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  • Amateur going professional

    by Stenmarkmikael | 28th of June, 2017

    After have been an amateur photographer since I was 15, that is more than 30 years, I now have started my own photographer firm. Mostly I am doning portrait work such as weddings, business portraits and family portraits, but also I am selling good quality pictures in such... More
  • 3D Rendering for digital games background

    by Mattiabonelli | 12th of May, 2017

    Beeing an architect student, i learned many different programs for 3D modeling and now i want to bring my knowledge in digital games. If you want to create a background for 2D games, you will not have problems, but 3D games are completely different! If you need to create... More
  • Acceptance percentage

    by Patrick57 | 23rd of March, 2017

    I have just got my acceptance percentage up to 80% from a low of 57% the first month or two of uploading to Dreamstime. So for anyone new my tip would be check your images carefully for blemishes and noise as a starting point and be a little selective. Now if I have any doubts... More
  • Two months in

    by TheSlowWalkers | 16th of January, 2017

    Hello everyone. It's been two months since joining dreamstime and it has just flown by. I've now had 40 photos approved and a small number refused but this has made me more careful, to think about the content to be uploaded and to persevere. There's a long way to go but it... More
  • A good joke and bad joke

    by Eternalfour | 24th of August, 2016

    A joke can make us laugh out loud and it can do nothing. It is the same joke yet told by different people ... so what makes a joke a good one? ... its the way the joke is told The photo, be it conceptual or indicative may have no meaning unless taken in the "proper"... More
  • Getting the most out of a photo shoot

    by Jweston | 7th of March, 2016

    Hi DT'ers I, like many others have recently been making a significant effort to improve my downloads. There doesn't seem to be an one size fits all answer, but effort in does equal reward out, as with most things in life that are worth doing. A friend and I often plan... 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
  • Up and away, keys to success on Dreamstime.

    by Clewisleake | 3rd of November, 2015

    Been on Dreamstime a few years now and I can say there's no magic formula to selling images, in other words sales don't explode by reaching any certain approval rating or having a certain amount of images in your portfolio, I believe that the 80% approval rating sales kicker... More
  • 2001 images online!

    by Babar760 | 3rd of November, 2015

    And 7400 sold. It took a while but now it's going faster because I know better what sells. I also know exactly what DT wants as far as technical issues. The secret is being selective and not uploading everything I shoot. Quality vs quantity, that is the secret. Heading for... More
  • In the relentless pursuit of images....

    by Clewisleake | 15th of September, 2015

    I know the motto, "quality versus quantity", but I can't help but to think that the larger my portfolio is and the more diverse it is, the more chances I have for sales. I'm constantly in pursuit of interesting and useful images to expand my portfolio. As I carry on with... More
  • How to produce quality stock images.

    by Mirzamlk | 18th of August, 2015

    My journey in the field of stock photography started in the month of May- June 2015. It was summer vacation in my country, me and my kids were tired of shooting remote images and landscapes, a friend of mine told me about stock photography and its standards. The high quality... More
  • Over 2000 files

    by Zharate | 10th of August, 2015

    Two years ago I uploaded my first photo to DT. Since then, slowly but steadily I have been creating a portfolio of over 2000 images.   This project is still starting and gradually taking shape. Will try to increase the ratio of uploads and improve the quality of my images.... More
  • My first $100

    by Tigertim01 | 5th of May, 2015

    Hi fellow dreamers. Just wanted to share some success in reaching my first milestone of $100 on Dreamtime. I started back in Sept last year and had only owned my camera for about 3 months and wanted to challenge myself to see if anyone would want to buy a photo I had... More
  • What's the best camera for start work with Microstock? (With answer)

    by Maxsp | 30th of April, 2015

      Hi Girls and Guys, here I go direct to the point, but first I want to mention that most of you had heard that you should buy an entry camera and then buying new stuffs according to need you feel necessary. FORGET IT! I had spend some years with entry cameras and I... More
  • Wrought iron ornamental

    by Iris20150923 | 23rd of December, 2014

    Wrought iron spears, studs, flowers&panels,ect   See Article
  • A Great Coincidence

    by Kamlang | 1st of October, 2014

    I am relatively new here at Dreamstime, and I am certainly not going to make a living on it. However I enjoy taking pictures, and am learning from my failures. The other day I was looking at my employer's external website, and noticed some really great pictures. When... More
  • Persistence Pays!

    by Kittysnaps | 11th of August, 2014

    I joined Dreamstime in 2009 and submitted many photos for approval. Only 16 were ever accepted as the quality of my photos was never up to standard. So my percentage rating is pretty low as you can imagine. Disappointment after disappointment followed ... but I persisted.... More
  • 150 UPLOADS!!!

    by Newnow | 16th of May, 2014

    Today DT approved my 150th photo! I'm very happy because of that, but even more happy cause I really see the progress in my photos, so my learning and long evening hours with camera alone and in front of computer had paid off. And I want everyone to see the difference!... More
  • Book that realize my dream.

    by Henrymm | 28th of January, 2014

    Hi friends, First of all l would like to say that I am not (NOT) a pro but just a hobbyist and still learning. But let me share some tips that I think may be useful for someone like me. I happened to read this book, "Taking Stock: Make money in microstock... More
  • More sharp, less noise.

    by Maxsp | 6th of January, 2014

    LONG STORY SHORT! So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go. 1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are. 2nd - Reduce ISO? As much as you don&... More

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