I remember the times when I first joined here a few years ago, I had only a few images up (flower snapshots most of them) and was checking every other minute to see whether I made any sales.The first sale brought a lot of motivation with it, so I started shooting anything that could pass as stock photography, from people to food. And the great thing and benefit of it was how much I learnt in that time, reading tutorials, looking up to other photographers, researching what sells as stock.... continue reading
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Has it ever happened to you?You take a look at your photos and think, that's not mine, I couldn't have taken that... Then you realize you had to because you remember holding the camera, but you still shake your head in wonder.It happens to me all the time.Here are some of my 'Holy Smoke' moments. I have to admit, when I look at these photos, I'm shocked Also amazed and just a little proud of myself. continue reading
WOO HOO!!!It finally happened, just like the law of averages said it would.My first repeat sale.It is exciting the first time a photo sells but for some reason, the second time is sweeter.Anyone else experience that special ZING the second time a photo sold? Turns out the virus that took me to the doctor's office was the Money Bug... continue reading
I Should Have Used A Flash(To the tune of I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles)Oh yeah I, take stock pictures,But they are all so dark,When I, take stock pictures,I should have used a FLASHI should have used a FLASHI should have used a FLASHOh please, pose for me,Wear this stylish sash.And don't, say to me,"You gonna use your flash?"I should have used a FLASHI should have used a FLASHAnd when My pics rejected I'm crying inside.It was rejected 'cuz I used,natural... continue reading
Since accession to the gallery for three years, my online image has more than 1000, remember the first time on the blog see blogger's article, said if you pictures of more than 500 and 5000 pictures, you will have surprised to find, now my picture while just over 1000, but I have confidence gradually of pictures into a 5000 piece, although income is not necessarily more, but each time the pictures were used, to me are a great comfort. Thank you for buying my pictures, thanks to the gallery editor!... continue reading
I have almost completed my first year with Dreamstime and have, so far, 24 sales which I am thrilled about.But some of the pictures I have sold really make me say, "What are you doing with that picture?"Like this one... Sitting at the side of the road with the kids in the car and there is a tractor coming down the road.*SNAP* goes the camera, *CLICK* goes the buyer and *SCRATCH* goes my fingers on top of my head... What are they going to do with that?Sometimes it's pretty obvious,... continue reading
I've just been playing the Dreamstime Stock Game - interesting challenge to see which of two images has sold! How have you scored?There's some tricky ones in there, but some definite themes too... A good few images waiting for the buyers messages to be added, like this one - continue reading
And 7400 sold. It took a while but now it's going faster because I know better what sells. I also know exactly what DT wants as far as technical issues. The secret is being selective and not uploading everything I shoot. Quality vs quantity, that is the secret.Heading for 3000 in the next year or so. continue reading
In another week, I travel to Fiji, with four girlfriend's. I won a trip there and will be staying in a beautiful home right on the waters of the South Pacific. I am so excited to be going there for the first time, taking pictures for the cover of a travel magazine, feature article and so much more stock/fine art.I feel like I have come so far in these last few years; a distant dream is now much more an everyday occurrence for me.On another HUGE note, this January I decided my goal was to... continue reading
Friends There's not much with which we can share. But my view is that the little things that make the world more beautiful. One of my first sale was an abstract image of a pyramid of sand suitable for background. Long time nothing was sold. Only recently I managed a little shine. Two other sales. I'm more cautious and wait until conflicts ceased and perhaps still to Egypt I will give a nice and more professional shots. continue reading
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