This article is simply supposed to be a quick reminder of that we all, once in a while, need to look back at some of our very first uploads and compare them with some of our recent ones. This will allow us to see how far we've actually come, if not in picture quality then in tagging and naming (which is just as important in order to get hits)!Now, I advice you all to do this and be proud of what you've accomplished - regardless of how many sales you've reached.Here are some of my very first... continue reading
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I see that in Dreamstime community it belongs to the good manners to celebrate specific milestones publicly. Well, for me, the very important goal was to reach the 200 photos milestone. Why? When I was starting to contribute photos into photobanks, I searched for some tips and experiences. Once somewhere I saw an information that bunch of people (80 % ? or 90 %? well, simply a lot) never ever gets over two hundred pictures in their portfolio (because they do not have enough patience with this kind... continue reading
I chose some of my pictures I´ve proud of. I hope you will like them. :)1. Old Sumbanese People Making FireI love this photo, because I needed to wait three days until they´ve started to trust me. I walked three times per day to their small village in West Sumba and I tried to talk with them. My indonesian language was as bad as their indonesian language. :) So we were talking indonesian plus czech plus some sumbanese dialect. Very interesting. 2. Tiwi People, AustraliaI took this... continue reading
It has been a big learning curve to see what images were refused and which images were sold, however I am very happy that I now finally reached my target of 50 files online. I am working hard to increase my approval ratio and hopefully reach my next target of 50 images sold soon! I really admire all the dreamstime community members who seem to have creativity with everything that you do as I go through some of your portfolios and am only wishing I will be able to produce some of the quality that I... continue reading
I was thinking about it. Where are the photos used? I was very happy when I had my first sale. But now I felt proud when I found one of my photo with my name on the website of some travel agency and other in travel magazine.I felt proud for these photo: Thank you, Dreamstime :-) continue reading
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would reach a 50 image mark online. Not being a professional photographer or even an amateur at photography, was ecstatic when I sold one of my images twice, back then only had about 10 photos in my portfolio. Another feather was added to my cap when an image as accepted in an assignment. Reaching 50 photo mark, still trying my hand at different genres and trying to figure out which I enjoy shooting most.So my advise is to keep... continue reading
I will be the first to admit that winter is my least favorite time of year. Living in the mid west USA, we suffer through some brutal cold winters (like this year) and some very snowy ones. I always dread this time of year and often wish I could hibernate as bears do!That being said, my love of photography has forced me out this winter. I haven't ever photographed much in cold weather due to this wanting to just stay inside and enjoy the warmth. This year my portfolio here at DT has forced me... continue reading
Hi,this is my first blog :)When I started with DT 1.5 years ago, I had a lot of rejected photos. I didn´t want to give up, even if it was frustrating. I started to go to the College for a course in portrait and food photography, read a lot and just made photos.Learning by doing.My photos getting better and better now. When I upload now, nearly every photo is accepted.Even if I have just 31 sales yet, every sale makes me proud that someone likes or need my photo. And I´m proud that... continue reading
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