Articles by Irisangel

3 Years on Dreamstime

Today marks my third year on Dreamstime. It has been a great journey so far and I have met a lot of wonderful and helpful people over that time. So, thank you DT and friends alike.. Now, on to 2012 continue reading

Reselling downloaded images?

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What I have learned

The most important thing I have learned from submitting images for the past few years is probably the most simple tip I can pass on to anyone. I never upload an image the same day that I create it. Whether it is a photograph or an illustration, I always wait until the next day and take another look at it with "Fresh eyes" You will be surprised at the tiny details you miss after working on an image for any length of time. So, wait, zoom to 100%, inspect, then upload. Like many of you, I have had an... continue reading

2300 images approved

Well, it's been about 2 and a half years since I signed up here at DT and I am very happy to say that my 2,300th image was approved this week. It is especially gratifying that one of the last images accepted was actually a new type of upload for me. It is this image that was sort of an experiment to see if I could have some of my artwork approved. I was very pleased that it was accepted. Thanks DT. continue reading

Turn off that start up beep!

I was video taping a Flag Day Ceremony yesterday. It was a lovely ceremony presented by our Local Elks Club. There was a young lady with a beautiful voice singing Patriotic songs. There was a reading of the History of our flag from a local minister as the original Flags were carried by members of the military. A really beautiful presentation. When I examined the tape later that evening, it came out really well, except for one thing. The sound of people turning their cameras on and off. There were... continue reading

Found one of my images in use

I Found one of my images in use, but, poor Joseph got cut out of the picture. continue reading

Image in use found in unlikely spot

I was sitting in my doctor's office when I glanced over at the table and saw a stack of magazines and immediately recognized the couple on the front cover. I said those are Lisafx models. When I got home, I checked the website for the magazine and found the picture there also. It is a variation of this image. Congrats Lisa. continue reading

$5,000 My biggest milestone yet!

Today I passed the $5,000.00 mark. When I started off submitting images, I didn't think it was possible. But here I am 20 months and 1,964 images later. Thank you DT and all the buyers who downloaded my images. Here is the image that put me over the top.My first sale started with this Valentine border, continue reading


This is my latest milestone, 4,300 Downloads. This image is also one of my newest. I just uploaded it last week. The reason I like to post these blogs, is to hopefully, give people just starting out here, a reason to believe that with hard work, dedication and patience, you can actually make some money. I know, in the grand scheme of microstock, I am a small fry compared to some of our micro-stock super heroes, but I am happy and after 18 months here, I still love doing this.I am getting close... continue reading

Finding images in use on the web

I know I would be interested in knowing how and where my images are being used. I thought many of you might also be interested. I have found that if you run a search using yourusername@Dreamstime you may just find a couple. Example, I searched for Irisangel@Dreamstime and came up with these. web site used this image for Mothers Day. site used... continue reading

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