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  • Getting Started for New Contributors / Beginner Photographers

    by Mgphotostock | 10th of August, 2017

       Getting Started on Photography Everyday, many new contributors sign up on Dreamstime. Number of photographers on Dreamstime reaching to 372.000 with monthly about 2 millions of photographs. Dreamstime becoming the leader of the photo stocks with rising rapidly... More
  • Two Weeks Later

    by Oroano | 6th of July, 2017

    It's been almost two weeks since I made my first upload and I have 14 approved photos. With an approval rating of 100%! Which in some ways is fantastic, but in other ways it will make that first rejection much more powerful. I am very particular about the quality of my work,... More
  • A tip on getting more exposure for beginners

    by Jschlaen | 5th of July, 2017

    I'm a new comer to this world. I started a year ago just curious to see if some people would like my pictures. As everybody, I didn't know which platform to choose. I tried 2 to see if they accepted my work. Both did. I devoted until now to the other platform to reach an... More
  • Starting Out by Dipping My Toe in the Water... Literally

    by Jerichardson6 | 3rd of July, 2017

    I'm just starting out. I've made exactly $4.47 from selling stock photography so far. Alas, none of that is on Dreamstime. Apparently the search algorithms on other sites are more favorable to me than this one. I'm not quitting my day job. I started out by simply uploading... More
  • In the Beginning

    by Oroano | 29th of June, 2017

    I have been taking photos for years. Many photos. Anytime there is a camera in my hand I am taking photos. Anytime there is not a camera in my hand I am composing scenes in my head and wishing I had a camera in my hands. All the while people have been complementing me on... More
  • And here is my 1st ever photo sale :)

    by Bographics | 10th of May, 2017

    I am uploading photos for 5 months now and here is my first ever sale:   This is the photo camera of a friend, placed on a wooden table at a cafe. It is weird how things works and why is taking so long to have some sales, but I will upload more and hopefully better... More
  • Second sale

    by Matkomel11 | 2nd of May, 2017

    Second sale in less than a month. I think that is very good for beginner. Thanks to the buyers  See Article
  • My first stock photos: places, cars and birds :)

    by Bographics | 2nd of February, 2017

    I have done a lot of photos for the last few years and since the beginning I had this desire to get ready for publishing some of them. So, here are my first steps in stock photography! The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro:   Rome, Italy:   Some cars:     And some birds:... More
  • I exceeded 100 uploads

    by Gibizet | 23rd of October, 2016

    I tried it a few times it without success, some pictures denied and I had given up the idea to post here. I returned on the advice of a contact who sells photos on Dreamstime and I did well. 139 Uploads and only 5 refusal, now I try to clean my best photos and apparently... More
  • Beginner

    by Patrick57 | 21st of October, 2016

    Although I joined in 2015 my camera wasn't really up to the task of taking quality pictures. So I purchased a Sony ILCE 6000 and I'm pleased with the results despite not understanding every setting. I have an acceptance rate around 59% which I hope to improve on as I get... More
  • New experience

    by Skai777 | 23rd of August, 2016

    Hello everybody! :) I am a beginner in photography work. I am from Russia. I take photos of beautiful landscapes, nature, city architecture and sky. I really enjoy this activity. If you are interested in it, you can check my profile; here you'll find great pics. I hope... More
  • Started with Dreamstime

    by Pavitrar7 | 19th of June, 2016

    Hi Friends, I have just started with Dreamstime would love to know some people and get to know there work. My first upload were more than 50 clicks but only 9 were accepted rest were refused with reason of inappropriate keywords and not justifying titles. I agree... More
  • First download!

    by Taytecampbell | 15th of June, 2016

      After four months since my first submission I finally got my first download! I'm just starting out but I've enjoyed the feedback from Dreamstime and it has helped improve the pictures that I'm taking now. I've learned to try various angles and compositions and I'm just... More
  • Step forward

    by Mgntplus | 21st of May, 2016

    Hello everyone, After a short abstinence, during which I studied the possibilities of my equipment and learned about stock photography, I decided to make some changes and try again with a different approach. I started to turn around and look for details that in normal circumstances... More
  • My first few images approved

    by Camillegerst | 12th of May, 2016

    Hello everyone, I am new to Dreamtime and the stock photography business. I am very pleased to announce that my first few images have been approved on DT! I have a background in photojournalism and I am excited to improve my skill as a photographer by trying stock photography.... More
  • First ever blog

    by Andrewtucker2311 | 23rd of April, 2016

    Hey Dreamstimers, This is my first blog post. I started Dreamstime about two years ago while I lived in the United Arab Emirates with my family. I'm a teenager who loves photography - I find it to be a hobby that de - stresses me. I wanted to make some money, and came across... More
  • Ease on down the road

    by Bartdierickx | 15th of November, 2015

    Dear contributors, Still a beginner, yet I feel things are changing. I do not have sales yet on Dreamstime. But Dreamstime is helping me in other ways. So to all other beginners, do not fret if you're selling nothing. Dreamstime can still be of use somehow. I know... More
  • The beginning

    by Croitorrr | 13th of November, 2015

    Today was my first picture accepted... I am beginner in this area but I want to improve my skill and i hope that one day to make some photos that i will be proud ... I would be grateful to hear your opinions about my photos... Thanks for your time       More
  • Beginner trying to find path in stock industry. Please help!

    by Alemtma | 10th of November, 2015

    Hello everyone :) Two years ago I've joined Dreamstime. Unfortunately, I haven't made any sell yet. I was not very active in the past two years, but now I work every day and looking forward for some result. My portfolio counting about 5.000 images that need to be retouched.... More
  • Getting the grips

    by Bartdierickx | 16th of October, 2015

    Dear Fellow contributors, and designers, It's been a month since I decided to start creating illustrations and, since I wrote my previous blog post. I feel I can still learn a lot more. So far I illustrated 15 images, and generated no sales. I feel like I do not comprehend... More

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