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Stock or not Stock? that is the question...
posted by tempestz - 5th of may, 2013
As someone who has used stock photos in a past job, I can appreciate the creative photographs some photographers see when they capture an image. I always had something in mind when i was searching for stock photos, whether it was... More...
My family hates microstock
posted by daddiomanottawa - 3rd of may, 2013
Well, not exactly. I suppose I should rephrase my title to more correctly say, "My Family Hates the way microstock has changed me". Yup, it has. I am changed, altered. Microstockly-speaking, I am but a shadow of the man I was fifteen... More...
Studying the database and file age
posted by celiaak - 3rd of may, 2013
When we are starters at micro stock, one of the things we must do to learn more about stock image industry is to study the database to see what is uploaded, what sells better, what are the current trends and so on. This cannot be achieved... More...
Achieve my goal for April
posted by jfanchin - 1st of may, 2013
Already 50 images online for my first upload, and i have also submitted on couple of site, but i must say am satisfied with dreamstime for some reason, such as, its user friendly, easy to prepare your files for submission, and you can... More...
Ideal image size
posted by vilaimages - 27th of april, 2013
Hello everybody, I'm sure this must have been discussed before in this Forum, but I could not find the answer I am looking for. I began processing my photos in a different way and as a final result, I end up with a bigger file (more... More...
$200 in about 5 months
posted by robinstockphotos - 25th of april, 2013
This is good news for the newbies who are trying to get paid for a hobby. I haven't really been putting in any efforts at conceptual stock photos and portraits, which are supposed to sell best. The main reason being I don't have proper... More...
For those about to stock - we salute you!
posted by daddiomanottawa - 24th of april, 2013
I direct todays ranting to newbies. Not long time, experienced professional photographers new to Dreamstime itself or seeking additional income in microstock. Or microstockers already successful at other sites and new to Dreamstime.... More...
Stockholm archipelago, my latest collection
posted by perstock - 23rd of april, 2013
This is an area i really love to spend time in - all year around and in all places. Really inspiring in many ways. Especially when it comes to photography. My description tells some about it: Stockholm archipelago (Swedish: Stockholms... More...
And here I cross 200 :)
posted by mangalika - 16th of april, 2013
Really glad to see my 200th image online :) My stay at a happening city like Singapore and our trip to Indonesia have recently brought me numerous sets of new shots and a growth in sales. I am still in process of picking lots more from... More...
Editorial can Work
posted by danienel - 16th of april, 2013
I've always been a bit skeptical about shooting non-hard-press editorial imagery, since I underestimated the amount of editorial publications that need images of a more commentary and information type of style. Dreamstime, I'... More...
Finally on Dreamstime
posted by jfanchin - 5th of april, 2013
I finally get some of my images on Dreamstime, this is so exciting I've create my account since last year, and only now i finally get the time to upload my works I am really glad I'm on DT, and be surrounded by people who have a... More...
Finally reached my one year goal!
posted by inyrdreams - 29th of march, 2013
well its been a long year, (ok.. it was a little over a year!) but I managed to get over 500 images accepted, and my first 100 sales! thanks so much for the support of everyone and all the tips and help along the way. sure is a learning... More...
500 images online - time to celebrate!
posted by martingraf - 26th of march, 2013
Two years ago, if someone would have told me that I will have half a thousand images online at Dreamstime - I would have said "No way". Now the 500th picture has been accepted. Funny though that they're brick walls,... More...
Stockphoto 101
posted by matthiase - 13th of march, 2013
Well taking a photo isn't hard? - Not at all. With today's technology everyone can pick up a camera and take images. A very common comment you get as a photographer - "Your camera take very good photos"... More...
500 Sales Thanks to the DT Community!
posted by mike2focus - 4th of march, 2013
In May of 2011 I bought my first camera! I was so excited to start shooting photos so I could upload them on DreamsTime. DreamsTime is my favorite micro stock agency that I'd been using to purchase photos for projects at the ad agency... More...
Slow month Feb'13. Why???
posted by henrymm - 28th of february, 2013
Dear all, February has just ended. But no sale for me. Is it just happen to me only? How about you guys? But I hope that this is a kind of Up and Down situation as long as Stock photography is concerned. So I won't give up and... More...
Two achievements in one day!
posted by tmarchev - 27th of february, 2013
Hello community of creative people:} I want to share with you my day 27.02.2013... Today i got 1000th sale and have 650 files online ready for more sales! Yeah it's good day for me! I know that there are people who are novices... More...
Firsts pictures, firsts views,...
posted by jordieasy - 20th of february, 2013
Good evening! I'm new at stock photography, and I've been using dreamstime as I read is one of the best stock photo pages. By now I'm trying to upload pictures little by little, anyway I can't keep my patience and wait for those 10-... More...
Get into the mind of your customer
posted by peanutroaster - 13th of february, 2013
After reading the blogs and message boards here for several years there is one thing that really sticks out in my mind - that is that photographer's do a lot of talking to each other, sharing information with each other, hooting and... More...
What is Stock?
posted by wisconsinart - 12th of february, 2013
I had spent the entire day walking around downtown specifically to shoot pictures for stock. I'm trying to grow my portfolio to where it can generate a nice side income every month. I took a picture of an office building. I also shot... More...
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