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  • BOOO! Happy Halloween !!!

    by TMarchev | 31st of October, 2011

    Halloween Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked... More
  • The best camera is the one at hand - testing the Lumix LX5

    by Peanutroaster | 27th of October, 2011

    How many times to we see a great shot and wish we had our camera with us? I purposely bought a micro four thirds camera (Lumix DMC-G2) knowing that I'd most likely have it by my side more often then a full sized mirror DSLR. The G2 with a "pancake" lens like the Panasonic... More
  • Milestone - first 100 smackers

    by Peanutroaster | 17th of October, 2011

    Ok, I reached that favorite milestone of any newbie to the world of microstock photography - that first paycheck! Its taken me about four or five months of a lot of work, dedication, learning, gas money, learning and equipment purchases to make it to this milestone.... More
  • Google - Do no evil?

    by Peanutroaster | 13th of October, 2011

    Google is famous for its motto "do no evil" but when it comes to copyright protection individual creators, I would argue they are in league with the devil. Google Images allows one to search the web for images based on keyword or even to search for images based on... More
  • The secret of microstock and the 35c sale

    by Darrinhenry | 11th of October, 2011

    Sexy, gorgeous young model soaked from head to toe, tropical ocean sunset, lighting stands weighed down in a rock pool and makeup artist/stylist warning me of large swells – what more could you ask for from life as a photographer? Well certainly more than 35 cents! Come... More
  • First milestone reached, 100 uploads

    by Addingwater | 7th of October, 2011

    Eventually achieved 100 uploads, learned a lot from being accepted and being rejected, in focus, wb, composition etc. Will try my best to get to my 2nd milestone ASAP. Next task will be how to improve the skills to finally improve the sales. Continue fighting!... More
  • 80% acceptance ratio for september!

    by Trottola | 30th of September, 2011

    As many contributors on Dt I begun with 0% acceptance ratio! The very first time has been quite difficult to understand what microstock is and which images could be stock oriented. This month has been the best of ever in acceptance ratio and my portfolio has grown up... More
  • Microstock = Microloans

    by Laroach | 28th of September, 2011

    A year ago I decided to donate whatever funds I made from selling microstock images to women entrepreneurs in third world countries. I do this by lending money through microloans at Kiva.org. Each loan helps a woman who is working hard to fight poverty and support her family... More
  • Something lost...lives on in stock

    by Bradcalkins | 22nd of September, 2011

    Over the last 4 years of doing stock photography I have photographed many a household item. Several of those items have subsequently been lost, stolen, sold or broken. For some reason I find it satisfying every time I get a sale for one of those items ;) Here are a few:... More
  • Positive perspective

    by Petin | 8th of September, 2011

    Last week I sold my first PE-L. Nice surprise for me and beside my latest earnings I would not be so pesimistic regarding microstoc future, as I could read recently in some blogs. Of course, the gold time has been probably gone, but further it depends on every photographer... More
  • Interesting stock rank badge

    by Arvacsaba | 7th of September, 2011

    Today I played some stock rank and after a few games I received this: Printscreen Probably it was a bug or something like this, because after another game everything was normal. But I really liked that blue badge. Does this really exist or it happened just for me?... More
  • Donated images for the free section

    by Epstock | 26th of August, 2011

    Hello Friends! ep stockphoto has donated images for the free section, enjoy! ;] have a good weekend! ep stockphoto team See Article
  • Why Dreamstime don't sell video footage?

    by Shkyo30 | 25th of August, 2011

    Yes, is it a good question, no? ;-) There are many (and many!) microstock websites, but how many sell video footage? I only know three of them! It's a really less offer for customers... and for contributors! Personnally, I make some little "real" video footages with... More
  • 105 sales in 60 days.

    by Jerryway | 24th of August, 2011

    Today marks the end of my second month of joining and start uploading images on Dreamstime. There are a couple of important milestones I have achieved in 60 days: 1) 366 images uploaded and approved for sale; 2) 105 images sold; 3) earning balance exceeded $100;... More
  • Microstock Advertising

    by Peanutroaster | 23rd of August, 2011

    When my local Borders bookstore had its going out of business sale, I snatched up a bunch of Photoshop magazines. Some of these magazines are imported and typically cost $15 or more but at 50% off they were too good to pass up. Inside a few of the magazines were... More
  • New stock images available for sale !

    by TMarchev | 21st of August, 2011

    Hello buyers i have new files for you :) I want to say that I have for August $65 and 10 days remain until the end of the month... This is the best month so far this year... I remember that last year I had such a month that I spent $320. Good luck to my colleagues!... More
  • The Golden Age of Stock is Over but there is Still Gold to be Found

    by Wisconsinart | 20th of August, 2011

    Critics of microstock will tell you that the microstock business is a race to the bottom and a waste of time. And you know what? They're right! When microstock first began, it was a boom for those who got in early. Contributors were making tons of money mainly because... More
  • Stocker's Notebook

    by Wayfarer | 20th of August, 2011

    Do you have or carry a Stock Notebook? I’m sure, like me, you all have been out and about (very often without camera) and have come across a subject which you thought would make stock material. Other times we may have shot a subject but may not have just got it right... More
  • Another Level 2 Image

    by Martinisaac | 14th of August, 2011

    Hoorah!... got my second Level 2 image, hoping some more will graduate soon. See Article
  • I ❤ Dreamstime !!!

    by TMarchev | 7th of August, 2011

    I want to thank absolutely everyone who trusted me and supported me. Thank Dreamstime, Carmen and Erin who helped me over the past two years! All Buyers and colleagues! I wish you all light and calm day, and joy, good mood is guaranteed... Dreamstime thanks again!... More

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