Six months in...
Well I have been submitting here at DT for 6 months and thought I would write a blog about my experiences...
My first image on line was a picture that I took last summer without any incling of submitting it for stock but t got me on the line and started my journey
Since then I have submitted 441 pictures (not counting those that are in the queue) and managed to get 286 of those accepted AR64%.
It was difficult to get images accepted when I was starting out with me receiving a whole host of rejections for poor lighting, not really all that surprising as I was only using my built in flash on my Canon 450D, although with a little practice and a lot of playing around I did manage to get a couple of studio type isolations out of it.
I was fairly apparent very quickly thought that I needed much better lighting and not just for studio isolations, for pretty much everything so I invested in a couple of old speedlights and remote triggers and my acceptance rate has increased as I have become more confident in using them.
My latest acceptance was our little duck that hatched a couple of days ago that we are having to hand rear as the poor mite was rejected and being pecked by every beastie we own!
Sales for me have been very unpredicatable but I have now reached 43 although it did take a couple of monhs to get any at all but the overall trend seems to be in an upward diretion and this was my latest sale
I am not really one for setting firm goals for things like this but I am looking forward in anticipation to the next six months and lots more good quality content and if things go well one or two more sales :D
Photo credits: Llareggub.