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  • 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
  • My Epic Failure in Stock

    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 and then manipulate it with software.... More
  • Happy new year !!!

    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!

    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 to support themselves and their families.... More
  • Six Years Microstocking

    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 time to look back and think about what... More
  • Six months, 500 sales

    by Jerryway | 20th of December, 2011

    Today I just reached 500 sales, and it took me a little less than six months to achieve that milestone. This is the 500th images being sold: If everything goes well, I shall have 1000 sales in the first year. There are a few things I learned along the way, and... More
  • Looking For Advise

    by Sunguy | 15th of December, 2011

    Greetings I am looking for advise from some of you old timers on this site. I joined DT last July and have gone exclusive, with 72 images on line and 10 sales. For stock, is it better to specialize in a few areas of subject matter or spread yourself out. My non-stock... More
  • First image accepted

    by Celiaak | 12th of December, 2011

    I am so happy! My first image was accepted only after 4 others refused! This are my first steps on stock images, I feel I have a lot to learn, but it really made my day worth! Thank you Dreamstime! Here it is: See Article
  • First sale on DT

    by Peanutroaster | 4th of December, 2011

    I'm up to 121 sales but back when I started this photograph taken at a balloon festival was my first sale. This snowman is my most recent sale. My most downloaded image is this background: See Article
  • Poppa Needs a Brand New Lens

    by Peanutroaster | 1st of December, 2011

    It's now December and if the world of business is anything like my former corporate life, this is the time of year when department heads are asked to "use it or lose it". Year end budgets are always strange animals in the world of business. Unlike your household... More
  • Pantyhose and Stockings Photos Required

    by Caseyroz | 11th of November, 2011

    looking to buy pantyhose and stockings photos for a website. Any professional that can do or able to initiate a project? See Article
  • 3 years on DT, 1000 sales

    by Meryll | 11th of November, 2011

    Today, three years on Dreamstime, I got my 1000th sale. My portfolio exceeds 500 pictures. I like photography and my pictures being sold, I am glad I have been a part of this great community, I like to be a Dreamstimer! I think I will have a beer tonight :-) Here is my... More
  • The "sub season" is finally over

    by Jerryway | 8th of November, 2011

    "Sub season" is a new term I invented just for microstock. Think about the rainy season - it sucks, and you get a lot of rain day after day when it comes. The "sub season" is just like that - it comes when you get a lot of sub. sales (but few, or no credit sale), day after... More
  • What i was and what i got

    by Justmeyo | 2nd of November, 2011

    Today for some reason i said to look through my portfolio and search to see what photos i've sold more and which not .But doesn't matter that to much because i saw something that i liked more ...i saw sold photos from each session shot i did till now and that thing... More
  • BOOO! Happy Halloween !!!

    by TMarchev | 31st of October, 2011

    Halloween Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked... More

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