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  • Improving Photography Skills Through Dreamstime

    by Jruffa | 12th of September, 2016

    This is my first foray into writing a blog for Dreamstime.... I've been a contributor to Dreamstime for some time, starting back when there were less than 1 million images online (seems like ages ago!). At the time, I had discovered the Dreamstime site... More
  • Where and how to find good honest critique for your work?

    by ImagoGestalter | 30th of August, 2016

    Dear DT community,   I haven't been active on the site for almost 2 years now, because I've made a decision to refocus my photographic ambitions and interests following a more theatrical/artistic style. I've got no regrets doing that, however, it seems to me that... More
  • How my dog photography has grown in quality with Dreamstime

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 21st of August, 2016

    Hi everyone, since I am a Dreamstimer I submitted a lot of my dog photography with tips on how to take decent shots on non cooperative models such as dogs... and I have to say, each refusal note was teaching me to perform better shots me too...   This was one of my... More
  • Learning the ways of stock photography

    by Biotabby | 24th of May, 2016

    So I am new to Dreamstime I just now finally got some photos excepted. Its not much but its a start. I have yet to sale anything but I find its helping me improve as a photographer by getting feed back on the images that are rejected. To know what to look for and to be mind... 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
  • New on Dreamstime

    by Anouknoordhuizen | 14th of December, 2015

    Just recently I got accepted on Dreamstime. I was really very happy and honored I got accepted. Step one was taken, now I will have to find my way in this. I will have to find out what kind of pictures are accepted and which pictures are not. Also I will have to discover... More
  • Four sales in as many days

    by Beng32 | 10th of December, 2015

    I haven't been very active on this site for the last couple of months. This is definitely not down to lack of interest or motivation, it's just that real-life had gotten the way for a while. It has given me time to take a step back and re-evaluated the way I work as a photographer.... More
  • New uploads

    by Anasako | 5th of November, 2015

    HI, I am so happy, for past week 2 weeks, 44 new pictures was approved. It is my personal record. Earlier if 1 or 2 pictures for 20 were approved it was wow. So I see that my technical skills was up and also composition. Earlier I were thinking that something is wrong... More
  • 1001 Images!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of August, 2015

    1001 images It’s been 3 years, and my goal was to have 1000 images in 12 months! It’s not as easy as you’d think! But being a stock photographer/vector artist has taught me so much! It’s forced me to expand my talents, look for new things, explore new ideas... More
  • How to produce quality stock images.

    by Mirzamlk | 18th of August, 2015

    My journey in the field of stock photography started in the month of May- June 2015. It was summer vacation in my country, me and my kids were tired of shooting remote images and landscapes, a friend of mine told me about stock photography and its standards. The high quality... More
  • Shoot Everything

    by Circed | 28th of July, 2015

       There is value in photographing everything, everywhere, all of the time. That value is sight improvement. Sight improvement is the ability to see more clearly tat which will make a better photograph. The more you shoot, the more you are seeing. The more you are seeing,... More
  • Keep your horizons flat

    by Tempestz | 6th of May, 2015

    Since anyone with a decent digital camera can contribute to stock photography, many people don't have the formal training or experience for taking professional grade pictures. To help you, one simple step can greatly enhance the quality of your images and make them more... More
  • 1st sale!

    by Angelaciudad | 4th of May, 2015

    And at the perfect moment, when I was searching the lost motivation, comes the first sale and push me to improve my photos :)   See Article
  • Fifty images of dreams and progress

    by Tenkende | 1st of May, 2015

    Hello everybody, it's my first post on Dreamstime Blog! I'm writing to share with you my joy about my first "important" upload milestone - 50 images online! I know that it may not seem important as there are a lot of portfolios on Dreamstime with 1000 and more images, but... More
  • How Rejected Images Helped Me

    by Benoitle5 | 21st of December, 2014

    I remember my first image that got approved on Dreamstime . It was 3 years ago. I was so happy! "Finally!"     Oh yes, because I had numerous images decline at first. I began to be worried if I will ever be able to have at least one picture approved.... More
  • 24 sales

    by Fike2308 | 19th of December, 2014

    I am happy to announce that I have more than tripled my sales since my first/last blog entry. 24 sales is still extremely modest but I feel like I am making progress.     See Article
  • Do we need a CPL Filter?

    by And19sv | 18th of October, 2014

    For thoose that don't know what a CPL filter [circular polarizer filter] is, I will try to explain what is it's purpose and you can decide on your own if you need it. Let's imagine this: "You just came back from your vacation on the seaside and you download your pictures... More
  • My first blog - all criticism and advices are greatly appreciated

    by Pet548 | 4th of September, 2014

    I read the blog and I find there helpfull advices but I have never posted anything because I don't fell good with my English. I am new at photography. I wish to learn how to take beautiful pictures from you all and to try to improve mines. Any help or advice would be appreciated.... More
  • Improving the images with basic adjustments

    by Obiectiv | 4th of September, 2014

    No matter if you shoot in RAW or jpg, some basic adjustments of your images can be done in Photoshop or other programs, which will improve the quality and increase the chances for your image to be accepted/downloaded. Here are some basic adjustments: Crop - Most of... More
  • Photography Resources

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 30th of July, 2014

    I am fairly new to photography, well officially, and since joining DT a year and a half ago have improved tremendously! My photography is a hobby, which I would love to make a career of someday, that I truely enjoy learning about and improving on. DT has assisted me in... More

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