A 1000 images milestone and two editors' choices!

Hey there everybody!

As of today I am a proud owner of 1000+ portfolio on Dreamstime! It's been two painful months to sort out all of my travel images, dig up pet photography and organize new shoots, but the longer I do it the more fun it gets. Today was also my first senior shoot, and posing the lady and trying to get the expressions was absolutely priceless! The goal seemed tedious, all that keywording, waiting for the submissions to pass (or not), but now the number is up it just feels so darn good :)

Not only that, but in one week of my posting the images I got two editors' choices! May not seem like much, but it's my first editors' choice ever. So I've indulged in some self-importance haha :)

Here they are:

Fortune teller giving bad news

Crazy nude blonde man scary laughter

This personal challenge was my effort to go through with a certain number no matter what. But the way it made me think about each photo I take is the greatest lesson! I am my own bane if I take too many and find that greater percentage is not only not sellable, but I wouldn't have them associated with my name ever. So the challenge was to make every photo count so as not to bury myself and my hard drive in unnecessary digital junk that has to consume time to be cleaned afterwards. More time given to preproduction - more satisfaction in the end. Though I love me some spontaneous humorous images now and then :) Hell, they can even become editors' choice haha :)

I don't know if that's the way it works, simply cause it hasn't yet been my experience (I know that many microstock forums clearly state that the bigger your portfolio the bigger your exposure is), but I seem to have noticed a slight increase in views already. I'd love to hear your experiences, have your thousand(s) increased your views, hence sales?

Also, if any of you guys have some advice on how to organize better and reach the next thousand even quicker I'd appreciate it so much!

Thank you DT editors for that "simple" pleasure you've given me and thank you guys for your comments!

Hope y'all are enjoying the summer! Cheers!


Photo credits: Teodor Lazarev.

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great work - like the expressions of your models which you capture so well - congrats!


Thank you guys so much!




Nice Work ! Not easy to get a Editors Choice. Congratulations !


Great many thanks!! I can't begin to describe how much fun it was shooting those series and so much gratifying to have such a result :)


Congratulations with the 1000 images milestone and BIG congratulations on getting selected for tow editors' choice images!!


God knows it is to me :) Thanks man!


Great work, Teodor! And believe me, being picked editors' choice twice does seem like much to some of us :)

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