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  • Opportunity knocks but once...

    by Bradcalkins | 12th of June, 2008

    One of the things I like most about stock photography is that it encourages me to consider any subject that I might not otherwise consider. I had some engine trouble last week, and rather than being worried about the actual problem my first thought was to grab a picture... More
  • i find blogging useful because..

    by Fertographer | 11th of June, 2008

    of the free credit i get. That very credit i got i effectively used it to purchase photos which my friend needed for her project. I need not convert any earnings yet I am still able to help out by providing the picture as needed by my friend. While I cannot create the... More
  • The beginners Guide to microstock photography

    by Rinderart | 10th of June, 2008

    The Book Is out and now available for online Viewing. This book is a Year and a Half project and covers everything a beginner should Know or have questions about.The help you succeed In Microstock. If interested Go to Here are the table... More
  • Fractals

    by Patballard | 9th of June, 2008

    Right at the start of this blog, let me say this out loud and proud, "I'M A FRACTAL ARTIST!" Sorry for all the shouting. Fractals seem to be such an orphan art form on most of the microstock sites. Other sites that I've been on actively discriminate against fractals. Dreamstime... More
  • The State of the Business

    by Patballard | 6th of June, 2008

    As a newbie to stock sales, I've spent a lot of time lately doing research on microstock blogs. I've learned so much from more experienced photographers willingness to share what they know about selling their images with those of us who are newer to the business. Thanks guys!... More
  • In Addition - Stock Addiction

    by Thefinalmiracle | 2nd of June, 2008

    Our lives are always driven by our passion for success – a relative term. It can be success in career, love, spirit or in the celebration of life itself. In all the struggles leading us towards success we are often stressed and get addictions. Whatever the addictions, drinking,... More
  • using a tarantula as a model

    by Taragolden | 26th of May, 2008

    i had an unusual film shoot last week with a bull snake and a tarantula. I was shooting for a stock footage site, and thought id pick up a few stills for dreamstime as well. My friend Chad, pictured here, had Rosie the rose haired tarantula as a pet. Its s little strange... More
  • Introducing myself and some results of my best hobby

    by Xalanx | 15th of May, 2008

    My name is Catalin Petolea, I am from Romania. As a day job I am senior software developer working for a large company. And as everybody can guess, photography is one of my hobbies. The most important one, I would say. In fact, I'd exchange writing code for photography... More
  • advice requested on stock video footage

    by Taragolden | 8th of May, 2008

    hi there.. i wonder if some of you have had experience shooting stock video footage as well.Im just starting to explore it and would very much welcome your tips and advice.. do you find that the subject matter that is popular is much the same for stock photos? thanks tara More
  • Microstock - the mp3 of photography?

    by Achilles | 3rd of May, 2008

    A few years ago, music was available to masses through record producers only - vinyl or CD, the support didn't really matter. The producer started to act as a director, setting trends, creating stars, shaping new generation' addictions based on his own vision, creativity... More
  • We are `only` amateurs!

    by Achilles | 3rd of May, 2008

    There's a frequent discussion that tries to give an answer to what makes a professional, what defines it and what sets it apart from the amateur. It's almost a cliche, like the image that worths as much as x words (substitute x with your own choice). You... More
  • The way to stock art and all about it...

    by MilsiArt | 2nd of May, 2008

    Stock art is todays promissing way of living and working for many individuals as well as companies... Many people and companies also buy images, vector artwork or footage which fit their needs. It becomes a very competitive industry and has approximately 20 milion... More
  • Being Creative

    by Cleaper | 29th of April, 2008

    Being very new to Stock and after having quite a few of my first images rejected as 'not quite what we are looking for' I stayed away from uploading images that I thought were a little different just incase they weren't suitable for stock. However, searching Dreamstime I... More
  • The mystery of what sells

    by Davidgarry | 22nd of April, 2008

    Like many other contributors on this site, I have placed some of my images on other stock sites to get as much coverage as possible of the stock agency market. This inevitably means giving up Exclusivity on some sites, but that is something I'm prepared to do for the moment.... More
  • 100 sales :-)

    by Studioceja | 14th of April, 2008

    Reached my 100th sale. Must have happened over the weekend. I think it was this: Has anyone else noticed how most sales mostly take place on weekdays? Thanks to all who purchased and helped me reach my goal. I'm so happy I think I'... More
  • Reached my first payout :o)

    by Retina2020 | 11th of April, 2008

    I'm so excited that I just reached my first payout amount today. I've started at the end of October 2007 probably with the same reason why many others here join. For the love of photography and the excitement that people want to use my photos for commercial purposes. I'... More
  • Guess I'm blogging!

    by Mantonino | 11th of April, 2008

    I didn't even know DT had blogs - I'm such a noob considering I've been here forever! I joined the site in 2004 sometime and just got back "into" microstock. :) My goal in micro is clearly explained on my "real" blog at but just the title should... More
  • 100!!

    by Cleaper | 9th of April, 2008

    I'm really pleased today as I have reached 100 uploads - obviously there is so much more I want to achieve on Dreamstime (especially more downloads!!) but I feel that it is a milestone reached. I have learnt so much since joining two months ago, especially from the comments... More
  • Wedding Photography for Stock - another season approaching

    by Retina2020 | 29th of March, 2008

    I've been taking wedding photos for friends and family for a couple of years now as wedding gifts and as a favour to them. I'm not a professional wedding photographer but I do enjoy shooting weddings a lot. I'm still relatively new in Stock photography so back then I shot... More
  • Nice article about Light Tent

    by Pardeep08 | 28th of March, 2008

    Hi, I found a great link to create an inexpensive light tent. Check it out. View Tutorial Rgds Pardeep See Article

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