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Worth the wait
posted by mvogel - 4th of march, 2012
This is for all of you DT newbies that are wondering if all of this is actually worth it. When you first start out you upload image after image only to watch your acceptance ratio tank while you try to figure out what the editors will... More...
Best wishes!
posted by laurasinelle - 1st of march, 2012
I want a share with you a quote that I read in the e-book of Michael Clark " Adobe photoshop Lightroom, a professional photographer´s workflow" "If you are out there shooting, things will happen for your. If you´re not out there,... More...
Anything wrong or it is normal?
posted by vladimirkim3722 - 28th of february, 2012
Hello, fellow workers! I've recently (November, 2011) started to upload images on DT but have only 3 sales. Is it normal or anything wrong with my images? Any advices? Thanks. Here are some of my shots. More...
Another Level 2 Image!
posted by eclecticelegance - 18th of february, 2012
Wow, it's been a very long time since I last blogged on here. Almost a year. Oops. But I hope all you guys have been doing well and getting lots of sales! I just had a second image get to level 2 just a couple of weeks ago!!... More...
New application for android phones to check earnings
posted by dacasdo - 14th of february, 2012
There is a new application for android phones, devices and tablets to check your earnings in Dreamstime and 28 more agencies in your devices.... thats amazing. You can check in mobile: www.apps.opera.com/pa/​microstock_report.html... More...
Sales followup - adjust your portfolio on the fly
posted by coraldesign - 14th of february, 2012
Not sure how many of you guys out there upload all the photos you get in a shooting session. I figured out I upload less than 10% of all good photos and some pictures, sometimes because they are pretty similar to one another so I don'... More...
My First $200
posted by hotmidhun - 13th of february, 2012
I joined Dreastime in the early March 2011. Though genuinely interested in photography, I had never thought that I would do something called STOCK photography. I still do not know what I do can be called strictly stock photos.... More...
Another DT milestone!
posted by leesniderphotoimages - 10th of february, 2012
Today I surpassed the 2,000 sales mark which I consider something of an achievement. I have been a DT member for 3 years this month and it has taken a while but once the ball starts rolling sales DO accrue which further convinces me... More...
My first sales! The feeling is just great!
posted by stdamos - 8th of february, 2012
I' m an illustrator from Greece and about 5 months ago i' ve joined the constributor family of dreamstime. I only upload editorial illustrations ( portraits & caricatures ). I have only 7 sales but i know that it' s more difficult... More...
200 sales!
posted by gheburaseye - 6th of february, 2012
Yes, I know: it's a small milestone, but it's an important milestone for me! Recently I reached 200 sales with this image: Now I have to work to reach soon the milestone of 300 sales :) G.E.
How Travel Put The Thirty-five Cent Sale Into Perspective
posted by angelaostafichuk - 2nd of february, 2012
Thirty-five cents. It seems like such a meager amount when I'm in Canada. Perhaps it can buy a cookie, a few candies, or in my city, a call on a payphone. For most living in "Westernized" countries, this meager amount is barely... More...
Two years at DT
posted by jdanne - 31st of january, 2012
Exactly two years ago I started with DT. First I struggled to get "anything" accepted and then I had to wait patiently for my first sale - for months. Now, two years later: - 310 photos online - 257 sales - acceptance rate:... More...
the first sale
posted by gandolfos - 30th of january, 2012
Only after a few days and after only 1 view i have my first sale on dreamstime. We hope that this is the first in a long series ... my english it's a shame...sorry ;-)
Turning Rejection Into Self-Promotion
posted by angelaostafichuk - 30th of january, 2012
My name is Angela and I have a rejection problem. It's not the usual suspects that most women my age worry about, so it's slightly tricky on learning how to deal when you can't turn to a friend for advice. I of course, am talking... More...
7 sales in 7 days
posted by paulvandenberg71 - 24th of january, 2012
Hello Dreamstimers, This is my first blog and have to figure it out how erverything works. Anyway the reason why I write this is, is that I have 7 sales in 7 days. For me as beginner is this a huge milestone for the moment and I... More...
Finally 800 sales!
posted by fabioconcetta - 24th of january, 2012
Hello everyone! Today is a beautiful day for me, I reached the amazing number of 800 sales, I would never have imagined! As always thank you all for your participation in my blog, a warm greeting! This is the image sold.... More...
Milestone - 50 Images Online
posted by ntrifunovic - 24th of january, 2012
I've just reached 50 images online with this image: Since I joined DT few months ago I had only 7 sales, I'm hoping to see increase in my sales as my portfolio gets bigger... :) My images that had sales:... More...
Exclusive Rights
posted by sunguy - 20th of january, 2012
Greetings Although my regular sales seem okay for a newbie ( 5 over the last week), it appears the real bucks are in someone buying the exclusive rights to an image. Does this happen very often or is it a rare occurrence. I would... More...
posted by onedayoneimage - 10th of january, 2012
Perhaps a small milestone, but an exciting one for me. My 100th download was yesterday but really and truly the number is not as important as the great experiences I've had shooting the photos, improving skills and being a part of Dreamstime.... More...
One year on Dreamstime!!!
posted by nero67 - 9th of january, 2012
Hello everyone, today I celebrate my first year on Dreamstime!!! One year has already passed since I joined DT and I'm very happy and proud to be part of this great community :-) I know that I have a little portfolio but unfortunately... More...
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