The Roman Numeral C… the Prefix Centi- … the Word Hundred… Yes, 100!

Good morning my dear Dreamstimers!

Indeed it was a good morning for me. I received two sweet, complimentary comments from fellow-DTers. Then, looking at the top right hand corner of my DT page, there was an increase in my earnings to date, which hinted to me that… drumrolllll…

Yes, I celebrate my 100th today! Thanks DT! Thanks to all the buyers!!!

My friend’s comment to me when I called her to share this excitement was, “I remember one of our many DT-conversations when your goal was to reach 50 uploads so you could become exclusive, now you’ve reached 100 downloads?! That’s really something.” And I say, yes, Dreamstime is really something!

Eight months ago when I first heard about DT, the first section that I visited was the Blogs--so I can “eavesdrop” on discussions here with the main goal of finding out if sales/payouts really do happen. I’m still relatively new here, but for those of my fellow-newbies who still might have doubts of when that 1st or next sales will come, just scroll through this week’s blogs and you’ll find at least two others who also celebrated their 100th. They do happen… a lot!

We are in good hands here, the editors know what they’re doing, they know what sells. Don’t take it personal if a lot of rejections come your way, look at them as a challenge and a learning tool.

I wish everyone a great day today!


And oh yes, here’s my 100th sale, which happens to be my first stab at concept images, too (which I doubted also if it’ll even be accepted). Having said that, if I may close with a reminder to all of us who are still in the learning curve here: I encourage you to give your ideas a try, allow the professional eyes of the editors here to be the judge, and the buyers will give the verdict!


Photo credits: Jennifer Pitiquen.
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My name is Juvy. Jennifer, the name on my profile, is my youngest daughter—she is the inspiration behind my creative work, not only in photography but also in many other things. As a very close friend of ours put it, Jennifer brings out the best in Juvy. So if you like my images, kudos to Jennifer; otherwise, well... we have Juvy to blame for.

A little about me: I am a wife and a mother, first and foremost. By profession, I am an accountant, but wish that I am a photographer instead! I love capturing candid shots of people--I think this was a result of that wondrous experience called motherhood--but you won’t see a lot of them in my portfolio here because of the legal issues involved in them.

Should you decide to download any of my images, it would be a great pleasure for me if you would leave me a note as to how you are going to use them. Personally, the monetary compensation is only a secondary incentive—the real reward is in seeing those images "in action”!

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June 07, 2010

Thanks for everyone's comments and well wishes. I'm shooting for 365 uploads by 9/9--my 1st year here.

@Ferdie: You have a good variety in your PF. You'd be surprised, you'll be on your 100th before you know it, keep shooting, uploading and have fun with it!


June 04, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Juvy on your 100th. and your next goal. i'm a newbie here and do hope it will not take long for my first 100th. Best regards!


June 02, 2010

Congrats! It's always so inspiring to read the stories like this) Wish you your next milestone (whatever it is - 1000 or 1000 000 downloads or credits earned) won't take long)


May 31, 2010

next goal 1000 then! :)


May 27, 2010

Thanks, all. I wish us all more and more downloads!


May 27, 2010

Congratulations on your 100th sale Juvy. I wish you many more.


May 26, 2010

Congratulations Jennifer! More & more to earn :)


May 26, 2010

Great photo with a good concept! Congrats!


May 26, 2010

Congratulations! Also great idea in your picture!


May 26, 2010

Congratulations! :)


May 26, 2010

Congratulations.... Nice blog