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  • Can I make a living in photography? That is the question!

    by Babar760 | 19th of May, 2015

    In hindsight, it really boils down to two things, and two things only: luck, and how badly you want it. Without either, you don’t have a career. Remember, you are going into a profession that has no regulation of standards, cutthroat competition, a highly subjective, non-... More
  • Picture wanted! Please close up photos ;)

    by Sasanka7 | 7th of April, 2015

    Hello ALL! I am looking for pictures with wooden (tree) logs or stubs (timbers), which are photographed from side to put some products on as table, please send your links. Best are with light colored background  or isolated  for example:      ... More
  • Some Questions About Collections

    by Dashlogvinenko | 10th of January, 2015

    I already did some collections, but I don't know will it help to sale more illustrations? Dear dreamstime inhabitants, I need you thoughts about the collections: - do u make collections for yourself to regularize your files or it helps you in selling? - how can collection... More
  • ..6 Sales today!

    by Adrianacapuccio | 27th of October, 2014

    Yeah! I am very happy! Today I sold 6 illustrations! One of which was sold three times in this regard, I wanted to ask ... Why has twice been purchased at a price of $ 2.20 at the highest resolution and the third time was only sold for $ 0.42? I am a new registered and... More
  • Four years with Dreamstime

    by Rigmanyi | 27th of April, 2014

    I'm celebrating four years with Dreamstime and I'd like to share with you some of my experiences and ask you some questions that may be difficult, perhaps rhetorical. When I first got into stock photography, I've done some research and I started working with... More
  • Assignment question

    by Perstock | 14th of March, 2014

    Anyone, how can i use an already uploaded image to enter an assignment? I am a little confused right now... I think some of my already uploaded - and some of them also been sold - images would ”fit in” as assignment images... A little bit of frustration... Cheers!... More
  • Acceptance Ratio

    by Kingtrac | 6th of January, 2014

    What is a good acceptance ratio for a beginner? See Article
  • Lightboxes

    by CLCoker | 9th of December, 2013

    Hello! Could someone explain what a lightbox is? I appreciate your time! Thanks! See Article
  • Exclusivity advantages

    by Opreaioan | 8th of December, 2013

    Hello. My name is Ioan Oprea. I presented myself in a previous blog article. Recently I became an exclusive photographer with Dreamstime and I was a bit surprised about the fees. Before being exclusive with Dreamstime I got 1 sale which was calculated 2 ways - as an exclusive... More
  • really I don't understand HOW??!!

    by Didaso | 29th of November, 2013

    Do you think its normal when they accept a photo and they put it online, after 1 day cancel it and the put it again in pending file for recheck it. DO YOU THIINK ITS NORMAL????? AND OTHE MYSTERY AT SAME TIME I WAS WRITING THIS BLOG: ONE OF MY PICTURES WAS AT THE FINAL... More
  • Adobe Illustrator - Fighting Again With Pixels

    by Inspirationgame | 11th of November, 2013

    Hello Everyone: Long time no talk. To make a long story short, I have been inactive on Dreamstime for quite a while after the loss of my sweetheart in 2011. But life's worth living, and I am back with plenty of inspiration. As I wrote in my first article, I am new to illustration... More
  • New crop tool for illustrator

    by Dacascas | 26th of October, 2013

    I know 3 ways in Adobe Illustrator to crop vector artwork, seamless pattern etc: Crop in Pathfinder panel. But it is a destructive method. All shapes cut each other like confetti :) Divide Objects Below. Unfortunately this method very laborious. I should manually... More
  • Question?

    by Augustinasg | 26th of October, 2013

    Hello, I have a question and I would be very grateful if you could give me advice - is it worth to submit exclude my portfolio from all third-party partnerships? See Article
  • two sales

    by Apetrov89ru | 26th of October, 2013

    only two sales, something is missing... See Article
  • A quite good september...

    by Gheburaseye | 4th of October, 2013

    Last month in dreamstime was quite good for me. 110 image uploaded (and only 44 refused) and 8 images sold. After september my portfolio reached the number of 1535 image, and it is a good number, although I know I have other images to create and upload in dreamstime.... More
  • Subscription sales

    by Fredbro | 1st of October, 2013

    Hello everyone, Today I sold my 21st picture and it was a subscription sale. That made me wonder if you guys ''attract'' as many subscription sales as I do. Indeed, 71% of all my sales are subscription ones. What about you all? And don't get me wrong, I'm happy to see... More
  • Defining Out of the Box

    by Mahmoodfaridi | 25th of September, 2013

    Since the last 7+ years I am associated with one of the leading advertising agencies of Pakistan and since my start I was listening one common phrase from all my clients (my apologies to all my past and current clients) i.e. we want something ‘OUT OF THE BOX (OFTB)... More
  • how many review provide sales

    by CanerBozlaker | 23rd of September, 2013

    Hi, I am new or rookie but I have portfolio in DT :) I wonder, my photos reviewing again and again but not sale. What's missing? What do you thinking and suggesting. May be this is normal situation or normal way to go professional, but I wanna incentive... More
  • Do you see these images

    by Gheburaseye | 6th of August, 2013

    I know, this can be a strange thing, but I have a question for You: can You see these images from my portfolio? ID are: 27791425 27791430 27791433 Is it possible they are damaged? G.E. See Article
  • Backgrounds

    by Augustinasg | 9th of July, 2013

    Which illustration are better isolated or with some kind of background ? See Article

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