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5 Reasons Stock Photography is a great option for Amateur Photographers

2. You can start with what you got. If you’re like me and got the photography bug, you will have already taken loads of photos over time, like, while on vacation, photos of your kids, your dog, of friends or family, at various events, or even previous client work, etc.? Why not go through your catalogue of images and see what you already have that might work well for stock photography and that meet the requirements for selling, such as having the necessary model and property releases required to... continue reading

Getting Started for New Contributors / Beginner Photographers

  Getting Started on PhotographyEveryday, many new contributors sign up on Dreamstime. Number of photographers on Dreamstime reaching to 372.000 with monthly about 2 millions of photographs. Dreamstime becoming the leader of the photo stocks with rising rapidly photo numbers (will getting to 65 millions in too soon)!The reason of contributors coming here are doing hobbies or trying to gain some money. But when contributors come to DT, they'll see that DT is a nice community. Not just... continue reading

Two Weeks Later

It's been almost two weeks since I made my first upload and I have 14 approved photos. With an approval rating of 100%! Which in some ways is fantastic, but in other ways it will make that first rejection much more powerful. I am very particular about the quality of my work, which I think translates into that statistic.I have only uploaded about half the number of photos that I intended to in this time. But they have all been the ones I am most proud of out of each session and hopefully that will... continue reading

A tip on getting more exposure for beginners

I'm a new comer to this world. I started a year ago just curious to see if some people would like my pictures. As everybody, I didn't know which platform to choose. I tried 2 to see if they accepted my work. Both did.I devoted until now to the other platform to reach an objective of 500 images uploaded. Now I'm doing the same with Dreamstime.I have only sold 2 times in DS (I have over 80 sells in the other platform). The same image sold twice. This is a picture of a New year's eve... continue reading

Starting Out by Dipping My Toe in the Water... Literally

I'm just starting out. I've made exactly $4.47 from selling stock photography so far. Alas, none of that is on Dreamstime. Apparently the search algorithms on other sites are more favorable to me than this one. I'm not quitting my day job.I started out by simply uploading my best photos. I didn't take those photos for stock photography. I took them as a hobby. My hobby is hiking in the mountains, mostly in California, and finding and identifying wildflowers. I don't think it will shock anyone... continue reading

In the Beginning

I have been taking photos for years. Many photos. Anytime there is a camera in my hand I am taking photos. Anytime there is not a camera in my hand I am composing scenes in my head and wishing I had a camera in my hands.All the while people have been complementing me on my photography. On my raw, unedited work. Images that are screaming at me to refine, to make perfect.But I never did anything with it. I let the photos sit on hard drives to be lost in the sands of time. To be hidden in a box... continue reading

And here is my 1st ever photo sale :)

I am uploading photos for 5 months now and here is my first ever sale: This is the photo camera of a friend, placed on a wooden table at a cafe.It is weird how things works and why is taking so long to have some sales, but I will upload more and hopefully better photos in the time to come.Now I have a little over 200 images online and an acceptance ratio of 91% :) continue reading

Second sale

Second sale in less than a month. Ithink that is very good for beginner.Thanks to the buyers  continue reading

New Beginnings

I didn't want to let fear of failure keep me from pursuing a new activity.I was consumed with doubt about being able to succeed at this.With lots of input and guidance I took a leap of faith and here Iam. I grew up with art and photography around me and the joy they brought to me I wanted to share  continue reading

My first stock photos: places, cars and birds :)

I have done a lot of photos for the last few years and since the beginning I had this desire to get ready for publishing some of them. So, here are my first steps in stock photography!The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro: Rome, Italy: Some cars:  And some birds:  Here you can see my expanding portfolio.Please tell me how do you find it. continue reading

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