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  • Four hundred!!!

    by Nikmd | 11th of November, 2011

    Hello DT ....just wanted to share this great moment....my 400th download.....didnt even think I would get this far when I joined DT last year in March. I took me 11 months to reach my 200th download and now it has taken me 9 months to double the figure...some progress I... More
  • 70 online and 8 sales

    by Kphotos6411 | 1st of November, 2011

    This Editorial image has now been sold 2x - today we made 42 cents. I am very thankful that my husband and adult son are doing the scanning while I do all the labeling. Husband and I were using slide film for 15 years so we have lots of slides to scan. More
  • My First Level 2 Image

    by Hotmidhun | 11th of October, 2011

    Hi... After a 'not so great' September, there is one good reason I can say cheers right now.. I got my first Level 2 image. It was tough guessing which one would make it to Level 2 first as the gap was nil till the former touched 5 downloads. More
  • Dreamstime progress part 4

    by Twindesign | 15th of September, 2011

    I wont make it to long this time. I wanted to show my progress again when I had 150 pictures online. I finally got there. I did not find the time to shoot more often because of my daytime job that also becomes a night job lately. I am posting my progress for new member that... More
  • A welcoming community

    by Erinpackardphotography | 24th of August, 2011

    I have never really given the idea of stock photography much thought, but over the years I've amassed a huge collection of photographs and finally decided to give stock a shot. I first looked at a few other stock photo sites before my mother recommended Dreamstime, saying... More
  • My Dreamstime progress part 3

    by Twindesign | 3rd of August, 2011

    I finally got my 100 images online. 103 actually at this moment and still 3 pending. And I am adding more tomorrow so hopefully reaching 110 before the weekend. In the mean time things went above expectation. I have 18 sales and my acceptance ratio is getting better. My... More
  • Passing the 100 pictures barrier on DT

    by Marugod83 | 19th of July, 2011

    Finally, I've managed to pass the 100 photos barrier on DT and I'm very happy to announce it. :)) It's true, for many of us it's may seems hilarious bragging with this number, but for me it's means a lot. I'm a greenhorn in photografy, but I feel that I've made some progress... More
  • My Dreamstime progress part 2

    by Twindesign | 18th of July, 2011

    My last blog article was on the 6th of july. My target then was to get 100 pictures online but I did not reach that goal. I have 72 at this moment and some files pending. It's not that I got less enthusiastic or less inspirited but it's my job and children that takes lots... More
  • My Dreamstime progress

    by Twindesign | 6th of July, 2011

    I am a Dreamstime member for some time now. But until recently I was only a buyer. Just a few weeks ago I got the idea to upload some images of my own. I first started reading blogs and websites about stock photography and found out that it wasn't that hard to get some images... More
  • Statistics! The Hidden Evaluation Tool

    by Midosemsem | 8th of June, 2011

    It's my favorite tool on DT by which I can evaluate my progress and see if I'm on the right way or not. I use it mostly to check: - My Sales - My Acceptance Ratio - My Revenue Average Through the above three points I can evaluate my portfolio exposure, work level... More
  • Be zen, zen and zen !

    by Digikhmer | 10th of May, 2011

    I think that "Zen" is a keyword for all contributors of the dreamstime community. Because, whatever you think about your picture, you have to accept the judgment and go beyond the frustration. And this is the picture that I am really proud of. This is the first time that... More
  • My First Sale!

    by Gbfoto | 21st of April, 2011

    Its been a happy day for me today as I made my first sale on Dreamstime.... so I am throwing a blog party and all are invited! ;O) I am glad to have passed from the no sales to one sale marker but there is a long way to go and much hard work to keep uploading and selling... More
  • 200 up :)

    by Llareggub | 13th of April, 2011

    Woohoo! Finally got to my 200th upload from a series of flaming baseball pictures I was working on over the weekend, the new upload limit seems to have knocked my "mojo" a little and my AR has taken a little slump! It has been an interesting 3 1/2 months and... More
  • Starting from Scratch

    by Inspirationgame | 26th of March, 2011

    I wonder how many of you are like me. I started submitting photos and illustrations to Dreamstime in October 2009 with no camera fine tuning nor illustration making experience whatsoever. To give you an idea, my first 200 photos were all rejected at once because of distorted... More
  • What a difference a year makes

    by Mvogel | 20th of February, 2011

    It has been a year since I started with DT. In that time I have achieved modest gains, 133 images online and $120 in revenue. The real pay off, however, is in the lessons that I have learned over the year. I learned so much about taking a decent stock photo, about editing,... More
  • 100 USD reached... and what next:)

    by Scaramax | 2nd of February, 2011

    It´s here. I have started my account last February with 10 pics. Just for fun... novadays I have 72 mainly from Afghanistan and can say, that reaching 100 USD was much harder task, than I expected. Next step will be probably thousand: I will let you know in ten years... More
  • First Milestone of 2011

    by Martinisaac | 25th of January, 2011

    My first milestone of 2011, and it's just a small one - 50 images online! Hoping to get 100 online this year, get a level 2 image (or two), reach $100 of earnings - lots of little steps, getting there slowly but surely. See Article
  • First rung of the ladder.

    by Markandrewphotography | 12th of December, 2010

    Hi, thanks for stopping by. I'm going to be using this blog to chart my progress down the Dreamstime road and keep a record of my successes, my failures, and hopefully the lessons i'll have learnt from those failures. I'm relatively new to this so whilst the content... More
  • Summer time

    by Mephi55to | 2nd of September, 2010

    Summer has come and passed and I have been making some, small, progress with my portfolio, also sold my second image which made me really glad. Had kinda of a hard summer, not relaxing like the ones before. It began with some exams and some work on a construction site,... More
  • 198 sales and share some experience

    by Hustgh | 13th of July, 2010

    It is a great pleasure that i have 198 sales now. I am so glad that the sales is growing up and up.On my first blog "99 sales by now",it was writen on 11th of May,only 2 months ago.That is to say,I made my fisrt 99 sales spending more than 8 months,now only 2 months.... More

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