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  • Finding the Right Photo

    by Red | 22nd of August, 2016

      Photos grab the viewer’s attention and elicit an immediate response when the right images are chosen for a blog, website, newsletter article, catalog, ebook or an advertising project. A really great photo creates a great first impression that immediately lets the... More
  • What Buyers Look For When Purchasing Images With People

    by Wisconsinart | 21st of August, 2016

    There is a multitude of needs for people images so there is no single right answer when it comes to submitting images with people. Simple things like the model looking at the camera or away can grab a sale or prevent one. Therefore, the best way to handle this topic is to... More
  • Requests, needs, wants, and pet peeves from a buyer

    by Denverhealth | 4th of August, 2016

      Just a few pointers for contributors: Please go for ethnic diversity wherever possible. Assume there are "young smiley white people" versions of whatever you are photographing. Distinguish yourself from the crowd and you'll pick up buyers like me. Please please... More
  • 100 images uploaded

    by Pamjreynolds | 24th of May, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers, At last I have got my 100th file approved today and also I am now up to eight sales - not a huge amount I know, but after a few very difficult months recovering from a broken hip and moving house etc. I am just happy to have got this far.  ... More
  • First Sale!

    by Pzmphoto | 20th of May, 2016

    I joined 1 month ago and i have my first sale! :) Thanks for dreamstime and the buyer! I'm very happy!!!   See Article
  • I'm Exclusive!

    by Pofophoto | 23rd of April, 2016

    I have reached a milestone today!!! I am very happy and want to thanks to all buyers and DT. :)   See Article
  • Thank you to all our buyers

    by Tempest1 | 7th of April, 2016

    I would like to thank all our buyers.         See Article
  • 700 files is a time to celebrate?

    by Vladimirz747 | 27th of February, 2016

      700 received files - a lot or a little? If we assume that 350 last accepted files has happened Culti more than 10 sales, how much work is yet to come! I admire and envy those photographers that are in 100 - 200 files have thousands of sales. Well done!   Believe that... More
  • How can we improve customer satisfaction?

    by Apers | 27th of February, 2016

    A couple of days ago the picture below was sold. By now it has been sold 5 times. So, I started to wonder "who is interested in a picture like that?". As a contributor we know very little about the buyers (only via sales). At the same time the whole... More
  • Game of pairs - what stock sells

    by Photashoot | 15th of November, 2015

    I've just been playing the Dreamstime Stock Game - interesting challenge to see which of two images has sold! How have you scored? There's some tricky ones in there, but some definite themes too... A good few images waiting for the buyers messages to be added, like this... More
  • 1500 Sales - Thank you dear buyers!

    by Martingraf | 18th of October, 2015

       I am very happy that this one made it to my sale number 1500. I love Australia and sheep, sheds and farmland are typical for this beautiful country with it's great people. I want to thank my buyers - I'm grateful how many times you guys have downloaded my work and hope... More
  • What happens to my photos when someone buys them?

    by Stroblr | 21st of June, 2015

    I was thinking about it. Where are the photos used? I was very happy when I had my first sale. But now I felt proud when I found one of my photo with my name on the website of some travel agency and other in travel magazine. I felt proud for these photo:     Thank... More
  • First Sale

    by Pamjreynolds | 19th of May, 2015

    Hello Folks, First of all I want to thank the mystery buyer of one my images, marking my first sale on Dreamstime. Hopefully it will now lead to further sales. The excitement of having images accepted on DT in the first place is just fantastic, especially after having... More
  • A Wonderful DT's Day

    by Wxh6763 | 13th of May, 2015

    Objectively, although I think my photos is very good but I never expected there is such a surprise just like today. It's so wonderful for me. I must named it DT's Day! Because there are 9 sales in one day. To work in Stock Photography, just like having a marvellous travel.... More
  • Trying to figure out what THEY want...

    by Ezzian | 11th of April, 2015

    Stock photography has really got me thinking about what THEY (buyers) really want. My usual fun and forgetful photography isn't proving of any interest to potential buyers. I had to ask myself a few questions. Wondering day and night what it was that I was missing.... More
  • 24 sales in less than 24 hours

    by Danielc1998 | 16th of March, 2015

    Some days ago I had 10 sales in one day but today I had a record of 24 sales in less than 24 hours. I dont know the reason but I hope this trend continue ! Anyone else had a similar sales trend recently?     See Article
  • 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
  • First 100 sales!

    by Mihocphoto | 26th of February, 2015

    After one year, finally I have sold my first 100 photos ! Many thanks to those who bought my photos, the Dreamstime agency and my photo teacher, Sebastiangh.      I hope you like my pictures. You can visit my collections of the Color Run event, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo... More
  • Turning stone by stone, slowly but surely, Milestones.

    by Cleymans | 27th of January, 2015

    Hi photo-maniacs! I promised to come back as soon as I had a new milestone, it happened, sold my 10th image and again learned so much more. Working with dreamstime is a pleasure for me, sometimes painful, when many pictures in a batch are refused. But, People, fellow photographers,... More
  • Why Buy Photographs?

    by Circed | 17th of January, 2015

         Most people know it is easy to grab a photograph from the Internet by right-clicking and downloading it to your computer. Without going to the source of the photograph and purchasing it, this practice is "stealing" it from the artist who created... More

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