I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading
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Getting Started on PhotographyEveryday, many new contributors sign up on Dreamstime. Number of photographers on Dreamstime reaching to 372.000 with monthly about 2 millions of photographs. Dreamstime becoming the leader of the photo stocks with rising rapidly photo numbers (will getting to 65 millions in too soon)!The reason of contributors coming here are doing hobbies or trying to gain some money. But when contributors come to DT, they'll see that DT is a nice community. Not just... continue reading
I'm super excited to be part of the Dreamstime contributor team :) My first submission was accepted - 100% so far! (It was only 15 photos though.) I'm focusing mainly on my underwater and marine life photography at the moment. Here's one of my favorites from the group-- a grouper posing for the camera! continue reading
I have started submitting photos and other graphic materials on Dreamstime almost two months ago, but now I've reached my first goal: 100 images online. This is a small but pretty hard step, but big things starts with small steps, isn't?Here are some of my newest images: I hope this will serve as a little inspiration for the newer contributors like me :) continue reading
Hi everyone,I'm a new stock photography contributor and would like to reach out to other contributors, designers and users of stock photography. I enjoy traveling and photographing as I go. I never really had any idea that I could make money on my photos. It's exciting to think I could sell and I have read as much as I can to learn more about stock.My current goal is to upload my photos but also to keep learning as I go. I now have about 100 photos in Dreamstime and I hope to contribute more.... continue reading
After quite some posts in the message boards section discussing the sales situation here for us contributors and many of us considering that the saturation of contributed material to microstock could be among other reasons the causefor the difficulty to achieve satisfactory business results...I made in one day three P-EL 50 credit sales,one day later three W-EL license sales and another W-EL one after two days!In six years of exclusivity here this is the first time.. ... continue reading
Hello, dear friends! My name is Aleksandr Mendelev. I am a professional 3D Animator from Belarus. I create silhouette animations. Here is one of my works: All my works you can see in my profile. Also I have 3ds Max certificate and Photoshop certificate. My skills: 3D Modeling, 3D Texturing, 3D Rigging and Skinning, 3D Animation, 3D Rendering, Compositing. I work in the programs: 3Ds max, V-Ray, FumeFX, RealFlow, Ozone, Photoshop, After Effects, iClone. I've been doing 3D graphics for more than... continue reading
(This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.)This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is one designer's common sense guide for contributors to help optimize their portfolios.Please know that I do not currently have my own contributor portfolio, so I am sure there are intricacies and rules of the road out there that... continue reading
I have been an exclusive contributor at DT since 2010 and there have been many ups and downs, after the first difficulties and the unavoidable learning process my acceptance ratio increased to over 80% and it seemed that slowly but steadily, as the sales and also the revenue were increasing, a little extra income could be achieved in future.I have been always dedicated to nature and specially wildlife which is not exactly the best selling sector but my bird pics were not doing so bad.In 2012... continue reading
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