600 Uploads In 2 Months

I have had 600 uploads accepted in just over 2 months, I have also shot all of the photos that I have uploaded in the last 2 months and have not used any that I already had taken.

I have found it hard work but very rewarding, when someone takes the time to say a nice comment about a photo that I have taken it is great and when a designer buys one of my photos it is fantastic.

When I started this journey a friend emailed me and said that I was wasting my time, that was like a red rag to a bull for me and made me work twice as hard.

I have spent hundreds of hours at different locations taking photos over the last couple of months, here are a few of the locations.

Smoking Tyres At Alicante Airport

Landing Aircraft Smoking Tyres

Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng Race Team And A Helicopter Film Crew

El Fondo National Park

Dragonflies Mating - Extreme Nature Insects

Water Bird - Black Winged Stilt

On The Beach

Beach Repairs - JCB CAT Digger At Seaside With Sunbathers And Holidaymakers

My House

An Almost Ripe Lemon

As I upload new photos I am arranging them into Managed Collections to make them easier to find.

My next planned stage is to now promote my work so that it sells and also when I get a spare moment learn some new things on Photoshop.

Photo credits: Steve Guest.
  • Steveacer
  • Gloucester, United Kingdom
I am adding to my portfolio every day of the year so please check back.
Please have a dig about in my large portfolio and I am sure that you will find the image you require.
I would be very grateful if you let me know where you use my images and will put a link from my website to you.

Rest assured that there are no mobile phone uploads in my portfolio, I only use professional quality Nikon cameras and lenses and every image is checked at 200% size before adding to my collection.

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January 26, 2015

I have quite mixed feelings abot DT. It seems like for many people just having their photos accepted is biggest prize. I would even say that the name - "Dreams Time" is somehow prophetic - "dream that you can make any money here". I agree with Davidwatmough - the relation between costs and time invested makes it a place to have some fun, that's all.


December 11, 2014

I have just made it to 800 uploads. I hope that it has been worth the effort and the sales follow!


December 07, 2014

Thank you all for your nice feedback and useful comments.
I know that you are right David, It is always going to be difficult to cover costs with photography unless you happen to be a photographer who likes doing weddings.
I have never been interested in photographing weddings, but I think that I am now becoming addicted to Dreamstime and am up to 758 uploads now.


December 07, 2014

A lot of images in sort time, congrats!


December 07, 2014

They are great pictures but your friend was really underlining to you that the hundreds of hours you say you've spent were unpaid.
I have just written about making $10,000 here at DT. I am grateful and have learned a lot but its only profitable in the sense of improving my techniques. They still need a lot of further improvements.
If you go to events, pay entrance fees, for petrol, depreciation on your car then its not an income you could live off in the West.
The cost of camera, filters, flash, lenses, tripod, computer equipment means financially it is neutral at best.
Some professionals with 20,000 images or more may tell you a different story.

It is valuable to join Dreamstime and I wouldn't have missed being a member of it for worlds. David .


November 29, 2014

Wow your fingers must be burning!! well done.


November 29, 2014

Congrats! I love the nature photographs.


November 23, 2014



November 22, 2014

Thanks for all the nice comments, I have just made it to 700 uploads, fingers crossed for sales now.


November 14, 2014

Amazing work. Congrats!


November 13, 2014

IT's all the better!


November 13, 2014

Congratulations !


November 12, 2014

It is a lot of work Rhbabiak but it is the most enjoyable work that I have ever done. Your portfolio looks exceptional by the way.


November 12, 2014

That's awesome and an incredible amount of work. I've done 300 in less than three months and I thought that was a lot of time. You are doing great!


November 12, 2014

Thank you all for the nice comments.


November 12, 2014

Wow. Must be nice to have the time to do that much stock photo work! Way to go! I hope you have many sales here on DT.


November 12, 2014

Congratulations!!! Love the Volvo Ocean Race pic.


November 12, 2014

Great job! Congratulation!