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First sale and a little story behind the image

  Well, looking online this morning I saw that someone has bought one of my photos, which was a great surprise. Of course I'm very happy about this, very happy indeed.The photo was taken quite recently and was taken as we were on a walk around a small Spanish village called Sedella, which is in the province of Andalucia, Spain. The area is also known as the Axarquia and is a very beautiful part of Spain, having lots of small white painted villages inland, miles of sunny coastline and even... continue reading

MY FIRST SALE !

I am very hapi ! I have first sale ! And when I drafted the text on the occasion of the first sale, came a SECOND sale ! 6 Months on, 4 Months actively, acceptante ratio 59.7%, 188 files online. Start ? I did not know what a stock photo. I do not know English well. I write : The plane flies, Google translate : The planecrashed !!!. How to write keywords ? What do they really want ?Bat slowly and patiently everything was in its place. I follow your dear friends and I learned a lot.... continue reading

Assignment joy

I have been on Dreamstime for about 9 months now and have learned a lot about stock photography. I love being part of a photographic community and I am working toward becoming an exclusive contributor. This week my work achieved one of my highest goals to date (besides sales).I submitted 3 images for the home improvement assignment and all were refused. Close...but not interesting enough. Sigh. I marinated for a few days thinking I would NEVER get it right. (I submitted to the last assignment... continue reading

My First 100 images online!

Dear young I have 68 years old. Is there someone older? i have great life experience oryou havea lotof experience in the aplication of new technologies and I learning from you. i am new here and work 3 months. I am very happy that scored the first 100 images online! I not angry at the refusal because the standards must be respected. My target is 1.000 images online. Thank DT for the possibility that I associate.   continue reading

To see the world through the

The camera lens and the human eye are two amazing entities. For me to be able to see the world through the "eye" of a camera has unimaginable significance.Five years ago I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease; macular telangiectasia.It was devastatingnews but I refused to let it stop me from living my life to its fullest. I joined a research group from the most prestigiouseye institute in the USA, I volunteered to receive thelatest and greatest investigationaltreatments... continue reading

Persistence?

I have been at DT since 2010 with now around 2800 images online and with an average approval rate of around 84 percent, I have newer stopped uploading any month, sales were increasing with temporary downs, (all the veterans here may remember the crisis in the first quarter of 2012) but on a growing trend till the end of 2013, since then sales have gone down reaching results of 2011(!), so for me persistence has not payed out.During the before mentioned problems of the second quarter of 2012 many... 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

What Dreamstime taught me...

When first time I joined Dreamstime and uploaded the photos I've took which I thought I did an awesome job with them, just rejected one and other. Not a single photo I've took is accepted. I was almost give up...But a line on a book I've read inspired me and I decided to be very persistent about it. The line was that; "A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition."That line fired... continue reading

Photography vs. Golf: persistence & patience...

It's been 40 days since I first join DT as a photo contributor. It's certainly not a "piece of cake" kind of business, I guess. I have uploaded around 100 photos to DT and only 19 photos got accepted and go on-line. This is one of the first batch of 4 photos got accepted at DT... the Cerambycidae, and I'm very proud of my long-horned beetle photo. Thanks DT.I've put up my best photos with the highest effort on pics I uploaded at DT...but they are not good enough I guess. That'... continue reading

A little persistence

My first blog on Dreamstime finds me thinking about persistence. I'm not entirely new to the concept of stock photography. I spent over a decade as a graphic artist. However, being on the other end of the image has a whole host of new challenges.The biggest challenge facing me, as a new stock photographer, is having the persistence to stay in the game. 1200 images to upload? Better roll up your sleeves and get out your eagle eye because I'm willing to bet some of those photos are going to be shot... continue reading

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