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  • Pinterest - The Cross Agency Lightbox?

    by Peanutroaster | 18th of May, 2012

    There's been a lot of discussion about Pinterest lately here on the DT blogs and forums. Some feel its a great social networking promotion tool while others think its the spawn of the devil and yet another example of rampant copyright infringement on the Internet. Others... More
  • Is the Fuji X-Pro 1 good enough for stock?

    by Tangjans | 15th of May, 2012

    My de facto camera for stock is the Nikon D7000, and with the release of the Fuji X-Pro 1, I researched as to whether it would be a viable (and lighter) alternative to my pre-existing system. The forums seemed to be filled with haters and lovers of the X-Pro 1. Those who... More
  • Dealing with the ups and downs of stock photography

    by Mark6138 | 11th of May, 2012

    It won't be long before I will have had a year on DT. In that time there have been many ups and downs. Getting my first images accepted and, shortly afterward, my first sale were the first ups, but were shortly followed by my first down with a series of rejected images (mostly... More
  • Generic stock vs. Authentic stock

    by Crazydaizy99 | 10th of May, 2012

    I am praying for that magic upload 25! And I pray it will happen tonight (I am at 24). I joined Dreamstime several months ago and was elated when some of my photos were accepted. I used every ounce of my creativity to create the best images that I knew how and was surprised... More
  • Two Stock Tricks That Utilize Larger Megapixel Cameras

    by Wisconsinart | 6th of May, 2012

    We amateurs struggle to find time to work on stock, especially when you can upload only a small number of images every month. Every rejection hurts. Trying to grow the portfolio a handful of images at a time is a daunting task for making any real progress. I am the proud... More
  • How mature is this mature market?

    by Peanutroaster | 2nd of May, 2012

    They say the micro stock world is a maturing market. But how mature can a market be when new players seem to jump in everyday? It is a mature market in many ways but in a lot of ways the players still act very immature. I think the most recent debate about rate changes... More
  • Your first, your best and the ones you can't explain.....

    by Mark6138 | 1st of May, 2012

    I suppose like your first kiss with a partner and your first day at work I don't think you will ever forget your first sale on Dreamstime. Similarly, like the most successful holiday you have ever had, the best piece of feedback you ever received or your biggest lottery... More
  • Portfolio Milestone - 1,000 Images

    by Peanutroaster | 1st of May, 2012

    I just reached 1,000 images in my portfolio after ten months after discovering and deciding I should try this micro-stock thing. I must admit two things. 1. I didn't think I'd reach this point this soon. Who could imagine there were 1.000 things to photograph? 2. I thought... More
  • Adventure in Colombia, South America

    by Rjlerich | 27th of April, 2012

    Just back from an adventure throughout Colombia, South America. Find new pix in my portfolio of hard to find images of Colombia including Bogota, Cartagena and San Andres Island in the Caribbean. Only a handful of San Andres Island pix were available here before my new... More
  • The eyes of the tourist

    by Lejoch | 26th of April, 2012

    I uploaded 6 photos and with my great surprise 5 of them were accepted and just one refused as “not generic enough”. Of course this does not mean good sales but it has been a very interesting and funny experience. More
  • Do you ever suffer from "stock block"

    by Miraclemoments | 17th of April, 2012

    The last few days have been terrible. I have not been able to get any decent photographs due to what I term "stock block". Have you ever just tried and tried to get the images you believe will work and when you view them you just thing....Uhg....what was I thinking.... More
  • Assignments, Why Participate?

    by Vcarmstrong | 11th of April, 2012

    The assignments are a pain in the neck. The chance of getting an image accepted as an assignment is dismal. It is alot of work! So why participate? I participate because it pushes me to think a little harder about my shots. I participate because it takes me out of... More
  • Microstock = Microloans

    by Laroach | 9th of April, 2012

    I have great news to share! Today I made my 35th microloan at Kiva.org from the proceeds of my microstock portfolio! My goal is to reach 50 microloans by the end of this year. Thank you to everyone who has purchased from my Dreamstime portfolio. You have helped me fund 35... More
  • Instead of Uploading the Obvious, You Should Upload the OBVIOUS

    by Wisconsinart | 7th of April, 2012

    We all know the story; you have a camera, take lots of pictures, and then you discover the world of Microstock. "You mean I can make MONEY doing this?" you say to yourself. "Sign me up!" And thus your career began. You searched the database, looked at other portfolios,... More
  • I Found My Boyfriend's Face on a Dating Website

    by Peanutroaster | 6th of April, 2012

    I'm on a errand to buy some new jeans with some department store "play money". You know the freebie rebate your wife gives you after she's gone on a shopping spree and says "Look how much we've saved, here is thirty dollars in store X money. Go buy yourself a new pair... More
  • Gaining & Losing with Stock Photography

    by Mark6138 | 6th of April, 2012

    One of the joys of an interest in photography is that you start to notice things that previously went unnoticed. An interesting Latin engraving around the edge of a church door and the interesting carvings on familiar landmarks seem to have even more detail than they ever... More
  • Made it past 50

    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 and my acceptance rate is climbing steadily.... More
  • 100 images online, what a journey :)

    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), so I take it as a good sign for... More
  • To be free or not

    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 know will work. It is travelling costs... More
  • Me, Myself & Your Work

    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

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