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  • Microstock is not enough, but (luckily) it helps!

    by Gheburaseye | 23rd of October, 2012

    Today I received another payment from dreamstime. I congratulate with the site for the great speed of payments (in less than 24 hours I had the required payment, really good). It is not a large amount, however, in a work environment in which I do not devote myself only... More
  • 10.000 Sales and My Story

    by Afagundes | 22nd of October, 2012

    It all started in July 18th 2005, my interest in photography was renewed after I bought a Canon point-and-shoot (my old SLR was stolen from inside my bags in trip to New York City 3 years before). I moved to Sao Paulo and did a photography course, but didn't know what... More
  • Secure Your Models

    by Thefinalmiracle | 15th of October, 2012

    Ever since I started stock photography in 2006, I started researching on various ways of dealing with sources like models and equipments. Stock photography itself was and is still a very unknown concept to many people outside advertising and publishing field. For equipment... More
  • Need some ideeas

    by Alexa_adrian2001 | 11th of October, 2012

    Hi there. As I have noticed a lot of contributors are from Romania. I wonder if there is somebody from Oradea that is willing to cooperate with some other persons. I have ideas. I have also a canon 450d, 17-85mm, 50 mm 1.8, 430 ex 2, even a photo tent(or how you say) for... More
  • New Halloween Images

    by Peanutroaster | 2nd of October, 2012

    Halloween is so much fun. I've been shooting some Halloween images lately. There is nothing more exciting to a witch than Halloween night but its also the time of year for the dreaded annual wash day! Time to make some spells and potions! Dial up some old... More
  • What I Did This Summer .or. How Stock Photography has Changed my World

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 20th of September, 2012

    I think there is something magical about this time of the year on dreamstime. Maybe I'm a bit of a voyeur, but I love to browse through random porfolios to get a peek into how my fellow contributors spent there summer holidays (or winter holidays, for our friends... More
  • Read!

    by Dudau | 18th of September, 2012

    So, you have the tools, you have the skills, you have the time. What else do you need in order to be successful in stock photography? The concepts! Concept photography is the best selling stock photography. But which concepts to shoot? How to find inspiration? One option... More
  • Halloween Stock Photography

    by Peanutroaster | 14th of September, 2012

    One of my favorite seasons is coming up. Fall with its country fairs, crisp air, colorful leaves and of course Halloween. Halloween has become the second largest celebration of year in America, after Christmas. Each year Americans spend more and more on decorations,... More
  • Infrared images and the Fuji X-Pro 1

    by Tangjans | 3rd of September, 2012

    Not long after the Fuji X-Pro 1 was released, infrared photography aficionados found that with a few hacks, the system could yield very decent infrared images. Around the same time as well, I was researching if I could replace my current DSLR rig with the X-Pro 1 for travel... More
  • Waiting for Sales

    by Peanutroaster | 16th of August, 2012

    One of the mistakes newbies make (I know because I was once one myself), is thinking that they have the greatest stock photograph ever, upload it, sit back and wait for the sales to pour in. Its like waiting for the phone to ring to tell you that you've won a contest.... More
  • Is the end of microstock near?

    by Luis2007 | 12th of August, 2012

    Is the end of microstock near? It probably is. The day photographers will not be able to pay for the their computer connection is near and I try to explain why: Agencies database are getting bigger and bigger to compete with each other, if you slow down or do not upload... More
  • Life is what happens when you're paying attention to something else...

    by Dnavarrojr | 11th of August, 2012

    When I got my DSLR a couple of years ago, little did I know the life change that would occur. I bought a Canon DSLR that also shot HD video, mostly for Microstock. I really needed experience in using it, so I signed up to do a 48 Hour Film Festival. Based on the work... More
  • MicrostockItalia: new group on Flickr dedicated to Microstock world

    by Gennaro86 | 2nd of August, 2012

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm happy to announce the opening of a new group on Flickr: MicrostockItalia. http://www.flickr.com/groups/microstockitalia/ The new group is dedicated to the world of Microstock, with the possibility to compare the different agencies, discuss about... More
  • Does size matter?

    by Peanutroaster | 1st of August, 2012

    They say size doesn't matter. It's all in the technique. And while I'd hate to complain about a sale there are two size issues that irk me. Let me know if you agree, disagree, never thought about it or if I'm just being irked over nothing. Size Irk #1: Sub + Max... More
  • New to all this and I need advice

    by Axelldotcom | 31st of July, 2012

    Hey everyone. I'm new to the stock business, but I really like photography, and I want to make it in stock. I know I have a very small amount of images uploaded, but can you tell me how long was it for you to make you firs sale? And also cand you tale a look at my small but... More
  • Milestone - first $1,000

    by Peanutroaster | 16th of July, 2012

    Now here is a milestone worthy of marking - I just reached my first $1,000 in sales. This month also marks my one year anniversary with Dreamstime, 600+ sales and 1,354+ uploads. And importantly my acceptance rate has gone from about 20 percent to around 70 percent.... More
  • Change licence of uploaded images?

    by Sindorei | 16th of July, 2012

    Hi, I uploaded a couple of images from my latest trip. since wasn't paying attention and I uploaded them as editorial instead of RF, how can I change this now that they are online?? Thanks. See Article
  • my new collection...called "collage&assembly"

    by Sasanka7 | 11th of July, 2012

    Hello! I just started my new collection for you See Article
  • BIG in microSTOCK tips and tutorials

    by Kikkerdirk | 2nd of July, 2012

    Hello All I'm very proud to announce the launch of my brand new website. It is still in development but already contains quite some interesting articles. Topics go from basic over advanced microstock to photography and a whole lot more. Learn how to sell successfully images... More
  • Imagination and Originality

    by Wisconsinart | 1st of July, 2012

    Imagination and Originality As the stock industry over-saturates itself with the same types of images and concepts, it will be key to come up with new ideas in order to stand out and maximize portfolio potential. Using your imagination to produce original ideas is therefore... More

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