I finally crossed the threshold and reached my first payout on Dreamstime. I've had to cut back on the submissions because I got hired for a day job but I visit DT everyday, watching my portfolio of 85 photos drop coins into my DT piggybank a little at a time.Today, two weeks before the first anniversary of my "first accepted image", my earnings reached $100 and how interesting that the image that got me through was my "nest egg" concept photo!Story behind the "nest of coins... continue reading
Articles by Ruby B. Llamas
I joined Dreamstime in August 2010. It took me two months to upload my first batch of photos and four months after that to decide if I’d go for exclusivity. I did my due diligence; I browsed the other stock photography sites before taking the leap. I even asked around for insights on the pros and cons of being exclusive to a particular agency.Dreamstime seems serious about their business. I’ve witnessed actions that can only mean fairness, integrity, and a strong sense of community. These... continue reading
As a newbie to Dreamstime and the whole stock photography milieu, I'm still awed by the new experiences I get myself into. I bet veteran photographers have been-here-done-this, but while I'm a novice learning the ropes, I'd like to chronicle my explorations. Down the road, when I've earned my stripes, I'll read my first blogs and say, yeah, I did that!What did I do this time?My husband took me to a Japanese restaurant for my last-day-of-my-birthmonth dinner. We ordered teppanyaki and a huge... continue reading
One of the first photo projects I thought of submitting to Dreamstime was the life cycle of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. When I saw the caterpillars devouring my parsley in the backyard, I knew I had to take the photo opp.I snipped off a half-eaten parsley branch that had one of the caterpillars and took it to my desktop studio for a shoot. Afterwards, I put the worm back in the parsley bush to let it go on with its business.The worm was alien to me, so I had to do some online research.... continue reading
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