First Milestone - $100!!

6 months, 313 uploads, 36 sales and today I reached my first personal milestone - The payout limit.

I was interested in photography since a long time. Bought my first P&S sometime in 2009 and started shooting just about anything I see!! After a long wait, I managed to buy my first DSLR August last year. I was much excited! I started doing a lot of searching in internet about photography and that’s when I came to know about Microstock !! It quickly grabbed my attention. Started with a few agencies and decided to settle in Dreamstime.

I had read a lot about Microstock before actually entering into this. So everything happened here was kind of expected (except the 36 sales I could make!!).

In the initial days, to expand my portfolio faster, I started uploading the images taken using my old Camera (Images which, I thought, are decent!). While it brought down my acceptance ratio badly, I realized what I was doing so far and how much I can improve. As a matter of fact, I inspected a photo at 100% zoom only after joining Microstock!! And I realized many of the photos I thought good were crap !!

I don’t know if the money I get out of this is worth the effort. I don’t think about it that way. To me, this is a platform that helped to improve my photography skills (and ofcouse Photo editing skills as well). And I enjoy the fact that there are people out there who like to use (buy!) my photos for their business/work.

Here are some important events from my port.. Thanks for reading!

First upload

Orange Drink

First sale

Butterfly on flower

Most earned

Small White pebbles

Most number of sales

Blue Raindrops

First composite image


The one that took me to $100

Workers cleaning or painting a multistory building

Photo credits: Prasanth G.
  • Prsntg
  • Thiruvananthapuram, India

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March 22, 2015

Congratulations, you do nice


March 18, 2015

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I hope to I can be where you are in 6 months!


March 18, 2015

Thanks once again!


March 18, 2015

Congrats for you!! Well done!


March 14, 2015

very good!! perfect job! ...Now I'm happy for my sales even if $ 7 only.


March 12, 2015

Good result, keep it up, you have a beautiful portfolio!


March 11, 2015

Thanks everyone for your wishes!


March 11, 2015

Well done! Good luck! Congratulations!


March 10, 2015

Congratulations, friend..


March 07, 2015

Congratulations! Great picture!Good luck!


March 04, 2015

I use thr cheapest Canon DSLR available !!! EOS 1100 :)


March 04, 2015

Congratulations :D can i ask you what camera photo do u use?


March 01, 2015

Keep the good work...Congratulations!


March 01, 2015

Well done that is great. Great portfolio as well can see why the butterfly is best selling so far, nice image. Good luck to you for you next goal.


February 28, 2015

keep learning, congratulations on reaching your first payout. I look back on pictures that I took years ago and realize much improvement has been made. Happy sales!


February 28, 2015

Thanks All !!


February 27, 2015

Yay so great I can't wait for my payout day and yes the personal gratification is indescribable I took photography classes in collage but they don't call us starving artists for no reason RIGHT LOL. but now I finally feel like I've accomplished something with my art even though I have only sold one image so far. But it's good to hear from peeps just like me I can't wait to get a better camera but for now I just love taking pictures


February 27, 2015

Congratulations.....I like your outlook on the money aspect of micro-stock photography. The money will keep coming and your enthusiasm is inspiring


February 27, 2015

Congratulations and thank you sharing such a inspiring story.


February 26, 2015

Thanks for all your wishes.

Lilleskut, I am exclusive and there is a bonus for accepted images!