A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

posted on 8th of september, 2017

Every photographer who ever sold an image knows that the key to a buyer's heart (and wallet) is uploading exactly what they need; and the key to being truly successful is catering for the taste of many.
More than a decade of Dreamstime has passed, millions of images were uploaded and, millions of image were sold.
What follows is a chronology in pictures.
2006 - it was all about business and teams back then, we all remember the brainstorming sessions, don't we?

2007 - was about family ... and beaches, not kidding, the first three best sold images of that year are happening on a beach and have a family in them

2008 - probably due to the financial crisis that hit hard that year everyone wanted to be a beach bum in a tropical setting. We couldn't agree more to this choice.

2009 - the year when Christmas came early, judging by our top sold images. Let's be honest, we all love a good Christmas!

2010 - was the year when green started to matter more and more

2011 - we see a return to family, this time in a cozy home

2012 - must be the year when social media really exploded because this was our top sold image back then

2013 - is about friendship and diversity, a welcome change in the microstock usual paraphernalia

2014 - is certainly about travel, just put your finger on the map and find a cheap plane ticket

2015 - is about being strong and being a good friend ... and climbing a mountain

2016 - was the year of the Hipster - hipster clothing, hipster advertising, hipster beards, hipster hairstyle, even furniture was hip and vintage  

And so, we got to 2017, the year of the total solar eclipse, and whatever the future brings we're sure you'll have the perfect image to illustrate it.

No Comments

This article has been read 2455 times. 6 readers have found this article useful.
Photo credits: Bjørn Hovdal, Bellemedia, Roman Dekan, Iofoto, Juliengrondin, Mauricio Jordan De Souza Coelho, Mvasya, Michal Bednarek, Radovan, Roberto Giovannini, Solarseven, Valuavitaly.

About me

Senior Editor, Remote Editors Coordinator, and Social Media Wizard at Dreamstime. I have enjoyed photography ever since my father first introduced me to the world of arts as a child. Although I have not chosen a career as a photographer I happened to come across a job here, at your favorite microstock site, in 2005. That is when things took a 180 degrees turn and photography took its well deserved place in my life. I have seen hundreds if not thousands of photographers grow and mature into their portfolios and that is an experience I would never trade. I would encourage anyone to follow th... [Read more]

Bucharest, RO

Blogs Exclusive user
October (2)
September (1)
June (2)
May (2)

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles


More favorite articles

Related image searches

decade stock photography top selling

Photography related stock images