On My Way! - Dreamstime

A few months ago I purchased my first "real" camera. I have always loved photographing everything but never thought about doing it for any profit. While online trying to teach myself about photography, I stumbled on the DT website. At first, my thoughts were "stock-what?" I hadn't ever considered where photographs used for everything came from.

I decided, after a few weeks of thinking it over and learning/shooting as much as I had free time for, that maybe I would try submitting something just to see what would happen. I tried a couple first and was rejected, but the feedback was invaluable to a totally new person like me. On my second or third submission I had one accepted. The feeling was so great that someone else thought my photo was good enough.

In the past few months, through lots more trial and error and immense learning, I now have 44 photographs that have been accepted. My accepted ratio continues to go up and I am trying new things all the time to get more experienced with my camera. My goal by the end of the year is 50! Not sure if I will get there with the holidays coming or not, but I am close!

I am so very excited to keep submitting and hopefully get more and more accepted to DT and,of course, downloaded. A few of my favorites from my portfolio:

Photo credits: Iheartcountryphoto.

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December 24, 2013


Try mykeyworder.com. That might help you on keywording. Good luck to you!

December 24, 2013


Congrats! I too am new to Dreamstime and just uploaded my first image two days ago to test the waters on titles, keywords, etc. It was rejected for keywords. The pic was a old barbed wire fence with a snow capped mountain in the background. Any thoughts to everyone out there on how you would keyword a pic like that?
Thanks in advance.

December 23, 2013


Thank you all for the encouraging comments! Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season to end 2013!

December 21, 2013


Congratulations! keep up working! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 21, 2013


You are off to a good start! Good luck with reaching your goal.

December 21, 2013


Yes try concept images to add to your portfolio......... they can be good sellers. David.

December 21, 2013


Congratulations, keep up the good work! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, wishing you lots of sales!

December 21, 2013


You are doing great, keep uploading and try to diversify your portfolio.
Welcome to DT!

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