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  • A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

    by Nikitu | 8th of September, 2017

    Every photographer who ever sold an image knows that the key to a buyer's heart (and wallet) is uploading exactly what they need; and the key to being truly successful is catering for the taste of many. More than a decade of Dreamstime has passed, millions of images were... More
  • Best Day Of Selling 11 Downloads

    by Zafarkhan132639 | 15th of July, 2017

    Best Day Of Selling 11 Downloads in one day. I have provided the links you can check out. https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-samsung-s-android-mobile-phone-vector-galaxy-new-version-golden-color-image85496360 https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-... More
  • 50 Files online but not yet get sales, but will try uploading more

    by Apanggeleng | 3rd of July, 2017

    I have uploaded around 50 files but not yet get any sales. Learning more what customer need & try to bring image with selling contain... Some of uploaded Vector Image ...     Andi, Vector Contributor See Article
  • Best Day Of Selling 4 Downloads

    by Zafarkhan132639 | 24th of June, 2017

    In one day my 4 files sold only 15 files were online. I have provided the links you can check out. https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-success-text-holding-people-hands-vector-business-successful-business-concept-image82838061 https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-... More
  • I received my first payment!!!

    by Primesh7 | 24th of March, 2017

    I received my first payment from Dreamstime last week in my Bank account. Thanks to Dreamstime and all the downloaders.   See Article
  • The Jabbering of a Newbie

    by Bradshawj567 | 27th of February, 2017

    Make no mistake about it, I AM a newbie! That being said, I will get along with the howdee-do's. My name is James Bradshaw, amateur photographer. I live in Lufkin-Texas. I am not new to stock photography, having done it in the past on other sites, which I have since... More
  • The Contributor's Guide to Understanding the SEO of Stock Images

    by Smokinggun7 | 9th of December, 2016

      (This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.) This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is... More
  • 10 Power-Packed Insights to Capture a Hero on Camera or Digital Canvas

    by Smokinggun7 | 8th of December, 2016

      BAM! Oof! Snikt! Pow! Heroes are ingrained deeply into our culture. From ancient Greece to Gotham City, heroes help us tell our story of what it means to be human through their powerful symbols, epic plot lines, Herculean feats, and mysterious superpowers. Not to... More
  • 5O pictures sold, milestones + Tips

    by Cleymans | 3rd of March, 2016

    Yes! Hi photomaniacs, finaly 5O pictures sold, seems that "urbex" does it for me: maybe a tip for creating new pictures. Abandoned places. Pictures made in old factories, lost buildings... are quiet unique. They vanish, your picture does not... Picture 50, buyer keyword:... 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
  • 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
  • A Goal Reached

    by Bigpollo62 | 1st of August, 2015

    Finally reached my first payout.But it was never about the payout ,but the joy of my photographs being found by buyers. Okay, the payout has big joy to!   See Article
  • Its working!!!

    by Kitneyi | 16th of June, 2015

    My previous blog post was about testing the waters and deciding to start selling more seriously... well it has worked. It is slow but it is moving. I am grateful to those who have supported me and given the the encouragement to carry on pushing forward and sell more images... More
  • My Experience Buying Your Images

    by Litifeta | 28th of February, 2015

    For many years I was a photographer on Dreamstime. And I still have an old, but still selling portfolio here. These days I am too busy to shoot. But I am back on Dreamstime buying instead of contributing. It's early days, but I thought I might share a few thoughts with... More
  • My Best Selling Images in last 12 months

    by Mrallen | 24th of February, 2015

    After reading Tangle's blog (Carmen Pietraru): 'Best Sellers of 2014' and seeing that one of my images was included as a top seller, I decided to have a look at my personal best sellers of the last 12 months. So here are the results..... &#... More
  • ABC's of Microstock Photography

    by Littleny | 18th of January, 2015

    A - Always. Always have your camera with you. You never know when your Big Sale shot is going to come along B - Be. Be pleased with small successes. Whether its getting your first batch accepted or your first milestone sale. C - Close-up. When you run out of... More
  • New to Dreamstime

    by Phopic | 16th of December, 2014

    I am a newbie to Dreamstime. It needs experience and perseverance to have your photos accepted and/sell online   I know someday I'd look behind and smile... See Article
  • MY microstock story

    by Amir_kaljikovic | 9th of December, 2014

      Hi! After reading some of the blogs here I want to tell you my microstock story, about exploding to 2000€/month then zero microstock income and finally restarting the microstock business again.   My name is Amir and I am part of the microstock business since... More
  • Thoughts about the DT Keymaster option

    by Ribe | 25th of October, 2014

    These are my very personal thoughts and experiences about DT's option to have images re-keyworded for the fee of $ 0,60 per image. Is this worth it or not ? Well, let's agree on that even the "greatest image at all" will not sell if no one notice it. Once a image passed... More
  • One Hundred Sales

    by Clewisleake | 17th of September, 2014

    [previmg]0,400,0,150_41075746[/previmg] Hit 100 sales with this image, from sale number 1 to 100 it took almost exactly four months, selling on Dreamstime is slow but I'm now convinced I'll probably sell every image in my portfolio, it's just a matter of how long it will... More

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