The journey to 50 uploads! - Dreamstime

Hi Everybody,

I'd like to tell you about my experience with stock-photography and what happened in the first 6 months I've joined.

So 6 months ago, I wanted to give stock-photography a try.

Because of the numerous people that take and sell photographs these days, I was septic and didn't believe I would even sell 1 picture. Nevertheless I decided to give it a shot.

First the quest for a stock-site began and I choose for Dreamstime.

Why? Well, mainly because the pictures that are published on this site are screened. Would I pass with my pictures? Would they be good enough? I didn't have a clue so I just went for it. At first, out of 7 pictures, these 3 got accepted.

Was I disappointed that only 3 out of 7 got accepted? No not really, because the feedback of the rejected pictures made me understand more about the quality of the pictures and what a good picture is all about. I've become more critical about the pictures I upload. Since I've started my acceptance ratio has come up to 60.8%.

Have I made some money in the mean time? Yes, not much, but some. I've had 8 sales so far! After 2 months I've sold my first picture!

My conclusion? I like stock-photography and I will expand my portfolio and topics! Since there are so many things to do and learn I'm taking one step at a time and blogging is a new step together with my 50th up-load today!

Let's keep shooting!


Photo credits: , ClaireCphotography.


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January 20, 2014


Congratulations and welcome to the 50+ uploader group, glad to have you with us. Love the style keep shooting and looking forward to your 100 upload post!

January 20, 2014


I like your chairs chairs chairs image as it indicates a strong creative streak ideal for microstock. David

January 20, 2014


Great beginning and spirit. I started exactly like you. Many images rejected but i learned al lot from that and made me able to upload many images. Gongrats for your 50 uploads. You have allready 8 sales from 50 uploads. This is good results and should give you the extra push to upload more. Wish you many sales!


January 20, 2014


Reached 50 uploads great!!!! that's the first milestone to become Exclusive Photographer for Dreamstime :)

Good luck and happy shooting.

January 17, 2014


you got the proper outlook and great portfolio. I won't be surprise for you to have sale after 2 months....congrats

January 17, 2014


You've got a great attitude and a good strategy. Keep it up and best of luck for future sales!

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