new year, it will be sold again only until the next OX year (on 2021). However, Surprisingly.. this image has been... More
  • An Unexpected Trip To The Museum

    by Karenkh | 23rd of October, 2009

    So they tell me I should take my camera with me everywhere I go. Sorry to say that I usually do not and I have missed many a great photo op. However last weekend we took an unexpected side trip to a little museum and I actually had the camera with me!!! OK, so I... More
  • Unexpected sale!

    by Billysiew | 17th of August, 2009

    I have one image that was online before Chinese new year this year 2009. It has no download during that period of time, so I thought this image will not be sold until next chinese new year. However, My assumption was wrong. This image was sold yesterday and the buyer used... More
  • My next steps

    by Zenotri | 25th of March, 2009

    I am in my 7th week on DT now. I have been on and off a number of photography forums for a couple of years now & never have I learnt as much as I am learning on this site. My progress in terms of success is slow but definite. I now have 121 images approved and 5 sales.... More
  • I thought Microstock Is Complicated

    by Ric510 | 15th of January, 2009

    My attitude towards microstock has changed drastically for the last 2 weeks. I have finally decided to submit regularly in small numbers since Christmas ’08. I’m currently experiencing a daily download at another site and Dreamstime has approved 100% of my latest submission.... More
  • What really attracts you?

    by Jinlide | 27th of October, 2008

    After reading a comment from my first blog, I went back to my pictures and realized something really interesting: I have quite a few curvy lines in my collection. It could be the neck of a grooming flamingo: or a river in a Chinese royal garden: or those quiet garden... More
  • Before You Mess Up That Hotel Room. . .

    by Charlesoutcalt | 23rd of October, 2008

    The last couple times I have traveled, I have made a deliberate effort to haul out my camera before I unpack my bags and strew my things around my hotel room. When I can hold back from making a mess of my room long enough to take a photo or two, I have been rewarded... More
  • My Photo Story -- The First Download

    by Namowen | 12th of June, 2008

    I have been a photographer on dreamstime website since Oct of last year. It's already 8 months, not too long, not too short. Now I have 145 photos on line, but the most exciting and unexpecting on line photo is the First Download. It's no doubt that the first one is exciting... More
  • Doing Things Cheaply and Receiving BIG Payouts!

    by Jsternig | 18th of August, 2007

    As a college student I am limited by my wallet. Between paying for college, affording rent, and attempting to build up enough savings to eventually START my life, I find that I have little spare change laying around to really jump-start my photography. I can't afford a fancy... More

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