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There's always something to photograph

I don't know about you, but photography is something that gives me real pleasure. It's nearly always on my mind: planning the next project; scoping out new places to shoot; reading as much as I can about new techniques; appreciating other photographers' work; checking out the window to assess the light; scouring a well known auction site to look for my next longed-for piece of equipment. But, as is true for many of us, the "day job" can be a major obstacle to growing my photography portfolio.... continue reading

Slowly, but surely!

This is my first blog, but only to say thanks to those who have purchased my photos! Nothing gives me more encouragement than people giving me support and advice to improve my photography.The refused files with attached reasons for refusal is really painful but USEFUL at the same time =) Haven't sold many, but when it happens its a great feeling, addictive! continue reading

Assignment joy

I have been on Dreamstime for about 9 months now and have learned a lot about stock photography. I love being part of a photographic community and I am working toward becoming an exclusive contributor. This week my work achieved one of my highest goals to date (besides sales).I submitted 3 images for the home improvement assignment and all were refused. Close...but not interesting enough. Sigh. I marinated for a few days thinking I would NEVER get it right. (I submitted to the last assignment... continue reading

First Target Reached

Hi folks,I just wanted to say how pleased I am to have had another batch of files accepted.My acceptanceratio has improved as well - ten out of eleven this time, and I have at last reached my first benchmark of 50 images.There is still a long way to go to catch up with folks on DT, but hopefully will reach my second target of a 100 images as soon as possible, and of course, a few more sales.Thank you to the DT family for all the encouragement, and views on my last post.Pam x ... continue reading

First Sale

Hello Folks,First of all I want to thank the mystery buyer of one my images, marking my first sale on Dreamstime.Hopefully it will now lead to further sales. The excitement of having images accepted on DT in the first place is just fantastic, especially after having quite a few rejections, but to have a sale - well it’s a different feeling altogether.Many thank’s for all the encouragement from the Dreamstime Family on my previous posts, and here’s to the future and more sales.Take... continue reading

10 encouraging tips for newcomers in stock photography

Hello everyone,This is my first blog and first post ever published anywhere on internet and it's just because I think I have some great tips for all new stock photographers such as myself.First of all, I would like to say few things about myself because later you'll see why is that important.I always liked photography, made fine photos with every little camera that I had, but never been truly satisfied. Maybe it was because first I went to wrong high school, then pretty nonprofitable faculty,... continue reading

One sell gives me much encouragement

After uploaded some pictures last year, i seldom came here because i found there is a long distance between my pictures and others. But last week, i logined the dreamstime, i found i sold out one picture, it is real encouragement to me.so i upload some more pictures and hope all of you will like them.these are photoed in YanTai of China, a coast city,you can find more information about the beautiful city online.The girl in the picture is my wife, we love each other so... continue reading

First $100

I am very excited to say that i have earned my first hundred today with 38 downloads. I will try my very best to earn the second :P , cheersThank you for the buyer who downloading my work :)This is my first hundred one:PThis one is the biggest sale ($5.19) :PThe most download one (3 times) :P continue reading

My first 100th images

Hello Everyone,I am very happy with that 100+8 images are online. i think it isn't easy to achieve that, because i was rejected so many time before and i was demotivated for a period of time, but i believe "Keep uploading" and "See more articles and blog from DT" then i learned something and increase the acceptance ratio.Thanks all and wish you good luck ^^My beautiful hometown: continue reading

100 images online today!!!...

As I have now reached the milestone of 100 images online, I want to tell you my story with Dreamtimes.Long time ago, in December 2007, being intrigued by the possibility to sell images online, I decided to submit a series of photos on this site. To be precise, I uploaded about 15 photos. I thought they were very nice, mostly related to shooting pictures of plants and vegetation covered by ice and snow.I remember that I spent a long time to set up those images, to generate the keywords and to... continue reading

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