500 images on DT, check!

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Today I past 500 images online on DT. That's my primary goal for the first year, now I made it in eight months. I know, DT editors are not happy about flags but this one made me happy. As Swedish I will celebrate our National day next week on June the 6th. Check!

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My images are mostly very niche. So my strategy from the beginning is to fill the gaps. No point in shooting handshaking businessmen, pizzas or beautiful sexy women, there's litterally tons of such images out there... Check!

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In the beginning I had a lot of refusals. Most of them because of noise. Not anymore! Some of the most recent approvals above are taken with my old D300. This camera made me very disapointed earlier. But since I upgraded to CS6 last year rejections decreased dramaticly every month. Latest Camera Raw is really amazing. Check!

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One interresting thing is that I have had no refusals so far on my scanned images. I have thousands upon thousands of 6x6. But, scanning and retoushing is very time-consuming. Also - these days a high-end consumer DSLR delivers the same resolution - with a sharp lens... Check!

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Still thinking on going exclusive but then I must leave the conventional agencies... One thing that perhaps will help exposure is collections. So far I have launched seven of them. Check! :

Classic Swedish passenger ships

Stockholm archipelago

Safety at sea

Tallinn, capital of Estonia

Saint Petersburg

Tour skating and skate sailing

Tallships, squareriggers and windjammers

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My very first assignment - hobbies - went good with two approvals. Check!

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Finally, todays sale made me happy. 11 credits for the two fullriggers. Thank you imagebyer :-) Check and Cheers!

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June 15, 2013

Linqong

Well done!congratulations!

June 01, 2013

FabioConcetta

Beautiful images, congratulations!

May 30, 2013

Infokus408

great job!

May 29, 2013

Peanutroaster

Well done!

May 29, 2013

Perstock

Thank you everybody! I am really overwhelmed and inspired :-)
It's so fashinating with this community with friends all over the world!

May 28, 2013

Cammeraydave

Well Done ! Congratulations !

May 28, 2013

Kezza53

Congratulations and well done!! :)

May 28, 2013

Laurasinelle

Great work! Congrats

May 28, 2013

Inyrdreams

congrats and very fine work. even in stock.. always remember shoot what you love! I agree... too many business men on white shaking hands!

May 28, 2013

TMarchev

Congratulations!!!

May 28, 2013

Baldas1950

Congratulation! A great milestone and a very beautiful portfolio!

May 28, 2013

Delned

Well done, Per! Congratulations!

May 28, 2013

Rosariomanzo

Well done, congrats!

May 28, 2013

Defess

Great achievement! Congratulations!

May 28, 2013

Lenutaidi

Well done!Beautiful portofolio!Congratulations on your milestone!!

May 27, 2013

Friedel3

Big milestone to reach, great achievement congrats.

May 27, 2013

Rigsby8131

Congratulations on your milestone!!! You have done very well to get to 500 in such a short space of time. Good luck for the future and keep going with your strategy.

May 27, 2013

Suyerry

Congratulations! Well done! Wish you much success on the next 500!

May 27, 2013

Angelaostafichuk

Congrats on getting 500 up! You have a good attitude and I strategy that will work. As long as you know your niche market buyers, you will do very well!
Keep uploading!
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May 27, 2013

Alerizzo78

Great achievement and great photos!
Congrats!!!

May 27, 2013

Miraclemoments

Congrats and well done...that is a large number of images in eight months. I am chasing 500 as well. Good luck!!

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Photo credits: Per Björkdahl.