Happily flabergasted

© Udoudo
After I found out about stock-photography about half a year ago, I decided to give it a try. It gave me a more or less purposeful activity to kill my days filled with boredom due to health-problems. I went through all my old photo's, got loads and loads rejected, but slowly I managed to build up a start of a portfolio.

Scanning (almost;o) the entire DT database, I felt I would never be able to sell anything, with all these beautifull and professional pics for the buyers to choose from surrounding my simple amateur ones. But then, much to my surprise, the first sales started to trickle in. Boy, was I excited!!

Now, some 5 months have past, and I've had 102 downloads. Yesterdag was my BDE (best day ever) with 4 dl's in 1 day!! I was totally flabbergasted and very very happy. I do not have a single clue why these simple house-and-garden-pics do sell as well as they do, but hey, it's ok with me ;o)

Luckily my health seems to be picking up again, and now I want to go out and shoot as much as I can, wich is great motivation and excercise to slowly build up my condition to a more normal standard again.

© Udoudo
So here I sit, smiling and a bit stunned behind (well, in fact under;o) my laptop feeling very, very lucky about this new adventure, wich gives me opportunities in many more than 1 way.

Photo credits: Martine De Graaf, Udoudo.

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May 11, 2009


While not want you are an example to follow. Congratulations!

May 11, 2009


Congratulations on building a great port of images. I hope you get better bit by bit and wish you more success on here!

Good luck and take care - rebecca

May 11, 2009


You have a beautiful and creative portfolio-I can see why you have sales which will continue to rise I am sure.

December 11, 2008


You had four sales on December 9? I had five sales that same day which was thrilling as I usually only get a sale about every other day.

Maybe some big buyer went on a shopping spree that day.... : ) Lucky for us...

December 11, 2008


Congrats :-)
Keep up the good work!

December 11, 2008


So you have been shooting stock all your life and did not know it, pretty amazing huh. Some of us are just born artist. Nice portfolio.

Life is what's coming, not what was.

December 10, 2008


congrats mate, hope you recover faster so you can upload more images. best of luck

December 10, 2008


Congratulations and a great well done.

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