It has been a busy end to the month here with us having visitors for the last 10 days or so but I wrote back on the 19th that I had reached a couple of milestones over that weekend and made oth my 300th upload and 50th sale :)
This weekend I will mainly be settling down for a cold one and reflect on what I have learned this month before trying to improve for next month. Having people here meant that my photographs this monthe have been a little looser in terms of there preparation. With many of my recent images being chance captures whilst being out and about and I did not want to spend too much time preparing and processing Pictures.
It seems to be ticking the boxes for Dreamstime too as my approval rate this month has just topped 85% for the first time with 48 images accepted and only 8 rejected with my total figure now upto 324. It also appears that perseverance and hard work is starting to payoff on the sales side to as my revenue this month has been almost double that of any previous month. My revenue per download also just shaded over 1 USD for the first time also.
I usually take pictrse where I am in complete control of the scene even my images of fruit and veg growing on trees are taken on still well lit days with generally 2 flashes and a reflector. Very much in a control freak kinda way and it does produce mages that I like but being a little wary of just using the camera whilst out and abpout has certainly limited my portfolio. I think the wariness came from my images when I first joined DT being taken like that and lots of them getting rejected so I moved away from that approach, but I guess I have improved.
It is very easy to over analyse stuff and look too closely at figures and spot trends and patterns and I generally try to avoid it, but overally things seem to be moving in the right direction. Definately now looking forward to combining both appropaches and pushing on towards 400 uploads, 100 downloads and at some point in time my first payout :D
Photo credits: Llareggub.