A Dream(stime) come true

I've been a member of DT since 2005.

(My best selling image of all times - Istanbul old city)

Over the years I have tried numerous approaches to stock photography.

I've tried shooting models. I've tried food photography, pet photography and even baby photography.

Never fully succeeded and never had a lot of sales.

What worked for me fairly well from the beginning has been travel and landscape photography.

Since I live in the Middle East, shooting in Israel has been easy for me.

This country attracts a lot of attention as it's a country full of contrasting sides.

Time of intense political tension, beautiful and varied areas (in a pretty small area), modern cities and ancient history, secular night life and holy places for all major religions. So, I gradually started my Holy land Series stock collection, documenting various scenes mostly panoramic. At first, sales have been slow, but in recent months I see an increased interest and sales from these photos.

I have always wished that these scenes will become public, now thanks to DT buyers I see it come true. In the past 2 days only I have sold over 20 images from this series.

It's a great feeling and a dream come true.

So, if you recognize a niche not covered by the 42 million images and thousands of extremely talented photographers on DT, pursue your dream. Here are my suggestions to you:

1. It may take time, but as you accumulate your stock images, someone will notice your work.

Don't give up!

2. Shoot subjects you enjoy, I love traveling, I love open landscapes and ancient ruins with strong colors (I use VSCO 04 plug ins to boost my Fuji X100 images' color).

3. Use a lot of (natural) light. DT editors hate contrasted images and usually won't approve them.

4. look for dramatic skies, it always help.

5. Even a short weekend walk with the kids can result in selling stock images. Always carry your camera

6. Research on DT for images from your planned destination, then filter "Most Sales" first, it will help you avoid common angles and bring a fresh view of famous destination

Thanks for all the buyers, you make my dream (stime) come true!

Amitai

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May 10, 2016

Saulute123

Wonderful photos! Good job :)

May 07, 2016

Mariayunira

Wow, very very beautiful images!! Congrats!

April 29, 2016

Martingraf

congrats to your nice portfolio! I also love travelling and when then taking photos of these places and your right - it sometimes takes a while till some of those photos get sold, but at the end they do - some of them quite often :)

April 24, 2016

Kanokrutt

Your photos are very nice and attractive. I love them. Thanks for your message, it really encourage me ti go on .

April 24, 2016

Cacrov

Great work!

April 24, 2016

Scooperdigital

Great photos, your work is fantastic :-)

April 22, 2016

Bjfirestorm

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

April 22, 2016

Pofophoto

Congratulations!

April 22, 2016

Julietta24

Congratulations!

April 22, 2016

Perstock

Great images!

April 22, 2016

Epicmagnagraecias

Stunning pics! Very colourful! My compliments.

April 21, 2016

Picstudio

I love your portfolio. keep up the good work.

April 21, 2016

Alessandrarc1

Congratulations on your beautiful work!

April 21, 2016

Veronikak

Beautiful photos and an interesting article. Thank you for sharing :)

April 20, 2016

Amitai

thanks @rhbabiak13 and thanks @adammeadows12

April 20, 2016

Rhbabiak13

Love this series!

April 20, 2016

Adammeadows12

love your work!

April 20, 2016

Pandora849

Especially like the moody photo of arches with so many rich colors. Very true what you said about always keeping your camera handy.

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Photo credits: Amitai.