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  • My Photography Story

    by Jrpopfan | 18th of July, 2017

    I have owned a camera since my teenage years. I got my first part-time job at 13 years old and took my first paycheck to a pawn shop and bought a Canon AE-1 (this was 33 years ago). Since then, I have had a camera in my hands. I took it to school, concerts, everywhere I went.... More
  • Starting Out by Dipping My Toe in the Water... Literally

    by Jerichardson6 | 3rd of July, 2017

    I'm just starting out. I've made exactly $4.47 from selling stock photography so far. Alas, none of that is on Dreamstime. Apparently the search algorithms on other sites are more favorable to me than this one. I'm not quitting my day job. I started out by simply uploading... More
  • 3d Manipulation, edit pictures and more

    by Axylexu | 12th of June, 2017

    Good day Dt. Today I want to talk to you about a subject we all hit. Editing photos after I downloaded them in PC / Laptop. From the age of 14 I have heard of the renowned Photoshop program. Today I think it's the most complex photo editing program. At first I was playing... More
  • Yes, I did. 300 photos online and a great sale

    by Axylexu | 26th of May, 2017

    Hi DT , Yesterday I was pleased to get to the 300 photo threshold online. I started putting pictures here from January 2017 and the sales did not go well, but last night I had the biggest selling in my career. Thank you to the buyer and thank DT. I was beginning to lose... More
  • Milestone – 500 Photos Online

    by Brigitt1 | 25th of April, 2017

    Hup hup hurray.. My 2nd milestone, I reached 500 photos online already. I joined Dreamstime on June 2015 and by December 2016 I reached 250 photos online. In about 5 months I doubled the number to 500. This is really exciting that I made it in not even 2 years. I hope that... More
  • Introduction

    by Shastutif | 2nd of July, 2016

      Hello all, my name is Sri Hastuti F im 19 years old and i just joined last week. I have two online file and both is my hand-drawing illustration. I like drawing so much and i love to inking them with the black ink drawing pen or makers. So.. I hope i can get friends... More
  • New in town

    by Miryahpolston | 4th of June, 2016

    So, I just joined yesterday. Yay to me! Now the waiting begins. Upload...wait...upload some more...wait some more... Hopefully soon I will start seeing some approvals.  Here is one of my first uploads See Article
  • Newbie

    by Rahmancipta2001 | 2nd of May, 2016

    Hiii i'm Newbie in Dreamstime, i'm from Indonesia and i just draw simple.. maybe i need help from of you in dreamstime.   this is my first picture in Dreamstime thank you! See Article
  • Just 3 and a long way to go

    by Sumitahldr80 | 17th of November, 2015

    hi all, so far added 3 pictures and well quite daunted by the number of grt picture people have taken and posted. I love photography and started dabbling with my dslr. Any feedback on my picture are welcome and really appreciated. Thanks and best of luck to everyone... More
  • My First Uploads

    by Vintagepix | 13th of November, 2015

      I have just joined DT and am already having fun. I uploaded a few shots from a crab fishing expedition off the coast of Alaska and all were accepted. I'm really looking forward to building a large portfolio next year if time permits and it is great reading the experiences... More
  • First Level 3!

    by 2700art | 6th of November, 2015

    >  It took a little break, but I'm back to uploading pictures, hopefully somewhat more consistantly from here onwards. I just hit my first level 3 image and I'm well chuffed about that, I must admit I have always liked that Zebra shot :) Hope to get more sales more often,... More
  • Personal record picture sell after 2 days and 97 uploads

    by Jonathanfett | 22nd of October, 2015

      only two days Yoohooo!!!! some of my personal favorites       See Article
  • First Photography Uploads!

    by Lmtphotography | 7th of October, 2015

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the Dreamstime community and would just like to share the overwhelming joy of my first photos being accepted on the website. I didn't expect ten, let alone twenty five! I only joined less than a week ago but I have been taking photos for... More
  • Important Tips for Newbies to minimize Rejections!

    by Videokate | 29th of September, 2015

    Hi there. I had to learn the hard way with under 50% approval... So i would like to help YOU to get started BETTER! Problem: Dreamstime don't accepts single Web Graphic Buttons Solution: Group your buttons and banners to 2 or more in one picture Problem: Car's and... More
  • Milestones, Targets, Achievements, and some Wishful Thinking

    by Rickdeacon | 10th of September, 2015

    I was going to wait for my 1 year Stock Photo anniversary to pass before posting this, but having recently reached my annual target for uploaded images this year, and passing a milestone I certainly didn't expect to reach so soon, I decided to write it now, I don't think... More
  • My first arcitectural landscape is accepted

    by Robertflynn | 25th of June, 2015

    hi folks Decided to try and broaden my portfolio and after a lot of thought (and rejections) decided to try images of architecture around my local area. I hoped that this would open new avenues of photography and appeal to a wider audience of views and sales. I was... More
  • 50th image accepted

    by Robertflynn | 14th of June, 2015

    hi folks Well when i started with DT i set myself a target, get 50 images accepted, i am pleased that today i successfully crossed that off my to do list, well not really i just added another 50 and now aiming for the round 100.        At the same time i was... 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
  • How my first sale happened

    by Juanpfotografia | 27th of February, 2015

    It was January 2015. I had joined Dreamstime just a few months before that: October 2014. By then, I had just uploaded the pictures I had taken since I bought my DSLR and found that had just about 66% survived the review process. I found myself wondering: where can I get... More
  • Newbie Alert!

    by Christac | 8th of February, 2015

    I've been taking pics all my life but didn't start getting serious about it until my first child was born in 1995. A year later I started a small bakery business specializing in cookie bouquets. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot staging my cookies for pictures for my brochures.... More

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