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  • Microstock Photography - The Winning Strategies, part II

    by Robinstockphotos |

    Continued from Part I... Your intentions matter! Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money online? Trying to anyhow get an image past the reviewers who seem to reject everything? It can be easily observed that many of those new to microstock photography believe... More
  • Developing Your Photographic Style

    by Gracelife |

          What makes a famous photographer famous? It’s not the gear he uses, and it’s normally not a single image, either. Most of the greatest photographers have a certain style that makes their images immediately recognizable. Style is the reason why you can pick... More
  • Turning a Passion into a Profit

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity. Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions.    What... More
  • A to Z of Stock Photography Terms

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    Starting out in photography, one can quickly become overwhelmed with the terminology. Photographers use their vernacular as comfortably as a first language, but for someone starting out, especially when starting in the world of stock photography, they may as well be speaking... More
  • Learning to Be Your Own Worst Critic (Self-Critiquing Your Own Images)

    by Gracelife |

       Finding someone to critique your work well is sometimes even harder than creating the work in the first place. If you’re like most people, you can’t rely on friends and family for unbiased critiques. They care for you, and therefore believe that everything you... More
  • Zone Focusing and When to Use it

    by Matthewcuda |

    You are setup in a place where the wildlife is very close and moving at high speed. You have very little time to react, so you pick up the camera and try to use your focusing points to get a good focus lock on the subject and begin to fire away. In only a moment's time the... More
  • Some simple tips to photographing fireworks!

    by Andreamangoni |

    The fireworks are beautiful, they are fun and spectacular. To photograph it takes only little attention and a bit of patience.   1) have a tripod! A good tripod is essential, given the long shutter speeds. Choose a solid model, well balanced with respect to the weight... More
  • New milestone

    by Phoenixci |

    Today I have achieved one of the goal that I had set for myself when I first joined Dreamstime, some have told me that my expectation were too high that I was in competition with better more experienced photographer than I. To these folks today I say take a good look! because... More
  • I finally reached the 2000 sales!

    by FabioConcetta |

    Hello to all my friends and to the great community of Dreamstime. Today I finally reached the 2000 sales, a very important number than the proportion of my portfolio, for this, I'm really happy.   See Article
  • $30,000 Milestone

    by Mrallen |

    Hi everyone I've just passed a significant milestone : $30,000 in Total Earnings. My Statistics as of today (24th July 15) are: Total Earnings: $30,004.04 Total Sales: 21,799 Uploads: 7252... More
  • New to stock photography? What should you do?

    by Benliammelville |

    So you're checking out the world of stock photography, and you have no idea what to do? Here are a few good tips, from someone who is currently going through the same stage. 1. Read everything! Photography is full of creative helpful people, who have covered every subject... More
  • Making Art When Everything's Been Done Before

    by Gracelife |

        I sometimes think that the photographers who lived 200 years ago had it easy. Photography as an art form was completely uncharted territory, so every image these pioneers created was something new and wonderful. Today, nearly everyone has a camera, whether it’... More
  • Revisiting Your Old Work

    by Gracelife |

      Looking at Your Old Images with Fresh Perspective As photographers, we are on a never-ending quest to create something new and unusual. After so many years of taking photos, you more than likely have terabytes of archived raw files or boxes upon boxes of negatives... More
  • My Son Sanctuary - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

    by Chuotnhatdesigner |

    Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that... More
  • Tips for beginners. What kind of photos are in demand for photostocks

    by Paparazzofamily |

    Usually almost all new photographers to photo stock search for the answers to the following questions: Which photos to choose for uploading so that they will be in demand and immediately found its buyers? What compositions are more needed? What vectors are more popular... More
  • My First 100 images online!

    by Savo889 |

    Dear young I have 68 years old. Is there someone older? i have great life experience or you have a lot of experience in the aplication of new technologies and I learning from you. i am new here and work 3 months. I am very happy that scored the first 100 images online!... More
  • My first sale!!!!

    by Markechristian |

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! My first sell!!! I just got back from a vacation to San Francisco and Santa Rosa. I logged in to see the status of some uploads and noticed the earnings balance. I've never been so happy to make $0.35 in my life. :-) I took this shot while walking... More
  • First Target Reached

    by Pamjreynolds |

    Hi folks, I just wanted to say how pleased I am to have had another batch of files accepted. My acceptance ratio has improved as well - ten out of eleven this time, and I have at last reached my first benchmark of 50 images. There is still a long way to go to catch... More
  • Is 350!

    by Vladimirz747 |

    Here also the boundary 350 is taken! It is so much files at me in a portfolio. I understand that it very much and very little.... Ten more times are necessary so much...   But the more I work with DT - the more you understand the defects and misses, as photographer and... More
  • Reaching 1800 sales finally

    by Digikhmer |

      I finally reached thousand height hundred sales last week after full four years of presence in the Dreamstime community. Such a long, long curve of learning and improvement picture after picture. I am still learning to make better and better pictures. Dear buyers,... More

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