i wish i could say...

But still cant say so...I've been searching my images on internet since the first sale...but i wasnt successful anyway..I read so many times about people finding his own photos on internet, even the buyers emailed this people but that never happened to me...I searched everywhere..EVERYWHERE. I used some different combinations of words but still it doesnt work for me...Tell me your secret...How do you find your images?I wrote this blog not to tell people about what i did or not about any helpful information..I wrote this blog because now i need your advice!!!Thanks to everyone who will answer to it...

Photo credits: Andreygorlov.

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December 20, 2009


Hi Andrey, I found one of yours, googled your name@Dreamstime and found this, copy and paste this address into google and you will see your Vatican image. Now you can say Yeah!!!! Merry Christmas!


December 20, 2009


Tineye doesn't work for me,but I've found some of mine searching "Titania1980" and "dreamstime"

Edit: I searched after "andre gorlov" "dreamstime" and found this:


Źródło: Newsweek, fot. Andrey Gorlov | Dreamstime.com

December 19, 2009


It's like looking for a needle in a haystack, isn't it?
I guess many pictures are used for purposes that won't show up on a search engine - company brochures, internal presentations. Then copyrights are probably not always written properly, maybe some books write Copyright Dreamstime but do not specify the author (I've come across that). Then maybe some pictures are downloaded for personal purposes and never published...
Keep on looking and you might just get lucky, but from what I've read on the blogs, it's the ratio of sales/findings is very low. So one has to find enough satisfaction in knowing that someone somewhere liked his/her picture enough to buy it!

December 19, 2009



Patience is key to your titled discovery.

It is normal that you can find some of your images on websites but you must have good search engine for that. Tineye is good but not good enough for all places. Also, as more images you have sold - it is more probable to find some of them online somewhere.

Good Luck!

December 19, 2009


I use google and search for my username (py2000) and dreamstime, e.g. "py2000 dreamstime"
or "dreamstime py2000" (sometimes the two return different results. From time to time, different results are returned and some of them are actually for buyers giving credits to my photos. Overall, out of my 1600+ sales so far, I have successfully found about 12 of them using this method.

There's also an image search engine called Tineye. I joined and tried it a little bit long ago but didn't find much.

December 19, 2009


Wish if I could say Yay!!! I found one of my photos also :))
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ;)

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