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  • Top 10 tips for new contributors

    by Nikitu | 4th of November, 2016

    Congratulations on having your first images accepted at Dreamstime. Keep up the good work and many more to come! To improve your future uploads and continue with a high approval rate, here are some tips based on our extensive experience in microstock imagery review. You... More
  • TEN THOUSAND SALES

    by BCritchley | 31st of July, 2014

      Well it's been a very interesting journey I must say and one full of highs and lows.   I certainly have to thank Dreamstime, who have helped me develop my photography, providing me with a platform that gets my works seen and sold. It has paid for all of my photography... More
  • Travel Images - How to make good sales

    by Mrallen | 2nd of May, 2015

    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
  • 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
  • Myths of the Microstock Industry

    by Wisconsinart | 6th of May, 2015

    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
  • 2015 in review

    by Tangie | 7th of January, 2016

    Goodbye 2015 and welcome 2016! May this be an amazing year, much better than the last one. But before we bid adieu to an eventful 2015, we want to have a last look at what happened stock wise here on Dreamstime. As usual, we're making some stats and facts public... More
  • How to Sell Stock Photos

    by Dudau | 20th of November, 2014

    If you’re on Dreamstime you probably want to sell your photos, so let me give you a few suggestions on how to actually earn some money out of your images. First thing to consider when shooting stock photography is usability. Before shooting something especially for stock,... More
  • How to 'Sharpen' without increasing 'Noise'

    by Mrallen | 27th of March, 2015

    This is a tutorial on how to sharpen a slightly out-of-focus image WITHOUT increasing noise. If you have an image that's just slightly out-of-focus, and you try to sharpen it by just using the standard 'sharpen' filter in Photoshop, then the result is... More
  • 10 cool tips if you're new on Dreamstime

    by Cristinamehe | 30th of July, 2015

    Hello, Since I'm new here I decided to write a little article about what to take into account when you create your account on Dreamstime. This is my first ever so I learned a lot in the process. 1. After you've created an account, which is the easy part, and can start... More
  • ABC's of Microstock Photography

    by Littleny | 18th of January, 2015

    A - Always. Always have your camera with you. You never know when your Big Sale shot is going to come along B - Be. Be pleased with small successes. Whether its getting your first batch accepted or your first milestone sale. C - Close-up. When you run out of... More
  • How to make Money on Stock sites like Dreamstime and Have Fun

    by Bryanroschetzky3 | 30th of October, 2016

    After being a Stock Photographer on Many different stock sites , every site has it's ups and downs. Dreamstime has many perks! They Accept almost everything. They have wonderful Media Sharing Options. Which helps with exposure and linking to other free sights like Facebook... More
  • Best sellers in 2014

    by Tangie | 11th of February, 2015

    Knowing what sells is crucial if you're looking to be a successful stock photographer. Prediction is equally useful and can be easily made by scrutinizing image consumer behavior. Here's where we can help and show you last year's best sellers. Let's watch, learn and perhaps... More
  • My Best Selling Images in last 12 months

    by Mrallen | 24th of February, 2015

    After reading Tangle's blog (Carmen Pietraru): 'Best Sellers of 2014' and seeing that one of my images was included as a top seller, I decided to have a look at my personal best sellers of the last 12 months. So here are the results..... &#... 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
  • Easy Way to Reverse-Search Your Images

    by Elianehaykal | 10th of October, 2014

    Probably we all know about how to reverse-search our images online to track their usage, right? Recently, I found an easier way to do it: In Google Chrome, right-click the image and type "s", and voilà! Ok, now here's the subliminal message in my blog - Georges, I hope... More
  • Promoting Others, Not Just Yourself

    by Rhbabiak13 | 13th of April, 2017

    I was raised to love my neighbor as myself. I think of my fellow photographers on Dreamstime here as my neighbors. One of the ways I try to show love to my neighbors here on Dreamstime is to help promote their pictures. I have a Twitter account that is set up just... More
  • Best sellers in 2016

    by Tangie | 5th of January, 2017

    Happy New Year everyone! Before we embark on what we hope to be an exciting 2017 journey, it is customary to take a look back at 2016 and draw some conclusions. A lot of things happened here on Dreamstime last year but the stats we're all curious about are the the... More
  • 10 most used stock illustrations

    by Andreeadobrescu | 3rd of March, 2015

    If you want to create a flyer or a children's book, or you just want an icon to illustrate a button on your website, stock illustrations offer you a wide range of possibilities and elements that you can mix together to create unique designs or use them as they are. This... More
  • Your business models look old and ugly

    by Tangie | 25th of January, 2016

    Don't get mad, they're still young and beautiful, they just pose, dress and look oldfashioned. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when working with models for a business photo shooting: 1. The right expression     Don't you find fake forced smiles... More
  • Milestone 1000 images online

    by Hellen8 | 4th of March, 2015

    Hello everyone ! Thousand images online was my recent goal. ... and here it is ! I am very very happy today. Today I achieved big Milestone - 1000 images online and I would like to share my joy with you all.     Yes. Today I will celebrate. I'll have... More

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