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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.

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December 06, 2011

Kultablasi

Thanks for sharing your encouraging story with us, godspeed you Brett!

June 10, 2011

BCritchley

Cheers Ginger :-)

June 10, 2011

Livingstonatlarge

Well...That is pretty encouraging to this newbie. Thanks!

May 28, 2011

BCritchley

Thanks Martin and by the way I love your Sydney City by Night shot, big thumbs up :-)

Brett

May 28, 2011

Martingraf

thanks for this blog - it helps the ones who find themselves in the same beginners trouble ;)

May 27, 2011

BCritchley

Cheers Chris and best of luck to you also :-)

May 27, 2011

Rigsby8131

Congratulations on your success.

You have a fantastic portfolio and I wish you the best of luck for the future.

Best wishes
Chris

May 27, 2011

BCritchley

Thanks so much Graham :-)

Art, I hope your well? Not seen much of lately, congrat's again of the shot of your boy in the water, I see it's up to L3 already, great work :-)

May 27, 2011

Gbfoto

Hi Brett,

Congratualtions on your achievements and is inspiring for a lot of us just starting out.

May you have continued uploads and sales x hundreds more than the previous year.

Graham :O)

Graham

May 27, 2011

Lostarts

Brett ... you done good! Now I need to buckle down and get busy. You inspire me.

Art

May 27, 2011

BCritchley

Big thanks to Mariaam, Voytekj and Davidwatmough :-) Have a great day.

Brett

May 27, 2011

Mariaam

You have a great portfolio! :)

May 26, 2011

Voytekj

Great portfolio - i just got my first file accepted :).

May 26, 2011

Davidwatmough

Very impressed by your portfolio. David.

May 26, 2011

BCritchley

Many thanks Smartview27 :-)

May 26, 2011

smartview27

Congrats!

May 26, 2011

BCritchley

Wow thanks Deniskelly, Noodles73, Calyx22 & Laurasinelle. All of your kind words really do mean something and makes this group of people here on DT so special :-)

May 26, 2011

Deniskelly

Well done, Brett. You deserve your success because of your enthusiasm, determination and your willingness to share what you are learning with others.

May 26, 2011

Noodles73

very inspiring a very similar experience, for the first months at least...congrats and I wish to celebrate my first year as you did!!

May 26, 2011

Calyx22

Wow BCritchley, that's a pretty amazing year. I'm really impressed. But one of the things I've always liked about you is that you just seem to take things and stride and you don't let things get you down. Congratulations on your milestones. Here's to wishing you many more! :)

May 26, 2011

Laurasinelle

Congrats, keep working, you´re doing great

May 26, 2011

BCritchley

Thank you Egometza :-)

May 26, 2011

BCritchley

Thank you Francesca, Nero67 and Bwd316 :-)

May 26, 2011

Francy874

Your success is well deserved, congratulations!!! Bye, Francesca :-)

May 26, 2011

Nero67

High quality in your portfolio,i hope to achieve your success!!!
Ciao, Francesco

May 26, 2011

Bwd316

sounds like an awesome year, congrats!

May 26, 2011

BCritchley

Many many thanks Igor & Brad :-) and Brad I still have a long long way to go to get anywhere near your sales figures. I do think this place is amazing, so much talent and so much to learn. Everyone so far that has commented here all have such great diverse portfolios, it is rather humbling :-)

May 26, 2011

Bradcalkins

Congrats on your success!

May 26, 2011

Igordabari

That's great, Brett! Go on, you inspire me! :)

May 26, 2011

BCritchley

Thank you Egometza :-)

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