Articles by Dean Riley

100 sales.......and stock photography gets more interesting!

Seven sales in seven days has just tipped me over the 100 sales mark!It's surprising that, since becoming exclusive, my sales are now becoming fairly regular; sales are in double figures every month.For an amateur portfolio of 75 images, I don't think this is too bad.OK, i'm not on route to an early retirement through stock photography, but that's not really why I'm here.....although seeing my 'total revenue' go into triple figures does feel pretty good!I'm here to learn and develop;... continue reading

My first $100!

A swift double sale of this Paris in Vegas image just took me over the $100 mark - It's taken a while, but now my little photography hobby can now start paying me back....and also gave me a much needed kick to upload some more! continue reading

My image on the DT homepage

  Just spotted my first ever image to get a bit of publicity on the DT homepage in the 'Editorial Images' section!Although the images are probably selected at random, it's still nice to know that a few more people are now aware that my little portfolio exists here!As for the image its self - 2 sales within the first 10 views, so hopefully I may now see a few more sales!Next step - Editor's Choice! continue reading

DT life starts at 50!

What a year! After picking up a camera for the first time just 18 months ago, then moving to the middle east to start a new career, I've just celebrating my one year anniversary on DT, hit 50 uploads and have become exclusive with DT.To be honest, I thought this would be easier than it was.....but i found that out from my first big batch of rejections this time last year!Time constraints and a busy life made it difficult to find time to upload, but I'm happy with the diverse portfolio I'... continue reading

A smile from a camel for sale number 10

The only photos I had taken for years was with a mobile phone.I'd never really had a passion for photography, but have been developing a curiosity for a while.After buying a DSLR I suddenly felt like a real photographer, I felt I was taking amazing photographs with my awesome new found skill.I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled across DT and found that people could buy my photos....I was virtually spending my first $100 already.So, I uploaded my first batch of twenty something images... continue reading

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