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Dreamstime journey (8+ months)

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

Milestone 300 Sales!

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

Retirement was my connection to photography. What was your connection?

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

Busy but rewarding month!

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 a Challenging but Rewarding Subject

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

Another one of my photos found!!!

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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