Today, I received my second payment from Dreamstime. It's been a gritty and rewarding journey. Like running a marathon, perseverance and determination pays off, coupled with practice and inspiration from within and without. The support and guidance from the community has been helpful; so do the people who bought the images. Thought I would like to recap the past 8+ months in my journey with Dreamstime as a contributor.18 December 2014Uploaded my 1st photo to Dreamstime - glad... continue reading
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I was very excited to see the Dreamstime symbol appear on my phone today as it was my 300th sale. It has been a long road of learning, taking on board feedback and trying new ideas over the last couple of years. It is always great to have an image accepted, but a real 'buzz' to make a sale and know someone selected it to use. To make my 300th sale was very rewarding and I would like to share the image. I am grateful to Dreamstime as it is through this site I believe my photography skills have grown... continue reading
I retired from my "job" and now I'm a photographer! Yay PLEASE READ ONOver the past few months I've been struggling with the question, "what is retirement"?Is it quitting your job?Is it collecting a pension?Is it the beginning of a new, fun career?Is it traveling?Is it having the opportunity to explore new and exciting activities?Is it becoming a babysitter to the grandkids?Is it sitting in front of the TV?Is it wasting the rest of your life?Is it struggling to support... continue reading
It has been a busy end to the month here with us having visitors for the last 10 days or so but I wrote back on the 19th that I had reached a couple of milestones over that weekend and made oth my 300th upload and 50th sale :)This weekend I will mainly be settling down for a cold one and reflect on what I have learned this month before trying to improve for next month.Having people here meant that my photographs this monthe have been a little looser in terms of there preparation.With many... continue reading
Insects are an especially challenging subject to photograph for several reasons.They're small and flighty, which poses a need for balance between depth of field and fast shutter speed while trying to get close enough for a full-frame shot without startling the subject out of its momentary repose.For the butterfly pictured, a Zephyr Anglewing (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) subspecies of the Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis), I found such a balance by taking advantage of the bright midday sunlight.... continue reading
I recently just found another one of my photos.Photo on Market Research PDFI googled my username and dreamstime and found it.I'm as so happy.It such a rewarding feeling that I just had to blog it out.Thanks Dreamstime.The photo being used is the one below. continue reading
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