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Love watching confidence grow
posted by chimeandsense - 25th of march, 2014
I know that my portfolio is only small and that I use my son in lot of my photos. He is amongst some of my most popular downloads. But because I have used him, so often I can see how he has grown just by looking on Dreamstime.... More...
Finding Light in Nature
posted by enviux - 11th of december, 2013
In conversations with other photographers of varying degrees of experience, it usually does not take long to get to the topic of light and lighting. To be brutally honest with myself, I struggle with it. Especially when taking my outdoor... More...
Good Things Come To Those Who Wait (and Keep Uploading)
posted by edayrit100 - 11th of august, 2011
Have you been waiting forever for that first ever download? Or perhaps you've been stuck with download number 10 or even 100. Maybe some of your photos just haven't been downloaded at all. Do you feel like throwing in the towel?... More...
1000 - 7 = 993 Images Away From The Goal :)
posted by edayrit100 - 9th of august, 2011
My latest upload to dreamstime: A shot of my own guitar. That brings the total number of images in my "portfolio" to 7 :) That's 993 images away from the goal of 1000 :) A few more years and a lot more gray hair and we'll get there... More...
Patience is Key When Marketing Stock Imagery
posted by wysiwygfoto - 22nd of may, 2011
Having been away from the business for three years and coming back has been an eye opening experience. I’m seeing a few changes, and a lot of the same questions and issues coming from contributors. Unfortunately, I see there are... More...
600 uploads!!!!
posted by angelaravaioli - 19th of may, 2011
I finally reached the 600 loads. However, I must say that my sales are still a few, have patience! Hello to all friends in Dreamstime!
Starting from Scratch
posted by inspirationgame - 26th of march, 2011
I wonder how many of you are like me. I started submitting photos and illustrations to Dreamstime in October 2009 with no camera fine tuning nor illustration making experience whatsoever. To give you an idea, my first 200 photos were... More...
Waiting
posted by kimson1972 - 23rd of january, 2011
...in order to catch the best image you always have to wait, wait and still more waiting....patience is necessary...you never know when the image is there...but when you not think there is something in the wind..then my friends..!..... More...
Patience, patience and..faith
posted by physi28 - 2nd of january, 2011
The more time I spend taking wildlife pictures I become aware that you newer know what´s going to happen. For that reason I have learnt not to think: "just boring storks" or "just common mallards" and not to put attention on them.... More...
Recently hit $2000
posted by davidwattsjr - 5th of october, 2010
I just recently hit $2000 in sales. I'm grateful to all the buyers that have found my work useful. Many of you are reading this and are just starting out. My message is simple: keep shooting, keep learning, keep growing. Virtually... More...
Photography vs. Golf: persistence & patience...
posted by abubjsm - 1st of july, 2010
It's been 40 days since I first join DT as a photo contributor. It's certainly not a "piece of cake" kind of business, I guess. I have uploaded around 100 photos to DT and only 19 photos got accepted and go on-line. This is... More...
Patience Patience Patienc
posted by jdanne - 29th of april, 2010
Besides other things there is one major item to learn here: Patience. Patience to get the first photos accepted. Patience to get my first (and quite ugly) avatar photo changed (around 2 month!). Patience for the first sale... More...
First level 2 image!
posted by chrisarchytekt - 22nd of march, 2010
Hi everyone! This is my first blog. I haven't checked my Dreamstime account for about more than a month now. Yesterday, I decided to check it out, and when i checked my images, one of them had a swirl with a different colour! Then... More...
One Billion Dollars!
posted by dnavarrojr - 14th of july, 2009
That's my goal for total earnings online before I die! I'm getting there... slowly. Last year, my total online sales from all assets on all sites was roughly $3500 (not counting eBay). This year, so far, I'm on pace to double... More...
Are High View Counts an Indicator of Success?
posted by kcphotos - 3rd of june, 2009
There have been several message board threads and discussions regarding views. At the moment, there is one fairly intense discussion ongoing because of a change in the way Dreamstime counts views. One of the arguments is that views... More...
600th Image Online....
posted by jaboardm - 15th of april, 2009
Finally made this long awaited goal... My 600th Image is now online. I have pushed out the deadline a couple times over the past few months. Maybe I made to aggressive of a goal, then again maybe not and I just let life interfere.... More...
Yay! My first payout!
posted by acesarek - 9th of april, 2009
My cute little hippie was the final photo needed to be sold to achieve my first payout. It took a long time coming, but this money is coming exactly when I need it. I am so excited. I have been on this site since late 2007 and... More...
night time
posted by aleksdem - 2nd of april, 2009
One of my favourite hobbies is a photographing of night landscapes. There is nothing more interestingly, than that will see the camera in a night-time. A tripod and a great patience – my best friends in this business. More...
250 files in portfolio and 50th sales
posted by kasienka - 20th of december, 2008
Hi there! Is seems to me that hard work and patience brings results! My portfolio and the number of sales are growing and growing. I have quite a lot of a new ideas, but winter is holding me back. It is too dark to take photos at... More...
So close and yet so far!!
posted by keki - 20th of october, 2008
I have 49 images accepted which is 1 short from being accredited and being able to enter assignments 1 I am so excited! I keep refreshing and ticking to see if my next batch of images willgo under review and the figures will change!... More...
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