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  • Build Your Brand

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of November, 2008

    Dreamstime success depends on many factors beyond an exciting and diverse portfolio. Building a reputation for a particular style or special subject niche creates a ‘brand’. As designers become familiar with your work, they will seek out your images by searching first... More
  • Is Your Photography Art?

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of May, 2008

    There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most photographers that fall into the ‘collectible... More
  • 101 images and no sales

    by Nimless | 1st of December, 2016

    I broke my 100 images portfolio barrier 3 weeks ago and still no sales at all. Trying to promote myself via twitter, facebook, pinterest - got views for the pictures, however no sales at all, not a single one. Got a bit frustrated.      See Article
  • 1,000 images online!

    by Dianabahrin | 20th of November, 2016

      Hello, I write this blog post with great joy, announcing that my portfolio has finally reached 1000 images. Six years ago, when I started submitting images on Dreamstime, I had such a difficult time getting my images approved and having even 40 online was a very big... More
  • Exclusive contributor sales vs non-exclusive contributor sales

    by Bhabotoshchakraborty | 7th of November, 2016

    till now have 152 image online 11 sales if your client buys SR-EL license then you have to remove your image within 72 hours from your portfolio but if not get SR-EL sales then your same image can give you more income for long term. Advice from myself personally want... More
  • Benchmark Achieved

    by Pamjreynolds | 25th of August, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers It’s been a little while since I blogged about anything but in my last blog I mentioned about my benchmark was to have 150 images online by the end of the year. Today I’m pleased to say I managed it a few months earlier. It is surprising, but when... More
  • 50 Images sold and 1500 Images online

    by Ganesh005 | 27th of July, 2016

    50 images sold and 1500+ images in my portfolio. My Portfolio                  See Article
  • New? Something to Consider. . .

    by Qiwoman01 | 21st of June, 2016

    I returned to stock photography recently after a five year break. I have taken note of the images that continued to sell while others have gone dormant. Location photos seem to be eternally popular and generally don't have a 'time-stamp' on them visually as... More
  • Target - Earning 1000 accomplished

    by Sakhanphotography | 21st of June, 2016

    After 4 years and 700 uploads got to the $1000 mark. The next target is to reach 1000 uploads and $1500 with in next one year. sakhanphotography   See Article
  • 1000 Images on Dreamstime

    by Ganesh005 | 20th of June, 2016

    Target achieved. I uploaded first 500 photos within 6 months, but it took more time to reach 1000. Finally 1000 photos in my portfolio. 1000 Photos in my portfolio..                     More
  • My new adventure

    by Zoommy | 15th of June, 2016

    I am starting this adventure with Dreamstime, I have the pleasure to invite you to give a look at my portfolio, I accept tips to improve it and to learn. Thanks in advance. Zoommy         More
  • More uploads

    by Pamjreynolds | 10th of June, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers, I just thought I would let you know that since my last post of achieving 100 uploads to my portfolio, and that my aim in that post was to have 150 online by the end of the year. I’m pleased to say so far, I’m up to 116 images, and I still have... More
  • 1300+ images in my portfolio in 3 months :)

    by DiegoFiore | 8th of June, 2016

    Hi all! As some of you might have read already, even though I registered here in 2013, I started to upload images just in March 2016. Now, after 3 months, I already have more than 1300 images in my portfolio, and still many more to upload. Here is some of them:... More
  • Traveler by heart

    by Jzajic | 31st of May, 2016

    I signed up to Dreamstime some time ago, but I became more active in uploading for the past year. I dont plan to upload loads of images just to earn some money. Photography became my passion at the time I bought a new camera and Dreamstime gives me some kind of feedback what... More
  • Milestone, 200th image online

    by Drobacphoto | 31st of May, 2016

    My new milestone, 200 images online on Dreamstime :-)                    More
  • 400 sales milestone

    by Tempestz | 23rd of May, 2016

    I finally reached 400 sales with this image    taken in shanghai china. i started off slow when i first joined dreamstime as i learned what makes a good stock photo and what does not. much of my portfolio is travels from around Asia which has allowed me to experiences... 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
  • 2000 Photos and 100 sales for one photo

    by Andreistancu | 25th of March, 2016

    After almost two years i've reached at 2000 photos in my portfolio. Wasn't easy but i've learned to make better photos and improve post-processing. With an 81.8% acceptance ratio i've been frustrated sometimes because of "Image not selected" :) but i realized that is good... More
  • 1000 images online

    by Osmar01 | 18th of March, 2016

    Hi everyone! It is time to celebrate - again! I finally reached the 1000 images in my portfolio! I want to thank all the friends who have supported me and helped. It is only the beginning! Thank you, Dreamstime.   See Article
  • 3 years anniversary present

    by Yorgy67 | 16th of March, 2016

    Hi, guys! 3 years with DT were really quick. Taking into consideration the fact that photography is my free-time hobby (although I am professional (so shy of me....haha:) ), I think I can be quite proud of 1956 photos in my portfolio. I try not to restrict myself to any... More

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