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2 years with DT

Today my second year with DT is over. It is a good time to have a look back to see what has been done for this second year.So, I have 431 images online +42 which I disabled or donated to free section. It makes 473 approved images against 216 exactly a year ago. Honestly, I planned 500, but 27 is not a great difference.599 downloads against 92 on Nov 30, 2010. There are time enough till midnight to reach 600 - a good present to 2nd year celebration! Could somebody buy something from my images... continue reading

Drinks Are On Me!!

Well no, not really.But now that you're reading... :)So after finally getting my act together about 18 months ago (after talking about it for the previous few years!) I entered the world of Microstock, including Dreamstime as one of my first agencies after the good reports I had read about them.Prior to this my stock experience was entirely in editorial mid-stock I guess you'd call it.So what a learning curve microstock was!After finally getting my initial submissions ready and finding... continue reading


Howdy, my fellow dreamstimers!It's almost a year since I wrote my last blog article: Milestones in action. Since that, it was read over 1000 times. I hope it helped someone because after publishing that article I didn't follow my own advice.I didn't set up any goal, and my "dreamstiming" was distracted by ordinary every day private and business events. I didn't upload any additional image, and my account was "frozen" at 103 images online, the same number as it was at the time of writing Milestones... continue reading

3 years on DT, 1000 sales

Today, three years on Dreamstime, I got my 1000th sale. My portfolio exceeds 500 pictures. I like photography and my pictures being sold, I am glad I have been a part of this great community, I like to be a Dreamstimer! I think I will have a beer tonight :-)Here is my 1000th sold image:and some new ones which I hope will sell too... continue reading

100 sales.......and stock photography gets more interesting!

Seven sales in seven days has just tipped me over the 100 sales mark!It's surprising that, since becoming exclusive, my sales are now becoming fairly regular; sales are in double figures every month.For an amateur portfolio of 75 images, I don't think this is too bad.OK, i'm not on route to an early retirement through stock photography, but that's not really why I'm here.....although seeing my 'total revenue' go into triple figures does feel pretty good!I'm here to learn and develop;... continue reading

Why Going Exclusive with Dreamstime Makes Sense For Me.

I am pretty excited. I was accepted as an exlusive contributor!So photography is more of a part time hobby and I have a full time job. I started out with a competitve agency and soon started using Dreamstime. I found I did not have time to keep up with posting on two different agencies so I started thinking about going exclusive. Most people advise against going exclusive, but it seems to make sense with limited time. After some research and much contemplation I decided to go with Dreamstime.... continue reading

The secret of microstock and the 35c sale

Sexy, gorgeous young model soaked from head to toe, tropical ocean sunset, lighting stands weighed down in a rock pool and makeup artist/stylist warning me of large swells– what more could you ask for from life as a photographer? Well certainly more than 35 cents! Come on, 3 lots of heart and soul went into creating that stunning 21MP masterpiece!We’ve all been there I suspect and you wonder why we carry on? Then you catch yourself really chuffed with a $2.40 sale and a few moments later... continue reading

My first TIFF sale!

I am so excited to see a TIFF sale with this photo:It is one of my best sellers and I am curious to find out what would make a buyer choose a TIFF format?At any rate, so happy to see this. Thanks Dreamstime!! continue reading

Relative success assessment:)

Todays visit of DT pages made me once again happy - there were made some sales and also portfolio acceptance is getting slightly better for me by the time......but - as probably everyone - I´m always wondering, if it goes well or not.. Of course, it always can be better, making more sales, dedicate myself more to stock photos, etc. As usual:))There is coming quite important milestone for me in one month: I will have DT account for two years. In the beginnig, while heard abot the stock photography,... continue reading

Another milestone falls !!!

Yippie !!!Yes after 3 months, I managed to to jump from 300 to 400 sold pictures.And one more thing...For the first time on Dreamstime, my number of sales beat number of my online pictures.I know this isn't such a big deal for many of you pro photographers, but considering lack of my photo equipment and very modest knowledge in that field, I couldn't be more satisfied with present results.Next year my acceptance ratio should increased heavily due to new "heavy artillery" I'm planning to... continue reading

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