Images from Amsterdam - working in concepts.

Last year I read on article on how to develop a succesfull strategy in Micro Stock Imaging. On of the advices was: Make that long planned trip to Amsterdam. Well, I've been living in this city since I was born so I had the Illusion that a Micro Stock Carreer would be easy. I must say that this Image from Amsterdam is my best selling one....

But... my first idea of making a fortune on Dreamstime with only The Famous Canal Houses in Amsterdam didn't work out very well. I got lots of Rejections, The subject is covered well in the Database. While struggeling I learned to work and see in concepts instead of looking up to the sky all the time. I managed to see and make images like these:

All images in my Portfolio are shot in Amsterdam but from most of the you can not tell.....Most best sellers were not planned and were shot near my house. For me, shooting stock for DT is related to being open, creative and being connected to my intuition. The quality of my images and concepts is getting better and it feels amazing when I look back in time on what I have achieved.

Sales of images are always a great motivation. So people, if you are a beginner just like me, keep on putting effort in shooting and improve yourself.

I wanna thank DT for being here and being such a great inspiration.


Photo credits: Wilfred Stanley Sussenbach.

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January 28, 2010


keep up the good work and humour, stan.
(or make a new plan....)

January 28, 2010


Wonderful post & very nice images :)

January 27, 2010


Thanx for all the great comments !


January 27, 2010


Well done and a nicely written post,love the image of the pencils,blessings and best wishes.

January 27, 2010


Very nice shots :)

January 26, 2010


Got to agree with you, Amsterdam really has quite some sales potential just by itself. Got about 6 photos from there and all of the are in my top 10 sellers. Something very special about that city :)

Anyway you got some great shots in your portfolio. Keep up great work!

January 25, 2010


Nice works!

January 25, 2010


Nice images! Good luck with them!

January 25, 2010


great images - lots of creativity, well done - wishing you loads of sales :)

January 25, 2010


fantastic shots! love the pots :) best of luck!

January 25, 2010


lovely shots, may you get lots of sales

January 25, 2010


Yeah, great shots - lucky you living in Amsterdam, it's a wonderful city

January 24, 2010


I like your portfolio and you are fortunate to live in Amsterdam especially exciting in Spring and Summer [ I am judging by my visit to Delft which was also a colorful city in Summer with a leaning church tower as I recall and an exotic style of university buildings ]. David.

January 24, 2010


Nice photos!Wish you good luck with them:)

January 24, 2010


great ones!
good sales...

January 24, 2010


Nice shots! Good Luck ;)

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