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  • My first experience as a buyer ;)

    by Julia161 | 26th of January, 2010

    Hi, Friends. Unexpectidely the day came when I began to need pictures for site designs. Now I know a little bit of how people choose pictures. At least how I do this. Here is my first impression of the process. 1. I convert some of my income into credits. 2. I have in... More
  • Dreamstime can be fattening

    by Tan510jomast | 25th of January, 2010

    Before I started to contribute to micro stock photography and Dreamstime, I was not much into food. From childhood, I had a nasty habit, as my "ama" (servant) who cooked meals for my father's house had to endure, of putting food as least importance on my priority list. It... More
  • now, who would have imagined all these?

    by Tan510jomast | 23rd of January, 2010

    When I first started in micro stock , I received a really nice encouraging email from someone who was a well established best seller. He told me he reviewed one of my images and from there, he keeps checking in to my portfolio just to see how I was progressing as a contributor.... More
  • is there a formula to successful downloads?

    by Tan510jomast | 20th of January, 2010

    Hello Dreamstimers, hope this new decade started on the right mood for you as it did for me here on Dreamstime. now that i got my first taste of a payout, i am getting greedy and want to see the next payout sooner, and more regularly. one of my favourite bloggers also... More
  • Slow month

    by Cooper5022 | 15th of January, 2010

    Is January normally a slow month for sales? I have had zero so far this month in spite of uploading around 40 with a 94% approval rate. Maybe my bird/nature photos are not something being bought on Dreamstime? Any other nature photographers having success? Maybe its the... More
  • My First Tiff Format Sale

    by Indy2320 | 13th of January, 2010

    On the same day that Dreamstime announced that Tiff Format images would be available someone purchased one of my images in the new format.The image sold for eleven credits or $5.74 in U.S. currency.That is really cool and i hope everyone else had the same good fortune.The... More
  • Copy my keywords. I don't mind.

    by Julia161 | 8th of January, 2010

    Dear Guys and Girls ;) The trend of the year - photographers angry at someone copied their keywords. What a tragedy!!! What I'd like to ask these photographers about is: you make a lot of pictures and spend the hell of efforts and time on keywording. From where... More
  • Goal and 100 Uploads!

    by Mellie430 | 4th of January, 2010

    Hello, so excited to finally get an assignment file accepted before the end of the year and to reach 100 uploads in the beginning of the new year. Heres to a good year and achieving many goals. Thank you all! See Article
  • Thinking Of New Year

    by Asaliro | 23rd of December, 2009

    Thinking of new year 2010, I wish my sales will increase to $10 per days :) from dreamstime. This is the point : When i can make $1 a day, of course i can make $10 or more a day. First step is upload more image and promote it to the website, then wait for the result...... More
  • I reached at one thousand sales!

    by Marianmocanu | 22nd of December, 2009

    Today I reached at one thousand sales! I've been chosen "Featured photographer between December 2, 2009 and December 9, 2009". This is the first important milestone for me on Dreamstime! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Good luck to all in the new year!... More
  • What happened??

    by Edwardje | 21st of December, 2009

    Hello I am on DT now for about 7 months and all went well untill now.... I sold travelpictures nearly every day. But....one week ago sales stopped completely!!?? I really don't understand why.... Is there something wrong with my account on DT? Eddy More
  • Struggles of a Small Portfolio

    by Wisconsinart | 19th of December, 2009

    If you're not a commercial photographer, it's tough starting out in stock. You have a day job and other responsibilities so there isn't much time you can devote to your little passion on the side. You look at the portfolios of the "big boys" and can only wish. In many cases... More
  • DL no 7000

    by Maigi | 19th of December, 2009

    Here it is: download no 7000. I'd like to reward the downloader, but don't know who he or she might be. Well, that's the microstocker's life. Which I actually pretty much like. :) Is it a sign I have to work harder next year? I'll take it as yes... Best wishes to all microstockers... More
  • Weekend Sales

    by Fultonsphoto | 12th of December, 2009

    I have noticed on this and other sites that sales really slow down over the weekends. I just wanted to let the buyers know that I have absolutely nothing against them downloading my images over weekends, really its fine with me :0) See Article
  • 200 sales and $300

    by Defun | 7th of December, 2009

    With today's 6 sales. Now over 100 sales and $300. Thanks the buyers, Thanks DT!!!! See Article
  • Estatic about Reaching 1000 sales today!!!

    by Retina2020 | 4th of December, 2009

    I joined Dreamstime October 29, 2007 thinking it would be fun to see if any of my photos are high enough quality for commercial purposes. When I sold my very first photo, I thought to myself. "Cool, I wonder if I will sell anymore." Now over 2 years later, I've finally... More
  • 500 Sold

    by Rnonstx | 27th of November, 2009

    http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-caribbean-rainbow-image10261143 It took three years, but I finally reached a milestone with 500 sales. Working with Dreamstime has provided the opportunity to learn much more about the art of producing photos for the stock photography... More
  • Today I have made my 500$

    by Eugene78 | 26th of November, 2009

    Hello everyone. I want to share with you all a happy news, thanks dreamstime site and my buyers first time I have earned so much - more than 500$. Thank you all! See Article
  • My October stats

    by Rangpl | 26th of November, 2009

    I'm late with this post and November report coming soon, but couldn't find the time due to lot of work. Anyways i'm happy to announce that there was again positive switch from my September earnings at Dreamstime. Short stats for October 2009: * +45.... More
  • 3000 sales!!!

    by Aprescindere | 25th of November, 2009

    Today I have already had the 3000th sale. I have spent less than two year reaching this goal. I am very satisfied and I am very grateful to all buyers and DT team. I never expected to achieve this result in so little time. Thanks Aprescindere This is my... More

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