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  • Persistence Pays!

    by Kittysnaps | 11th of August, 2014

    I joined Dreamstime in 2009 and submitted many photos for approval. Only 16 were ever accepted as the quality of my photos was never up to standard. So my percentage rating is pretty low as you can imagine. Disappointment after disappointment followed ... but I persisted.... More
  • 150 UPLOADS!!!

    by Newnow | 16th of May, 2014

    Today DT approved my 150th photo! I'm very happy because of that, but even more happy cause I really see the progress in my photos, so my learning and long evening hours with camera alone and in front of computer had paid off. And I want everyone to see the difference!... More
  • Book that realize my dream.

    by Henrymm | 28th of January, 2014

    Hi friends, First of all l would like to say that I am not (NOT) a pro but just a hobbyist and still learning. But let me share some tips that I think may be useful for someone like me. I happened to read this book, "Taking Stock: Make money in microstock... More
  • More sharp, less noise.

    by Maxsp | 6th of January, 2014

    LONG STORY SHORT! So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go. 1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are. 2nd - Reduce ISO? As much as you don&... More
  • Jpeg 8 or 16 bit?

    by FabioConcetta | 29th of October, 2013

    Hello to all! I ask you a very simple but very useful information, do you think you can send the Jpeg 16-bit instead of 8 bit? The quality would be much higher! Thank you for your answers! See Article
  • Upgraded Equipment

    by Doubleclick7 | 25th of October, 2013

    Finally tired of fighting the camera and the far-too-often "out of focus" issues when an image is not accepted, I went ahead and ordered a Canon 7D (upgrading from a T2i.) I can't believe how much better my images are turning out! And, I wondered why I had waited so long... More
  • How to improve the quality of a photo

    by Fallostupido | 16th of October, 2013

    sometimes DT refused my photos saying that the quality was low, because of camera quality lenses.In fact, the photos were taken with a compact camera. these photo was taken during a concert of an italian singer. first time dt refused it. I have not lost hope and I... More
  • Concept and editorial market

    by Lenutaidi | 24th of August, 2013

    Hi!! Sometimes quality supplementation quantity,sometimes quantity supplementation quality.Was talk and talk more about the concept in stock.Because that brings sale, concept and conceptual. But also some editorial stock bring sales,and you know that. Editorial with... More
  • I achieved 3000 pictures accepted, we see on 5000 !!!

    by Editor77 | 6th of August, 2013

    Today i passed over 3000 picture accepted on Dreamstime. In 3 years spent here on Dreamstime website i learn many things about stock photography. Hope the future will be more relevant in sales and good quality photos uploaded here. All the best, More
  • Congratulations! 100 uploads!!

    by Xiaowensun | 7th of June, 2013

    finally, i upload 100 images on DT. http://www.dreamstime.com/xiaowensun_info thanks to DT editors, they teach me what is a high quality image! i think my number of images on DT will be increased more faster! next stop, 200 uploads! See Article
  • Getting it right before making the shot

    by 1000wordsimages | 22nd of May, 2013

    >The digital generation gives us the possibility to shoot as many images as you like so that we can afterwards edit them with software. Especially when you shoot in RAW you will have the extra space without losing any quality. Because of this reason many of us use to spend... More
  • Need an upgrade ? Full Frame Camera ??? "L" Series Lens ???

    by Mudplucker | 28th of April, 2013

    Hi you all, and welcome to my second blog: Since i did my recent first ever photo shoot with a model (circa 6 weeks ago), i have stopped to reflect on what i produced in that shoot and comparing it with what i want to produce in the future. Looking back, i consider my... More
  • Difficulties with first stock photos

    by Photoalenka | 23rd of January, 2013

    Hello! I'm now 25 years old and half of my life (since 12) I'm with camera in hands. The process of seeing the picture and finally taking it is something, that can't be divided from my life. But... for all these many years I was thinking of beauty or value of the moment... More
  • 2013 And the things I'll be trying to do

    by Cammeraydave | 17th of January, 2013

    Well I missed my whole featured photographer week on Dreamstime because I was on vacation. Darn it, I usually check things most days... but I was just plain relaxing, trying to recharge the batteries. I had big plans to photograph "stuff" but did not get very far at all.... More
  • Reflections on a photo contest...just days after US election

    by Alamourus | 9th of November, 2012

    I've never won a photo contest--until just this week. Just days after Obama won a second term. It was an open contest put on by a local business group: you post a set of twelve pictures on Facebook and the ones with the most votes during a set period gets into a calendar... More
  • Additional format

    by Angelaravaioli | 18th of October, 2012

    Hi all, I have not yet reached 1000 share photos online but I hope to do so shortly, and I just ventured to load some RAW format image hoping that might be of interest to someone. Right now they are just these: because the charging is a bit longer so the time for acceptance.... More
  • Nature conservation from a Buddhist point of view.

    by Physi28 | 23rd of August, 2012

    As long as we see nature, animals, trees, minerals, lakes, rivers and oceans as something apart from us, we will believe that we can dominate it, survive without it and spoil it without consequences. Only when we understand deeply that we are literally made of water, air,... More
  • Upgrade

    by Williamardrey | 6th of July, 2012

    I'm looking to upgrade my digital SLR to a more professional model. I have looked at some cameras online and like (on paper) the Sony alpha A850, and some of the Nikon cameras. I would like suggestions as to what would be a good camera to possess for my future in professional... More
  • A Few D700 Images

    by Fultonsphoto | 5th of June, 2012

    As recently mentioned in one of my blogs, I was intending taking photography more seriously and taking more images with my new D700 camera (which I bought for a pro course I intended doing) Well that said, I have still not taken these steps as I am not sure whether photography... More
  • Generic stock vs. Authentic stock

    by Crazydaizy99 | 10th of May, 2012

    I am praying for that magic upload 25! And I pray it will happen tonight (I am at 24). I joined Dreamstime several months ago and was elated when some of my photos were accepted. I used every ounce of my creativity to create the best images that I knew how and was surprised... More

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