Taking a look at old shots for new stock

In the last 3 years on Dreamstime I have shot over 40k shots and only have ~200 online. With that I mind I decided to look at some of my old shots from my externals I have almost a full TB of shots that haven't been looked at since the day they were shot.

After just a quick glance over a few of the folders I realized a couple things.

1. Alot of what I shot was absolutely garbage but it did teach me important lessons

2. Out of a random folder with 400 shots in it I only and only 17 had any sort of custom setting (I only shoot raw and use bridge for organization)

3. Even though there are alot of bad there are a lot of good

With that In mind I have started to look back and have found a couple of great shots so far.

This was from about 3 years ago, until i saw it last week

This is from the University of Tampa which I havent seen for a couple of years

None the less PERSEVERE and if you get into a block go back and edit your old shots

Btw Check out my Portfolio Im always adding new shots

Photo credits: EmeraldUmbrellaStudio.

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Thanks for sharing! Looking back at old photos with grown experience made me find nice pics which I had overseen the first time.


I will do that when i get home tonight, if anyone wants to add images to my collections post here and ill add them


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Great advise.


Akulamatiau- I noticed that I will go shoot for a day take 7-10gb worth of shots, come home transfer them, then the next day i will end up doing it all over again. by the time I know it I have 2500 shots that I havent even looked at and its time to go back to my normal schedule


Good advise. I am doing the same thing.

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