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My Dreamstime Career. Tips for beginners

I think the passion for photography I got from my dad, who took pictures of us with a black and white camera.When I bought my first PC it came with the fever of editing.I tried different programs, but for me, love at first glance was Adobe Photoshop. I had to learn how to use it and it took me a while, but finally I succeeded.In April 2016 I watched a blog of a famous photographer in Romania. He was explaining people how to make money from edited pictures uploaded on Dreamstime.... continue reading

5 Unconventional Ways to Make Money in Photography

    Apart from being a hobby, photography can be a great way of earning money and making a living. Today, modern technology makes it possible for almost everyone to carry a mobile camera and apply the necessary techniques to produce professional photographs. When one adds a little creativity to the opportunities available, they will no longer be limited to standard career paths in photography. Below are five unconventional ways to turn your hobby into an income generating activity.Exclusive... continue reading

PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY. JUST A FEW STEPS

Recently I’ve been reading several articles on how famous photographers built their professional careers.I discovered that actually many people took a few very similar steps on their way up to the top.Step one – shooting celebrities (not Hollywood stars Like Brad Pitt, but local theater actors, young singers, teen musical bands etc.). Studio shots and reportages (concert rehearsal, theater piece rehearsals etc.) showing some famous faces can be a good start for the professional photographer... continue reading

Commercial vs artistic integrity

 This is a repost (slightly edited)of something I said in one of the forums.I think it holds true to not just photography, but anything we are passionate about and would like to make a living from.It talks about the tension of doing only what you love, but the need for diversification to make a living.I'll start by saying please don't take this the wrong way, it is meant to be constructive, not a criticism.I think the challenge a lot of people have is they want to remain solely... continue reading

Adventure begins!

Hello to all,My name is John, I'm 34, I love nature and animals. I'm Italian, so sorry for my English :) Start now by saying that for some time now I have found my real passion ... I heard born, and now I'm really sure, I love the photos, I love watching them, I love them and I love to express myself with them. So I want to begin this ... Dreamstime. Certainly I have much to learn, but the passion will make sure that this is not an obstacle, but a path, with the sole purpose to form me, make me... continue reading

Milestones - Most productive month in my stock career! 

This month has been great!I have taken a lot of images i many different situations and locations. I have never been this productive in stock before. I guess it pays of to shoot shoot shoot, and learn about your mistakes and rejections. MILESTONE #1I have 56 accepted image this month,and thats feels great. May not sound a lot to all professionals out there. But for me its a quite of a achievement, as i have a busy life working in the security sector. MILESTONE #2I have now passed... continue reading

Snap out of It and Get a Career in Photography

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between people with successful careers in photography and people that just dream of being photographers? Is it simply a matter of talent? I don’t think so. I think that, often, it’s a difference in confidence and drive.Some of the best advice I’ve ever been given is, “Someone is going to do it; it might as well be you!” Okay, so that’s probably the best advice I’ve ever given. I was trying to be humble. But the fact is, someone is going... continue reading

Turn That Hobby Into A Career In Photography

The average American work year is made up of 2080 hours. For someone who is in the workforce from the ages of 21 to 65, that’s… (Carry the one…) a lot of hours! That’s too many hours to spend doing something you don’t love. Is it time for you to turn your photography hobby into a career in photography?Becoming a professional photographer doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 the median salary for professional photographer was $29,130.... continue reading

Photography as a career?

I have recently been retrenched from my job after 23 years in the IT industry.I have gone for numerous job interviews but as yet have had no success in finding another job, this being due to age, job market congestion etc etc…As part of my retrenchment package I have been offered to study an additional course/s that will help me with job placement in the market. As I am well educated in my field already and my education has not helped me in my current trade market, I was considering doing something... continue reading

Three Years With DreamsTime and Three Milestones

I joined DT in February 2009 and after three years and I have recently achieved three milestones in my stock career.Milestone One: 3,000 sales! I think the key from this accomplishment has come from trying different ideas and concepts. From business concepts to cooking in the kitchen, I have tried to build a diverse portfolio. Truth be told, I would rather be out in the field and sitting in the dark, waiting for the sun to rise. I enjoy photographing the landscape but if you study the database,... continue reading

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