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Frustration....persistent leads to Sale (74th)

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Message posted at 09/12/2013, 11:39:05 AM by Helgidinson
New article posted: Frustration....persistent leads to Sale (74th)
D610 D300s SB-600 Nikon 16-35/4 VR AF-s Nikon 50mm/1.8 A...

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Message posted at 09/13/2013, 06:48:22 AM by Igordabari
For last year (since August 2012) I uploaded almost the same number of images as you (400+). And they gave my 74 sales in total, the main bulk of sales (~650) came from earlier images.

So, you should not be frustrated: your statistics are more or less normal.

Best of luck!
I, me, myself + cameras: Canon 450d (for astrophoto...

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Message posted at 09/13/2013, 10:39:41 AM by Antoinettew
Just go on, you really have beautiful images in your port. Good luck.
Nikon D90; Tamron 17-50mm f2,8; Nikkor 70-300mm f4,5-5,6; Ni...

Uploaded files:650 | Total Sales: 574
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Message posted at 09/13/2013, 13:25:17 PM by Oliver7perez
I was in the same situation but the only way to get over the hurdle is to keep submitting images. I came to the realization that I have to put in the work to get better images and that sales will come over time with more inventory in my portfolio. I am slowly getting more submissions approved. I am starting to carry my camera with me everywhere I go to try to get more shots, approved submissions and increased sales. It is nice to hear that you were able to start contributing again. I will also try to be more productive if not to increase sales but to get better at photography.

Nice portfolio ...good luck and wish you more sales now and in the future ...
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Message posted at 09/13/2013, 18:19:48 PM by Helgidinson
Igor, Antoinettew, oliver
Thanks for those kind encouragement words. I start to think, that, why do I focus myself to earnings and sales? /maybe I should look the otherway around, but focus on my photographic skills to improve further, there's always room to improve. I'll keep shooting, and uploading and forget about sales and earning, think this is much more fun enjoyable.

BTW you all got nice ports as well....
D610 D300s SB-600 Nikon 16-35/4 VR AF-s Nikon 50mm/1.8 A...

Uploaded files:1437 | Total Sales: 540
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Message posted at 09/14/2013, 01:41:29 AM by Martingraf
again and again I remind myself - if I focus on sales and not on my passion in taking photos - what is it all about then? just another job? love what you do and people will see that, which will then automatically, as a side effect, result in sales
Latest gear: Sigma DP1 Merrill and DP3 Merrill and Canon G10...

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Message posted at 09/14/2013, 09:35:49 AM by Baldas1950
Following the reasoning of Igor I have controlled also my number of sales from august 2012.
It result I uploaded about 250 images from august 2012.
These images produced 45 sales.
Other 140 sales has been produced by earlier images (I started to upload images in june 2011).
So also in my opinion you are actually in good position regarding sales.
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Message posted at 09/14/2013, 15:06:28 PM by Davidwatmough
Number one enjoy doing photography...... then 2 learn from editor's comments ... then 3 get better and better and make money.

I think illustrators seem to do best here but I am not sure. Maybe others could comment on pro's and con's of photography versus illustrations as regards earning money.
Nikon D 700 and various Nikon lens.

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Message posted at 09/14/2013, 18:26:19 PM by Teeimagination
This is great! Sometimes it just takes time.

Uploaded files:65 | Total Sales: 10
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Message posted at 09/18/2013, 03:08:27 AM by Perstock
I think many of us share your thoughts, but patience pays!
And, you got a lot of nice images :-)
Nikon system. D750 and D7100 are the latest cameras.

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