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One thing I enjoy about my work is the opportunity to meet people. Maybe it is the solitary nature of my work at this stage of my photography. I approach collaborative shoots with the intent to make professional connections with people. The image of model Shay is one of my favorites because it captures the essence of her nature: quiet, slightly introverted, but with a sparkling light that is evident in front of the camera. While I do not look at every situation as the very popular and overly used... continue reading

A Milestone Reached.....

In March, I will have been with DT for three years.Today, I reached the $2000.00 milestone.I'm so excited and happy, I could just bust.It hasn't been an easy journey for me.But I said I would never give up and I haven't.I know I'm small potatoes here and that's okay by me.I'm doing just fine.Thank you, Dreamstime, for this opportunity, and thank you to all the buyers of my images.You have made me so happy!If it can happen for me, it can happen for you, too.Don't EVER... continue reading

My Story, Why I Love Dreamstime, and How I Am Giving Back

A little over two years ago, I suffered a toxic reaction to an antibiotic that changed my life possibly forever.Three little pills nearly killed me.Thankfully, they didn't, but I am a different person than I was before.The reaction left me with a long term condition called Quinolone Toxicity Syndrome.While there are many parts of this syndrome that can affect people, I was left with long term Central and Peripheral Nervous System damage in the form of constant muscle tremors, muscle weakness... continue reading

So Close Yet So Far Away....

This site is addictive, first you wait for that 1st approved photo, then your first sale, then your first referral, now I'm trying to break that magic 50 mark so I can apply for exclusivity.It has so far eluded me, but I'm determined!!!I have no illusions of making a million here, but it is fun and highly educational to see what photos sell, which tank, and my technical apptitude has already dramatically increased.Dreamstime has been by far the most user friendly of microstock sites I've... continue reading

Yet another attempt at maintaining a personal blog...

I'm going to try again at blogging.Several times I've set up sites but haven't kept them up.But perhaps the time has come.My new site is:A Normal Life.The focus will be on personal experience, and provides access to my Flickr photostream, references back here to Dreamstime, and gives me a place to put all the many links that I read daily or weekly.Maybe this will save me some time!:) continue reading

Photography Keeps Me Going

That's it. I'm down to my last $100. I don't even have enough money to my name to pay rent, yet I refuse to give up on photography. Maybe some day it WILL pay off. For now, I'll look for loose change on the sidewalk and keep snapping photos. continue reading

“Ceceeeeee-lllyaaaa, you’re breaking my heart!”

sang Simon (or was it Garfunkel?)it matters not because the next lineis what i am thinking about.."shaking my confidence daily"my confidence as a photographeris on a see sawup one day , down the next.the other night i got one of the best shotsof the moon i have ever taken, and on manualfocus!.in the dead of night!it was exciting because i have beenhaving trouble getting focused shots asi have mentioned before.today... continue reading

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