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  • Secrets of Microstock SuperStars

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of November, 2008

    While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some words of wisdom from the panel members... More

    by Savo889 | 2nd of October, 2015

    I am very hapi ! I have first sale ! And when I drafted the text on the occasion of the first sale, came a SECOND sale ! 6 Months on, 4 Months actively, acceptante ratio 59.7%, 188 files online. Start ? I did not know what a stock photo. I do not know English well. I write... More
  • Travel Photography: Ketchikan, Alaska

    by Sunfire | 28th of September, 2015

    In the last article I wrote about downtown Seattle and some of its attractions. From there we boarded the cruise to our first stop, Ketchikan.   Ketchikan is a small city named after the Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town, emptying into the Tongass Narrows... More
  • Shooting Manually - For Newbies

    by Circed | 20th of September, 2015

    I remember when I shot my first time exposing the image manually and noticed the richness of the images compared to the middle grey look of the automatic setting. Previewing the image through the lens before I clicked was how I decide the setting for the shot. I could view... More
  • 7 777 photos online

    by Annahristova | 17th of September, 2015

    On October 2, 2013 was accepted my first photo on the site.For less than two years they became 7 777.And three years ago I have not even imagined that I could earn money from photography. I know that my sales are not great in number, but recently in one day from two images... More
  • Morning glory

    by Live4photo | 12th of September, 2015

      Ipomoea purpurea, the purple, tall, or common morning glory, is a species in the genus Ipomoea, native to Mexico and Central America. Like all morning glories the plant entwines itself around structures, growing to a height of 2–3 m tall. The leaves are heart-shaped... More
  • First 100 dollars

    by Balanvalentin | 31st of August, 2015

    For me 90 sales=100 dollars. After I became the exclusive photographer my sales growing from month to month. In this all time I understand that perseverance and exercise are very important. I am proud of this result... My next objective 10 000 photo.       More
  • Assignment joy

    by Williamsphere | 21st of August, 2015

    I have been on Dreamstime for about 9 months now and have learned a lot about stock photography. I love being part of a photographic community and I am working toward becoming an exclusive contributor. This week my work achieved one of my highest goals to date (besides sales)... More
  • Perseid meteor shower 13 August 2015

    by Brocko | 13th of August, 2015

    So i wake up at 03 AM, take the coffee, jump into the car, pick up 2 friends from the road and on the way to location for seriously shooting the perseids meteor shower. We saw some beautiful long falling stars and some of them got into the frame:))   If you missed the... More
  • My first sale

    by Jkjainu | 4th of August, 2015

    One day in office, My colleague saw me and asked, How much till now you earn from your photography? I was taken awake by the question as i was not expecting any money from my hobby, I was thinking who will buy my photographs where there are 1000 times better photographers.... More
  • Over 200 photos!

    by Andreamangoni | 16th of July, 2015

    I would just like to share with you the satisfaction of achieving a small goal: I have exceeded the quota of 200 photos accepted!   Over the months, my portfolio has been enriched by various types of images, although the animals and macro photography are my first love... More
  • New world new guy

    by Ddukang | 13th of July, 2015

    i am come from China,and i never upload images into any Non-Chinese website,the dreamstime is the first and the first to reject my photos,,,not one... this give me a shock and then i seriously read about why,,then ,i have a more clear understand with mine... may be there... More
  • My First 100 images online!

    by Savo889 | 11th of July, 2015

    Dear young I have 68 years old. Is there someone older? i have great life experience or you have a lot of experience in the aplication of new technologies and I learning from you. i am new here and work 3 months. I am very happy that scored the first 100 images online!... More
  • Developing Your Photographic Style

    by Gracelife | 8th of July, 2015

          What makes a famous photographer famous? It’s not the gear he uses, and it’s normally not a single image, either. Most of the greatest photographers have a certain style that makes their images immediately recognizable. Style is the reason why you can pick... More
  • Revisiting Your Old Work

    by Gracelife | 1st of July, 2015

      Looking at Your Old Images with Fresh Perspective As photographers, we are on a never-ending quest to create something new and unusual. After so many years of taking photos, you more than likely have terabytes of archived raw files or boxes upon boxes of negatives... More
  • Finally - reaching 75% AR. My Personal Story

    by Amilevin | 20th of May, 2015

    Hi all, I'm writing this Blog mostly for you newbies out there.. :) I'll tell you my personal story and hope you'll learn from my mistakes and be a better stock contributor. I started here in 2008 and was making my first steps as a stock contributor.... More
  • First five hundred photos

    by Andreistancu | 10th of April, 2015

    After one year on Dreamstime I've manage to reach five hundred photos online. This milestone made me more carefully regarding choose end post processing photos. I hope that at the and of the year that number will triple :) Photo with number 500:    More
  • Hello

    by Pamjreynolds | 30th of March, 2015

    Hello I joined Dreamstime towards the end of last year, and I must say I’ve enjoyed the experience so far. Although I have to admit I have had rejections too, (boo) and to honest I can understand why; but having said that, it is a learning curve for me and hopefully... More
  • First 100$ milestone (and first blog post)!

    by Lilleskut | 29th of March, 2015

    Quite happy to have finally made it. I jumped over the 100$ threshold with a 9.90 $ sale of a very green image, which is by far the most I got for a single sale.  I started with dreamstime back in 2010 when I uploaded a couple of images out of curiosity to see whether... More
  • Four years with Dreamstime

    by Mrhighsky | 25th of March, 2015

    Four years ago I created my dreamstime account just as an experiment. I didn't know at that time that I will come so far. I was still a student (an engineering student). Photography and and design was my hobby. My dreamstime portfolio doesn't only represent some images but... More

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