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  • Best Seller Tips-Illustration

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of February, 2008

    I have just reviewed some of the most popular images as selected by our users during 2007. I’ll first discuss what I learned about illustrations and then next week the lessons from the most popular themes/images captured in photographs. Some of my findings surprised me... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information.... More
  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of March, 2007

    Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process... More
  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that... More
  • My first 'True' Level 5 image!

    by Prsntg | 20th of November, 2015

    With a 42c sub sale today, this one has jumped up the ladder to become the first Level 5 image in my port (Ignoring the assignment files). A Feel-Good moment!   Never thought this will be the 'Top-Seller' in my port. In fact this is the only one that I can call a... More
  • New uploads

    by Anasako | 5th of November, 2015

    HI, I am so happy, for past week 2 weeks, 44 new pictures was approved. It is my personal record. Earlier if 1 or 2 pictures for 20 were approved it was wow. So I see that my technical skills was up and also composition. Earlier I were thinking that something is wrong... More
  • Up and away, keys to success on Dreamstime.

    by Clewisleake | 3rd of November, 2015

    Been on Dreamstime a few years now and I can say there's no magic formula to selling images, in other words sales don't explode by reaching any certain approval rating or having a certain amount of images in your portfolio, I believe that the 80% approval rating sales kicker... More
  • Finally 2000 sales

    by Digikhmer | 2nd of November, 2015

    Just want to shout out my happiness and to think all my pictures buyers with my last assignment pictures.   Thanks in advance for your kind votes     See Article
  • Personal record picture sell after 2 days and 97 uploads

    by Jonathanfett | 22nd of October, 2015

      only two days Yoohooo!!!! some of my personal favorites       See Article
  • My Next Adventure

    by Debratos | 9th of October, 2015

      I'm so excited and feel so privileged to be able to travel in my retirement. One of my goals was to "see" as much of the world as possible while my eyes were still good enough to do so. My other goal was to share all my travels with others through my photography.... More
  • Mini milestone

    by Igorsinkov | 21st of September, 2015

    In a past two months, things got changed and I decided to become full time stock photographer. I've uploaded about 80 photos for two months and I'm waiting for the first sale for a long time. I'm excited and still learning and practicing to become a successful stock photographer.... More
  • My first 20 sales

    by Singhlens | 1st of September, 2015

    I started building my port at Dreamstime this year, have tried to learn from others on the forum. Hopeful that it will be good journey ahead for me. Some success for now, looking forward to do better work.           More
  • First 50 uploads!!

    by Fatema7864 | 23rd of August, 2015

    A year back I discovered a new passion, the passion of photography. And here I am today, successfully completed over 50 uploads. I still can’t forget the day when my first photo was approved on Dreamstime. It boost my confidence and I guess it gave a new direction to my... More
  • The First Steps Were a Success

    by Eezeedesign | 20th of August, 2015

    My first few months on here have been a success. I am still not doing this at the speed I would like. Sadly this is just a hobby for me right now. I currently work two full time jobs and photography has been a way to relax. I have several photos pending that I hope are approved!... More
  • Reaching 1800 sales finally

    by Digikhmer | 19th of July, 2015

      I finally reached thousand height hundred sales last week after full four years of presence in the Dreamstime community. Such a long, long curve of learning and improvement picture after picture. I am still learning to make better and better pictures. Dear buyers,... More
  • New milestone

    by Phoenixci | 13th of July, 2015

    Today I have achieved one of the goal that I had set for myself when I first joined Dreamstime, some have told me that my expectation were too high that I was in competition with better more experienced photographer than I. To these folks today I say take a good look! because... More
  • Microstock Photography - The Winning Strategies, part II

    by Robinstockphotos | 5th of July, 2015

    Continued from Part I... Your intentions matter! Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money online? Trying to anyhow get an image past the reviewers who seem to reject everything? It can be easily observed that many of those new to microstock photography believe... More
  • Let's congrats for the winners!

    by Wxh6763 | 17th of June, 2015

    This assignment - "Country life" have already finished. Let's congrats for the winners first. They are so beautiful. Here they are:       I have attended several times and there are 7 images passed. Although they are both failed to become the winner but I still feel... More
  • Calling for votes

    by Digikhmer | 10th of June, 2015

    After four years of active contribution, it is the first time that I succeeded to have four pictures accepted in assignment contest. Please, before voting, let me know if you have any of your listed, I will vote for your. Here below my pictures. They are listed at... More
  • Retirement was my connection to photography. What was your connection?

    by Debratos | 14th of May, 2015

    I retired from my "job" and now I'm a photographer! Yay   PLEASE READ ON Over the past few months I've been struggling with the question, "what is retirement"? Is it quitting your job? Is it collecting a pension? Is it the beginning of a new, fun career? Is it... More

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