It's been a busy 12 months
Well to be honest it's 12 months and a few days but it has been a busy first year here on DT. I thought this small overview may give a little insight to the newer members and for those that like stat's.
Well like quite a few here I joined in 2009 thinking I was great at my photography only to get a load rejected and I packed it all in until April/May 2010 when I thought about trying again.
So before I started uploading again I read through the reasons all of my first submissions were rejected and learned from that. Upgraded basic post editing techniques, upgraded then my equipment to a Canon 50D with kit lenses. Started participating in the furums and reading up on previous posts.
So then April/May 2010 I felt brave enough to try again and was delighted in April 2010 to get 69 accepted files. This really did motivate me to think this was something I could do and wanted to do. The following month the sales started to increase and this is a trend that has continued now over the last 12 months.
I now have 597 accepted files in my portfolio and yesterday I received my 700th sale on this assignment file for 16 credits :-)
Last month saw me hit 100 sales in a month for the first time and I'm running at an acceptance ratio of just over 63% ( I want 80+% ).
This still in no part is great success compared to so many fabulous contributors on here but this is my achievement and I'm pretty chuffed with it.
I'm now starting to find pictures of mine being used which is a great feeling. Several shots have been used here on tourist website for the Cayman Islands Picture
Thanks to all those who have helped in offering support and advice, those that have bought my pictures and DT for the platform on which I get the chance to sell my pictures.
Happy snapping everyone :-)
Photo credits: Brett Critchley.