Articles by Dark3y3s

My evolution with stock photography

I remember the times when I first joined here a few years ago, I had only a few images up (flower snapshots most of them) and was checking every other minute to see whether I made any sales.The first sale brought a lot of motivation with it, so I started shooting anything that could pass as stock photography, from people to food. And the great thing and benefit of it was how much I learnt in that time, reading tutorials, looking up to other photographers, researching what sells as stock.... continue reading

Spiss Castle, Slovakia

How many of you have heard about this medieval jewel, located in the heart of Slovakia?I had the chance to visit the ruins of Spiss Castle earlier this year and I have to say that I was positively impressed. And the view from the top is amazing!If you're visiting Kosice (which is one of the European Capitals of Culture 2013), take a small detour to visit Spiss Castle as well!And some more images to be found in my portfolio :) continue reading

Venice and new Milestone: 500 uploads

Can you guess how happy I was when I saw a few minutes ago that I reached the 500 uploads milestone? I also had 6 images accepted into the current assignment so now I'm only waiting for the sales to thrive in order to have an amazing month here on DT :)All this was thanks to a large batch of images (still a lot in pending) I took this year in Venice, during the 13th Architecture Biennale. Have you heard of it?Each 2 years, Venice (at Arsenale and Giardini) helds the Architecture Biennale... continue reading

My first 100$!

I have finally reached my first 100$ today, after more than 2 years contributing to DT agency :) Although somewhere along the way I lost my hope for this thing to happen, when I saw today that I achieved it I felt really happy and raised my hopes and expectations back high.The most important thing I learnt along the way is too choose only the best of the best from a series of photographs. I have stumbled many times into rejections of images I really liked. Then I realised that most of them simply... continue reading

Slovenia

I ended my summer with a visit to Slovenia. It was a roadtrip, full of unexpected surprises and, nevertheless, a learning experience.Unfortunately, only the first days were sunny and warm, to travel then on a terrible weather from Maribor to Ljubljana and the Adriatic Sea.However, I want to share with you some of my experience through photographs. Slovenia is a very beautiful country and, did you know that Maribor is one of the European Capitals of Culture for the year 2012?On our... continue reading

Barcelona

I had the chance to visit Barcelona this summer and I was amazed by this beautiful city. It is incredibly full of life and movement, you just can't get bored there! And the beach is fantastic, it was a joy to take a swim in the sea and then chill on the beach while reading a good book :)Obviously, I also took some pictures that I'd love to share with you, guys!Enjoy!And my favourite place from the whole city: continue reading

100 sales!

Yay! I just reached a new threshold: my 100th sale! The feeling is great, sales keep getting more and more often, I feel so proud seeing my work is wanted and bought. I also found some of my most popular photos sold and used in interesting articles and college advertising, which also makes me feel proud about it. I hope to reach my first payout soon and then things will roll even more smoothly!I also had a recent mini-trip to Belgrade, can hardly wait to upload the images! I took some great captures... continue reading

Shooting tethered

Hello guys!Have you ever thought your camera's tiny screen was not enough to preview your images? Or felt a bit disappointed after seeing the pictures on your computer? Well, I certainly did. And I recently found out there's a solution to this and it's quite a popular one. I didn't know about it and I suppose I wasn't the only one, so I'll share it with you :)Shooting tethered means you'll connect your camera to your computer/laptop and control it right from that device. This way you'll... continue reading

Happy Holidays!

Hey guys!Hope everyone is having a joyful Christmas close to family and friends and that Santa is more than generous this year :) With this occasion I'm wishing you a Happy New Year and may all your 2012 wishes come true!I also want to invite those of you that like my work to visit and join my facebook page. It would be more than appreciated!Thank you and Happy Holidays! ♥ continue reading

Winter sales

Yey! In two days I sold this image twice, for 7 and 10 credits! This is quite a great achievement for me and boosts up my hope for the first payout.I also sold this one recently:Aaand, for all the buyers out there:And there's more on my profile and in my 2 collections:Christmas portraitsWinter portraitsThank you!!! continue reading

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