Stock Photography Articles about success & Community Forum

  • Succes ?

    by Augustinasg | 8th of July, 2013

    Does anybody know how to be succesful on Dreamstime? See Article
  • Milestones - Most productive month in my stock career! 

    by Matthiase | 30th of June, 2013

    This month has been great! I have taken a lot of images i many different situations and locations.  I have never been this productive in stock before. I guess it pays of to shoot shoot shoot, and learn about your mistakes and rejections.  MILESTONE #1 I have 56 accepted... More
  • 150th image online

    by Amdizdarevic | 20th of May, 2013

    I just had my 150th image accepted and another 30-40 are waiting to be reviewed. Over the last few months, dreamstime has improved the way that I process my images. Feedback that we receive on rejected images is great and I took it and applied it to my processing style.... More
  • The Road to 3,000 Sales

    by Starletdarlene | 6th of May, 2013

    When I first started on this road to Stock Photography I thought it would be an easy transition from Wedding Photography to Stock Photography, but it wasn't as easy as I anticipated. What makes a great Wedding Photograph doesn't necessarily make great Stock Photography.... More
  • Yeah Digitally Imported used my file!

    by TMarchev | 14th of March, 2013

    Hello i just want to share Digitally Imported online radio used my file. This is success for me! Digitally Imported More
  • My Formula for FAST Keywording

    by Lifeontheside | 10th of March, 2013

    Hi everyone, I thought I would share with you a formula that I have come up with that may help some who are struggling with keywording. When I first started with Dreamstime I found keywording to be quite a chore and seemed to take forever. But I then realized what I was... More
  • A Taste of Success

    by Robinstockphotos | 4th of March, 2013

    It is the second assignment I have attempted. The previous one, apocalypse, was really something that I would have loved to get into...but unfortunately I had 50 uploads only when half the month was gone. Then I uploaded two files which were rejected anyway for being too... More
  • 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 been... 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
  • 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

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