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The journey to my first sale

I still remember when I was starting, it was a hot month of august, I took my camera and went to take as many images as I could.Among those photos was one that I did not find very pleasant to admire, because it seemed very simple, it was a rocky texture of the earth that at first had caught my attention, but over time lost interest.Each photograph that I was uploading achieved a medium success, which motivated me to continue again and again with the taking of new and new photos, improving my technique... continue reading

In the Beginning

I have been taking photos for years. Many photos. Anytime there is a camera in my hand I am taking photos. Anytime there is not a camera in my hand I am composing scenes in my head and wishing I had a camera in my hands.All the while people have been complementing me on my photography. On my raw, unedited work. Images that are screaming at me to refine, to make perfect.But I never did anything with it. I let the photos sit on hard drives to be lost in the sands of time. To be hidden in a box... continue reading

My First 100 images

 So I have reached 100 images, well 109 actually, and so far 1 sale, in just 6 weeks here on Dreamstime. And so a new year starts tomorrow and with it a new determination to take more varied and unique images as well as standard stock images. My Photography background lies with fetish and glamour but to be honest these are not very commercial, so after selling up my smallholding and photo studio in the mountains of Wales I bought myself a new camera and a huge sailing catamaran where I now live... continue reading

A milestone: 5000 pictures on Dreamstime

With my last journey to Vietnam I reach a new milestone on DT with more than 5000 pictures in my portfolio     continue reading

A new journey

Well I am old enough to know better and young enough to still dream. I have been through a lot in my life seen a lot of dreams crash and burn. I don't have the thousand dollar camera and all the fancy equipment to go along with it, but i do have a lot of love for natural beauty and man made beauty of this world. Even though i never had the fancy gear nor the education or training of photography if i had a phone or a camera I would be taking pictures especially of nature.Most of the photos I will... continue reading

My Dreamstime Journey

I have an account with Dreamstime since 2008. It is a long time and I don't have many photos to show for it.I love taking photos. It serves as a record of places I have visited and people I met. So I thought why not sign up and see if I can make some sales from something I love. I went through my collection and this photo of a lotus flower with a couple of bees was the first photo I uploaded. That was in August 2008. It was the one and only for a long time as I got busy looking after my... continue reading

60

60 images. I've never actually thought I would make it this far in my adventure with stock photography. I can still remember the days when I used a point-and-shoot, totally unaware of the skills of photography. Time really does fly doesn't it?I'm not really sure what to say in this blog post (a first!), and I'm not even sure what will become of my journey with Dreamstime, but what I do know that I have learnt a lot from stock photography, and I have enjoyed my time doing this. I haven't actually... continue reading

New Macro Lens

Last week I got a 60mm macro lens for my Nikon d5200. I wrote on the message board and got some helpful comments so thank you for those. It took me a while to get used to how to get the best results and I am sure I have much to learn but I a quite pleased with my first results. So now I would like to document my journey with my lens... and get some tips.I am really amazed that the first two photos I uploaded (more as a trial) actually got accepted so I am very happy. These are just... continue reading

Ease on down the road

Dear contributors,Still a beginner, yet I feel things are changing.I do not have sales yet on Dreamstime. But Dreamstime is helping me in other ways. So to all other beginners, do not fret if you're selling nothing. Dreamstime can still be of use somehow.I know this guy from the gym - he is a dating coach (how cool is that?!). I asked him a while ago - as I am growing more and more tired of my day time job - how to sell my services as an illustrator? He gave me following advice: "Never... continue reading

Journey to my first Editorial License

 It took up to five rejections to finally get one of my photo selected for Editorial License. Initially I was uploading macro shots, but none got selected. The reason was pretty simple. You need something special and newsworthy. Some of the rejections were the best photos I'd shot and I was pretty disheartened. I was wondering what it would take to get a photo approved for the Editorial License.Now I come from India. It is place with a diverse cultural identity. You may not believe it, but... continue reading

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