4 and a half years online!

I have noticed that I joined here on septembr 8th 2006! so it's 4 and a half years online! But I didn't start to upload seriously until august 2007... (the enormous amount of rejections on my first days discouraged me)

And time flies! Now I'm here with 1,491 files online and more than 2000 sales!! I'm getting a bit hard to reach 1,500 files since the big amount of rejects I'm having lately :S maybe it's time to buy a new camera and try to shoot more original pics ;)

I have some files that haven't sold oin years, they aren't good and I suppose they will end in the free section soon, but...

I make a last try to promote them here: these are the images I have used through this aryicle. If anyone is interested... (i suppose not, since the quality has increased so much in last years, but...anyway)

I would like to remark also that I have met very interesting people here, which I have as a facebook friends and I also have learned a lot in forums and improved photography skills

Now I see some of my old files isolated in white that are not isolated at all, or files with bad lighting, etc.

If only I were discovered stock photography before (on its beginnings, in 2004)... I would have improved before...

I will keep shooting and sending pics, in spite this is more difficult every time for non pros like me (all my portfolio is bult with a non DSLR neither a lense... but a canon powershot G9 and my old canon powershot A700!)

Do you believe it's time to buy a new camera??

Photo credits: Titania1980.

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It's very nice you took such good pictures with compact camera!


nice images!!


Thank you all for your comments!!


Lovely portfolio........... a new camera might make your uploads rise to new heights. Very impressed with your achievements to date. David.




Congratulations, Felicitations.
Personally, I wouldn't call what you have a problem. Your 4 years with Dreamstime got you more download twice the number of your portfolio size. To me, that is excellent. If Dreamstime gave me that sort of percentage, I wouldn't change a thing . I would think DT has done an excellent job for you.
As for buying a new camera? I don't think the camera has anything to do with getting more downloads. In your place, I would spend my earnings with Dreamstime on a trip and lots of champagne , lol.
No , seriously, if I had it this good with Dreamstime, I'd stay with them and give them more new photos with the old camera.
Que Dios te acompane.
P.S. now can I get back to sleep ? (do you like my new avatar? been a rough year with DT for me. so I am getting back to bed, lol)


Great portfolio and great journey that you had! Congratulations and good luck for the future!


Congrats !


Titania, congratulations! That's fantastic about your achievements in that period of time! You always grow as a photographer and it's cool that you can look back at your older images and see where you have improved since then. And you never know, one of them might sell! Again, congratulations on your achievements! :)




thank you all!


Wow!! Congrats!


Congratulations... well done :)
A new camera?.. I bought a Canon550 with my last payouts .. I like it ... :)


Congratulations - many more sales to you and best of luck in your advancements. It is an interesting rollercoaster - take care B




Haha keep up the good work my friend! Many milestones & years to come! ;)


Congratulations on a wonderful portfolio and decent score in sales. I remember a time when I didn't have a DSLR and all I could think was "if I had a SLR I could have done wonders". Although I am still awaiting my first sale here in DT, I take the liberty in telling that you would definitely be a great inspiration for those who are yet to have a SLR but still dream of success in stock photography or simply better photography.


haha Susan ;)

Thanks Gabriel ;) I find a lot of times that the pics I have taken have some blurries or chromatic aberrations :S

thank you, Anhong


YES! :))


Congratulations, thanks for sharing! This is a long process. Good luck!


Ingrid you got very nice photos and a great portfolio,i remember you were on first photographers i admired portfolio from when i started to upload on DT .You got the eye for photographs and if you will buy a new camera you will improve your work very much for sure.Congratulations and wish you many ,many sales!


Thank you all for your comments!!!

@BCritchley I was thinking in a Canon 550


You've got a great portfolio and it makes sense to go through it and delete the photos that have been there for a long time and have no sales. You still take great shots with your old camera but I'm sure getting a new camera would help you; that would be great motivator to take lots of photos for a start :-)




Congratulations,beautiful portfolio!!!




We're the same DT age :D




nice images


Congratulations on a great portfolio :-) If your still shooting with the same gear you used when you started out here then that could be the issue with more rejections now. I think DT has upped the bar on acceptable quality ( just my opinion ), less/no similars etc. There are a few current threads about on good cameras for stock.

I recently upgraded to a Canon 5D MKII, great camera but with my 28-300mm lens on it, it makes it very heavy and rather large oh and you get lots of attention when out and about with it. Something much smaller with the same quality would be amazing.

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