I grew up in Florida and lived most of my adult life in New Orleans.That means that my life can be measured in hurricanes.Growing up, we never had to evacuate.Since we were in Palm Beach, we hosted about twenty family members for Hurricane Andrew. I was a college junior the year Hurricane Katrina hit and I sheltered with 15 friends in the attic of another student's family home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.We watched as our city, our home, and our life as we knew it all... continue reading
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I have been uploading on DT since beginning of march and today realized that I had my first sale 2 days ago. :))) It was Oxararfoss waterfall in Iceland. Both color and B&W was bought. So fellow DTers- do not loose hope, there is always a first time!If buyer is reading this, I would be happy to know the usage of the photos :)Cheers,Janina continue reading
We all have bad times, hard times, cloudy days and more rain than sun.But there’s nothing we can’t do to overcome these phases of life. Now I won’t offer you a motivational speech. There’s plenty of them on the Internet. Instead I’ll raise a glass of wine to all of us. Hope you’ll join me while reading 11 of the best quotes to drive away bad thoughts."There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." -Thomas Aquinas "Problems are not stop signs, they... continue reading
THE 2000TH SALE TODAY.New little milestone.THE 1000TH sale on 25th of January, 2016.Just a year ago.Under the guidance of my friend Mr. Gao, I registered DT account in May 2013. Bulkimages upload from November 2014.Became an exclusive Dreamstime contributor in January, 2015.After becoming exclusive, sales increased significantly.Sales began to decline in May 2016 and I expect an increase in sales in 2017.Thank Gao for selfless help. Thank DT.Thank all my buyers. continue reading
There is a saying that there is a silver lining in every dark cloud. Some time last year, I had to go to the emergency department at the hospital to seek treatment for having skin rashes from contact with a poisonous caterpillar. It was inconvenient and uncomfortable for me. After I stepped out of the hospital, I happened to chance upon an emergency ambulance in front of the building, and decided to take a snapshot of it. Little did I know that it would later become one of my bestselling pictures... continue reading
Till today, while reading blogs about 5,6,7...etc downloads at once, I felt.....mmmmm... a little bit envious, wondering "Does it really happen?!" I was sure that such nice surprises are not for me. Till today the best selling day brought me 3 sales and I remember I was as happy as a child, getting candy!Just a little over 2 years ago I started my portfolio at DT with the photos from Jaffa-Tel Aviv port.Today my Perfect Day arrived: 8 of them - all night views - were downloaded! Now I am happy... continue reading
It took me some time and a lot of patience. For a while, I just stop uploading pictures and wait. The sales were not that good. In the last weeks, though, it soared. And a lot. Most of it, pictures of Colombia. I just reached 100 sales. This mark gave me hope and incentive to upload again. Good luck for you all, too. continue reading
Having become an exclusive contributor for Dreamstime recently, I would earn 20 cents for every photograph uploaded. I have been asking myself what this amount means to me.For most of us, I suppose, 20 cents isn’t much.It isn’t enough to get us a set lunch, for example. 20 cents isn't enough for us to take public transport, such as a bus or a subway train. 20 cents can’t buy us some nice clothes. ... continue reading
In hindsight, it really boils down to two things, and two things only: luck, and how badly you want it. Without either, you don’t have a career. Remember, you are going into a profession that has no regulation of standards, cutthroat competition, a highly subjective, non-scalable product, and high capital investment. You can be technically competent, professional, and be ready…but if every potential client you approach says no, or you don’t get a break, then you will ultimately run out of money.... continue reading
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