Articles by Ingrid Prats

Some ideas of what to do with your rejected images...

... appart of sending them to other sites (for non exclusives) or removing them from the folder "Send to Dreamstime" (or whatever system you use. In my case I have folders, "Send to X").Some ideas of things I have done:1. Use them to create a whole new concept: I used a bunch of my refused files to make the "media room" concept (which has sold pretty well!). Not always from these are rejected ones, I used some from the approved ones that fit the conceptOr the four... continue reading

I would like to introduce a friend of mine ;)

Hi all!I would like to introduce a friend of mine. Her name is Cristina ( and she doesn't speak English,I was thinking in introducing some of their images in order to help her with some sales. She came to Dreamstime because I told her about this agency and has built a nice portfolio of almost 90 images, but low sales.If any of you see some that would like to add to any collection...She started into Microstock world about one or one... continue reading

My first SR-EL sale!!!!! and today I celebrate 5 years with DT!

Hi!It just happens that today I celebrate my 5 years in Dreamstime!!! I registered on 8th september 2006, but I started really sending images on the middle of 2007. My pictures that years weren't good ;-) I was just learning :)Well, I have found that yesterday I had my first Sell The Rights sale! I thought I would never have one of these, I just thought my pics wasn't good enough to sell the rights!The price was 240 credits (2006)The picture sold was one similar to this one:... continue reading

Facebook contest!I'd like to thank to all who voted for me with a sale

Hiya!I have just arrived at home and found the nice surprise that I'm the winner of 50 DT credits in the contest that Dreamstime made through Facebook: would like to grateful those who voted "I like" in my golden retriever picture with a sale of one of their level 0 (1 credit) images ;-) Of course those who have a Dreamstime account and pictures for sale!!Since I'm not a designer neither I need specific... continue reading

I finally upgraded to a DSLR

Hi!After 4 years in DT, a porfolio of 1,561 and 2,279 pictures sold, I finally have upgraded from my Canon Powershot G9 to a Canon 550D with a 18-135 lensI suppose this won't be a big deal for the most of you, who have been in stock with a DSLRfrom the beginning, but it is an important step for me :)I have learned all I know about photography on my own: in forums, talking to experts and specially in microstock. I have learned what is the shutter speed, the diaphragm aperture,... continue reading

What's the future of microstock industry? Where is microstock going?

I would really appreciate your opinions on this matter, fellow dreamstimers (contributors, photogs, illustrators or admins). I have some thinkings that I can't get out of my head...Stock photography began around 2004, when the first digital cameras were becoming very popular, I read once the Dreamstime history: it began being a traditional photography agency and started as stock in 2004 I think. Many stock agencies were created those days: It was a easy, economic and great way to designers... continue reading

An idea to help us ecah other to give visibility to non viewed images

Hi wall!I had this idea, which I shared with some friends and fellow photographers in FB and I have thought to put it here, if anyone is interested.The idea is the next:I have thought that we all could help each other to promote our less visible pics by adding into our collections. For example, I have a glass of milk, if someone has a food or drinks collection could ad ot it, I have a objects isolated in black or white collection, if you have objects with no views I can add them. Just tell... continue reading

1,500 files online!

I want to share this achievement: 1,500 files online!well, to be honest, I have 1,501 ;)this is my 1,500 picture:and my 1,501:I want to thank to all those who have bought one of my pics, those reviewers who had approved my pics and those friends I've made in these 4 years who have provided me with useful tips or lessons of photography ;)Greetings! continue reading

4 and a half years online!

I have noticed that I joined here on septembr 8th 2006! so it's 4 and a half years online! But I didn't start to upload seriously until august 2007... (the enormous amount of rejections on my first days discouraged me)And time flies! Now I'm here with 1,491 files online and more than 2000 sales!! I'm getting a bit hard to reach 1,500 files since the big amount of rejects I'm having lately :S maybe it's time to buy a new camera and try to shoot more original pics ;)I have some files that... continue reading

Happy New Year from Barcelona

I wish you all fellow photographers, buyers, DT team and admins aHAPPY NEW YEAR 2011Full of peace, harmony, luck, health and happiness!!!!And hoping for everyone that this damn crisis will end soon, sales will go up and unemployed people can find a job!!And... It's my Birthday!So let's have a toast! continue reading

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