Articles by Rhbabiak13

Capturing the Mighty Horse

Horses are one of my favorite animals to photograph. These majestic animals remind us times gone by before planes, trains and automobiles. They take us back to the early days of farming, rodeos, cowboys, etc. It is hard for me to pass by a horse and not try to capture it's unique characteristics.Rodeo's are a favorite place for some to watch horses and see their more playful side.Sometimes they are plenty happy to pose, smile and show you all their teeth. I think... continue reading

My Model Experiences - How to Find and Work with Them

Customers aren't just looking for high fashion models. Many customers are looking for real people doing real things. I would consider myself more of a real life photographer. I don't pay my models usually, except for a few which I'll talk about later. This article is about how I get models and how I work with them and what seems to be selling. I have much to learn, but will share what I have learned as a newer photographer with Dreamstime.For this photo of the police officer woman,... continue reading

Promoting Others, Not Just Yourself

I was raised to love my neighbor as myself. I think of my fellow photographers on Dreamstime here as my neighbors. One of the ways I try to show love to my neighbors here on Dreamstime is to help promote their pictures. I have a Twitter account that is set up just for my business. Twitter can be fun because it's kind of neat to see what is trending on any given day. Then I do a search on my portfolio to see if I have a picture that might go with what is trending. If I do, then I will post that... continue reading

2 Year Anniversary - 2,000 Images Uploaded

This past August was my two year anniversary with Dreamstime.It's amazing to think that it was only two years ago that I was dreaming about being able to sell my photos.Two years later, it has become a reality.Today, I hit the 2,000 pictures uploaded mark.I currently have 896 sales.I've found my pictures in magazines, on blogs and even in the Encyclopedia Britannica.It's always a joy to see your pictures in print.Thank you Dreamstime for making my dreams a reality.I will share a... continue reading

800th Sale

I have been a photographer for Dreamstime for 21 months.Each new milestone is exciting to me.Today, I made my 800th sale.I am so thankful to be able to sell my photos on here and each sale makes me want to work harder.I really am so thankful to every buyer who purchases my photos.I will post my last five sales with you.Here's my 800th sale - just in time for summer - Water Balloons: Another seasonal one - my 799th - mosquito on a dandelion. A vegetable garden was... continue reading

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5th to remember the Mexican army's victory over the French on May 5, 1862.Festivities are held throughout the United States and Mexico that include eating, dancing, face painting and lots of other fun times.Here's a few pictures that show how people celebrate:   The colorful costume are very fun and a very important part of the Mexican culture.Ever seen Mango on a stick???It's one of the foods served at Cinco de Mayo.... continue reading

Time To Garden

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to get those gardens ready.It's also time to get out and photograph the gardens in their different phases.Garden photos do sell.Here's some inspiration for you. The right tools are important. Mulching is helpful. Freshly tilled gardens have interest all their own. Vegetables after a good rain are very appealing. Don't forget the harvest pictures at the end of the season. Happy Spring, Happy Gardening... continue reading

Merry Christmas and 500 Sales

I recently passed the 500 sale mark.So exciting!Thought I'd share a few Christmas pictures to celebrate.   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! continue reading

$1,000 milestone

Today marks the day that I crossed the $1,000 mark on Dreamstime.I never would have imagined that a homemaker, wife, mother of 10, grandma to 4, could make money from doing something I love.I feel blessed.Thank you Dreamstime, buyers and fellow photographers who encourage me on this journey.Here's pictures of my last ten sales.As always, pictures look best if you click on them.          As you will see, my pictures are from real life... continue reading

New Model - Cowboy

I offer my clients a discount on photo shoots if they will sign a model release for me.I sure am glad this mom signed a release, because I got so many cute shots of this child.We did his formal shoot in normal clothing and then she put this cowboy hat and shirt on him and I took some candid shots of him.He was having so much fun.Here he is pointing to a squirrel he sees in the distance. Here he found a piece of bark laying on the ground that looked like a gun and he picked it up... continue reading

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