Well, I was just thinking about microstock.

I started on this business as a hobby (it still is a hobby) on 2005 with my first camera, an Olympus E300 and since then, I literally done nothing. I uploaded 10-20 photos on 1-2 sites and totally forgot them. I got some little sales but they were so little, I was not even thinking of boosting my portfolio.

That was then.

A week ago, I told to myself that I want to do some work on my photos and my portfolio. What I like to shoot is people on situations and indoor concepts. So I called Giannis, a young guy who modeled for me once and asked him to pose for me for some business / office shots. Even though the shots were not very well prepared, we ended with some really good photos, so I uploaded them. The fact is that they began selling from the first day!

That was enough to convince me that if I am to shoot more and more, I can eventually gain more. It is easy to think about that, it was always on my mind, but when you see it it's different.

So I hired a pro model who is to come to my studio next week and do some portrait shots and I will post again about my findings :)

Just thinking out loud :)


Photo credits: Theodoros Batzakas.

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March 27, 2010


Great shots! I like their mood) Wish you a lot of sales)
And I agree with Maen - I wish I started in 2005, but at that time I didn't even know the word combination "DSLR camera")

March 26, 2010


Good thoughts, indeed-your get in return near equal to your efforts.

March 23, 2010


There are wonderful images in your portfolio! Good luck!

March 23, 2010


yeah i agree with mani, i knew but was scared and thought who is going to buy my image, good you are back and hope to see lots of images from you. Good luck

March 23, 2010


Nice portfolio so far !)

March 23, 2010


Well Irisangel I hope the professional model is going to be beautiful. So She can cheer
up the men in dreamstime.lol.
Shardon I'like your pictures a lot I sure if you upload more,you ll have more sales. I'm with mani i wish to knew microstock on 2005. Good luck

March 23, 2010


I hope your professional model is as handsome as the one in the pictures above. He has a very nice honest look and a great smile. Good luck with the new images.

March 23, 2010


You got nice images!Wish you good luck:)

March 23, 2010


Great shots indeed! Don't miss more opportunities! I wish I knew Microstocks in 2005! Good luck!

March 23, 2010


Well, I want to see the difference, I always used my relatives for models but I wanted to see how different it is to use a professional model. So I will do this as an experiment :)

March 23, 2010


Thanks for sharing. I use my wife and friends as models. Never paid yet.

March 23, 2010


good photo! I like it.

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