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  • Over 2,000 images on Dreamstime! Amazing!

    by Bratty1206 | 12th of June, 2015

    A few years ago, I had no idea what stock photography even was. I remember the feeling, when the first ones were uploaded and accepted. I remember when they were rejected as well. I love the fact that there is always a reason for that 'little pink slip' and I make it... More
  • First time Blogging so I'll talk about what I know

    by Sunfire | 12th of June, 2015

    This is the first time I ever write a Blog and following the classic advice of Mark Twain - "Write what you know" - I've decided that for my first Blog I will write about the Island that is my home, Puerto Rico.    I’m always fascinated by how little some people... More
  • Backgrounds for Nature Photography

    by Matthewcuda | 11th of June, 2015

    We have all had the experience of taking the family to a commercial portrait studio to have some family photos made. We all get dressed up in our Sunday best, comb our hair and probably look and act as if we are going to a funeral rather than a festive photography adventure.... More
  • Reaching milestone of 50 images online

    by Gmgadani | 10th of June, 2015

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would reach a 50 image mark online. Not being a professional photographer or even an amateur at photography, was ecstatic when I sold one of my images twice, back then only had about 10 photos in my portfolio.   Another... More
  • The monastery of Les Avellanes at Balaguer, Catalonia

    by Physi28 | 10th of June, 2015

    On a week-end trip to the city of Balaguer (Lleida) we stayed during the night in the Monastery of Santa Maria de Bellpuig de les Avellanes which has been converted into a modern hotel but keeping the monasteries ambient (no TV in the rooms). The ancient building itself... More
  • My first assignment

    by Peterzsuzsa | 10th of June, 2015

    Hi everyone! I'm new in the photography with an entry level camera:) I started uploading photos to dreamstime in november last year, and this is my first assignment, and I'm very excited cause my photos were accepted:) Yeah! Here are my photos:        More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 4)

    by Matthewcuda | 7th of June, 2015

    This week I am wrapping up the "Bird Photography on a Budget" series with a conversation about flashes. I often see postings online that say "I prefer to not use flash on wildlife" and another might say "Flash scares the birds so I don't use flash." I am going to specifically... More
  • New script for preparing vector files for microstocks

    by Dacascas | 3rd of June, 2015

      Hi there! I have a fantastic news for all microstockers who work with Adobe Illustrator. Now we have new free script for preparing vector files for microstocks - Stock Master. This script automatically scans a vector file and fixes mistakes such as open paths, ghost... More
  • TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY (Part Two - Extended Version)

    by Mrallen | 3rd of June, 2015

    TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - Extended Version. This is a much more in depth look at how to make good sales from travel photography. It includes most of my previous blog on the subject plus a whole lot more info and some different photos. I've tried to include info that will... More
  • Any ideas on improving your popularity and sales?

    by Awesomesiang | 3rd of June, 2015

    Hey guys, I've been here for more than 5 months now. Just got 1 sale until today. So I've been wondering if there's any ways to increase my sales or perhaps which and what kind of stock photos you guys focus more on? The image that I got sale is `old book with old glasses`... More
  • LOST PHOTOS? RECOVERED PHOTOS!

    by Cathconvey | 2nd of June, 2015

    Some time ago I deleted many pictures from my camera, by accident... I did not have a chance to copy them to any storage device earlier, and a part of them was very precious to me. So I decided to find a way to recover them! My files had never dissapeared that way before,... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 3)

    by Matthewcuda | 1st of June, 2015

    Welcome to part three of bird photography on a budget. In part one and part two I discussed what lens and camera body to purchase to get you started on this awesome journey to better bird photographs. In this blog entry I am going to show you how to keep your camera steady... More
  • Happy to complete another Milestone!

    by Ujjaldey | 31st of May, 2015

    Never thought I would get interest in stock photography and now I completed my 2nd Milestone of 50 online images! The quick sales did the 1st trick and then browsing some of your portfolios (with whom my interest matches) created a huge fascination within me to continue.... More
  • Battle of the Nations: Medieval fencing tournament

    by Thorken | 31st of May, 2015

    Romantic age of knights is still attractive not only for kids. Many men and women are still going to battles in historical costumes and armors fighting in fictive battles with swords, battle hammers, halberds and much more kinds of arms. It´s more theatre than sport. But.... More
  • Photography is a physical work

    by Wxh6763 | 30th of May, 2015

    Photography is a physical work. Yes, I think so. A good and successful photographer must have a healthy body except a set of advanced photographic equipment and mature photography skills. I often go out to photography with a group of friends every year. Sometimes to the... More
  • Milestone, 100th image online

    by Drobacphoto | 28th of May, 2015

    My new milestone, 100 images online on dreamstime :-) Thank you for looking!             See Article
  • 500 photos uploaded!

    by Snookless | 25th of May, 2015

    Hello DT'ers Finally reached the 500 photos uploaded mark! It took quite a long time to do this and I really hope it does not take as long for the next 500! Most download file was this little guy:     ...nothing impressive but I got this little guy when I first... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 2)

    by Matthewcuda | 22nd of May, 2015

    In part one of this series I talked about bird photography and photography in general as a blending of knowledge, pre-image visualization and gear which when used properly will result in better photographs of the subject. I also talked about my recommendations for a great... More
  • 4/62 photos were online. It is a great milestone of me.

    by Lifeisgo | 20th of May, 2015

    I am an amateur (newbe). I just join to dreamstime.com from May 2015. When I upload my photos, I think it can not be approve. Because it has many mistake. But last morning, I get up and check my account status. There are 4 photos are approved and online. With me, it is great... More
  • Finally - reaching 75% AR. My Personal Story

    by Amilevin | 20th of May, 2015

    Hi all, I'm writing this Blog mostly for you newbies out there.. :) I'll tell you my personal story and hope you'll learn from my mistakes and be a better stock contributor. I started here in 2008 and was making my first steps as a stock contributor.... More

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