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The bitter-sweet taste of disappointment

Let me tell you a story from when I was a kid.It was on the eve of Easter, and I was coming back from my aunt carrying an object never seen before by my child eyes: a turkey egg.She had boiled it and painted it especially for me to knock eggs with classmates when I went to school, as it's customary in our Christian Orthodox tradition.I'm sure you know how a turkey egg looks like, but I'll remind you just to make sure you understand better what that egg meant to me: it's twice... continue reading

How a disappointment can turn into joy and happiness

What a pity! It was my first thought when I saw a small boy’s back appeared right in front of my camera. I was taking pictures of a musical band performing in a city park, and the show was really hot! A beautiful woman danced in latino-style, musicians played drums, guitars and other instruments. It’s obvious that nobody could resist and many people came to see them and to dance!A small boy was one of the viewers, and he decided to come as closer as possible and enjoy! There were many photographers,... 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

My slight stock disappointment

           Send this picture I was sure that photo will be accepted in "Editors' choice". But my expectations were not met! For this picture I used 34 photos. And to make these 34 photos I photographed about 800 rough pictures...The photo shows the leaves of 34 species of plants.In the picture presented leaves of the trees, herbs, weeds and garden plants.List of plants whose leaves are in the photo:- Oak- Alder Buckthorn- Thistle- Leucanthemum vulgare- Motherwort- Crested... 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

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

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