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  • Red
    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
  • Wisconsinart
    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
  • Pamjreynolds
    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
  • Pofophoto
    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
  • Tempest1
    Thank you to all our buyers

    by Tempest1 | 7th of April, 2016

    I would like to thank all our buyers.         See Article
  • Apers
    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
  • Photashoot
    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
  • Martingraf
    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
  • Ezzian
    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
  • Mihocphoto
    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
  • Amitai
    The Pareto Principle

    by Amitai | 30th of September, 2014

    The 80-20 rule (also known as Pareto Principle) states that: "...For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes..." Wikipedia Surprisingly, (or unsurprisingly...) this is exactly what's happening in my portfolio. This is not a post about Mathematics,... More
  • Red
    Keywording Tips from a DT Keymaster

    by Red | 28th of March, 2014

    These tips are presented from a buyer’s perspective and from my experience in keymastering many images. I worked at companies that purchased stock images and designers at those large companies needed to be able to find images fast and easy. They did not spend a lot of time... More
  • ClaireCphotography
    Little Collection Experiment part 2!

    by ClaireCphotography | 14th of February, 2014

    Hi Everybody! Not so long ago I started my little collection experiment. I've had a lot of reactions so thank you all for the pictures and suggestions! I thought to give you all a little up-date on this experiment. At the moment 3 out of 4 collections have enough contributors... More
  • Mscott9985
    Tagging is Everything

    by Mscott9985 | 17th of January, 2014

    A lot of times when I visit Dreamstime, I don't exactly know what I'm looking for. And I don't want to wade through twenty-thousand photos in order to find the perfect one. Getting your picture in front of the buyer's eyes comes down to good tagging. Take this picture.... More
  • Hellen8
    Wow ! Milestone - 100 sales

    by Hellen8 | 25th of October, 2013

    Hi ! Wow! Today I will celebrate. I have reached a milestone - 100 sales on Dreamstime.com. I am very very happy and thank you very much to all buyers and management DT. I am noticing increased sales of my photos in the last time. I am pleased,... More
  • Peanutroaster
    Get into the mind of your customer

    by Peanutroaster | 13th of February, 2013

    After reading the blogs and message boards here for several years there is one thing that really sticks out in my mind - that is that photographer's do a lot of talking to each other, sharing information with each other, hooting and hollering, praising and complaining, about... More
  • TMarchev
    Milestone - 800 sales !

    by TMarchev | 11th of October, 2012

    Today I made the 800th sale and Total revenue: $1,761.15$... I want to thanks to Dreamstime and all buyers. Dreamstime helped me to buy the new Intel i7 3770 processor and a bunch of other things that I need to grow in the future. Thanks again and I wish success to other... More
  • Clarsen55
    RELEVANT Relevancy Searches

    by Clarsen55 | 14th of May, 2012

    I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images appearance in a search. When "buyer searched... More
  • Wimseyed
    100 uploads and upgrade

    by Wimseyed | 4th of May, 2012

    started in january as newbie, (still I am a newbie, I still have a lot to learn), but things went well, now I have made an upgrade of my equipment, thanks to the buyers of my pics, not that my earnings are so high, some people always want the last new body's and lenses,... More
  • Kphotos6411
    Are buyers on holiday?

    by Kphotos6411 | 28th of December, 2011

    I had thought that buyers would be taking a winter holiday between Christmas and New Year, but, guess not. This picture just sold today! See Article

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