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  • 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
  • Earnings Analysis - Which photos have the most potential

    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 groceries. But that nerdy kid everyone... More
  • Adobe Lightroom

    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, developing and exporting digital... More
  • Thank you DT // NEW (P-EL) SALE !

    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! See Article
  • $104 in 16 days! :)

    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 get to $100. I only have 250 images online... More
  • New application for android phones to check earnings

    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 Just go and search Microstock Report... More
  • My first tutorial about creating stock images

    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 tutorial but,let me know what you think... More
  • 2 Milestones at the same time! 200 uploads, $100.00

    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 there is always that next goal and milestone... More
  • Study, think, plan, shoot - Mangostock's tips for photographers

    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. Very much like an assiduous researcher,... More
  • The Concept of Concepts for Amateur Stockers

    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 professionals are doing and you'll understand... More
  • Why I Hate Stock Photography For Web Design

    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 inspiration for all photographers on DT.... More
  • The Secret of Microstock - It ain't so secret

    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 software like Photoshop and/or Lightroom.... More
  • Low Views, Fast Sales

    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 views but no sales might... ....be the... More

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