Articles by James Bradshaw

A beautiful gem of a lake

      I would love to introduce to all of you wonderful Dreamstime compadres a beautiful hidden gem here in East Texas, my stomping grounds.Lake Nacogdoches.It isn't very large, it isn't on the travel agents radar. It just sits quietly, a cobalt blue gem nestled in an emerald green carpet of east Texas pines.Wifey & I went there the other day, just a "one day get away vacay". Very serene & peaceful, due to the fact that although there were other people there, the other... continue reading

2nd sale

 Had my second sale last night. One of the many pictures I took of a sunflower in a garden that hadn't fully turned the seeds yet. To whomever purchased my picture, thank you very much & thank you for shopping Dreamstime. Please come again! continue reading

South Texas

Recently, I have added a lot of South Texas pictures, thanks in part to a trip my wife & I recently took down there with my sister. Now, for those unfamiliar, South Texas is...well, pretty much desolate, with oasis' of cities cropping up every now and again. There is Corpus Christi, a mecca for the tourists who love sun and surf, then Kingsville, with its world famous King Ranch & Santa Gertrudis cattle. Further on down is Laredo, Harlingen, and Brownsville.There are also other small towns like... continue reading

First Sale!

Well, I have finally joined the ranks of sellers on here. I got my first sale on 18 April 2017, a milestone every Dreamstime contributor loves writing about...and it's no wonder. I have finally felt the feeling of that first sale so many before me & so many after me have felt/will feel someday. AND IT FEELS GOOD!First off..to whomever bought my picture, if you shop regularly on here, and you see this post someday... Thank you. Thank you for picking my picture out of the MILLIONS that are on here.... continue reading

An Unusual Milestone

100 VIEWS!I'm not sure I have seen a blog on this subject before, so I figured I would be the first. If I am NOT the first, my apologies. I just feel so good about being on here since 16 Feb of this year, & it is finally today, 08 Mar, that I finally got my 100th view. This means I am averaging 4.76 views per day, or just a little over 1 per every 6 hrs. Not bad in a world of 7 billion potential customers.This tells me that people are interested in your creativity, & they do wish to... continue reading

The Jabbering of a Newbie, Pt 2

 In my last post, I told the community about how I was new to DT, but not new to the stock photography business. then I commenced telling of all the things I have learned to do, & what not to do. Well, an update on that. I logged in today to look at my portfolio to see which photos were being viewed the most.The ironic thing is, the photo that I posted in my last blog showing that I had not learned enough about lighting, the "Deserted Barn" photo, which I have posted in this blog, it is... continue reading

The Jabbering of a Newbie

Make no mistake about it, I AM a newbie!That being said, I will get along with the howdee-do's. My name is James Bradshaw, amateur photographer. I live in Lufkin-Texas.I am not new to stock photography, having done it in the past on other sites, which I have since discontinued my relationship with them. ( More on that in a bit. ) I got into this maybe just like everyone else, as a hobby, taking photos at family reunion events, or the all to familiar family vacation. All the photos you see... continue reading

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