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  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    by Tangie | 20th of September, 2007

    It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading images: keywords, title and description.... More
  • educate yourself with Dreamstime

    by Lightpro | 27th of July, 2016

    A recent blog visit to a new photographers thoughts brought this subject to mind. When I was a beginning photographer many years ago a talented and very open minded professional photographer took me under his wing. He taught me everything he knew, creating his own competition.... More
  • Things I learn while shooting for stock - Part 1: out on the streets

    by Unteroffizier | 8th of April, 2016

    When I first handled a digital camera, I did not know to surf the internet for information on camera operations, nor how to look for information on understanding the concepts and relations between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The internet wasn't saturated with such information... More
  • 500 images online! Wahoo!

    by Williamsphere | 14th of December, 2015

    Some days I thought it would never happen. 500 DT images accepted and online. I am excited and appreciative of the admin folks who take time to peruse my work and give suggestions. I may not always agree (sometimes my favorites are declined) but those times make me think,... More
  • Slowly, but surely!

    by Dubsy21 | 2nd of December, 2015

    This is my first blog, but only to say thanks to those who have purchased my photos! Nothing gives me more encouragement than people giving me support and advice to improve my photography. The refused files with attached reasons for refusal is really painful but USEFUL... More
  • Finally 150 items online!!

    by Fotografieschnabel | 29th of November, 2015

    Today is the day I finally got 150 images online. That makes me happy and hungry to upload more, but it took me a couple of months to get this far. As said before, mostly because of my fathers medical problems, but also because of a lot of refusals (most of them because... More
  • My New Panorama Photos

    by Wickedlydivine | 28th of November, 2015

    Today My first panorama was accepted in which I am very excited, I have been working on Trying to perfect my panoramas for a little over 5 months, and while it may have taken awhile to understand how to create High quality Panoramas I now can start focusing more on the subject... More
  • 2 years with Dreamstime

    by Msalena | 27th of November, 2015

    Hello, guys! In fact, these 2 years were very interesting, teaching and ...quick! I would say, I have learnt a lot. I made a decision at the early stage tp become an exclusive contributor. Sometimes I doubt if it was right, but meanwhile I stay with this. Photography... More
  • MY FIRST SALE !

    by Savo889 | 2nd of October, 2015

    I am very hapi ! I have first sale ! And when I drafted the text on the occasion of the first sale, came a SECOND sale ! 6 Months on, 4 Months actively, acceptante ratio 59.7%, 188 files online. Start ? I did not know what a stock photo. I do not know English well. I write... More
  • The learning curve has been long and hard......

    by Laqhill | 13th of September, 2015

    Whew!!! Well, I have been in Dreamstime as a stock contributor now for 4 1/2 years. I have finally just now had 2000 images accepted!! The learning curve has been long and hard (my acceptance percentage is coming out of the toilet a little dab) and I still have MUCH to... More
  • Trying Something New: Concept Photography

    by Winnietam | 12th of September, 2015

    I'm hoping to start a new series on my blog called "Trying Something New" to document new techniques or areas of focus in my photography in an attempt to improve my skills and keep learning. This week: concept photography. Anyone who gives a quick glance through my portfolio... More
  • My Story, My Experiences Of One Year

    by Rajansingh | 3rd of August, 2015

    Before I start my story I want to tell my fellow photographers that I am not good in English. Hope you all will forgive me for that. I joined DT on 7/12/2014. Those days I knew nothing about photography and still I am learning, and this is a never ending process. One keeps... More
  • More Images Accepted

    by Pamjreynolds | 23rd of July, 2015

    Hello Just a quickie to say that I've had a few more images accepted onto Dreamstime, so well onto my target of 100 online. I know rejections are a pain, but without them we could miss out on doing our very best work. I do appreciated that the whole aspect of photography... More
  • My First 100 images online!

    by Savo889 | 11th of July, 2015

    Dear young I have 68 years old. Is there someone older? i have great life experience or you have a lot of experience in the aplication of new technologies and I learning from you. i am new here and work 3 months. I am very happy that scored the first 100 images online!... More
  • Never give up chasing the light

    by Guernica | 4th of June, 2015

    485 reaching 500, Finally I'm close to 500 uploads, still have pending uploads, After long slow journey and many rejections, I like to say I learned a lot about stock and with the help and support of kind contributors on Dreamtime and your positive comments I was able to... More
  • Chuffed - Just hit $1000

    by Iankeirle | 14th of May, 2015

    Chuffed - just hit $1000 dollar target from 349 downloads. I've learnt a lot on the way from the early days of rejection and I am now a much better photographer. Next target 500 sales.   See Article
  • My first download

    by Daisymay11 | 19th of March, 2015

    Had my first download...very exciting...still very low acceptance ratio!...but I'm learning  See Article
  • Daisymay11

    by Daisymay11 | 12th of March, 2015

    Hi, just started on my new adventure. I was a designer in London before children. They are growing up now... me time now . Always have to have something creative on the go...sculpture, printmaking ect just to keep me creatively sane! started a month ago have learnt a lot... More
  • My Favourite Backgrounds

    by Avenikolas | 6th of March, 2015

    I would like to show you three of my backgrounds which I really love. Maybe just because all of them are simple. And of course because I just bought new camera and I want to learn what all I could do with that. :) First one was really hard to take, because I had Olympus... More
  • Trapped inside: How cabin fever caused me to expand my photography

    by Winnietam | 25th of February, 2015

      With snow and extreme cold weather still pummeling the Northeast, there is not much to do but stay inside these days. Unfortunately, this prevents me from photographing one of my favorite subjects -- landscape and nature (as saturated as it is in microstock, I know!... More

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