New to Dreamstime
I've been involved in photography as a hobbyist for 40 years and as a crime scene photographer for 25. My wife is my biggest fan and when I retired, she encouraged me to try to sell some of my photography. (I think she was just trying to get me out of the house) I didn't want my hobby to become like another job, so I got involved in stock photography with Dreamstime in December, 2009. I've been really impressed with this organization and with the DT Community. Everyone seems very friendly and helpful which is really important for a newbie trying to learn their way around.
I've been wondering how I'm doing compared to other new contributors. In my first 6 weeks on DT I now have 56 images on line and have a 64% acceptance ratio. I've even had 7 sales. (That's exciting) Is that fairly normal? I obviously want to improve that and have been reading the blogs and trying to learn more about what is wanted and how images should be processed. My current acceptance ratio allows me to upload 10 images per day, which at this point, is plenty.
I know I still have a lot to learn about what requires a property release (model releases are more obvious) but I'll keep reading and hopefully learning.
I love photographing bald eagles and this is one of my images that has 2 sales as of today.
Since I've just been lurking in the background I wanted to write this to introduce myself to fellow DT contributors and to thank you all for being a friendly and helpful group of folks.
Photo credits: Richard Lowthian.