Back on loop with 200 pictures online

More than year ago i heard about stock photography at first time and registered at Dreamstime wishing to sell some of my pictures. After one month i already had few sold pictures and i was very happy with that. That time i used to work as resort photographer at Maldives and during my working days i made usually 1-3 portrait photosessions at day. Even your job is one of jobs wich people are dreaming to have, it can kill your inspiration and wish to hold camera in your hands very fast. Every day same locations, same poses, around 600 shots, editing, showing, choosing, printing... it makes you bored and you are starting to use camera only at working hours and only for working purposes.

Only now, after 1 year somethings changed in my life and inspiration start to come back with ideas and wish to shoot. I waked up suddenly from my long and deep slumber, and start to make my steps back in stock photography. To get back on the loop was harder than i expect. Portfolio exposure rate becomes low for months i missed, lot of pictures rejected, no views on pictures. Will need some time to bring rate back.Very helpful to have some professional criticism that i can get from dreamstime. Understanding mistakes and learning from it corrections helps to improve skills and helps to make better pictures from day to day, also twisting your mind to stock photography side cause it is much more different style of photography than others.

I am planning to finish this month with around 250-300 pictures online, increase my portfolio exposure and hopefully will get some sales. Good luck to all old members, new members and rejoined deserters.

One of my last shots

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November 24, 2015


Thanks everyone for moral support!

November 19, 2015


Amazing! Good job!

November 19, 2015


Your portfolio is amazing! Keep up the good work :)

November 19, 2015


I know the feeling of being a professional photographer... And we've made the same steps! So good luck on filling your portfolio over here!!!

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Photo credits: Lexandr Lexandrovich.