I'm almost literally jumping out of my skin right now I'm so excited about a trip I'm doing this weekend and what it means for stock photography for me!Last year, my good friend and I decided to make a trip to the Deschutes River and float a long section of water, sleeping overnight on the banks of the river.We had such a great time, this has now become an annual trip. I learned a ton last year in relation to logistical aspects of the trip: fishing, floating, camping, rattlesnake counting,... continue reading
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Well, in the spirit of how Dreamstime does things around here, celebrating every milestone, I wanted to celebrate my 3000th image online!I couldn't be happier with the progress I've been making in the microstock world and Dreamstime has really been a huge success for me.It's very fitting that my 3000th image is a self portrait of me shooting photos with my iPhone.Hmm.Using a Canon 6D and 70-200mm 2.8L on a Manfrotto tripod to capture me shooting with a phone.Very fitting indeed.Cheers!... continue reading
I've really been on a motivated journey recently to get more and more images accepted on the microstock sites I contribute to, especially Dreamstime.I've been increasing my portfolio at a pretty rapid pace and I've seen my downloads increase quite quickly! Part of the thing that has helped me a ton is finding out that I can regularly get images from my iPhone 5S accepted here.So, when I don't have a DSLR handy I bust out my phone and capture the best images possible. I then import to my... continue reading
I have officially hit the 1000 sale mark with my portfolio here at Dreamstime!This image of a snow-covered dock at Lake Tahoe did the trick.That's really exciting news, especially considering where I was at less than a year ago. I've been adding images like crazy and really pursuing stock photography as an alternate income source. The great thing with all of this is that most images in my portfolio come from paid client shoots and stock is just a supplement of income. Awesome! Now, on to the... continue reading
I signed up for Dreamstime in 2007 and have since been determined to make stock photography a substantial part of my income.Since joining, however, things have not gone according to plan.I quit a full time job with good income and great benefits to pursue photography as a full time income.Now, of course I'm not referring to stock photography here.I have built my business on weddings, portraits, and commercial work and have had great success so far in my short career.I have some great commercial... continue reading
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