Today marks the day that I crossed the $1,000 mark on Dreamstime.I never would have imagined that a homemaker, wife, mother of 10, grandma to 4, could make money from doing something I love.I feel blessed.Thank you Dreamstime, buyers and fellow photographers who encourage me on this journey.Here's pictures of my last ten sales.As always, pictures look best if you click on them. As you will see, my pictures are from real life... continue reading
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It's hard to believe that today marks one year since I started on Dreamstime.I was so unsure of myself a year ago, not knowing if I even had one photo that would be accepted.However, I love photography and dreamed of my photos being useful to someone rather than just sitting on disks somewhere.So, I did a little research and decided to give Dreamstime a try.I sure am glad I did.As a busy wife and stay at home mom, it is very hard to make any money.I had tried a few other home businesses... continue reading
As a mother of 2 small children (at present, son - 4 years, daughter - 8 months) and the photographer, it is logical that my portfolio on 90% consist of the children's photos. I will share with you my observation.1. The easiest way – shooting children in usual conditions, for example, at home. There you can take natural emotions and children will be more relaxed. However, as early as 3 years of a child is attempting to work like a real model, he makes posing, changing facial expressions, body... continue reading
Once again, a big thanks to Dreamstime for making me the featured photographer. What a wonderful surprise!I love taking pictures and so does my mom. She joined DT a few years ago, and her photography has improved in leaps and bounds. Stock photography is wonderful in that sense because it makes you keep shooting. A sale is a great reward that encourages you to keep going.Here are a few of her pictures from her last trip to Cuba. I really love some of them and helpfully she will make me a print... continue reading
Earlier on this year my mom took a trip to Cuba.It was a much deserved (and needed trip) as she hadn't travelled by herselffor well over thirty years. I wish she would have gone earlier...but it's never too late to try something new.I stay behind to hold the fort down.Although I haven't seen all her pictures (she's making a photo book), she loved Cuba and had a very interesting time.Here are some of the wonderful pics she got from a beautiful country.I'm looking forward to seeing... continue reading
After years of telling my mom to sign up for Dreamstime, she finally did and I thought i would blog on her behalf as she is very busy : )My mom is an amazing teacher and has shown me much over the years and I have learnt so much from her. Right now she is focusing on local work but is hoping to branch into other things.Please enjoy her portfolio! continue reading
Don't forget Mom on Sunday!You only have one Mom!What to get Mom? Nancy Soriano, a lifestyle expert, says mothers want what they don’t have: time to themselves. But giving time as a gift needs to reflect a certain amount of thought and consideration on the part of the giver, reflecting mom’s personal passions. “Things that speak to moms’ interest make them feel more fulfilled,” Soriano says. “The really important thing is what they like and what is personal to them.”What they... continue reading
When I was a little child, my mom was always used to find a way to make me eat the things I refused :)Breakfast egg was in the salad at lunch or rice I did not eat was in a soup at dinner and nothing wasted !What I recommend you never delete your images which are refused by admins. Use them in your creations again and again.Create frames from them , use as color schemes,copy and paste to fill in some illustrations, or even better , use them creating abstract backgrounds.Re-use... continue reading
MY DADFAMILYMOTHER’S DAY HAS JUST PASSED.FATER’S DAY IS NEXT. LET US REMEMBER THEM AND ALL THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE FOR US. MY FATHER IS MY INSPERATION.HE IS 86 AND IS IN GREAT HEALTH. MY MOTHER IS 78 AND STILL WORKS. I STILL WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HER WHEN I GROW UP!!!LOL I THANK GOD EVERY DAY FOR MY PARENTS. AND THAT I HAVE HAD THEM IN MY LIFE ALL THESE YEARS. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST YOUR PARENTS. ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD WITH THEM. REMEMBER THE LOVE YOU RECEIVED AS A CHILD.... continue reading
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