1000 images

Maybe for many of my fellow photographers 1000 images is already a milestone of the past. It is for me now as well. It is however an important milestone as it took me about 8 years to reach it. According to my current production rates, it will take about the same amount to double my portfolio size.

1000 images in my portfolio does not necessary mean 1000 images are available for sale. About 80 images (8%) among these are distributed through the free section. This percentage went lower during last year after it peaked around 10%. I am constantly deleting or sending to the free section images which I believe are not representative for my portfolio anymore and their earning power is low.

Additionaly, 210 images are distributed exclusivly through Dreamstime (21% of my portfolio). I am constantly optimizing my portfolio distribution beetween the 4 micro-stock agencies that I am working with, and this percentage is bound to rise during the next years.

On dreamstime, I have the biggest number of images. It is probably due to the fact that is my home agency, where my microstock adventure started. About half of my portfolio dates from my first 4 years here, when I was submitting almost anything. I was experimenting. In the past 4 years, I have focused mostly on travel images, what I like to do most. I also like to shoot macro images of flowers and plants, but my portfolio of this type of images is still not well developed.

I aim a production rate of 10 per month for the short term at least. I am not a full time photographer, and I do not believe I would like to be in the near future. As I enjoy occupying my free time with photography, my production rate is proportional with my free time. I currently travel more than I can process and upload with a backlog of images to process going back in time about 1 year. This allows me to be very selective with the images I upload and I believe is the key for having a high RPI (royalty per image).

Here are some of my latest images:

© Bogdan
© Bogdan
© Bogdan
© Bogdan

Some are from very recent travels, like the Lisbon, Portugal images. The Florence's skyline is a image taken during the last Easter vacation, while the moon shot is taken about a month ago. I have recently brought a telescope for astro-photography and learining how to take this kind of images is currently my major activity in my free time. Expect some deep-sky images in the near future.

I hope I will manage to double my portofolio in a shorter time span than 8 years and I hope dreamstime manages to keep increasing the RPI as they did in the past. I appreciate any feedback on my portolio from fellow photographers and any requests from the buying customers.

Kind regards,

Bogdan LAZAR

www.bogdanlazar.ro

Photo credits: Mihai-bogdan Lazar.

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September 22, 2013

Andrews71

Your night shots are simply amazing. Congratulations.

September 18, 2012

Florin1961

Congratulations!

September 17, 2012

Fainastock02

You're images are very nice !! Also the quality of every image is suberb.

May 09, 2012

Sobek85

Congratulations, nice images

April 20, 2012

snappylens

Congrats....Great images.!!!

April 20, 2012

Kittycat

Great images. congrats on you 1000 on line.

April 19, 2012

Yuritz

Congrats and thanks for sharing your experience

April 18, 2012

Aprescindere

Congrats!

April 18, 2012

Gennaro86

Congrats for your milesrone

April 18, 2012

Bogdan

Thank you all for your encouraging coments!

April 18, 2012

Nero67

Congratulations!!!

April 18, 2012

Lejoch

Congrats for your portfolio ...and for your travels!

April 17, 2012

Zenonk

That's interesting approach to micro stock, usually everyone say upload as much as possible and keep your folio wide.
Thanks for this inside.

April 17, 2012

Akulamatiau

Hi Bogdan, I absolutely love your travel images. Congratulations.

April 17, 2012

Calyx22

Bogdan, you are one of my favorite photographers. I so enjoy your images--they are just stunning. Congratulations on your achievement. I think I'm on about the same schedule timewise as you are! Best wishes for your continued success.

April 17, 2012

Meryll

Hi Bogdan, you have a beautiful and professional portfolio with so many sales, great success, I gess you are proud of yourself.. I would have been anyvay.

April 17, 2012

Rosedarc

Impressive achievements in terms of quality of photography and sales. Your portfolio is amazing.

April 16, 2012

Hanbaoluan

The master works, very beautiful! Congratulations!

April 16, 2012

Aprescindere

Congratulations!

April 16, 2012

Egomezta

Congratulations, it is a great achievement... Your images are great.

April 16, 2012

Picstudio

Congrats!

April 16, 2012

FabioConcetta

Congratulations is a great result!

April 16, 2012

Petin

Great job, very nice pictures!

April 16, 2012

Monysasi

Congratulations

April 16, 2012

Teabum

Nice portfolio. Hopefully to double your portfolio will take half of the time ;)

April 16, 2012

Defess

Congratulations! Great images!

April 16, 2012

TMarchev

Good! Congrats :)

April 16, 2012

Halilin

cong:)

April 16, 2012

Baldas1950

Many congratulation for your important milestone! And also for your great collections of landscape images of european and asiatic countries that I like very much!

April 16, 2012

Alerizzo78

Great milestone! Congratulations!

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