A helping hand for the newbies (part 13)

Do you remember when you first joined DT and you waited patiently for that first sale? I do! and I also remember the feeling of elation it brought with it. What I want to do is look at a portfolio with no sales, buy what i think is the best image in that portfolio and show it on a blog with 2 others from the same portfolio that I think should be worth a sale or two.

The point of this series of blogs is to get the ball rolling for some of our newbies.

So here is the 13th image I've bought from a newbie.

Her name is Torie Mitchell and she's from Glendo in the United States. I love this image for it's simplicity and would make a great background for many uses.

Here's two more of Torie's images.

Good luck with your dreamstime career Torie, I think you'll do just fine.

Photo credits: Torie Mitchell/glover.

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September 17, 2007


I've only got 125 online so far myself but I would imagine you need at least between 500-1000 of really good quality images before you start getting a steady income from it. Do search and see what's selling then see if you can put a different slant on it without blatently copying an image. see also what designers are actually searching for and see if you can come up with something. I'm very new to this game myself and sales for me are very slow, but i'm not too disheartened by that because I know I'll get better and create better images that are in demand. Keep faith, keep shooting and keep uploading.

September 16, 2007


Hello, I'm just getting started and was wondering, what is the average number of photographs in a gallery for most sucessful photographers and how long before they start selling?


September 14, 2007


Thank you for your support!

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