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  • Churches and Cathedrals collection

    by Charlydamart | 3rd of April, 2009

    I have create just today a new collection: Churches and Cathedrals. If you want, you can let me know which are your best Churches and Cathedrals images and I'll add to the collection. I think it would be a nice way to promote our pictures. As longer will be the collection,... More
  • 5 tips to create good illustration

    by Olyashevchenko | 19th of March, 2009

    As the market of stock illustration is constantly growing there is the task number one for author to attract customers to his works therefore to make illustration of good quality. What is the difference between good illustration and bad? I'd like to offer several tips of... More
  • Stock illustration: guidelines

    by Olyashevchenko | 16th of March, 2009

    When a person starts to do something new, he or she always thinks that success comes at once. Let me suggest several advices for everyone who has just started and especially who continues to put soul and craft in stock illustrations. Advice №1 Be patient It means:... More
  • Photos That Dont Sell

    by Travismanley | 11th of March, 2009

    I recently added a new post to my blog ( talking about what kind of images you might want to avoid uploading/selling. is a blog I started to share tips, tricks and tutorials about photography, Photoshop and getting into stock photography.... More
  • Photography ‘grammar’

    by Lightbrush701 | 4th of March, 2009

    There are lots of talks about stock photography and the special ingredients to make it sellable. Like everything else photography has its own grammar, such as contrast, lighting, composition, and other aspects to make a good photo. Yet, often times a photo violating common... More
  • I'm baaackkkk

    by Denisebeverly | 25th of February, 2009

    In my last blog I was trying to decide whether or not I would close my account. I don't have a huge portfolio but still I had put effort into it and hated to completely lose the time and work. After prayer and consideration, I enabled most all my images again and have... More
  • Keeping up the pace with best sellers

    by Windowseat | 23rd of February, 2009

    It takes great effort to keep up the pace with Stock photography, but it is so rewarding. Not just the money but the credit you feel when some of your work gets to be used world wide. Then there is the enormous feedback from the sales of your images. Which become best sellers,... More
  • My 1st $100 from DT

    by Toneimage | 19th of February, 2009

    This Tuesday I found my account get the 1st earn of $100, which made me quite excited & happy. Actually, I joined DT since earlier of last year, before then I favored of taking photograph for quite a long time, in despite of only cherished them for memory. Once a time,... More
  • Small Victory for Me!!!

    by Kenneystudios | 30th of January, 2009

    Half a day online. One view. One download. One Web-Usage license purchase. The piggy bank I shattered in the process of creating this image was well worth it! See Article
  • Why are my images not selling ?

    by Emmacharles | 27th of January, 2009

    Yes, I am very new at this, however getting impatient. I joined Dec. 14th 2008 and as of today have 26 images on line. Only two have been uploaded ! What's wrong ?I'm hoping someone out there in DT's land can give me some advice.With great appreciation,Tarja More
  • Tips for Newbies after 100 Accepted Files

    by Rsporea | 19th of January, 2009

    I'm relatively new to stock. After sending more than 250 files, I've finally stepped over the 100 accepted files barrier. Considering most of the first ones have not been shot as stock in the first place, this is not such a bad start. My ratio has been increasing steadily... More
  • Nice Comment From A Buyer

    by Maigi | 18th of December, 2008

    I'm so happy about those buyers, who take a little time to tell us, how they gonna use our images. Today a lovely lady bought this image and wrote me: "I think I'd like to use this on my website. Thank you!" That made my day. :) See Article
  • Dream about your sales

    by Hakansenturk2005 | 14th of December, 2008

    Whether you are a professional photographer or an amateur photographer, rating of your sales depends on the needs of the consumers. It does not matter if you have 1000 photographs and can not sell anything. In terms of selling strategies, selling a product consists of two... More
  • Wow!

    by Billysiew | 11th of December, 2008

    This morning I was pleasantly surprised, my earnings balance increased dramatically.. I have my first P-EL (print usage) sell. Here is the image with only 2 downloads: See Article

    by Charlydamart | 5th of December, 2008

    I have a proposal for all photographers interested. I have thought in doing some collections with the picture that every photographer considers his/her best in three categories: landscapes, architecture and nature (more categories can be suggested). The idea is that every... More
  • How to make money with DT-2

    by Korat_cn | 18th of November, 2008

    First of all: thanks to everyone have given a contribute to my first blog article. I'm trying to write something useful and seeing my article listed at the first place of Dt Useful articles is really a great goal for me. But now let's talk about "How to make money with... More
  • first online pics

    by Kakiklik | 2nd of November, 2008

    Hi, I'm Halim and am very new to photostock. Submitted 10 pics where 3 were approved. 30% acceptance is good enough considering my little skills. I hope I would be able to upload as many pics as you people. For now I think the most accepted images are from still life.... More
  • Finally USD100!

    by Lhj | 20th of October, 2008

    Finally I achieved USD 100!!! However, the total sale is still below 60...... Come on, sale sale sale!!! Why is there no "On Sale" option for the photographers in DT? See Article
  • Selling rights for 350 USD

    by Maigi | 20th of October, 2008

    As time goes on, equipment improves, DT database is growing and my older images don't appear on first hundred search pages, I decided to sell the rights of some of my images. I like to create new images, my skills are improving, my taste is changing, world is changing...... More
  • Pizza again!

    by Annieyek | 15th of October, 2008

    Luckily I have this pizza, otherwise I have no sales at all.. 16 uploads, 9 downloads from the same image "Pizza". Why my other images are not sellable? Welcome your comments or suggestion. Thanks! See Article

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