I am happy to announce that I have more than tripled my sales since my first/last blog entry.24 sales is still extremely modest but I feel like I am making progress. continue reading
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I started photography and graphics work in 2010. I never know about stock at that time. One of my friend me that he is using some other stock agencies for selling his work. I didnt believe him. But from internally I started to open account and upload photos on slow process.I found it very slow process as in terms of income but now I am feeling today very proud that my work is start paying me. I have uploaded my work in some other agencies but I like dreamstime most in terms of quality and approval... continue reading
I thought I would share an update with everybody on how my year and a half with being on Dreamstime is going.It has been a tough year and a half and I can report that I'm still here.I didn't quit like I wanted to back when I first started and I only had 3 of my initial 14 images approved or the many more rejections that followed.However despite that I kept learning and uploading.Now on to my progress for the last 18 months. I received my first sale after about a month after my sign up.... continue reading
This is a theme that you hear not only in photography but in stock photography as well. I can attest that this is the case if you put forth the effort.Things were rocky when I started about two years ago. My first month were all rejections, but I kept at it and here is the results two years later.Q3 2011 Acceptance Ratio 31.7%Q3 2012 Acceptance Ratio 64.5%Q2 2013 Acceptance Ration 91.0 %743 Images on line.I still need improvement, I am still learning all the time. Improve my... continue reading
I finally made 100 sales! I never thought it could be so fast.This is the 100th image sold:It took me 9 months to fail uploading, understand what was wrong, upload more, start selling, build portfolio constantly, and now I have 321 images uploaded.I can foresee more sales in less time as portfolio and exposure grows.So, keep working and loving what you are doing.Rejection is normal and makes you a better photographer/illustrator and a better seller. continue reading
Many people in the Dreamstime community repeat the wisdom "Keep uploading, the sale will come!". It really is true, slowly but steadily I see my sales increasing and as I continue to learn and try to produce more concept photos I expect the sales will continue to grow even faster.I have come to realize that stock photography is a long term investment. It is a marathon, not a sprint. I am in it for the long haul and I am happy with slow and steady progress as I am starting to see the long term... continue reading
It's been a wile but I finally reached 250 images. I have many more to process so getting to 275 will be easier if I can find the time to process them in Photoshop. Images are already made. :)I shoot in the weekends and think of subjects, objects and ideas during the week. I write them down.Isolated objects shots are the easiest way to get images accepted. They don't sell as good as images with people but in large amounts and with good subjects they bring a nice extra income together. Isolated... continue reading
I guess it is really two years in, I initially submitted some photography in January 2010 but failed the submission process and I go t a little demoralised so I wwent away and did a 365 Project to force me to learn the nuances of my camera and improve a little...I resubmitted at the start of January in 2011 and sailed through with the photogrph to the left being one of my original submissions and still one of my favourites photogrpahs, although I have subsequently learnt that favourite photographs... continue reading
What a happy day!!! Finally I have 50 files online.I feel that I’m moving forward.I tried myself in drawing cartoons. I think this new experience is very useful to me. My favorite cartoon is "Happy and satisfied dragon after a new year party"Now, having 50 files online, I have new possibilities:1)I can become а“photographer working exclusively with Dreamstime.com” and take advantage of the opportunities that it gives.2)Also I can take part in monthly contests like the current... continue reading
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