Becoming exclusive

Well, the e-mail arrived yesterday, confirming I am now a photographer, working exclusively with Dreamstime but how did I get to ths stage? I had 85 photos in my portfolio and was pleased with the submissions process. I'd had a few photos refused but, although disappointing, the advice on how to rectify the problems was extremely useful, which also impressed me.

It has made me think more about composition of photographs, to take that bit of extra care when taking the picture and definitely made me more objective when reviewing my photgraphs. It was difficult at first but I'm getting used to saying "No, this isn't good enough" and moving onto the next photograph, even if I do think it's ok.

Also, I'd also read about the exclusivity and eventually thought "Why not? Dreamstime have been good so far" and I didn't see that changing anytime soon and so, I applied and the rest is history. only time will tell if this was a good decision but I see no reason to think it wont be. Being quite new to photography, looking at other peoples portfolios and reading their blogs has and will continue to help me learn, which can't be a bad thing. Is exclusivity for you? I can't say but I would say that it's worth considering, after all, look at all the great photos submitted by exclusive members. (Mine not included)

Brightly coloured hand painted ceramics at a Spanish market.

Photo credits: S Walker.

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May 14, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

I'm not sure that many folk will read this blog, so you might have more luck opening a new thread to ask, although "Egomezta" said below that it had worked very well for them.

May 13, 2017

Callearlisa

Well said, agree with you 100%. This is the kind off info I have been searching for. IS it a good decision to go exclusive, What have been other fellow photographers experiences and such. Thank You

May 12, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thank you very much, pleased it helped. I'd thought about replying to your last blog but as I haven't made a sale either, I didn't think I could be much help. That said, to me, enjoying what you do is the most important thing and if something comes of it, then great. If not, I'm still doing what I want to do and even though a picture may not be good enough to submit, it's still one that means something, be it a memory or suchlike. Best of luck.

May 12, 2017

Callearlisa

Love the Photo and the content of this blog! Thanks for your input!

May 09, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thanks very much to the both of you.

May 09, 2017

Egomezta

Congratulaitons, Being exclusive has work very well for me.

May 09, 2017

Wvalbuena81

Good luck with sales!!

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