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  • Apers
    500 Uploads

    by Apers | 1st of October, 2016

    This week I reached a total of 500 uploads. I am extremely proud of that. As an amateur photographer it is very rewarding to meet the high quality criteria of a professional organization like Dreamstime. It is rewarding to get your pictures accepted and even more rewarding... More
  • Jimmygade
    New to photography

    by Jimmygade | 25th of July, 2016

    I am rather new to the world of photography, which has always interested me, only recent i have taken up the challenge to learn to take proper pictures, which i find very hard, but still very interesting work of art, i love taking pictures of everything in nature, animals,... More
  • Felzum
    Make your amateur photos more professional with Photoshop

    by Felzum | 7th of June, 2016

    Hi everybody I am learning to use photoshop, this is my new project. Powerful lessons I´ve learned from Photoshop: •Almays remove distracting objects ruining the photo, or put a black background on a picture •Try to Put a plain background photo and clone the... More
  • Constructerman
    One month of Dreamstime

    by Constructerman | 20th of October, 2015

    Dear members, dear contributors, I greet all of you. I have almost one month of Dreamstime as contributor and... with no results yet :). In this month my total stock photos accepted are 36 with an acceptance ratio of 48%. I want to ask you how was your first month online... More
  • Photographycornwall
    No Flowers!

    by Photographycornwall | 3rd of August, 2015

    If there's one subject that we're told not to photograph for stock photography, it's flowers. And yet many of us take great joy in practicing our art and technique on a subject that does not require a model or property release. Moreover, flowers are ubiquitous: they are everywhere.... More
  • Lifeisgo
    4/62 photos were online. It is a great milestone of me.

    by Lifeisgo | 20th of May, 2015

    I am an amateur (newbe). I just join to dreamstime.com from May 2015. When I upload my photos, I think it can not be approve. Because it has many mistake. But last morning, I get up and check my account status. There are 4 photos are approved and online. With me, it is great... More
  • Cinjenkins
    ArtJAM 2015 Santa Rosa California, Sonoma County

    by Cinjenkins | 31st of December, 2014

    What is ArtJAM 2015? ArtJAM 2015 is an art show and festival designed to create a caring, supportive environment for all artists to display their work. There will be as many as 100 Artists accompanied by music, food, and drink. The proceeds of the event will go to the Mia... More
  • Spradhandce
    First set of photos uploaded

    by Spradhandce | 25th of October, 2014

    Today I was really pleased to see the notification that my first set of photos had been accepted and uploaded on DreamsTime. I had been going through the site and looking at some of the popular pics. I was amazed at the quality and realized I have long way to go before... More
  • Msalena
    300 photos online

    by Msalena | 7th of July, 2014

    Hey guys! Today I got accepted my 300s photo online. I suppose, not too bad for someone, who is working full time job, dedicating just some of evening time to what I really enjoy - to Ms Photography! During these 7 months of being a part do DT family I learnt a lot about... More
  • Fike2308
    7 sales...so far

    by Fike2308 | 20th of May, 2014

    Probably not very impressive to all of the professionals who use this website but for someone who just developed an interested in photography one year ago I am pretty pleased to have made any sales at all. I'd like to one day post a blog about 100 sales and then one about... More
  • Vtr
    Looking for Inspiration

    by Vtr | 9th of May, 2013

    As a photographer at times we all tend to forget that all our shots revolve around a same theme or in some cases they are so diverse that its hard to find out. It is amazing to note that paintings of great artists are so unique in nature that one can guess the artist based... More
  • Gmargittai
    This week Featured photographer

    by Gmargittai | 2nd of November, 2012

    Hello fellow photographers, Take a look who joined DT a few month ago and now is the featured photographer. The world famous Joseph Sohm. He may be submitting images I presume just like the rest of us and maybe, who knows, some get rejected on grounds of "distorted pixels"... More
  • Razvanxr
    The joy of photography

    by Razvanxr | 2nd of July, 2012

    A good professional photographer has to be an amateur photographer at heart. The origin of the word is “amator”, which means lover. ]So the amateur to me is the passionate one, the lover of the art who does not do it not for business. The pro should have that same love and passion, and happen to do it for work as well. I love taking photographs, because it enables me to connect with the world on a deeper level. When I take a picture, I connect with my worl More
  • Wisconsinart
    Instead of Uploading the Obvious, You Should Upload the OBVIOUS

    by Wisconsinart | 7th of April, 2012

    We all know the story; you have a camera, take lots of pictures, and then you discover the world of Microstock. "You mean I can make MONEY doing this?" you say to yourself. "Sign me up!" And thus your career began. You searched the database, looked at other portfolios,... More
  • Gmargittai
    A new appreciation of money

    by Gmargittai | 23rd of March, 2012

    I am an active photographer for more than 40 years now, always been an amateur. My parents encouraged me to spend their money on equipment. Later on when I started to spend my own money I continued the trend, never really thinking about cost. Of course I did not spend unlimited... More
  • Wisconsinart
    The Concept of Concepts for Amateur Stockers

    by Wisconsinart | 18th of January, 2012

    I think everyone understands the "Concept of Concepts" when it comes to stock yet it seems amateur stockers have a difficult time putting that "concept" into practice. Just browse through the database and look at what the high-end professionals are doing and you'll understand... More
  • Photoexpress
    100 downloads and else

    by Photoexpress | 15th of November, 2011

    16 months, 342 pictures uploaded, 100 downloads, 51 dollars gained. It is not a great score, I still insist doing it. egg, egg, eggs..., that's the result I have to met most of the days. If my pictures are not so popular, I must ask why. As an total amateur, I should... More
  • Byrnison
    The Story of an Amateur

    by Byrnison | 29th of September, 2011

    Hi all ! I joined Dreamstime about a year ago as a complete photographic amateur. I had all my first batch of photos refused, which, I was convinced, at the time, were so good, they were going to change the world. So, after huffing and puffing, and a rather large tantrum... More
  • Gmargittai
    Very interesting article on Slate

    by Gmargittai | 21st of April, 2011

    It is about amateur photographers armed with professional knowledge made possible by websites like Strobist. Good reading Article See Article
  • Wisconsinart
    The Process of Creating a Stock Image on the Fly

    by Wisconsinart | 19th of November, 2010

    A professional photographer, when doing commercial photography, will know in advance what the shot will be. He plans the shot either in his mind or with paper and pencil, figuring out the composition and lighting, along with any consideration for special techniques or effects.... More

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