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  • my new collection...called "collage&assembly"

    by Sasanka7 | 11th of July, 2012

    Hello! I just started my new collection for you See Article
  • BIG in microSTOCK tips and tutorials

    by Kikkerdirk | 2nd of July, 2012

    Hello All I'm very proud to announce the launch of my brand new website. It is still in development but already contains quite some interesting articles. Topics go from basic over advanced microstock to photography and a whole lot more. Learn how to sell successfully images... More
  • Imagination and Originality

    by Wisconsinart | 1st of July, 2012

    Imagination and Originality As the stock industry over-saturates itself with the same types of images and concepts, it will be key to come up with new ideas in order to stand out and maximize portfolio potential. Using your imagination to produce original ideas is therefore... More
  • My Story, 1 year, 400 on line, 150 sales

    by Vcarmstrong | 28th of June, 2012

    My microstock story started a year ago, I suppose one could argue that it started when I first picked up a camera, but for this story a year ago was when I opened an account with Dreamstime. I started my journey, just as this baby goat is starting life, not knowing what... More
  • Nokia 808 Pureview - Never miss a stock photo moment?!

    by Retina2020 | 28th of June, 2012

    I've been a photography enthusiast for decades and have seen photography advance over the years. However with the launch of Nokia's 808 Pureview smartphone, photography is going to be changed forever. Anyone that has studied photography would have came across the example... More
  • Updates to Pinterest Terms

    by Peanutroaster | 7th of June, 2012

    Pinterest is a new and quickly evolving entity. Basically an infant social networking site trying to find its place in the world. One of its biggest challenges is dealing with copyright issues and finding a way to make money. Currently it is making money via affiliate... More
  • Daydreaming about hot air balloons

    by Peanutroaster | 4th of June, 2012

    It's been down pouring for the last three days here in New England but I'm looking ahead to one of my favorite local events, the Quechee Hot Air Balloon and Craft Festival held each year in nearby Quechee Vermont near Woodstock at the end of June. (Please weather gods.... More
  • SpiderPic - Another case for being exclusive

    by Peanutroaster | 3rd of June, 2012

    I recently sold this crazy photo of myself (I was dressed up for a charity event with a disco theme) and I was really curious to see where it might show up. A Google images search took me to this site called SpiderPic.com and there it was - with a watermark -among hundreds... More
  • What are your plans when you receive the first payment

    by Vtr | 1st of June, 2012

    This is in continuation to my earlier Blog Entry Monetizing a hobby is the sweetest thing and for some whom this is a fulltime profession the need of the hour. I know that there are lot of photographers here who would have already crossed the 100$ mark and have got their... More
  • What Sells in Microstock?

    by Peanutroaster | 31st of May, 2012

    They say people photos sell the best. Specifically business people. But what if your portfolio is shy of, say, 30,000 people images? Do your people shots have much of a chance against the competition? What should you be concentrating your shooting time and efforts on?... More
  • Pinterest's Evolving Attribution Data - FlickR

    by Peanutroaster | 21st of May, 2012

    From Pinterest's blog: "You can now find a Pinterest button in the Flickr share menu to easily pin everything that you can share via Flickr, including photo pages, favorites, and groups. If you pin frequently, the Pin It button will show as one of the two shortcuts... More
  • 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

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