Articles by Calyx22

My picture just used as the background on Al Jazeera!!!

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited I'm just about to drop!I was just watching Al Jazeera International and my image was used in a background!Oh wow, I'm so excited I think I might BUST!!!Thank you, Dreamstime, thank you, thank you!!!! continue reading

A Milestone Reached.....

In March, I will have been with DT for three years.Today, I reached the $2000.00 milestone.I'm so excited and happy, I could just bust.It hasn't been an easy journey for me.But I said I would never give up and I haven't.I know I'm small potatoes here and that's okay by me.I'm doing just fine.Thank you, Dreamstime, for this opportunity, and thank you to all the buyers of my images.You have made me so happy!If it can happen for me, it can happen for you, too.Don't EVER... continue reading

My Story, Why I Love Dreamstime, and How I Am Giving Back

A little over two years ago, I suffered a toxic reaction to an antibiotic that changed my life possibly forever.Three little pills nearly killed me.Thankfully, they didn't, but I am a different person than I was before.The reaction left me with a long term condition called Quinolone Toxicity Syndrome.While there are many parts of this syndrome that can affect people, I was left with long term Central and Peripheral Nervous System damage in the form of constant muscle tremors, muscle weakness... continue reading

Tips for Baby Photography, please?

I have my first series of portraits scheduled tomorrow with a baby client.Obviously, the baby didn't schedule it but you know what I mean!I've not shot babies before, simply because I didn't have any available to me.This is a portrait session and not really for stock unless I have some good shots.Primarily, I'm concerned about lighting, which will be mostly natural.Does anyone have any good tips for me that will help me make the most of my session tomorrow?Any input will be gratefully... continue reading

My First $1000.00!

It's been two years and one day, and I've hit the magic mark.I'm so excited!Here are a few of my best sellers.I am a small time contributor and I hope to hit my next milestone of 1,000 images online this year.See, I told you I'm small!But I hope that my enthusiasm carries through.It's not how big your portfolio is at all, though obviously it helps.Sometimes willpower and determination help too! continue reading

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