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  • Build Your Brand

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of November, 2008

    Dreamstime success depends on many factors beyond an exciting and diverse portfolio. Building a reputation for a particular style or special subject niche creates a ‘brand’. As designers become familiar with your work, they will seek out your images by searching first... More
  • Is Your Photography Art?

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of May, 2008

    There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most photographers that fall into the ‘collectible... More
  • 400 sales milestone

    by Tempestz | 23rd of May, 2016

    I finally reached 400 sales with this image  take in shanghai china. i started off slow when i first joined dreamstime as i learned what makes good stock photo and what does not. much of my portfolio is travels around Asia which allowed me to experiences many wonderful... More
  • Step forward

    by Mgntplus | 21st of May, 2016

    Hello everyone, After a short abstinence, during which I studied the possibilities of my equipment and learned about stock photography, I decided to make some changes and try again with a different approach. I started to turn around and look for details that in normal circumstances... More
  • One photo, two sales

    by Jyliagorbacheva | 23rd of April, 2016

      upload one picture in the portfolio, I was very surprised when I bought it 2 times. It is very stimulating to work))))))) Today 10 photos uploaded yet, but they still are moderated. I'm very glad. I never thought that in a portfolio with a photograph may be selling More
  • 2000 Photos and 100 sales for one photo

    by Andreistancu | 25th of March, 2016

    After almost two years i've reached at 2000 photos in my portfolio. Wasn't easy but i've learned to make better photos and improve post-processing. With an 81.8% acceptance ratio i've been frustrated sometimes because of "Image not selected" :) but i realized that is good... More
  • 1000 images online

    by Osmar01 | 18th of March, 2016

    Hi everyone! It is time to celebrate - again! I finally reached the 1000 images in my portfolio! I want to thank all the friends who have supported me and helped. It is only the beginning! Thank you, Dreamstime.   See Article
  • 3 years anniversary present

    by Yorgy67 | 16th of March, 2016

    Hi, guys! 3 years with DT were really quick. Taking into consideration the fact that photography is my free-time hobby (although I am professional (so shy of me....haha:) ), I think I can be quite proud of 1956 photos in my portfolio. I try not to restrict myself to any... More
  • 20 000 images online!

    by Paparazzofamily | 10th of March, 2016

    Hi everyone! It is time to celebrate - again! I finally reached the 20 000 images in my portfolio! This is my next milestone on the way to the cherished goal. Thank you, Dreamstime, for shearing my sport photos with the world! This is the last image:  ... More
  • Almost 500!

    by Bjorn999 | 1st of March, 2016

    It's been quite a journey, but I'm almost reaching 500 pictures online! It's the last few steps, the last images to reach that first goal. The images are already shot, they're just sitting there waiting to be edited , uploaded and keyworded, so I expect to reach this goal... More
  • 8 "night" sales!

    by Msalena | 25th of January, 2016

    Till today, while reading blogs about 5,6,7...etc downloads at once, I felt.....mmmmm... a little bit envious, wondering "Does it really happen?!" I was sure that such nice surprises are not for me. Till today the best selling day brought me 3 sales and I remember I was as... More
  • Inflating my portfolio

    by Vacilando | 24th of January, 2016

    Hey folks, even my Dreamstime account is already older than three years, I used it rarely in the past. So I only had some few photos in it with a low number of sales... of course. Now, since November 2015 I have been uploading new photos and stock footage almost daily... More
  • 300th accepted photo!!

    by Deming9120 | 1st of January, 2016

    Have finally reached my 300th upload today, on 1st January 2016!! I have been doing photography for 6 years as a hobby (with 3 years as a freelance professional photographer), and I haven been paying much attention to stock photography despite having been on... More
  • 1000 image milestone on Christmas day

    by Cleymans | 25th of December, 2015

    Hi Photo Maniacs,            One month ago, I decided to challenge myself to put a number of 1000 images on DT before 2016, which meant I had to triple my entries and work to reach that target. I only had 779 pictures online at that moment....  ... More
  • Two hundred sales

    by Theob | 22nd of December, 2015

    Hello friends! Since April I managed to sell another 100 photos (a new milestone for me), which I think it is good, considering the number of shots in my portfolio reported to the nearly 40 million photos submitted on this website I will continue to add different images... More
  • 9 beautiful sales in one night

    by Adammeadows12 | 18th of December, 2015

    Today I am very exited to announce that I had 9 total sales. It seemed to me that sales had gone to a halt and that it wasn't worth waiting. The only thing you can do is upload, cross your fingers and sit back and wait.  Then suddenly I heard my account notifications... More
  • One year with Dreamstime

    by Glacyer | 14th of December, 2015

    I am celebrating my first year with Dreamstime. Thanks to all the buyers and Dreamstime team for everything you're doing for me, for helping me evolve and be a better photographer.                                  More
  • 100 pictures, portfolio milestone unlocked

    by Valmartyn | 8th of December, 2015

    It has been an effort, but I have learned and now looking forward to building a bigger portfolio! Good hunt to all of the beginners.    See Article
  • 5 000 pictures milestone!

    by Sasanka7 | 8th of December, 2015

    Last week Advent started, and I got my first christmas gift: And it is 5 000th picture at my Dreamstime portfolio ;)     So welcome new year 2016! See Article
  • Finally 150 items online!!

    by Fotografieschnabel | 29th of November, 2015

    Today is the day I finally got 150 images online. That makes me happy and hungry to upload more, but it took me a couple of months to get this far. As said before, mostly because of my fathers medical problems, but also because of a lot of refusals (most of them because... More

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