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  • Stock photography, Hit or Miss

    by Linushutz | 10th of December, 2012

    Seems like some people are just cruising through the stock photography with ease, and some people like me are really struggling. Is it difficult for you as well? what are the challenges you go through mentally, physically? how much hours do you spend? how long have you... More
  • Why image is more popular

    by Malajscy | 21st of November, 2012

    Hi, want to ask your opinion about most popular images from your portfolio. I have 2 very similar images in my portfolio, and I'm curious why one is very popular and one is not... I'd be very grateful for your ideas and examples of similar situations in your portfolio.... More
  • 400 $

    by Ewamewa2 | 15th of November, 2012

    Yesterday I crossed 400 $ earning (with 298 pictures, total sales: 241). It took me more than 2 years, for the last 100 $ I have been waiting for 8 months...But now I am really happy! Hope the nest 100$ will come sooner:) These are my last sold pictures (India and Iran... More
  • 1,000 Sales

    by Peanutroaster | 13th of November, 2012

    In the beginning every single sale or even every single acceptance is a moment of celebration. As your stock photography career evolves the pacing the milestones spread out - 50 acceptances (become exclusive or not?), $100 in sales (first payout), 100 online (sales become... More
  • Sage Musings After Reaching Milestone: $10,000 in Earnings

    by Wisconsinart | 27th of October, 2012

    Master to Grasshopper: "When you can snatch pebble from hand, it will be time for you to go." The old television series KUNG FU in many ways mirrors the artist journey, including the genre of photography. KUNG FU was essentially the story of a single journey for discovering... More
  • High speed of my illustrations

    by Fengai | 5th of October, 2012

    Today I sent an illustration "Russian Bear" is now looked it has already adopted Why so soon? I'm happy But in the queue for 5 images are 5.3 days This image was in front. Like the image of the inspectors? See Article
  • Read!

    by Dudau | 18th of September, 2012

    So, you have the tools, you have the skills, you have the time. What else do you need in order to be successful in stock photography? The concepts! Concept photography is the best selling stock photography. But which concepts to shoot? How to find inspiration? One option... More
  • 3 milestones for 2 weeks

    by Igordabari | 2nd of September, 2012

    I passed three important milestones for last 2 weeks: 1) 2000th $ in my pocket coming from DT (August 22nd). 2) 1000th day with DT (August 24th). 3) 1000th sale (2nd Sept, right away). Is not it a good chance to say me: "Great, Igor! You are brave! Congratulations!... More
  • 1000 sales!!!

    by Nero67 | 26th of August, 2012

    Hello friends, I know this is a little success for many contributors but for me it is a Big Success, I finally reached 1000 sales :-) It took a bit over a year and half but i think it is not too bad with just 350 images online. Unfortunately i do not have too much time... More
  • 3 Things You Must Get Right to Get Your Photos Online

    by Chanevy | 9th of June, 2012

    This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image. It may not be easy, but it is simple. The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition.... More
  • 'The First Sale' collection: need you to contribute

    by Igordabari | 1st of June, 2012

    My collection 'The First Sale on DT' have been existing for 15 months. At the moment there are about 180 images collected but it grows very slowly. So, I shall ask all of you once again - share your first sale to community. I will be grateful to everybody for contribution.... More
  • Beware of Empty Praise

    by Peanutroaster | 23rd of April, 2012

    Maybe it’s a generational thing but I really have a distaste for empty praise. I really cringe at the thought of getting praise for work that I know is subpar. Maybe I’m too hard on myself but I truly believe one can not advance when one is constantly told how good... More
  • Anything Is Possible!

    by Racheld32 | 26th of March, 2012

    I have been dreaming of becoming a stock photographer for almost a year now, and spent the last 5 months in the Pit of Dispair at not succeeding! I had been trying to get in with some other Stock Photo companies (I know, I know...blasphemy!) and after facing months of rejection... More
  • Almost $100

    by Peppenero | 20th of March, 2012

    Hi! First of all, sorry for my bad english :) I am on DT since 2009, but I had only 30 images online for 2 years. I earned very small money and 2 month ago I decided to be more active on the site so I became excluse . I've uploaded several images, mostly about dogs,... More
  • Level 5 for the very 1st time !!!

    by Archangel72 | 19th of February, 2012

    Finally... I'm very happy to announce that, after 2 years spent here, on Dreamstime, my first picture reached level 5 If I only have more of these... ;) Now, my next goal is to produce more quality pictures and upload them all here, as soon as possible. Just... More
  • DT popular searching keywords during the last year.

    by Banol2007 | 16th of February, 2012

    To get success in the micro stock business we have to take into consideration that different stock agency has different style, approaches & preferences. I did not find information what DT buyers are looking for & decided to collect dates from the DT POPULAR SEARCH during... More
  • Finally!!!

    by Fultonsphoto | 7th of February, 2012

    Hello to all, I have not been online much lately and have definitely not posted a blog for quite some time now, but hey, thought this was worth celebrating. I finally made over $1000.00 from my small PF and decided to share my success with you and let you know even though... More
  • Two years at DT

    by Jdanne | 31st of January, 2012

    Exactly two years ago I started with DT. First I struggled to get "anything" accepted and then I had to wait patiently for my first sale - for months. Now, two years later: - 310 photos online - 257 sales - acceptance rate: 54,8% - three paychecks, getting... More
  • A Milestone Reached.....

    by Calyx22 | 30th of January, 2012

    In March, I will have been with DT for three years. Today, I reached the $2000.00 milestone. I'm so excited and happy, I could just bust. It hasn't been an easy journey for me. But I said I would never give up and I haven't. I know I'm small potatoes here and... More
  • 300 Photos Online!

    by Jdanne | 22nd of January, 2012

    After nearly two years with DT I reached this milestone. Here is my 300th photo: It's from the Hanseatic town Luebeck, North-Germany. The whole centre of this town is on the list of the UNESCO cultural heritage. Some more pics from its... More

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