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  • a first milestone reached

    by Fotoarts | 24th of September, 2010

    Dear Dreamstime members, I would like to share a really good moment with you: Today I reached my first personal milestone here at Dreamstime. With my sale number 164 I finally crossed the barrier of the minimum payout and was able to request payment the first time here... More
  • First 100 sold !

    by Archangel72 | 24th of September, 2010

    Yes, my first achievement in "only" 9 months on Dreamstime. Well, it could be definitely better, but for now, and with my present humble equipment I am satisfied. The result will be improved next year with my next camera purchase. Can't wait for next Canon "baby" 5D MarkIII,... More
  • I made it to 100 photos online!

    by Mvogel | 17th of September, 2010

    I finally made it to 100 images online today with this picture. It took a lot of work and I learned a ton on the way. Thanks to everyone for your help, encouragement, and support. Now it is on to the next 100 images. See Article
  • New goal, 100 images online

    by Mvogel | 4th of September, 2010

    It has been said that setting goals is one of the keys to success. How else can you know when you have succeeded if you have no goal to measure you progress by. My first goal was to get started when I did in February of this year with my first image accepted by DT.... More
  • First assignment success

    by Deniskelly | 1st of September, 2010

    I'm participating in my first assignment - Hidden Local Treasures - and am thrilled to have one of my submissions approved. This is part of The Wash, a large estuary in Norfolk on the East coast of England. These sheltered mudflats provide a vast feeding ground for... More
  • New Log-in Page

    by Elianehaykal | 1st of September, 2010

    Why haven't anyone mentioned it yet? Not in the forum nor in blogs?!!!! I LoVe ThE nEw WaRm DeSiGn and the fact that it shows photos of your last searched keyword :D See Article
  • One strike, one hit, on base first time at bat

    by Mvogel | 31st of August, 2010

    So I finally got my 50 images online a couple of months ago and the current assignment was the first opportunity that I had to participate. Once I read the assignment I was very excited. I live in a area where we have several UNESCO World Heritage sites, one only a 5 minute... More
  • What microstock photography gives to me.

    by Dmitrytsvetkov | 27th of August, 2010

    I heard about microstock photography a little bit less than a year ago. It was autumn. September or Octomber. I'm start thinking: "I'm not worse than all these people who make there money. Why not to try?" And I upload my favourite files. How I was disapointed when I saw... More
  • Be Successful on DT: Stay Active

    by Visceralimage | 18th of August, 2010

    I took a couple months off from uploading on Dreamstime to prepare for my Russia expedition (5 years in Russia). I also took a break from the message boards on DT. I noticed that my sales dropped by half; most interestingly, my sales of Bald Eagles stopped. My images... More
  • Personal Milestone: Thanks Everyone! Please keep up the good work!

    by Chrissatchwell | 16th of August, 2010

    Today I logged into my account to see a very nice milestone for my account. I am an affiliate for the website, I am a rubbish photographer so I stick to promoting only :) The milestone: I've now made $10,000 in affiliate earnings for myself - nearly all of it is from... More
  • Being Unique is Your Bright Future in Microstock

    by Petarneychev | 29th of July, 2010

    If you've been a part of microstock photography for more than a year then you already (should) know it - unique images sell best, competition is severe on all levels, it's increasingly harder to deliver more (creative) and better content at the same time. If you haven't... More
  • My second payment

    by smartview27 | 26th of July, 2010

    With this photo I was able to request my second payment. Thank you Dreamstime. You are a wonderful partner! See Article
  • My first 100 uploads!

    by Ozmosis | 3rd of July, 2010

    I joined the micro-stock world three years ago, but I started uploading pictures only some months ago. In just three months I reached up to 100 uploads. From my first image on the right to the last image on the right, which is the hundredth one I tried to put great care... More
  • Make Your Landscapes Really Pop!

    by Davewebbphoto | 24th of June, 2010

    A photograph isn't necessarily reality - but simply your version of reality. Have you ever taken a photo of a stunning landscape only to find the image doesn't do what you're seeing - and feeling - any justice whatsoever? There are a lot of techniques I could talk... More
  • 2,000th download!

    by Walleyelj | 17th of June, 2010

    Well, not too long ago I marked my 1,000th upload (1,038 right now). Today, a huge personal milestone - 2,ooo downloads! Here's the lucky image: Given the fact that I have limited time to devote to my photography (my day job has nothing to do with photography), it's pretty... More
  • referral programe

    by Alitvfilm | 10th of June, 2010

    I am trying to activate my referral programe, but ending with errors. I try for so many time by copy and paste, but still unsuccessful. Of cos I’ll be proud if I can make it especially attached in my blogspot website, flickr, facebook, myspace, tagged, etc.My problems... More
  • A Bit of Hard Work Does Pay Off

    by BCritchley | 3rd of June, 2010

    Well I have been a member here for just over a year and for most part not very successful. My first month saw me get 15 uploads and 45 rejections. It hurt and I pretty much felt fed up and left it feeling like I did not have what it takes to provide stock photographs.... More
  • 100th image approved and online

    by Franky242 | 31st of May, 2010

    Hi all, after being active as a contributor here for half a year only, I am happy to announce that today my 100th photo was approved: I hope that a lot of people will like my photos and download them. Thanks to Dreamstime and all photographers out there for making... More
  • Falling at the last hurdle

    by Heywoody | 19th of May, 2010

    I’ve been trying to bring up my approval ratio, avoiding assignments etc so, on Sunday, I’m at 79.9%, one more approval needed to hit the magic 80%, next pending image is a different POV on two already accepted, feeling pretty smug. Monday morning,... More
  • Pleasure, fun, passion, money, success

    by Cristalloid | 17th of May, 2010

    I just had some spontaneous thoughts. Maybe they are nonsense in your eyes... but maybe not... therefore I would like to share them with you.. Thinking about success, money and sales based on my activity here on DT and in general I came to the conclusion that one should... More

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