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  • Stock Photos Are Created, Not Taken

    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 and spend a ton of money of props and... More
  • Yes I can DT

    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 and testing others microstock sites.... More
  • Satisfaction of the long awaited sale

    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 and got accepted. Maybe it was an... More
  • Nothing to take photos of!

    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 travel all over the word, the best camera... More
  • Now, more work and less talk...

    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...the much awaited equipment upgrade! I... More
  • My view on shooting for STOCK

    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 that I do not submit to my regular mainstream... More
  • (: Many achievements :)

    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: 0.05% Downloads per... More
  • 150th image online

    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 it and applied it to my processing style.... More
  • 10.000 $ … stock .. Now what?

    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...

    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 underestimated how much effort would be... More
  • Stock or not Stock? that is the question...

    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 for a blog i wrote such as the following... More
  • My family hates microstock

    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 months ago. Like one of the Autobots... More
  • Studying the database and file age

    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 in one day or a week, it is more... More
  • Achieve my goal for April

    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 pop in anytime to modify your contents,... More
  • Ideal image size

    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 resolution). After Dreamstime's resizing... More
  • $200 in about 5 months

    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 gear yet. If I shot a portrait, I'd... More
  • For those about to stock - we salute you!

    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. Or super-talented, successful current Dreamstime... More
  • Stockholm archipelago, my latest collection

    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 skärgård) is the largest archipelago... More
  • And here I cross 200 :)

    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 my repository. There was a day when... More
  • Editorial can Work

    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'm glad to report, are one of the few agencies... More

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