First 100$ milestone (and first blog post)!

Quite happy to have finally made it. I jumped over the 100$ threshold with a 9.90 $ sale of a very green image, which is by far the most I got for a single sale.

Green moss forest

I started with dreamstime back in 2010 when I uploaded a couple of images out of curiosity to see whether anybody would buy my images. Not much activity from my side for four years after that, but about a year ago I started again uploading, this time more seriously leading to 765 accepted images and more than 100 $ in sales as of today.

Wedded rocks

So far, my portfolio includes mostly pictures from two years of living and traveling all over Japan. (Other countries to follow.) They include sights or landmarks as well as more abstract images focusing on patterns, color, textures or details. I am also experimenting with editorial images (usually those with people) and have a few sales there.

Missing rivet

I am shooting for my own pleasure and not with stock photography in mind. Don't have the time to do much post processing either, so what you see is more or less straight from the camera.

Two Geisha portrait

My most downloaded image, which is also among the first I uploaded, and the most viewed, is a night view of lit-up Matsumoto Castle with red bridge reflecting in the castle moat. Good I brought a tripod that day!


Next milestone is 1000 images in the portfolio and I am thinking of photographing something more suited to stock such as food or perhaps spending more time on post processing or ... in any case I am still learning a lot here.

Photo credits: Jens Tobiska.

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Thanks everyone. Actually the next 100 $ was pretty straightforward, as I just turned exclusive... (Did not expect to get paid for all those uploads in the past, so it was quite a nice surprise.)


Great job keep up the good work


Amazing stuff :)
I just uploaded my first couple of images...still trying to find my way around here


congratulations for 1st $100 payout.


Beautiful images and a big accomplishment. Congratulations!


Congratulations! I really like your photos, especially the ones you chose for this blog.


Congrats Jens!


Congratulations! Wish your next $100 to come in a very short while!:)


Congrats, wish you more sale!

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