The Process Of Photo Submission

The process of photo submissions to stock agencies has been an interesting adventure for me so far. I am currently working with 14 agencies and I have learned a lot about my images, what editors are looking for and have taken stock (no pun intended) in what I want and where I want to go. I am inspired to move forward and make this a profitable endeavor. The thrill I get when someone likes what I have created from my heart is beyond compare. Probably the most important thing I have learned is the awareness of and then the decision to upgrade my equipment. I realize I can not get to where I want to go with what I have, After all, my Canon 20D was my first digital camera that I purchased in 2005. Ancient by technology standards! So, I am purchasing a Canon EOS 1Ds. I am selling off all my Hasselblad equipment to make this happen, but I have not used that equipment in years and I can be better served by a megapixel monster like the 1Ds.

The key in this process is not to get discouraged when you receive a rejection. I have learned what one agency rejects, another accepts. I am indebted to Isyndica for making what could have been a cumbersome process much much easier. If you are in this business and are not using Isyndica, check them out. Link edited by admin.

Crystal Garner
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  • Crystalgarner
  • Morrison, United States
Creating stunning images and artistic painted works of art that reflect the grandeur and majesty of Nature is my life's passion and purpose. I believe everything has a special energy that's connected to All That IS. We all are connected and we are all connected to everything. Appreciating and enjoying the gifts of Nature oftentimes makes us aware of that connection and allows us to feel the Cosmic Love that is all around, supporting, nurturing and guiding us. My experience consists of over 25 years of perfecting my skill and technique in this art. However, my artistic eye for composition, color and harmony are embed in my soul and came with me into this life form. I am simply connected to Nature in a way I can not explain and in the quiet of the moment, Nature communicates with me, guiding my eye. My goal is to uplift, inspire and support you on your journey through life. Find the sweetness, the love and the beauty of life as mirrored to us by Mother Nature. Life should be a grand adventure and it will be, if you are open to it. I reveal the heart of Nature in these images with love from my heart for you to enjoy. To view my complete portfolio and to purchase gifts, go to

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February 16, 2010

I love your image entitled ' Paradise Falls '. I was tempted into exclusivity with Dreamstime but when I read your blog posting just now it makes me wonder how wise that decision was. David.


February 16, 2010

I don't know how far this advertising is allowed on DT! But this is not useful for exclusives! Have a nice day! ;)