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Stuff Happens

What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography?Typical everyday annoyances and frustrations make for great concept shots for editorial uses dealing with stress related issues and to illustrate products and services that supply solutions to common business problems.Many of the ideas on the shot list below will have... continue reading

Persistence Pays!

I joined Dreamstime in 2009 and submitted many photos for approval.Only 16 were ever accepted as the quality of my photos was never up to standard.So my percentage rating is pretty low as you can imagine.Disappointment after disappointment followed ... but I persisted.I changed cameras on several occasions but still it made no difference.Last month I decided to invest in a new Nikon DSLR which I have to say I am still learning how to use BUT .... having had the opportunity to visit... continue reading

Those Elusive Sales...

So I have been uploading pictures to my portfolio, and in the last month and a half of uploading, I am up to 17 pictures, which is decent for a VERY part time photographer. I have still not had any sales which is disappointing, but not unexpected for a newbie with a small portfolio. I am determined, though! I hold my head up high and stay postive and continue to invest in this delightful "job". I just hope I get some sales soon....that would be really nice! continue reading

Just when I was discouraged... the thrill of selling!

I recently listed three Illustrator files, my first.All were rejected because simple Illustrator files were now only accepted in sets.My Polka Dots would have to be consolidated into one file, which I will do.Just when I felt at the lowest, I received two sales. I am thrilled!! continue reading

My first sale!!!!!!!!!!!!

23.07.2011 I had my first sale. I was so excited about it.I love this site because it inspires me to improve my pictures’ quality. All rejects are explained and it is a real help. Now I understand how useful rejects are. They are not a reason to be disappoint or to give way to despair. I feel like walking along a road with clear signs. If you follow them you will find what you are looking for. I hope I will reach my goal. continue reading

DSLR , whoa what a difference!

Excited.Thrilled.Eager.These are some of the emotions that I felt when I first found out about stock photography.Receiving money for taking photos of random objects?How great was that?Well, that was back in October.A massive upload of photographs later - a big slap in the face.A true wake up call.Shortly thereafter, these emotions set in: dejected, disappointed, embarrassed, confused.Ex-rookie photographers will recall how emotionally traumatizing it was when it seemed... continue reading

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