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  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A soft farewell....

    by Inyrdreams | 31st of December, 2014

    I am whispering a soft farewell here, not to dreamstime and the wonderful people on it, but to the year 2014. This year was a tough one, as I left my home in Michigan and moved in with parents to help them care for infant grandchildren. I became a licensed foster mom, relearned... More
  • Celebrating 300 photos in my portfolio!

    by Rhbabiak13 | 12th of November, 2014

    It hasn't been quite three months yet of me being a part of Dreamstime, but I have now crossed the 300 mark in my portfolio. I have learned so much about my photography in those three months. Here's a few o my newest photos that helped to get me to the 300 mark. Here'... More
  • New on Dreamstime

    by Sam20140218 | 7th of November, 2014

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself; my name is Sam and I live in Dubai. Love to travel and explore and I have always loved documenting my journeys! Having a big database of pictures I thought that doing something with my photography would... More
  • 200 Pictures, next step! A little Milestone...

    by Cleymans | 10th of October, 2014

    Hi Picture-freaks: Finally:200 Pictures On-line, 5 months of Picture taking and learning. It took some time , hard work and devotion is a must have in this business...But I simply Love it and will not ever stop producing images with my left eye... Picture number... More

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