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Made it past 50
posted by guayaquilwriter - 3rd of april, 2012
I am new to stock and the first couple of months were rough as I found that many of my early shots I thought were great were refused one after another of my travel photos. I am learning though, and my accepted uploads are increasing... More...
100 images online, what a journey :)
posted by teabum - 27th of march, 2012
Today I signed in to my profile and here it was looking at me ... "magical 100" in the uploads. That has made my day to finally cross to three digit number. Also image which pushed me over the top has symbolic 2013 (New Year illustration)... More...
To be free or not
posted by miraclemoments - 20th of march, 2012
Well being a newbie with stock I have often wondered why on earth would you want to make some images available as free when you are to make money. Let's be honest, you travel to a spot to get that specific landscape shot that you just... More...
Me, Myself & Your Work
posted by lostlady - 13th of march, 2012
Credit links can be found here. Most purchased photos will be used in conjunction with these pages. Other pages & more details will be added as projects are completed. Facebook Fan Page here My Personal Page here More...
Earnings Analysis - Which photos have the most potential
posted by peanutroaster - 13th of march, 2012
Remember back in high school when the seniors voted for most popular and most likely to succeed? Where are they now right? The most popular has been married four times and the most likely to succeed works at the supermarket bagging... More...
Adobe Lightroom
posted by peanutroaster - 6th of march, 2012
For those trying to decide whether or not Lightroom 3 should be part of your stock photography workflow, do not bother. Not that Lightroom 3 is not a great product created for photographesr, rather than designers workflow for cataloging,... More...
Thank you DT // NEW (P-EL) SALE !
posted by tmarchev - 6th of march, 2012
I have extended (P-EL) sale of this file: 50 credits($25.93) Total earnings for this file : $31.45(5 sales) Yes revenue is good for this sales, but i'm exclusive :) Thanks to buyer and Dreamstime!... More...
$104 in 16 days! :)
posted by twindesign - 15th of february, 2012
February is going to be a great month!!! Already $94 for February and its just half way down this month! I collected my 5th payment yesterday in 7.5 months of uploading images. Last payment was on January 29 so it took me 16 days to... More...
New application for android phones to check earnings
posted by dacasdo - 14th of february, 2012
There is a new application for android phones, devices and tablets to check your earnings in Dreamstime and 28 more agencies in your devices.... thats amazing. You can check in mobile: www.apps.opera.com/pa/​microstock_report.html... More...
My first tutorial about creating stock images
posted by silent47 - 24th of january, 2012
Hello all!I just started a series of tutorials showing how i created some of my photos.Maybe you will find interesting to know how to combine several images to create one photo ready to be sold online.I must admit is not a complete... More...
2 Milestones at the same time! 200 uploads, $100.00
posted by vcarmstrong - 22nd of january, 2012
Five months into Microstock at Dreamstime, I hit two milestones on the same night with this photo. Next milestone .... a level 2 image. One thing I like about Dreamstime and microstock is that I don't know where I will end up, but... More...
Study, think, plan, shoot - Mangostock's tips for photographers
posted by assignments - 19th of january, 2012
Mangostock/Mauricio Jordan De Souza Coelho joined our community in 2008 and his is perhaps one of the best examples of the rigorous, disciplined, self-taught photographer whose great portfolio is the result of both talent and hard work.... More...
The Concept of Concepts for Amateur Stockers
posted by wisconsinart - 18th of january, 2012
I think everyone understands the "Concept of Concepts" when it comes to stock yet it seems amateur stockers have a difficult time putting that "concept" into practice. Just browse through the database and look at what the high-end... More...
Why I Hate Stock Photography For Web Design
posted by kringstad - 13th of january, 2012
I came across this video the other day and I thought I would share it here for some inspiration. Why I Hate Stock Photography For Web Design This is not my video. All rights belong to Michael Locke. I am posting this video as... More...
The Secret of Microstock - It ain't so secret
posted by peanutroaster - 10th of january, 2012
For those just discovering the world of micro-stock photograph and turning your photographs into earnings, there is a steep learning curve. You have to learn how to step up your technical game taking pictures and developing them with... More...
Low Views, Fast Sales
posted by peanutroaster - 8th of january, 2012
The question always arises, do views translate into sales? Or what is the connection between sales and views? Basically there is no scientific formula that translates views into sales. Consider the following: An image with high... More...
My Epic Failure in Stock
posted by wisconsinart - 5th of january, 2012
I spent the other day shooting stock images. I didn't accomplish much. There's this one image in my head I've been wanting to do for a long time, a kind of modern techno-background. The plan was to shoot an electronic circuit board... More...
Happy new year !!!
posted by tmarchev - 31st of december, 2011
I wish HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! More love, success, innovation, motivation, creativity and more, more... Let your Dreams in DreamsTime to become a reality in the next year! More...
Happy Holidays & More Microloans!
posted by laroach - 23rd of december, 2011
I just made my 17th microloan using the profits from the sale of my microstock photography. Through Kiva.org I invest in women entrepreneurs throughout the world. Today's loans will help women in Ghana, Haiti and Chile grow businesses... More...
Six Years Microstocking
posted by bright - 23rd of december, 2011
Three years ago, I was posting "3 Years Microstocking" by discussing about the changing market of (micro)stock photography. Have there been significant changes ever since? The end of year is often an excellent... More...
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