One year of Dreamstime!

So, it all begun one year ago when I first find out about Stock photography...

A friend of mine was buying some pictures for a project of him and told me about this business. He said : " Hey, why don`t you give it a try? You like drawing, taking pictures...maybe it will be fun! " And I accepted.

I remember in the first month how I was desperate to upload all my pictures on as many stock sites as possible. After a couple of day I got the answer for my first uploads : almost all my pictures were rejected, I got 4 accepted on DT and 49 refusals :) So, I was disappointed , I said this is just a joke. I haven`t understood the reason for so many rejections, I was lost :)

After 2 months of not doing anything I found out that one of my pictures was sold on DT , with 2.93 $

So , i begin to believe again that this is right, so I started working harder and harder, and after another 2-3 months the sales begin to come :) I was satisfied about this site, and unsatisfied about the other agencies, that`s why I closed all my accounts and become a DT exclusive...and it`s great :)

So, after one year this are the numbers :

408 pictures accepted with an acceptance ratio of 43.3%

142 sales ( that brought me 140.71 $ )

4 pictures level 5 ( that`s because DT assignments)

6 pictures level 2 ( with one waiting only one download away from level 3)

So , this is me, and this is what I`ve done in the last 365 days. I`m proud of me so far, but I`m realizing that I could not do all of this without the great team that leads Dreamstime, and without all the great photographers, illustrator etc that do their best on this site.

I wanna thank you all and offer you a cold glass of champagne

Photo credits: Bogdan Hoda, Andrei Moldovan.

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Congrats and keep going ;-)


Congratulations !!!!


Congratulations and good luck for your sales!


Good picture! Good Blog! Congratulations!!!


Congratulations ! I hope your next year is even better ! The journey is the fun part.... not getting to the destination !!!! Cheers


Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work:) Thank you very much for using my picture on your blog article ! Here's a glass to many more sales !:)


Thank you Corina! I really hope it`s gonna snow this year, I love winter :)


Congratulations! Amazing your picture with the forest covered by snow, how much I miss the Romanian winter!




Congratulations and Happy one year!


congratsen keep it up


Congratulations, cheers for the champers! :)


Congratulations my friend! You're doing great! Many more milestones to come :)




Great... Congratulations on your first year... : )


happy one year




Great job! The rule "There is no problem, there is only challenge" wins again!


Congratulations! for your achievement.


Great achievement!!! Congratulations and thanks for the champagne ;)))


Not at all :-)!!! I hope also you'll be able, as me, to buy a new computer with DT earnings!!!
P.S. Thanks for the champagne!


Yes, it seems I like more on illustrations! I was always passionate about drawing! I still have to upgrade my computer so I can use my drawing tablet, because I can`t do much with my mouse :) Thanks for your kind words Francesca!


Well done Thanatonautii! When I started on DT on august 2009, I uploaded pictures that DT rejected. After 2 months I started uploading illustrations and then I realized it was the right way. I see that you're also uploading more illustrations. Maybe it's the right way? You may upload both photos and illustrations and have more chances! Congratulations!Bye, Francesca


I know, I know! I was just kidding :)


I meant the same experiences !!!!!!!!!!! David.


Can`t be! I never wrote this article before:p Thanks for your comment! :)


A bit of deja vu for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!! David.

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