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  • Travel Images - How to make good sales

    by Mrallen |

    TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - MAKE IT PAY. It is often said that making good sales and income from 'travel' stock is very difficult. YES, IT IS !! - or at least it can be if you don't make your images stand out from the crowd. On Dreamstime, if you do a search... More
  • Myths of the Microstock Industry

    by Wisconsinart |

    It is a constant for new contributors joining Dreamstime so there are always people who are beginning their journey into the business of commercial photography. And thus, many of them invariably ask the same questions over and over as they seek answers for being successful... More
  • How to correct Converging Verticals

    by Mrallen |

    How to correct Converging Verticals. I'm sure many of you already know about the following technique, but judging by the number of uncorrected images in the Dreamstime files, I think it may be worth sharing this technique here. If you angle your lens up or down... More
  • How To Take a Lot of Pictures

    by Jackbluee |

    Have you asked yourself this question before? If not, I think you have not been serious in stock photography. Or, I would say, you have not played hard. A lot of professionals have written about how to improve picture qualities. I have not seen any topics about how to take... More
  • Finally - reaching 75% AR. My Personal Story

    by Amilevin |

    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
  • Celebrating my first 500 sales in 1 just year contributing

    by Bennymarty |

    Hello I'm glad to share with you my new milestone in less than 1 year contributing. My first year dreamstime birthday will be on 9th may 2015 :) the beautiful day when I took the courage to make my first account in microstock photography and meet a professional judgment... More
  • SHOOTING EDITORIALS IN RAW. MY EXPERIENCE

    by Cathconvey |

    I shoot many editorials, and I used RAW format very rare for that, due to several reasons. My logic was that I need to shoot many pictures of the same event, so I would have many photos and JPG format suits better for than because files are smaller. Another reason was... More
  • Cock-a-Doodle-Doooooooo

    by Elianehaykal |

    The newest assignment's theme is Country Life! I found this collection that I haven't included in my usual "Requests for Submissions" Blogs* - Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Incidentally, my husband,Georges Kyrillos, had his Water Rooster accepted to the assignment.... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part I)

    by Matthewcuda |

      I have been asked two different times recently as to how to get started in wildlife photography and how my photographs are so sharp? I of course gave the obligatory answers about shutter speed, aperture, a good tripod and practice, but this has unfolded into larger... More
  • Keep your horizons flat

    by Tempestz |

    Since anyone with a decent digital camera can contribute to stock photography, many people don't have the formal training or experience for taking professional grade pictures. To help you, one simple step can greatly enhance the quality of your images and make them more... More
  • My first HAPPY GOAL

    by Mariayunira |

    Since my first joining in January 2011 until August 2014, I do a very very slow move of uploading. It's only 4 images with 0 earnings. So embarassing, isn't? But when I woke up from those bad dreams, I started a full speed of hard working. I created and uploaded image... More
  • Country life is the best life-style for health

    by Wxh6763 |

    When I saw the assignment this month I have more thoughts for my photography life. We live in cities for our life, work, study and love, marriage, childbearing, there is always all kinds of pressure and annoyance. Why don't we go to countryside and enjoy the fresh air and... More
  • Photos That Bring Back Memories

    by Steveacer |

    The other day I saw some old classic cars that brought back some good memories for me.   The car in the background is an Austin 1100 and was the first car that I ever drove.   The Ford Escort MK1 was the car that I passed my test in at 17.   My families... More
  • A Wonderful DT's Day

    by Wxh6763 |

    Objectively, although I think my photos is very good but I never expected there is such a surprise just like today. It's so wonderful for me. I must named it DT's Day! Because there are 9 sales in one day. To work in Stock Photography, just like having a marvellous travel.... More
  • MY BEST GARDEN

    by Jackbluee |

    Hey! Spring time, gardens, gardens, gardens. I am sure I am not the only one thinking of it. Gardens sells very well in stock photography business. But on the other hand, it is very hard to sell a picture of garden. I guess one reason is that there are too many good ones... More
  • Butterflies Coloring the World

    by Risto40 |

        Sun shines high, temperature rises fast, it's already pretty green on the otherside of the glass. But wearing shorts and summer dresses in many countries you still cant't. Still be happy as soon you can! Dress up for a walk outdoors, in a park or countryside.... More
  • My first $100

    by Tigertim01 |

    Hi fellow dreamers. Just wanted to share some success in reaching my first milestone of $100 on Dreamtime. I started back in Sept last year and had only owned my camera for about 3 months and wanted to challenge myself to see if anyone would want to buy a photo I had... More
  • Chuffed - Just hit $1000

    by Iankeirle |

    Chuffed - just hit $1000 dollar target from 349 downloads. I've learnt a lot on the way from the early days of rejection and I am now a much better photographer. Next target 500 sales.   See Article
  • Ruins and Ancient Collection

    by Mangalika |

    Hi Friends, Here's my newest and interesting collection of Historic ruins and architectures. Ancient and Ruins Any good travel shots of Historic places and also ancient arts will be applicable. This category has great chances of sale and as I have researched... More
  • MY NEW MILESTONE ACHIEVED! 7K ONLINE IMAGES!

    by Photozlaja |

    I'd like to say hello to all photographers and of course the users of these photos! The purpose of my reporting is that I would like to share with you the joy of my new goal that has been achieved, 7000 online images. I am very happy to advance in the stock photography,... More

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