Articles by Denise Milana Beverly

I haz a sad face

My sales are slow..totally my fault...haven't been submitting lately.but...I haz a sad face because my last two sales are subscriptions.Lowest either one had ever earned was 50 cents waaayyyy back in 2007.The highest3.00 each as late as May of this year.Last sale 42 cents.... sad face( now before anyone says anything... I understand the concept of subscriptions, etc... just posting my honest thought... and you don't have to say anything.:-) continue reading

I'm baaackkkk

In my last blog I was trying to decide whether or not I would close my account.I don't have a huge portfolio but still I had put effort into it and hated to completely lose the time and work.After prayer and consideration, I enabled most all my images again and have been submitting and SELLING!One of my assignment files from last year has sold twice this week.as well as some of my older filesand one of my new ones sold within hours of being addedseveral others have sold... continue reading

here i stand at the crossroads

here i stand at the crossroads of decision. this is the month i can delete the approximately 250 images i have, most already disabled, and leave dreamstime.i have waited for this time to come for quite a while and yet now, i do not know whether i will take my predetermined course or change my mind.i have prayed, as i do about any decisions i need to make.and i am still not sure.i will decide soon, because i hate being in limbo about thingsmy local work has really picked... continue reading

All my ducks in a row

Well I think I have done it, all my ducks are in a row now.My exclusive status ended two days ago.I have recouped all funds lost to that status ending, including the $6.00 I was in the red when that took place.I suspect I have some friends who bailed me out.thank you if that is the case.Now I will wait until Feb.some images still marked exclusive, though if I need them for other uses I will not hesitate to take that off.In Feb. I will decide if I stay here or pack it up and go.... continue reading

My first editoral shots accepted... NASCAR - It's Bristol... Baby!!

I had my first editorial shots accepted last night.None of them made the news page, but, I am pleased they are part of my portfolio.The fall race in Bristol is one of NASCAR’s most sought after tickets and family race night is always a hit.Even though I was sick and it was almost 90 degrees, I decided to take a chance and try to get an editorial or two.one unexpected treasure was Lois J. Tyler, a sweet little lady who is one of NASCAR's little known legends.53 years ago she drove,... continue reading

shout out for my friend

Taking the time for a shout out to my friend Photojaywe followed him as he went to Iraq and waited to hear he had come home safely - thank the Lord, he did!now you have begun to see his amazing editorial shotsat the time i am writing this, at 6:14 a.m.Sunday morning, he is only 1 away from his 1000th image being sold.WAY TO GOp.s. after 10-12 edits, i give up on trying to line these images up to fit the text....sorry ! continue reading

check and double check

first of all let me say YAY i am exclusive now, my application was accepted.but i learned to double check things today when i realized i did not have all my extended licenses checked to sell the web usage or print usage.i cannot believe i have not had those activated.so... check and double check your management area (manage licenses) to see if you are selling your images in all of the available options you want to offer. continue reading

Exclusive Photographer application submitted

It's in the hands of the administrators.After nearly 2 and half years of wandering around I am back to dreamstime exclusively and I hope my application will be approved.I know exclusive status isn't for everyone but I think it is best for me.I do not manage my time welli am not organizedI do not do well pulled in different directionsI hope with this decision to see my portfolio grow and sales increase.Hopefully everything is moving in the... continue reading

How the Orphan Works Bills Affects Visual Artists

Please visit this webpage to read what we as artists are up against .begin to contact your legislative branch representatives to stop this bill.it has already been meeting with favor among those in position to stop it.please copy and paste the link if i do not get it in where it will automatically take you therestop this!!! continue reading

1 month.....1 agency

In just 1 month , I will downsize to only1 microstock agency, Dreamstime.I have submitted over the past 2 1/2years to approximately 8 different agencies and somehow always begin with Dreamstime when I start to upload new images.I began my process about a month ago by downsizing to 3 different agencies, each with their own unique portfolio.I have since deleted the one with the next largest amount of images and will soon have the last of them closed.In narrowing down what I want... continue reading

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