Articles by Groovychick69

Need a model in Orange County California?

I am willing to be a model for you in exchange for digital images.I have plenty of ideas for shooting locations because I live in the local area.Please contact me if you are interested. continue reading

I bought a new camera! The Nikon D7000!

I finally decided after much research and consideration to purchase the new Nikon D7000 today. I spent the afternoon charging the battery and reading the user's manual. Tomorrow will be the first time I use it! Wish me luck! continue reading

I am ready to purchase a new camera and I don't know which one to buy!

Help! Advice wanted! I am ready to purchase a new camera and I don't know which one to buy! I am on a budget so the most money I can spend is around $1000 for the body and a lense. Any advice? continue reading


YEH! I HIT THE 324 UPLOAD MARK!Yes, it did take a little longer than expected but I work full time as a Graphic Designer so my job is my first priority. My goal this year is to start creating more creative images. I'm so inspired by other people's conceptual work. You can really see the planning that goes into the image before it is created. And I'm impressed by the combining of images that they use to realize their vision. I'm going to push myself to do something different this year. I hope this... continue reading

My first $100 payout!

My Earnings balance is: $101.44. I have reached the payout barrier for the first time. The download that put me over the top is my "Multicolored Heart Shaped Puzzle" image. Finally all my hard work is starting to payoff. continue reading

101 Sales! A New Personal Best!

101 Sales! A New Personal Best! Hopefully I break the $100 payout barrier soon. continue reading


MY FIRST LEVEL 2 IMAGE!Yeh, I feel like I am making progress! And even better news, my sales are increasing.I am so glad this image, Beach Scene is selling well. It is one of my favorites. I love the beach and derive alot of inspiration from the ocean.MY SECOND LEVEL 2 IMAGE!This Springtime Tree is another favorite. I love nature. I'm glad others like it also. continue reading


YEH! I HIT THE 200 UPLOAD MARK TODAY!More good work to come! Stay tuned! continue reading

New Goal! 10 Uploads per Day!

I have a new goal for myself and anyone else who want to try it with me. My goal for the next month will be to try and upload 10 images per day. I have a lot of old work that I need to upload and I want to create more vectors.I wonder if this goal is realistic? With the limited time I have to spend on creating stock art I can only draw about 2 images per day. I guess I'll give it a try starting now and see how it goes. It would be great if I can upload all of my existing images to DT by the end... continue reading

The importance of copyrighting your images.

The importance of copyrighting your images.It may take a little extra time to copyright your vector and photographic images and no one wants to hear that. Isn't writing the description and thinking of relevant keywords for your images hard enough? But spending a few extra minutes to embed your name and contact information into your image is time well spent.First of all, and most importantly, you protect your self from another person taking credit for your image. In addition, you can also add... continue reading

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