Articles by Matthew Clausen

Progression of Stock Photography

Since I've began my journey into the stock photography realm, my progression as a photographer has changed in many ways.I realized shortly after focusing all of my attention into creating stock images that my passion and love for photography quickly diminished, whether it be from having images that I had worked on for countless hours not being approved, or by the effort to find things that I felt were stock worthy. I needed to make a change. I took a month or two off, then began to shoot the... continue reading

5 Months on Dreamstime: What inspires you?

What inspires you in your photography? With summer finally coming to an end, I am greatly relieved due to the fact that I have taken pictures of everything around me and in my city and am looking forward to cooler temperatures and fall colors. I was going to write about my new findings in HDR photography but Espion had recently posted a blog detailing it and I figured we didn't need two of them.So instead of writing on techniques, I would like to pose a question:What inspires you the most in... continue reading

4 Months on Dreamstime: Quantity or Quality

I began my stock photography career here on Dreamstime four months ago from today's date, and over this short period of time I have had 164 pictures accepted and 30 sales, which is descent in my opinion.However, I have come across a large difference in opinion in whether or not the key to success, in terms of earnings, is having a large portfolio with many pictures available for sale, or by having a small, compact portfolio with only a few, high quality pictures. I seems to me that both ways... continue reading

Beautiful California

As many of you know, California is one of the most beautiful places on earth, containing some of the most visually pleasing areas and landmarks in America such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Disneyland. However, there are lesser known places in California that are just as amazing as those, and I would like give you a little insight into these locations!Morro Bay, California- Little know Morro Bay California is an amazing harbor for relaxin and beautiful landmarks. Morro rock, pictured here, is a... continue reading

After two months on Dreamstime...

I've recently passed the two month mark here on Dreamstime, and I am completely addicted! Every hour on the hour I stop by to see if any of my pictures have been downloaded yet today, or if any of my submissions have been approved. So far I have 110 pictures online and 9 sales, in only two months online which I fell is pretty good! In about another month or so, I'll start to remove older pictures that are not selling in order to increase the salability of my portfolio.I would also like to... continue reading

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