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Rites of Passage
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of may, 2008
Life is a series of events that mark our passage through time. Some events are as unremarkable as a Grandfather teaching his grandson how to swim or parents looking on as their child takes its first step. Other occasions such as traditional... More...
Finally an upward trend
posted by mvogel - 28th of march, 2014
After many months of decreasing sales and revenue I am finally on an upward trend. This month marks a new BME for revenue for a month and a new sales and revenue BME for a quarter. What is the secret? Putting in the work. Create,... More...
Love watching confidence grow
posted 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.... More...
1,001!
posted by theblackrhino - 11th of february, 2014
In the summer of 2010, I never imagined I'd have a portfolio of over 1,000 illustrations on Dreamstime. It's been an amazing journey as a part-time illustrator. My advice to anyone starting out at Dreamstime is to find your own style... More...
My goals for 2014
posted by matthiase - 8th of february, 2014
My goals before 2014 ends: - 1000+ Images in my portfolio. - At least 100 Sales. - More courage to approach unknown people or business and ask if i can photograph them. - Make even more time every month to make and upload material.... More...
Waiting in hope (my son's first haircut)
posted by eswathi - 3rd of january, 2014
To gaze at little locks of hair Knowing that its a treasure only gods may keep Fleeting from me forever I cannot, when I wish to keep I weep within Mowing the tender tresses A blade that could gnaw my heart... More...
500th upload
posted by phoenixci - 1st of august, 2013
Like an infant it me a little over 16 moths to walk amongst other photographers, I often state that I am not a pro and I do not consider myself to be at a professional level in my photography, I am still learning and I am happy to see... More...
Unfinished Tales - Joel Meyerowitz
posted by shadow69 - 1st of march, 2013
Photography is a response that has to do with the momentary recognition of things. Suddenly you're alive. A minute later there was nothing there. I just watched it evaporate. You look one moment and there's everything, next moment it'... More...
Putting things into perspective
posted by georgecy - 26th of september, 2012
If you have an SLR or dSLR camera then chances are, you are wondering which lens to buy, which working focal length to invest in. Well in case you haven’t figured it out yet, the answer is simple (in the sense of choosing your focal... More...
My story of bone marrow transplantation
posted by bjlongmore - 20th of july, 2012
Hello all! My name is Brian. I just wanted to let everyone know how they can save people's lives. About a year ago my health began to deteriorate, and by December I found out that I had a very rare bone marrow disorder called aplastic... More...
My first Level 4 picture
posted by yogiproductions - 7th of december, 2011
Thank you all of you for the support I reached my first level 4 with my macro picture of the tasty coffee beans. I cant find the people how bought my pictures but thanks to all of them and all the Dreamstime Team. All the best for... More...
200 online
posted by halient - 4th of august, 2011
After a couple of years of being on DT I finally have 200 online, some of it has been good, some frustrating but it has given me an outlet for me to use some of the 40k+ shots I have taken in the last year (only about 1k of them have... More...
Time to level 5
posted by bradcalkins - 24th of july, 2011
As time marches forward I find it interesting to see which of my images will become my top sellers. Some you kind of know right away, while others come out of nowhere... I did a little bit of number crunching to see if it is clear... More...
My portfolio start to Growing up
posted by morgancapasso - 24th of may, 2011
My portfolio it's starting to growing sloly but strong and smoot, and i finaly starting to see sels on regular bases .-) this is incoraging and spronig my to folowing up. Morgan
Happy Birthday!
posted by kakigori - 20th of may, 2011
Yesterday was my first birthday here at dreamstime. One full year as microstocker creating illustrations. I learned a lot through this whole year. Learning about keywording, learning about microstock. I think I'm graduated now.... More...
Dreamstime growth
posted by tamarabauer - 19th of april, 2011
I became a contributor here at DT in Dec 2010...actually, I started uploading in Nov 2010 "behind the scenes" while I waited for my exclusivity with another agency to come to an end...so my PF wasn't visible until the beginning of December.... More...
Tips for buyers...
posted by bradcalkins - 11th of april, 2011
I usually write blogs for the benefit of other photographers, but here is one for the buyers :) Basically, in trying to find my own images and how they rank in the results I've learned a few tricks to find things. 1. Advanced search,... More...
How sad
posted by omine77 - 21st of february, 2011
How sad. Despite continued efforts, the sales are not growing. Sorry for venting! :(
Learning Process - and sticking with it.
posted by leahmae - 1st of february, 2011
I joined Dreamstime as an outlet for my urge to click the shutter button. I love photography, always have. Now that my career is settled and I have a keen sense of where I am at, I have focused my spare creative juices on taking pictures.... More...
Interviewed by Breakfast Stock Club
posted by wordplanet - 31st of january, 2011
I've been submitting stock photos for a while now but didn't really start adding to my portfolio until late last year, and once I began submitting regularly I saw a big jump in sales. I've found it helpful to join a few forums including... More...
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