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  • Up and away, keys to success on Dreamstime.

    by Clewisleake |

    Been on Dreamstime a few years now and I can say there's no magic formula to selling images, in other words sales don't explode by reaching any certain approval rating or having a certain amount of images in your portfolio, I believe that the 80% approval rating sales kicker... More
  • From Russia with love

    by Alenalazareva |

    FANTASY ART BY RUSSIAN ARTIST Alena Lazareva                           I am a freelance digital artist and illustrator from Russia. I have been drawing since childhood. I studied at the School of Art as an traditional artist. In year 2007... More
  • Say No to Violence Against Women

    by Guernica |

    I encourage everyone to share this important day on the 25th of November of awareness to support women especially in Africa where women are treated unfairly and there is much violence against women and women are viewed as lower class, How women of all ages and mothers are... More
  • Beginner trying to find path in stock industry. Please help!

    by Alemtma |

    Hello everyone :) Two years ago I've joined Dreamstime. Unfortunately, I haven't made any sell yet. I was not very active in the past two years, but now I work every day and looking forward for some result. My portfolio counting about 5.000 images that need to be retouched.... More
  • Remembering Yitzhak Rabin

    by Lagron49 |

    Twenty years ago, on November 4, 1995, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in Tel Aviv. The Israeli warrior and prime minister died after being shot at the conclusion of a peace rally during a heated election campaign. Rabin was not at ease with the media and uncomfortable... More
  • Travel Photography for Writers: 10 Tips for Getting Started

    by Pedrovenancio72 |

    Travel photography Before the trip 1. Decide a camera strategy that suits you Determine whether you want to carry one (high end) camera kit, or do you have two or three cameras (good camera phones will do as well) at hand that you use in different situations. Both... More
  • Ease on down the road

    by Bartdierickx |

    Dear contributors, Still a beginner, yet I feel things are changing. I do not have sales yet on Dreamstime. But Dreamstime is helping me in other ways. So to all other beginners, do not fret if you're selling nothing. Dreamstime can still be of use somehow. I know... More
  • The butterfly as symbol in art and culture

    by Yana28 |

         Butterflies remain prominent in fine art, advertising, fashion and jewelry. Butterflies constitute one of the major symbol in art with a significant number of major artists incorporating butterfly symbolism. Butterfly as a symbol can also represent transition,... More
  • $1,000 milestone

    by Rhbabiak13 |

    Today marks the day that I crossed the $1,000 mark on Dreamstime. I never would have imagined that a homemaker, wife, mother of 10, grandma to 4, could make money from doing something I love. I feel blessed. Thank you Dreamstime, buyers and fellow photographers who encourage... More
  • 200 images online!!!

    by Julietta24 |

    Hello everyone! I am very glad that I have more than 200 images online, and 5 sales! My next goal is 500 photos !!! Here are some pictures from the last upload                I wish you all good sales and great shots!!! More
  • Free images section. Worth it? (long story short)

    by Maxsp |

    Today I received from Dreamstime an email notification about my images that was 3 years without a sold. I went there and saw many i took in Norway and left some for free section. One of them was a bit difficult, because I saw potential in be sold.. Then I left it.. ... More
  • October Photo trip to the Aiguamolls del Emporda

    by Physi28 |

    During October I decided to spend again a visit to one of the most emblematic nature parks of Catalonia and one of my preferred places I had nor been at for around a year. The Aiguamolls del Emporda are located in northeastern Catalonia quite near to the French border. The... More
  • Improve Your Skills with a Photo-A-Day Project

    by Gracelife |

      The common advice for new and aspiring photographers is to take as many photographs as you possibly can – every day of the week if possible. For many, that means starting on a photo-a-day or 365 project. This is wonderful advice, but I don't necessarily believe that... More
  • I win 100 credits!

    by TMarchev |

    Yes yes yes !!! I win 100 credits NOW and maybe Ipad air i'm not sure BUT so excited Dreamstime again made my day :) Thank you so much i feel so lucky! WoooO!    See Article
  • Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

    by Valevvicki |

    Up until recently I had mainly taken photographs where I had most of the control over the elements - in that most of my subjects didn't move or there was one person or one animal and rarely a mix. I am currently completing a photography course and the topic choices for my... More
  • Day Hill Fireplace

    by Dream111184 |

      What’s up with a Fireplace on the top of Day Hill? On a beautiful October day in 2014 I hiked up to the top of Day Hill which is in Split Rock State Park. That was the fourth time I had visited this beautiful place. I learned about Day Hill from a friend years ago... More
  • Play Amongst the Rays of the Sunshine

    by Dianekns |

        One of the best benefits of being a freelance photographer is being able to do a shoot in the sunshine and meeting new people. Temporary friends at best, but could build into a wonderful friendship at anytime is a big plus. You never know where your camera can take... More
  • Making best video memories of your kids

    by Oliena |

      When your precious baby is only a few months – it’s better to find some time and take interesting and bright static pictures (the way kid becomes bigger, in colorful costumes in front of funny backgrounds, first of everything etc.) But when child begins to move... More
  • Wonderful:17 sales in a night...

    by FabioConcetta |

    This morning, just had breakfast, as usual is to see if and how many sales I realized. I could not believe, 17 sales of illustrations, I have to start increasing my portfolio! Here are some illustrations sold!       [previmg]0_18823610[/previmg]     ... More
  • I nearly gave up

    by Wisperwinter |

    As a beginner, I uploaded more than 10 images, but all of them are all rejected... The first time I got refused, I feel very very ashamed. But a few days later, I think my photographing skills that bad is a fact, it does not matter get refused some more times. So... More
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