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    by Ellenboughn | 19th of August, 2008

    You know who you are, Generation Y. An analysis of Internet and social network use tells me that a majority of you reading this were born between 1977 and 1997. You are the children of the last of the baby boomers and the most studied group of young adults anywhere because... More
  • What's up with kids driving cars?

    by Dream111184 | 15th of September, 2016

    When my dad was two and a half years old, he and his twin brother climbed up into his dad’s car and was messing around with various knobs and levers. He found an interesting button on the dashboard and he pushed it. It ended up that this was the starter button. The car... More
  • Nearing the 100$ mark

    by Vtr | 15th of September, 2016

    It has been little more than 8 years in Dreamstime now... With 157 Photographs and 77 Sale I am inching close to 100 Dollars mark which would be my first pay out. The journey was not without disappointment. It has been a roller coaster ride starting with the initial Happy... More
  • What's up with Lightning?

    by Dream111184 | 11th of August, 2016

      When I was about five years old I was at home with my mom and two sisters. There was a terrible thunderstorm and the lightning was almost constant. All of us were in the living room looking out the front window watching the storm when a flash of light came out of the... 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
  • First $100 Payout- Thank You!

    by Jormonago | 21st of February, 2015

    Today I reached an awesome goal, my first 100 dollar payout! Thank you to everyone who has purchased or taken the time to view my photos! This is an awesome community to be part of. Below are my two best selling photos thus far.     More
  • Advice for young photographers

    by Chuanwentao | 16th of December, 2014

    BY:Michael Kramber in New York 10 June, 07 I am writing this from the Baghdad bureau of The New York Times where I am on assignment. I have received dozens of queries from photojournalists starting out in the business. I am writing this in response, partly so I can refer... More
  • :) 100th sale :)

    by Eudaemon | 22nd of November, 2014

    Dear Clients, many thanks for buying my photos!   See Article
  • My time with Dreamstime

    by Trinijacobs | 26th of July, 2014

    In July 2008 I started uploading pictures that seemed perfect and beautiful but to my dismay they were all rejected. Still I didn't give up. Finally one of my photographs which was uploaded on 19-07-2008 was accepted on 24-7-2008 (ID:5805196). So excited, I kept trying my... More
  • First Payout =)

    by Andiz275 | 1st of July, 2014

    Hooray, finally managed to get my first payout =) Celebration picture: Cheers, Andreas See Article
  • New model - pretty girl

    by Thorken | 13th of May, 2014

    This time is successful for me. First I have reached the 2500 photos online milestone, almost in the same time I sold my 500th photo and now I have new model - pretty 19 years old girl. I´m looking forward for coming weekend, because probably I´ll have occasion to take... More
  • Hard work was Paid Today

    by Djapart | 23rd of December, 2013

    to day, while i am uploading and submitting several image to Dreamstime, one of my image sold and make me reach my 1st payout limit... i can imagine before.. here the image downloaded: and then.. to uploading much more my work will be my next goal with Dreamstime More
  • I have got new model

    by Thorken | 11th of October, 2013

    I have got new model. For the first time I have made just a few photos with him, but I will make more on next occasion. Do you think he will be successful on Dreamstime? See Article
  • Should I bag my lawn clippings? Is it worth all the extra hassle?? - S

    by Yourgreenpal | 15th of September, 2013

    I have been the care giver of the best lawns around, however, these are my opinions. I believe that bagging the lawn is a matter of preference. Bagging offers a more beautiful end result, however the draw backs are that its more labor intensive, takes more time, and if... More
  • My first video presentation of PowerPoint, a little modest attempt :-)

    by Sasanka7 | 28th of June, 2013

    ▼ video hello i tried to make my first short video presentation for my dreamstime account ;) here See Article
  • My first 100$ payment from Dreamstime! :-)

    by Dimitrovavalentina | 10th of June, 2013

    Hello, dreamstime lovers :-) With only 76 files online, I have my first 100$ payout :-) It's a very very nice feeling! Thanks to all buyers and to Dreamstime team! This image helps me a lot to reach this first payment from Dreamstime! So stay motivated.... More
  • First $100 Cashout, 268 Images Online

    by Suyerry | 30th of April, 2013

    My story for other newbies like me. I started out wondering... Could I actually sell stock photos? What photos are considered stock? What photos should I submit? Can I really make some extra cash doing this online? I decided I would give it a try and just upload... More
  • $200 in about 5 months

    by Robinstockphotos | 25th of April, 2013

    This is good news for the newbies who are trying to get paid for a hobby. I haven't really been putting in any efforts at conceptual stock photos and portraits, which are supposed to sell best. The main reason being I don't have proper gear yet. If I shot a portrait, I'd... More
  • 17 cents which drive me crazy...

    by Janceluch | 10th of April, 2013

    Yesterday I had to cut my nails very short... as I am nervously biting them last days... The reason is simple - I am 17 cents short to pick my first payout on DT. The balance stopped moving two weeks ago and refuses to rise - and nothing helps - I already started to talk... More
  • Stunned!

    by Adeliepenguin | 5th of April, 2013

    I just realized I had my 4th anniversary with Dreamstime this week. I am stunned it has been four years. I remember wondering how I would ever have enough images to be exclusive, and now I am working towards 1000. I wish I had great words of wisdom to share, but have... More

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