Articles by Honkamaa

Happy Halloween!

Some of you guys probably celebrated halloween last week but in other parts of the world, i.e. in Sweden, it is celebrated today!Lets hope this guy didn't/won't visit you for halloween!  continue reading

It's a lock! 300 images online!

Milestone reached today, 300 images online. Number 300 seen below.  continue reading

5 reason why you should use the Dreamstime Wordpress plugin

Recently Dreamstime released their long awaited Wordpress plugin and I eagerly installed this to a couple of my main blogs to try it out. It did not dissapoint!If you are running a Wordpress blog or web site, here are the reasons why you need to install and use the Dreamstime Wordpress plugin.1. You can with minimum effort add your own Dreamstime photos to your blog posts and pages. This is of course for free and of course without water marks. This has been a hazzel before since it has not... continue reading

How to get loooong shutter speeds.

Hello guys!This post is for beginner photographers out there who are interested in getting started to experiment with long shutter speeds for landscape or any other photography. The question answered in this post is "How do I get long shutter speeds?". This post do not answer questions such as "When to use long shutter speeds?". However, there are a few different ways to achieve long shutter speeds and they are explained below.ApertureThe smaller aparture you use the longer the shutter... continue reading

Improving your landscape photography

Hello there. Here are my top tips if you are a happy amateur who is thinking about getting a little bit more serious with landscape photography.1. Get out of bed – You need to be on the field when the light is the best which usually is around sunset and around sunrise. You want to be on your location of photography before the sun rises. Thats when you will catch magical photos. There are professional landscape photograpers who basically never shots during daytime.2. Know your area – Get... continue reading

Milestone - $100

Wohoo! Reached the huge milestone that I guess is the main goal for all beginners here at Dreamstime, $100 of sales!I've been a member for I think about two years but during first 1,5 years I only had 10 photos online and made about $4 so reaching $100 has taken about 6 months of effort for me.Currently 146 photos online, I have a big goal of getting 500 online by the end of this year.Next milestones coming up for me are:- $200 sales (currently at $100.49)- 200 photos online (currently... continue reading


Sell number 50! My first sell of December also became sell number 50, hoping on great numbers in December now, have improving sales the last 5 months:June = 0 sellsJuly = 1 sellsAugust = 4sellsSeptember = 8 sellsOctober = 11 sellsNovemer = 15 sellsAccording to this development I will get 18 or 19 sellss in December. :)'50 sells was also my goal for the year so I made it with 30 days to go. Another goal for the year is 150 uploads. I currently have 135 so hopefully I will make... continue reading

Snow in November!

We did not get much snow in November here and the snow that came has rained away. :(However I sold "alot" snow in November, 9 of my 15 sales in November was pictures of snow! Hopefully snow will be needed in future months too. :) continue reading


Last time I wrote on the blog was when I reached the milestone 100 uploads. Then I had 23 sells and 0 level 2 images.It was almost two months ago.I have not been uploading alot lately but I have reached another milestone which is a level 2 image, actually I have two lvl 2 images now! See them below. Two totally different images.I also have reached 116 uploads and 41 sales. Aiming on 150 uploads and 50 sales before the end of the year. :) continue reading


100 images online now.23 sales and pretty close to halfway to first payout. Maybe I'll make it there some day. :)September is best month by far with 8 sales this far, september also had my first illustration sale and my biggest sale (15 credits) ever. Hope October will be even better.Below is my 100th image approved. continue reading

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