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  • 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
  • Polite or impolite

    by Cool79 | 17th of March, 2008

    My previous article about images looks pretty strange (in my opinion) inspirited me to do some research on stock. After a while here on DT this stock shows some very good but polite subjects, like business people, nature, abstract texture, background, simple objects.... More
  • Why I love Stock Photography. How about you?

    by Irisangel | 10th of March, 2008

    Having worked my entire life dealing with the public, raising children, and being the all around "doer of everything" for my family, I found myself retired and somewhat disabled due to some back problems. I have always loved art and photography, I have a closet full of cameras... More
  • Why Would I Want to Work in the Microstock Industry?

    by Cynthi | 10th of March, 2008

    Not only am I a Newbie to Dreamstime, but also to the micro-stock world. I have worked in the portrait photography industry for many years. I really thought about the question "Why would I want to work in the micro-stock industry?" I dove in on December 31, 2007. Here is... More
  • Starting with Microstock Photography

    by Hdanne | 7th of March, 2008

    For much of my life I had been a hobby photographer. Until mid of 2007 I was using old style analogue films with my Nikon D90X. But then we decided to visit the relatives of my wife in China. I thought, it is now high time to switch to digital photography. And I bought a... More
  • My first collection

    by Nightangel666 | 3rd of March, 2008

    I have decided to start a collection. First, I didn't know what it really was for. I mean, you just search what you want with the search box and that's it ! But no, truly, collections are really useful. You can concentrate a great amount of good images, those you like or... More
  • Why we love Dreamstime

    by Shuttlecock | 16th of February, 2008

    That extra pocket money that it provides is fantastic (although I do hate those cheap 0.30cts sales). Pushes me to learn and improve on photography. Taught me about vectors which I knew nothing about a year ago. Hopefully I see more sales here. More
  • Let's see your conceptual montages

    by Arenacreative | 15th of February, 2008

    Here are a few that I've done in the past - I wish I had more time to start combining my huge library of art elements into some saleable conceptual montages. Would you guys like to share a few of yours? This is the spot to do it! More
  • Top 10 Hot Bikini Girls

    by Shuttlecock | 15th of February, 2008

    These are the top 10 "hot bikini girls" in DT ranked by the most dls. More
  • An accidental journey into Microstock Photography

    by Rgebbiephoto | 15th of February, 2008

    My husband has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. I, also, loved to hold a camera, and have taken some pretty impressive landscapes, haven't we all? :D But this is his story, his introduction into the crazy world we call Microstock. Robert was getting... More
  • What is your stock photo workflow like?

    by Arenacreative | 13th of February, 2008

    I seem to enjoy creating images more than I do keywording in uploading....but as you all know, we need to do that in order to make sales. I have about 100 images sitting just waiting to be keyworded. How do you guys stay motivated? I work full time, so I only have maybe... More

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