500 Images uploaded since 26th May 2009.

My first image was accepted by Dreamstime in May 2009 and about 8 months later with much effort I have reached 502 images today. Although my earnings are around $250 I spent that amount replacing one Nikor macro lens [ second hand at that ]. But I treated my Dreamstime work as a tutorial in photography learning from rejections although sometimes being depressed by the shortcomings of my submissions.

I studied the work of successful members and being interested in politics and economics learned to focus the subject matter of many of my images on these subject areas. The recession has offered lots of ideas in relation to budget cuts and economic problems. Below are a few images in these subject areas:

. Rising debt was partly responsible for the credit crisis.

The election soon to be held in the UK is turning on the speed of cutting government debt.

Greece and Ireland are examples of countries where salaries are being cut; which country will be next ?

Another approach was finding a large gold key which generated a number of images along the lines of key to riches.

People getting on in years think of raising money by taking loans secured on equity in their homes.

Finally in my experience Dreamstime offers a 'tutorial' in photography and excitement but not money for old rope!

Happy Easter to all at Dreamstime and thank you for your support and encouragement. David.

Photo credits: David Watmough.

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Congratulations with 500s! Your images are clean and have a great quality. Keep up a great work


Congratulations David! I've just reached 502 images myself, but it took me 6 months longer to get there.

You have some great ideas and concept. Keep them coming and I'm sure your skills will continue to grow


Good Job man! Congratulations and happy Easter to you :-)


Thanks for sharing, David. Nice concept pictures.
Good luck and Happy Easter to you to)


Great achievement in such short time, nice concept images, congrats.


Congradulations on an excellent job! Lovely portfolio.




WOW really great job! Wish you luck in sales! ;)


Kattn199 thank you very much for taking so much trouble to reply. I have looked at your portfolio and love your gay pride images and those of the church and the ' celebrating birth certificate ' image. Yes the process of thinking up new ideas is really pleasant except when one draws a blank ! I fall asleep trying to think of new ideas and concepts. David.


Congratulations! 500 is a lot of hard work. Good luck with your next goal, 1000? :)


Hey, Congrats!!


well done!




Well done !!


You have really achieved quite an accomplishment! It's funny because I have been on here for years (literally) but only recently started paying attention to it again. And after all this time, the rejections still cause me anxiety. Even as my acceptance rate increases, a rejection sets me back mentally. But you are right. The rejections are learning experiences, and achieving our self imposed goals make it all worth it in the long run. I wanted to hit 100 uploads for this month, and I accomplished that yesterday. A small number to many, but as a personal goal, it felt like quite an achievement. Therefore, I can really appreciate how wonderful you must feel with 500 uploads!

Your work is very creative, and sometimes that can be the trickiest part. Obviously that is not a problem for you. :-) I wish you many sales in the future!


A great milestone! congratulations!


Wow... great...


so fast!!

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