Articles by Rachel Duchesne

Finally at 50!

I finally got my 50th image approved here on Dreamstime last night! Now I get to participate in the Assignments, which I am excited about, for a multitude of reasons: It gives my portfolio more exposure, it gets me out of my "comfort zone" of shooting, and it gives me something to focus my efforts on. Here is the image that put me into the 50 Zone: continue reading

Fastest sale so far!

I uploaded some images of fire that were approved 2 days ago, and this morning when I checked DT, one of them had sold already! I had a feeling those images would do well, and so it is nice to see that out of 2 views in 2 days, I already have a sale on it!Some days it is easy to get discouraged at the lack of sales, but never stop taking pictures! You never know when someone needs the picture you took! continue reading

Woke up to my first sale!!!

Yippeeee!!!! I woke up this morning and when I logged in to DT, I saw that I had my first sale! Hurray! Only 95 days from getting my first photo approved to getting my first sale... I am very excited, and can't wait to keep uploading and getting MORE sales! continue reading

Light Diffuser in a pinch

I was in a photo workshop not too long ago and our instructor told us a great idea for creating a light diffuser in a pinch. Basically, take a kleenx and wrap it around your flash and secure with a rubber band. Easy peasy,and it works pretty well. Since I don't have an actual light diffuser yet, I keep these items in my camera bag and it helps when I need it to! For a shoehorn flash, he also said (well washed) plastic milk cartons work well. Simply cut off the spout part enough so it fits over the... continue reading

Those Elusive Sales...

So I have been uploading pictures to my portfolio, and in the last month and a half of uploading, I am up to 17 pictures, which is decent for a VERY part time photographer. I have still not had any sales which is disappointing, but not unexpected for a newbie with a small portfolio. I am determined, though! I hold my head up high and stay postive and continue to invest in this delightful "job". I just hope I get some sales soon....that would be really nice! continue reading

Anything Is Possible!

I have been dreaming of becoming a stock photographer for almost a year now, and spent the last 5 months in the Pit of Dispair at not succeeding! I had been trying to get in with some other Stock Photo companies (I know, I know...blasphemy!) and after facing months of rejection with them, I finally gave up for awhile. Not permanently, but for a time. I realized I should take some time and learn a few things, and then someday I will come back to it. Well, a couple weeks ago, I found Dreamstime, and... continue reading

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