Wow.It just seems like yesterday when I started at Dreamstime and enter the world of microstock photography.I remember vividly saying to myself, it's worth a shot (pardon the pun) since I already enjoy taking photos anyway.What can a lose?Almost 5 years later, I finally reached 3000 sales.To many, this may not be such a significant milestone since it took almost 5 years to achieve.But considering my portfolio size is only 252 photos, I'm very proud of my achievement.I remember the... continue reading
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It seems like the summer season has just begun - cookouts, swimming, hiking, theme parks, gardening, vacations and just relaxing.Summer is here perhaps in our reality but for designers most are already working on fall and winter themes.One tip off was a recent trip to a craft store this past weekend found that they had Thanksgiving fabric and craft supplies out already!Now when do you think those products were designed?Probably a year and half before their intended use.Some recent sales... continue reading
Dear Dreamstimers,I just have to share this with you: today I had my very first ever EL sale! It was an I-EL sale too and I almost had a heart attack when I saw it. I honestly thought it would never happen to me. What a wonderful feeling! It gives me wings and encourages me to work even harder.This was one of my very first images that I submitted to Dreamstime. I have always liked it because it is so cheerful.Here it is:Thank you very much Buyer and thank you Dreamstime for promoting... continue reading
Hi Dreamers!I do not tend to shout about my so-called "milestones", because I do feeland know too well that I am not particularly fast in getting sales. But today (already safe to say yesterday)... err... "words don't come easy to me" It's either the wind changed and started filling my loose sail, or someone somewhere decided suddenly: "O'kay, every dog has his day, so..." Honestly, I even thought that maybe someone helped the visibility of my profile by tweeting or otherwise, hard to guess... continue reading
I am not too much in writing blogs but always read useful articles. Some of those were really helpful and improved my thinking and my skills.Here my opinion is, we should encourage the author by clicking at "useful" link if article has helped us. It let the author understand, what people likes and moreover, he/she gets a credit too.What do you think? continue reading
Thank you to all the buyers who bought and used my photography in their work this year.My goal was to be up to 350 photos sold by the end of the year, but I ended up getting to 627. Almost 300 more then expected.I hope everyone on Dreamstime has a very happy 2012, and lots of sales.: )Now off to China I go!Thanks again,Ang continue reading
I am so encouraged after Dreamstime has accepted my third image, since I started 2 wks ago. So some hard work does pays off afterall, Thanks Dreamstime, I hope to get better as I do more :-)Merry Christmas to everyone here!-artalis continue reading
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