Articles by Sandra Foyt

101 Sales: In It to Win It

What's the key to stock photo sales? As a popular UK National Lottery game show tag line goes, you have to be "in it, to win it."In recent months, I've more than doubled my uploads. I'm now at over 730 files online. As a result, I'm now starting to see photo sales happening more frequently--this week, I posted 6 sales!My recent image sales cover locations shot on road trips in the U.S., and on travels beyond. It includes a couple of shots from a Topiary Garden in Columbus, Ohio. There'... continue reading

200 Uploads and Counting

It took me six months to upload the last 100 photos, and not for a lack of images. I have thousands of photos taken in the last five years; at least some of them are good stock material. But the only way that those photos will get on Dreamstime is to consistently upload. My strategy now is to go through my archives chronologically, mixing it up with some current content.   I had a chance to attend the Press Preview for the opening of The Met Breuer Museum last March, affording me the opportunity... continue reading

Lessons from The 100

 The 100 is the name of a post apocalyptic show on the CW network. Survivors return to Earth after a hundred years on a space station only to discover that they must battle against harsh environments and warring tribes. Getting one hundred images approved wasn't quite that difficult, but I do feel that it was a major accomplishment. I learned a few lessons along the way.1.) I didn't have to go far to find images. I already had six years of viable digital images collected from family photos,... continue reading

At Home in Albany NY

Albany, NY is one of the oldest cities in the United States and much of the architecture is very traditional, and sometimes even Gothic. But when you think of Albany, what comes to mind is the very futuristic and downright odd, Albany Egg. The Albany Egg is a performance space built as part of the ambitious Empire State Plaza, a concrete complex constructed between 1965 and 1976 that is mostly used for New York State government buildings. At one end of the mall is the New York State Museum.... continue reading

First Milestone: First Sale

I just saw my first sale and while the pay is minuscule, my excitement is tremendous. The first sign that pursuing photography as more than just a fun hobby was when some of my photos were accepted. But actually selling an image? Wow! It's an incredible feeling. Now I want to get going with uploading more photos.  continue reading

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