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  • 3 years and 404 images

    by Mrhighsky | 7th of April, 2014

    So recently I have reached my goal of 400 images online on Dreamstime, well 404 to be exact. I joined Dreamstime 3 years ago and during this time I learned a lot. I started out as an illustrator. I wasn't very good at this. It took me some time to learn about it and then... More
  • Out my Back Door

    by Amstrongphotography | 6th of April, 2014

    They always told me 'you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl' and that is true of me. I grew up in the back country of West Kentucky, nothing but fields and woods out our back door. I spent 7 years in the heart of St. Louis,... More
  • China night landscape

    by Zhangle | 4th of April, 2014

    The village is called Fenghuang, which is located in Hunan province, China. It is an ancient village, because it retains the thing of the past, its architectural style and folk customs have not changed, it is one of the original village, if you come here to play, can understand... More
  • Durban South Africa

    by Kierran1 | 4th of April, 2014

    Durban, what can I say its my home city, it’s where I grew up and it will be home to thousands of South African’s over the next few weeks as it is one of the most visited holiday destinations. I love my city, i mean how can you not love Durban. The city itself has... More
  • The Great Migration, Kenya

    by Kierran1 | 4th of April, 2014

    As my passion in photography is wildlife, the Masai Mara in Kenya was always a dream to go and shoot. That dream became reality and I finally got an opportunity to photography the great migration! It's actually quite hard to describe the migration as I feel it is something... More
  • Wildlife Photography and how to make best of it

    by Jremes84 | 27th of March, 2014

    Summer is coming. As part of the season, wildlife photography is a must at least for me. At many other out there, who might be actually consider going into wildlife and taking pictures or animals around them. This might not be as easy as many people think, how ever. Sometimes... More
  • 1000 Sales!

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 26th of March, 2014

    I have officially hit the 1000 sale mark with my portfolio here at Dreamstime! This image of a snow-covered dock at Lake Tahoe did the trick. That's really exciting news, especially considering where I was at less than a year ago. I've been adding images like crazy and... More
  • Love watching confidence grow

    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. How through the seasons the colour... More
  • Milestone: $20,000 Total Earnings, Lesson Learned: Ego vs Confidence

    by Wisconsinart | 23rd of March, 2014

    I've recently reached two milestone with Dreamstime: Fives years as a contributor and $20,000 total earnings. I was first published 40 years ago and thus started my career in freelance art, but I never really enjoyed any real income until I branched into online microstock.... More
  • Painting with Light

    by Mrallen | 22nd of March, 2014

    Fiber-Optic Light Painting The photographic technique of 'Painting with Light' has been around since the very early days of photography. WHAT IS LIGHT PAINTING ? Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held... More
  • My story about the following pictures

    by Wxh6763 | 25th of February, 2014

    It is summertime, very hot. We get up just past five o'clock. A layer of white mist is diffusion on the DongJiang Lake. Which of HuNan province of China. Just after six o 'clock, one fisherman shaking his boat and across in the fog. About half past seven, the sun just begin... More
  • Adventure begins!

    by Mrwhite80 | 12th of February, 2014

    Hello to all, My name is John, I'm 34, I love nature and animals. I'm Italian, so sorry for my English :) Start now by saying that for some time now I have found my real passion ... I heard born, and now I'm really sure, I love the photos, I love watching them, I love them... More
  • 50 Uploads - A big milestone for new contributor

    by Hkrunning | 5th of February, 2014

    I just reach the 50 uploads target. It is a big milestone for me. 50 uploads means that I can apply for exclusive photographer and can submit photos for assignments. Here is my 50th uploads: I am glad to have five sales and I would like to... More
  • Top 10 Things to Do When It's Cold Outside

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 23rd of January, 2014

    It’s January. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, that means it’s winter. And winter means the days are short and the temperatures are low. Hearing words like “polar vortex”, makes you just want to crawl into a warm bed and hibernate until spring,... More
  • Timeless editorial photos

    by AuthenticCreations | 16th of January, 2014

    How many times in the past we went on holiday and we saw the good situation to make a photo. Photo is made… you are happy about the results and go home with a smile. Some years ago you would be very disappointed about that you can not upload the image to microstock because... More
  • How to deal with common rejections?

    by Mrhighsky | 14th of January, 2014

    What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected. I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock, So I would like to share my experience... More
  • Stock photography with your phone ?

    by Feriteglas | 13th of January, 2014

    Yes, you can do stock photography with your phone. Nowadays, smartphones have good enough cameras. Of course you will not have the same results as with a good DSLR, but here are a few photographs made with my phone. Actually, the first one, with my home town, Medias, was... More
  • 100 Uploads

    by Simathers | 11th of January, 2014

    After 8 long months, I finally reached 100 uploads! In the beginning I uploaded way too much and my images were not of interesting subjects and were low quality. After having almost all of my images rejected I went out and bought a better camera. I was hoping this would be... More
  • My epiphany in Reno

    by Gmargittai | 31st of December, 2013

    Like many other people we went on a short trip during the holidays. We went to Reno Nevada, a place that is famous for its casinos and it is also located very close to the Sierra Mountains, the skiing capital of California. We are less into gambling and more into skiing.... More
  • To Be Exclusive or Not

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 31st of December, 2013

    As I near the 50 required uploads to be an exclusive photographer on DT, I have been doing a lot of thinking about being exclusive or not. I have looked over the benefits time and time again. The benefits are great and it also takes tons of time uploading to multiple... More

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