Milestone 600 images

I have just had my 600th image accepted onto Dreamstime. I'm not sure if I'm making good progress but I am making some progress.

I have just read Thorkens blog 10,000 images online(pretty amazing), congratulations to him and it makes me want to strive to get more and better images. I'm a little way behind but have only been actively loading images since last September.

I try to have my camera with me as often as possible, just never know when a photo opportunity will arise. I went out 3 nights ago thinking it looked like being a nice sunset(sunsets have to be exceptional to get attention on here I think). I got sidetracked on my way to the local river by a ship passing through the local swing road bridge over the river. So I probably ended up with more unusual images than I was expecting and this set of images took me over the 600 mark.

For any other comparative beginners like myself keep snapping, read the comments on refused images and strive to get better. My acceptance ratio was around 50% the first 2 months I uploaded and its now 87%, So a big improvement! I'll add one of the last set of pics...always pleased to hear any constructive criticism. Take care everyone :)

Swing Bridge and cargo ship.

Photo credits: Patrick Gosling.

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May 23, 2017


Thank you Angela, I hope you are enjoying your travels on the road :)

May 23, 2017


You have a great attitude! This is always a learning curve and reading feedback is so important. Congrats on your 600th image and here's to many more. : )

May 23, 2017


Thank you Photostock2015 and Xxxyyy123 :)

May 22, 2017


Wonderful job!

May 21, 2017


beautiful pictures :)

May 18, 2017


I'm just an enthusiastic amateur Tgedwards. I think making a living just from stock photography would be hard even for the very best photographers. I think most have their own sites and other avenues to work with. Thank you for your question :)

May 17, 2017


Hello Patrick57,Great to hear that you have had 600 images accepted by Dreamstime. Does this mean you are now making a full time living from Stock photography? At what point did it become viable? What would be the average monthly earnings? How many images would you estimate would have to be accepted for this to be a "real" job?

Thank you and all the best.

May 16, 2017


Thank you Ongchangwei :)

May 16, 2017



May 16, 2017


Thank you Parin, TheSlowWalkers and Christian :) Yes Christian me too!! I'm still learning though and I need to crawl before I can walk ;)

May 16, 2017


May the God of luck be with you Patrick. I would like to see your numbers reversed. 10 images on line and 600 sold!

May 16, 2017


Nice going Patrick and good advice to have the camera with you as much as possible.

May 16, 2017


Congratulations Patrick... Nice images...

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