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How to get ahead in stock photography
posted by bradcalkins - 20th of september, 2013
Like a few others here, I'm skeptical of the benefit of using social media to promote your stock photography. While there may be some benefit, one has to also consider the opportunity cost. How much time spent on social media could... More...
$20,000 !!
posted by mrallen - 18th of september, 2013
I have just passed a significant landmark today (Sept.18 2013). My total earnings have just passed the $20,000 mark from just over 13,200 sales. After a very slow start when I first joined DT in late 2009, my total earnings... More...
Responsive Design and Dreams Time Photo
posted by jamespaulsandel - 15th of september, 2013
I recently acquired a responsive, image depended theme from Color Awesomeness called Pinbin. After checking out all of the stock photo sites, I found dreamstime to provide the best selection. I was able to stock my site with quality... More...
Happy Halloween!
posted by peanutroaster - 10th of september, 2013
The back to school supplies are emptying out of the local super stores, and the shelves are starting to get filled with the first round of Halloween and Thanksgiving products. Time to pull out the Halloween stock images!... More...
How you can become copyright free - learn the industries secrets
posted by nikitu - 3rd of september, 2013
How many times did you get a rejection because you forgot to remove a license plate, an iPhone button or a tiny artwork on a wall behind you main subject? When shooting people, the protocol is simple (have a model release printed,... More...
Easily upload your photos to multiple microstock sites
posted by huislaw - 28th of august, 2013
Before I start my post, here are some sweet cupcakes for everyone: Do you sell photos on many microstock agencies? If yes, GO to download GO Stock Developed by MyMicrostock & GO Software, it will help to... More...
Successful in stock photography?
posted by matthiase - 18th of august, 2013
How do you get successful in stock photography? Answer = Have a BIG portfolio of high quality images and in ALL different categories. What images sell in stock then? - Almost everything. People, food, nature, animals I have sold... More...
Mother Earth 99 downloads!
posted by tmarchev - 12th of august, 2013
Today my 3D rendered image of Mother Earth are download for the 99th time... This is my best seller total earnings are $384.40 :)
I don't understand
posted by gunasurya - 5th of august, 2013
I am checking few members portfolio pages, there mention total sale 10 but downloading files 30 i don't understand? How to calculate sale or download?
Ranking ?
posted by akvileja - 25th of july, 2013
hello everyone, lately I found that there are some kind of game called stock rank, I wonder what is it ? as I cant play it because of unknown problem, maybe because of the internet problem anyway. is it worth to play it ? More...
Stock Photos Are Created, Not Taken
posted by vcarmstrong - 24th of july, 2013
If you have been around stock photography for any amount of time and paid attention to forums and blogs you undoubtedly have seen the phrase "Stock photos are created, not taken". Does this mean that you have to set up every situation... More...
Yes I can DT
posted by astormfr - 18th of july, 2013
Yes I can! I did reached $100 revenus. And yes I can still improve my portfolio. Here is my own personnal little story: I joined Dreamstime on May 4, 2010. I was not really active at the beginning because I was learning photo... More...
Satisfaction of the long awaited sale
posted by peanutroaster - 25th of june, 2013
After you've been in the micro stock game for a while, perhaps a few years, you'll come to appreciated the satisfaction that comes along with a long awaited sale. Perhaps it was one of the first images you uploaded... More...
Nothing to take photos of!
posted by inyrdreams - 24th of june, 2013
I'm bored! there's nothing to take pictures of! gosh I live in a flat, yucky part of the world.. now if I lived (___fill in the blank) then I would have the best photos and the most sales here! If only I could win the lottery and... More...
Now, more work and less talk...
posted by robinstockphotos - 12th of june, 2013
I had been waiting impatiently for getting proper equipment. I have been tired of post processing each and every single photo from my compact camera. The only good feature of my compact camera is IS and 840mm lens. So, finally...... More...
My view on shooting for STOCK
posted by mrallen - 4th of june, 2013
As a full time professional who has been involved in shooting stock photography since 1972, I upload to DT for one reason only.......to give a home to (and make at least something) from the many hundreds of images I have... More...
(: Many achievements :)
posted by tmarchev - 31st of may, 2013
Thanks Dreamstime :) Check this track Experience: ~4 years Uploaded files: 700~ Total sales: 1.100~ Portfolio exposure: 2.28% Database exposure:... More...
150th image online
posted by amdizdarevic - 20th of may, 2013
I just had my 150th image accepted and another 30-40 are waiting to be reviewed. Over the last few months, dreamstime has improved the way that I process my images. Feedback that we receive on rejected images is great and I took... More...
10.000 $ … stock .. Now what?
posted by asterixvs - 9th of may, 2013
After 2 years, 7 months and 9 days I reached the 10.000$. Now What?... I started submitting in a lucky day of September 13th and I got my first sale after 15 days….. 0.99 cents. …. For the rest of 9999.01 I did the following:... More...
Five years, and 20,000 sales later...
posted by bradcalkins - 7th of may, 2013
I always had a thing for nice round numbers, so it is with some satisfaction that I hit 20,000 sales right around my 5 year anniversary! When I started out I never would have guessed I would get to this point, but I also completely... More...
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