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  • Up and away, keys to success on Dreamstime.

    by Clewisleake | 3rd of November, 2015

    Been on Dreamstime a few years now and I can say there's no magic formula to selling images, in other words sales don't explode by reaching any certain approval rating or having a certain amount of images in your portfolio, I believe that the 80% approval rating sales kicker... More
  • 2001 images online!

    by Babar760 | 3rd of November, 2015

    And 7400 sold. It took a while but now it's going faster because I know better what sells. I also know exactly what DT wants as far as technical issues. The secret is being selective and not uploading everything I shoot. Quality vs quantity, that is the secret. Heading for... More
  • In the relentless pursuit of images....

    by Clewisleake | 15th of September, 2015

    I know the motto, "quality versus quantity", but I can't help but to think that the larger my portfolio is and the more diverse it is, the more chances I have for sales. I'm constantly in pursuit of interesting and useful images to expand my portfolio. As I carry on with... More
  • How to produce quality stock images.

    by Mirzamlk | 18th of August, 2015

    My journey in the field of stock photography started in the month of May- June 2015. It was summer vacation in my country, me and my kids were tired of shooting remote images and landscapes, a friend of mine told me about stock photography and its standards. The high quality... More
  • Over 2000 files

    by Zharate | 10th of August, 2015

    Two years ago I uploaded my first photo to DT. Since then, slowly but steadily I have been creating a portfolio of over 2000 images.   This project is still starting and gradually taking shape. Will try to increase the ratio of uploads and improve the quality of my images.... More
  • My first $100

    by Tigertim01 | 5th of May, 2015

    Hi fellow dreamers. Just wanted to share some success in reaching my first milestone of $100 on Dreamtime. I started back in Sept last year and had only owned my camera for about 3 months and wanted to challenge myself to see if anyone would want to buy a photo I had... More
  • What's the best camera for start work with Microstock? (With answer)

    by Maxsp | 30th of April, 2015

      Hi Girls and Guys, here I go direct to the point, but first I want to mention that most of you had heard that you should buy an entry camera and then buying new stuffs according to need you feel necessary. FORGET IT! I had spend some years with entry cameras and I... More
  • Wrought iron ornamental

    by Iris20150923 | 23rd of December, 2014

    Wrought iron spears, studs, flowers&panels,ect   See Article
  • A Great Coincidence

    by Kamlang | 1st of October, 2014

    I am relatively new here at Dreamstime, and I am certainly not going to make a living on it. However I enjoy taking pictures, and am learning from my failures. The other day I was looking at my employer's external website, and noticed some really great pictures. When... More
  • 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 used... 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
  • Congratulations! 100 uploads!!

    by Xiaowensun | 7th of June, 2013

    finally, i upload 100 images on DT. 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 AuthenticCreations | 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

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