My next steps
I am in my 7th week on DT now.
I have been on and off a number of photography forums for a couple of years now & never have I learnt as much as I am learning on this site.
My progress in terms of success is slow but definite. I now have 121 images approved and 5 sales. A few kind people even added me as a favourite photographer :).
I am starting to take images with a view to stock, rather than trawling the thousands on my computer to find any which may be suitable. My ratio was about 8 old:2 new and is now about 7 new:3 old.
I am spending more time composing shots, thinking about where the lights is, thinking about how I can make the shot more interesting.
Sometimes I am very happy with the results...
They seem much happier with this, as opposed to me trying to orchestrate their every move.
I still have a long way to go. Quality is still an issue & I have lots to learn about lighting. Sometimes I am right off the mark and a concept I considered stock-worthy is not.
My next practical steps will be to increase technical quality and keep my eyes open for ideas. My next artistic steps will be to move more towards concepts rather than pictures, images that are symbolic rather than cosmetic.
Who knows, I may even have a go at illustrations?
Thank you Dreamstime, thank you for allowing me to participate and thank you for answering what I am sure must seem like dumb questions. One day I hope to be able to support newcomers as I have been supported.
Photo credits: Vickie Priestley.