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  • New to Stock Photography?

    by Mwp1969 | 22nd of January, 2010

    Please feel free to check-out my helpful stock photography and illustration related blog. It contains lots of information that will be helpful to those that are just getting started in stock photography. It also provides a unique timeline highlighting my own personal experiences... More
  • is there a formula to successful downloads?

    by Tan510jomast | 20th of January, 2010

    Hello Dreamstimers, hope this new decade started on the right mood for you as it did for me here on Dreamstime. now that i got my first taste of a payout, i am getting greedy and want to see the next payout sooner, and more regularly. one of my favourite bloggers also... More
  • Goal and 100 Uploads!

    by Mellie430 | 4th of January, 2010

    Hello, so excited to finally get an assignment file accepted before the end of the year and to reach 100 uploads in the beginning of the new year. Heres to a good year and achieving many goals. Thank you all! See Article
  • A few of my photos - found!

    by Davidwattsjr | 19th of December, 2009

    Always fun to find your photos in use. Permit me to share some that I have found. By the way, the moral of the story is to keep shooting, keep uploading and keep plugging away at this stock photography business. Occasionally, we get lucky and find our photos in use.... More
  • DL no 7000

    by Maigi | 19th of December, 2009

    Here it is: download no 7000. I'd like to reward the downloader, but don't know who he or she might be. Well, that's the microstocker's life. Which I actually pretty much like. :) Is it a sign I have to work harder next year? I'll take it as yes... Best wishes to all microstockers... More
  • A little extra work pays of

    by Kikkerdirk | 16th of December, 2009

    I have not been uploading as much as I would like lately. But I did put some extra work in the pictures I made. And the extra work did pay of! Only two weeks after uploading I had my first level 2 image. Here it is, my manipulated food! Hope the rest of the series... More
  • I reached 50 sales

    by Aitan75 | 27th of November, 2009

    Hi all, I finally reached a good result selling the following photo twice with dreamstime: the 50th sale!!! I hope this is a good place for future success See Article
  • Statistics in my blog

    by Saniphoto | 20th of October, 2009

    This week I report in my blog the first of a series of basic statistics to analyze some aspects of my microstock activity. I believe that everybody of us has own kind of numbers you look at, personally not being a big fan of numbers, mostly I try to look at the global... More
  • 100 Downloads

    by Asklar | 18th of October, 2009

    WOOOHOOOOO I finally got my hundredth download yesterday! I have been with Dreamstime for about 13 months and it has been both exciting and informative. I feel that i have strengthened as a photographer in many ways. Check out the Hundredth pic! (and some other fun photos)... More
  • Get serious!

    by Alexh | 8th of October, 2009

    Does your stock production need a check up? I've been thinking a bit more about my microstock efforts recently. I have a modest to middling portfolio here that I've built up somewhat haphazardly over time. It performs ok, I get downloads but certainly not great returns. There... More
  • Illumination!

    by smartview27 | 7th of October, 2009

    A great idea came out to light today! In the night of Halloween all Dreamstime community will have to think to our success (success for Dreamstime team, photographers, designers, models…) in the same time, at the same hour…let’s say 22 p.m. GMT. If you agree,... More
  • For beginners

    by smartview27 | 6th of October, 2009

    Write an article! It is very interesting! Even if you don’t know you can write it! All you have to do is to talk with your images, to tell us about them. Also you need a few extra ingredients: a little bit of talent, a natural gift in writing, love for people and nature!... More
  • reached my first 100$

    by Intrepix | 3rd of October, 2009

    Recently I got my first 100$ together which makes me very proud. So I take this occasion to write my first blog entry. My sales here keep on getting better. So I am looking forward to an exciting time and promise to show up in the community more. See Article
  • Level 2

    by smartview27 | 27th of September, 2009

    My first level 2 photo! I am very Happy with it! I remember that this little girls were very happy working as models! Cheers! See Article
  • I have arrived!!!!! 50 at last!!!!! Watch out world.....or not

    by Mark_seberini | 26th of September, 2009

    As a 3D artist, I think (and I stand to be corrected here(and probably will be)) that the execution of imagery from start to finish (depending on the subject matter of course), takes quite a bit longer than conventional photography. So the ability to churn out images en masse... More
  • My neighbour story

    by smartview27 | 25th of September, 2009

    I will tell you a story. A true story. I wish it never happens. It is about my neighbour. You know…knock, knock…it was nice to talking with you…you may came again anytime you wish, anytime you want… So, my neighbour: a successful man in medical sales. Than he... More
  • Tips for Submitting Successful Stock Photos

    by Rebeccaosborn | 24th of September, 2009

    Ok, so I'm not THE most successful stock photographer in the world, but here are a few tips i have picked up whilst being involved in this fab world of stock photography! Concepts Spend time before you go on a photoshoot thinking about what you want to convey with... More
  • 12 monkeys

    by Jonkio4 | 23rd of September, 2009

    Hooray!! At this moment, I have "12 monkeys" (actually they are my images :] ) successful climbed through the editor's ladder. They are ready to have fun. Hope have a fruitful result. Cheers! See Article
  • How to Produce Stock photos?

    by Photopucket | 17th of September, 2009

    Hi Every one ! I want tell few words for encouragement to all of you about photography. Every Photographer Initially will take the blemished photos because of not knowing the photographic skill fully. Day by day little by little the individual is knowing the photography... More
  • 2000th Image Celebration

    by Jkerrigan | 1st of September, 2009

    It’s been just over 2 years since I signed up with Dreamstime and started uploading pictures. Although I haven’t sold as much as some, I’ve learned a lot and improved my skills. My point of this first blog is to celebrate my 2000th image upload which also happens to... More

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