Articles by Igor Sokalski

3000th sale

My 3000th sale and 6210th $US here on DT:  continue reading

Night lanscapes and misty mornings: my experience

Some months ago I wrote a blog on MISTY MORNINGS where I presentred some shoots taken by me last Summer at the Seliger Lake in Russia and accepted by DT. There were 8 images of starry nights and misty mornings there in that blog.I have just finished to process all the photos dedicated to mist and fog that I took for several nights and only two mornings in August 2012. Almost all of them have been approved by DT and here they are:Several tips for those who are going to shoot night landscapes... continue reading

3 years with DT (some stats)

Yesterday 3 years passed since my registration on DT. I have got some stats that could be of interest for others, so let me share some of my figures with you.So, after 1st year I had 216 images online, 92 sales and revenue of $$160. For my second year I uploaded 257 images and earned $$940 with 580 sales. My third year gave me 563 sales, $$1380 and I uploaded 288 files. Totally, by the moment I have 651 images online (110 have been disabled by me for 3 years), 1163 sales and revenue of $$2480.... continue reading

Misty mornings

This summer I spent two wonderful weeks at the Seliger Lake (Russia, 400 km to the NW from Moscow). Some nights I made a shots of starry sky and each morning I checked if it's a mist over the lake. Sometimes I was lucky to catch the mist. Night which gradually becomes a day - this is fantastic show, trust me. Especially if one has a camera complementary to ones eyes and soul...PS. I would love to have a tool to place the images in blogs more accurately - now it works just terrible. continue reading

3 milestones for 2 weeks

I passed three important milestones for last 2 weeks:1) 2000th $ in my pocket coming from DT (August 22nd).2) 1000th day with DT (August 24th).3) 1000th sale (2nd Sept, right away).Is not it a good chance to say me: "Great, Igor! You are brave! Congratulations!!!"? :-) continue reading

I'm grateful...

I have just started the people photography. It's still an 'undiscovered' area for me. Still lot of things to learn starting with proper lighting and finishing with helping model to establish a proper mood. And lot of issues in between.Now I would not like to discuss all the specific details that concern my way to make 'portraits'. I would just like to express my gratitude to two my models - Eugenia and Mikhail (in English they would be Jenny and Michael) - who were creative, friendful, ready for... continue reading

Get your picture in or on a book II :)

Yesterday I read Brett's blog on his picture that he had found on a book cover googling with the search string 'BCritchley Dreamstime'. I was really glad for him and immediately call the Google page in my browser and put the string 'Igordabari Dreamstime'.Guess what happened next?On the 3rd page there was a link to the book Exploring Space: The High Frontier, issued by Jones & Bartlett Learning in July, 2010 (588 pages).On the 4th page there was my image of the Orion constellation with... continue reading

Model isolated on white

Recently I have started to shoot models (surely, all of them are isolated against white background :-) ). The first session has been just accepted by DT. And here are some of these images: continue reading

'The First Sale' collection: need you to contribute

My collection 'The First Sale on DT' have been existing for 15 months. At the moment there are about 180 images collected but it grows very slowly. So, I shall ask all of you once again - share your first sale to community. I will be grateful to everybody for contribution. continue reading

Modern architecture concept in blue...

Two weeks ago I enjoyed shooting skyscrapers in the Eastern part of Moscow. Majority of images have been just accepted by DT. They represent the concept of modern architecture and they are colored in light blue. Here they are:========================================================================================================== continue reading

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