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Learning to Be Your Own Worst Critic (Self-Critiquing Your Own Images)

  Finding someone to critique your work well is sometimes even harder than creating the work in the first place. If you’re like most people, you can’t rely on friends and family for unbiased critiques. They care for you, and therefore believe that everything you create is wonderful. If you have photographer friends, they may be too polite to say anything harsh or to really pick your images apart.That means that if you want real, honest and useful feedback on your work, you need to do... continue reading

First Accepted Photo!

My first blog here (though I've got, like, five elsewhere!) but I just want to chronicle my experience on Dreamstime. Starting out hopeful, although I did send a question off to admin to ask if I have to do my own marketing and the answer was yes. So, maybe I'll put these photos ups and they'll sit here and no one will see them, because I might be a great photographer (and novelist!) but I SUUUUUUUCK at self-promotion!Hey, I'm a Southern woman, bred, born and raised, and we don't DO self promo so... continue reading

Promise to Self

Here is what was accepted as my first image.My story is still going on and I have promised myself to make it a successful venture in microstock markets.Well, I was a crappy writer before coming to microstock market. Give and take the bad times or good times, I was making $1200 per month. My life was torn between the day job and the writing assignments. I was sleeping for 4 hours and sometimes even on outdoor trips, i was working till 4 AM. Life was total mess. There was no time for anything... continue reading

Model Releases

I have many shots in my personal portfolio that I have not been able to use here mainly because of people reluctant to sign model releases. Due to this I've started taking self portraits and I'm having a lot of fun with it :)Much easier to get a model release for yourself! continue reading

NEW! Options for Publishing Your Own Book!

Have you ever tried publishing your own photography in a book? I have. The traditional way is to submit a proposal to a publisher and hope there will be an interest for your work. That was a door slammed in my face. Brick and mortar publishers want material that will appeal to the masses while having low printing costs. Photography is very subjective and usually targets small audiences. In addition, publishing physical books with enough quality to do justice for images is expensive.Most of you... continue reading

My gothic self-portrait

My gothic self-portrait with black dress. continue reading

Oh no, he's back!

I haven’t written a blog for a while now.Things have been rather hectic for the last month or so.The sad thing is that I haven’t had that much time to pursue any of my interests that actually make me feel alive.The days just fuse into each other in a mundane and seemingly never-ending routine that hungrily saps my vital life force, leaving me spent and resembling an empty shell of a body.The frustration of having to face perfect incarnations of “mindlessness” and “self-importance... continue reading

Self-advocacy and rejected images

Self-advocacy refers to an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs, and rights.It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. (VanReusen et al., 1994)Over the past two years with DT, I've taken almost all of my rejections laying down, not complaining. However, recently I decided to stand up for my belief in the usefulness of my own images.I shoot mostly editorial type images.... continue reading

Turning Rejection Into Self-Promotion

My name is Angela and I have a rejection problem. It's not the usual suspects that most women my age worry about, so it's slightly tricky on learning how to deal when you can't turn to a friend for advice.I of course, am talking about stock photography rejections. it's a steep learning curve, and I'm sure everyone on here has had one, two...forty or more. It's part of this lifestyle, and it's something many of us have a hard time to get used to.Nobody likes failure.But getting photos rejected... continue reading

2011 in a nutshell - my blatant self promotion and thanks to all

Well we are nearing the end of 2011, "it's not over yet" I hear you cry but for me the end of December is real busy so I thought I would write this very self promoting blog now.As I write this I have just had my 900th image accepted by DT ( and my 901st )   That's 537 accepted images this year resulting in 1225 sales so far in 2011 with an RPD of just under $2.For me though this year has not been about the sales but more about working on the technical side of things.I'm lucky that... continue reading

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