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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... 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... More
  • Two months of successes

    by Bennymarty | 9th of July, 2014

    Hello everybody! I would like to share with all of you my full satisfaction for contributing to this amazing photography community! I started up two months ago... on the far 05/09/2014…. and now I’ve got more than 600 approved pictures online ! With a very satisfying... More
  • Made it to 200 Sales!

    by 4snickers | 25th of June, 2014

    I am so very happy, I finally made it to 200 sales! At the beginning I thought this would never happen, but perseverance made it possible. I have to thank Dreamstime for helping me develop as a photographer by sometimes denying a photo that I thought had potential. Questioning... More
  • My 300 image mark is behind me!

    by Alexstork | 29th of April, 2014

    Milestones take huge effort and daily perseverance. Today I reached my second one. It seems that the first two may perhaps be the most difficult to achieve. Having confidence in one's ability when the sales are few and far in between sure takes courage. I'm hanging in... More
  • My development at Dreamstime

    by Gellerpa | 12th of April, 2014

    When I started at Dreamstime, I thought every times about potential sales. I read different tips many times, which photos I should upload to get high sales and approval ratio. But 4 month ago I decided, that I don’t want take photos without passion. I started taking the... More
  • My First Assignment

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 13th of February, 2014

    I couldn't wait until I had 50 uploads in my portfolio so that I could try my hand at the assignments. The current assignment is the first I qualified to participate in. I finally found a photo that I thought might be worthy of being accepted to the "all in white" assignment.... More
  • I will savour my first assignment acceptance

    by Sml | 6th of February, 2014

    I am not the first or the last to finally get my first image accepted on an assignment, but WOW what a fantastic feeling, overjoyed. I was letting myself get down with rejections and then I thought besides the images I was submitting what was I doing wrong. Number 1... More
  • On the right track

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 16th of January, 2014

    This new year has started off with many things happening for me! I have had 3 sales (one of which was my first non-credit sale!), I recently became exclusive (yay!) and I have been trying out some new photo ideas (which have not exactly panned out the way I had envisioned)... More
  • Tip to success

    by Anees32 | 8th of January, 2014

    TIPS :- Use dslr camera if possible even cheap one is good You can upload same image on many stock site but this will give you less price .Try to become exclusive People are attractive to people photos try to include peoples in your photos Reduce noise by some software... More
  • 1000$ Milestone reached :-)

    by Jdanne | 27th of December, 2013

    Today my sales reached the 1000 Dollar milestone. This year gave me a lot of possibilities for my photography: Business trips to Seattle (USA) and Paris (France) as well as a private trip to China - the home country of my wife. Especially in December I had an exceptional... More
  • Most viewed doesn´t mean most successful

    by Thorken | 16th of December, 2013

    There is quite big gap among the most viewed images and the most successful ones. My most viewed photo has almost 5000 views and only 1 download. The 4th most viewed with 2700 views has no download. On the other hand the most successful photo has 7 downloads at 438... More
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas

    by Daddiomanottawa | 11th of December, 2013

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through Dreamstime, Everything was quiet, as though someone stopped time. My recent uploads sit waiting for careful review, In hopes that by New Year they'll be the first you can view. And I a contributor, nestled all snug in... More
  • 2000 sales but not wholly a paradise

    by Libux77 | 5th of December, 2013

    I hit the 2000th sale and I am happy to share with you this achievement. 2000 is a great number but is done of very little numbers added day by day. Nevertheless the 2000 sales, monthly revenues are still low. When at the begin I saw contributors with 2000 sales I thought... More
  • How to be a leader

    by Augustinasg | 25th of November, 2013

    Hello everyone, Today I was thinking about five elements of being leader and I thought that's useful for everyone digital creator, so I will share it with you. As I said there is five elements of being leader: 1. Motivation or being determined that means that you always... More
  • Surprisingly successful photos

    by Thorken | 6th of October, 2013

    There are some photos that are surprising me with their success. First two I was not sure to send them to Dreamstime - and they already have been soled for two times. And most - the second one, whenever it is quite new, is now the photo with highest income. Also this photo... More
  • 6 years on DT and counting

    by Gmargittai | 4th of October, 2013

    I did not realize it is already six years. Six years and one month more precisely. I can't really call it a big success but it is no total failure either. Sold 1503 pictures and managed to put 840 online. There were ups and downs, moments of joy and hope followed by moments... More
  • 1500th sale!

    by Libux77 | 8th of September, 2013

    Just to share with you the achievement of the 1500th sale. Nevertheless I feel almost like a beginner....I still don't know precisely what is microstock and what is not....I still draw what I like and not draw what market is looking for. Fortunately this is a hobby... More
  • Successful in stock photography?

    by Matthiase | 18th of August, 2013

    How do you get successful in stock photography? Answer = Have a BIG portfolio of high quality images and in ALL different categories. What images sell in stock then? - Almost everything. People, food, nature, animals I have sold images of open doors.... Yes, a open... More

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