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First sale.

Almost three weeks since joining Dreamstime and I've had 24 images accepted and have now made my first sale.

I have learnt a great deal in these last weeks thanks to the large amount of images I have had rejected. First thing I did was made a makeshift lightbox from a cardboard box and some white paper, I soon realised my lighting wasn't adequate and got out some old flash units which improved things.

I've also started shooting RAW more often and learnt a lot about using Gimp and UFRaw. On the subject of software, by far the biggest improvement to my acceptance ratio has been the use of noise reduction software, as noise is something the fz30 is notorious for.

The final thing is that I have been convinced that it's finally time I let my old lumix fz30 go and invested in a DSLR, although this won't be happening for some time as I don't have the money.

Regards, Ewan

Photo credits: Ewanbellamy.

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October 21, 2010

Joe1971

Congratulations!!!

October 21, 2010

smartview27

Congratulations!

October 21, 2010

Keki

well done :)

October 21, 2010

Youths

Congratulations! :-)

October 20, 2010

Py2000

Congratulations!

October 20, 2010

Cteconsulting

Congratz!

October 20, 2010

Phakimata

Awesome! Congrats!

October 20, 2010

Davidwatmough

You've got on top of noise reduction software which I haven't managed yet and you've got studio lighting going so your portfolio will grow rapidly. David.

October 20, 2010

Egomezta

Congratulations, there is always a beginning....

October 20, 2010

Thanatonautii

Great job! Congratulations! First sale is the best!
Good luck for the future!

October 20, 2010

Laurasinelle

Congratulations on your first sale!! wish you many more!

October 20, 2010

Mariaam

That´s great! Congratulations! :)

October 20, 2010

Mani33

Congratulations!

October 20, 2010

Roberto1977

Congratulations!

October 20, 2010

Kimren

congratulations!

October 20, 2010

Francy874

Congratulations!!! The first sale, you never forget!Bye!!!

October 20, 2010

Justmeyo

Congratulations!

October 20, 2010

BCritchley

Super congratulations, keep up the good work :-)

Brett

October 20, 2010

Jianbinglee

Conratulations!Welcome join DT.

October 20, 2010

Meryll

You have learnt a lot here already. I think you are on the right way to success if you work like this still.

October 20, 2010

Alionaz

congratulations! the first sale is special!

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