TEN THOUSAND SALES

Well it's been a very interesting journey I must say and one full of highs and lows.

I certainly have to thank Dreamstime, who have helped me develop my photography, providing me with a platform that gets my works seen and sold. It has paid for all of my photography gear and some, 10,000 sales equates to nearly $25,000

In the last few years I have been lucky enough to win my first Dreamstime assignment, national (UK) and international photography awards. These successes led to an invite to a garden party at the Palace here in the UK and an appearance on a daytime TV chat show. Have to admit it's been pretty mad but fun.

So how did I do it? I read pretty much every single thread in the forum here on DT, which took ages but I found tonnes of valuable advice and ideas. I studied the best selling images, to better understand different compositions, the use of light and colour in my works, the importance of diversity and concepts.

I now see every photograph I take like a painting, if you were to paint a picture would you paint distractions from your subject, I think about the direction of light. I don't just concentrate on a subject in the center of my image, I use my compositional skills to frame an image, think about the foreground, background, the subject, framing, colour, light and shadows.

I have also spent time learning how to process and edit my images, the difference here is massive, it can make or break an image. I do try to get as much right in camera but shooting in RAW allows me to tweak my images without damaging the quality. I now use Lightroom 5 for my basic editing and Photoshop for the more elaborate post processing. These skills do not come quickly, well for me they didn't. There are many free tutorials on the Adobe site and Youtube is just jam packed with great videos.

So that's about it, easy? Just never stop learning, have fun and keep uploading, and the sales will take care of themselves :)

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October 17, 2017

Zahavak

Professional and excellent article
It is very useful
Thank you!

August 16, 2017

Alvacid

Congratulations!!!!

July 25, 2017

Rzachariasse

They look awesome for sure. I love the valley one.

June 14, 2017

Sophiafotoestudio

Congratulations Brett! Amazing

December 23, 2014

Jgibneythemuseum

70 plus years and still learning - Positive Prospective = Health, Happiness, Peace, Confidence and Courage - jGibney

November 05, 2014

BCritchley

Cheers Steve, all the best :)

November 05, 2014

Steveacer

Brilliant the photos are fantastic! Good luck to you in the future.

November 05, 2014

Steveacer

Brilliant! Good luck to you in the future.

November 04, 2014

Creativeimaging4u001

wow -- that is exciting to see -- I have just joined DT and struggling to figure everything out yet

October 09, 2014

Camerahistorylive

WoW!!..Congratulations!

October 09, 2014

Sebastian423

WOOHOO! Impressive and motivating ! Pictures are amazing, top class!
Thank you for good advice about forum i will definitely look in to it.
Beauty about photography is that there is no limits this topic is endless and so awarding, it gives you satisfaction, emotions, memories and money ;)

October 09, 2014

BCritchley

Thanks, fast approaching 11,000 now :)

October 09, 2014

Haotian

Congratulations. That is truly impressive.

September 23, 2014

Bennymarty

just one question:
why your wonderful "Sumatran tiger roar" has an editorial license and not commercial ?

September 23, 2014

Bennymarty

great pics !
Congratulations !

September 22, 2014

SakisPagonas

Congratulations!

September 15, 2014

Alexserg

Cool!

September 15, 2014

Nero67

Congratulations, great achievement!!!

September 13, 2014

BCritchley

Thanks Rajan and good luck to you on your own journey :)

September 13, 2014

Rajansingh

Though I am new but thanks to the people like you who are there to encourage us. God bless your work.

August 31, 2014

BCritchley

Cheers and Vitabello just keep learning and uploading, it's all I have done over the last 4 years or so.

August 28, 2014

Vitabello

Wow amazing story :) well done!!!!! I'm just starting out, and i hope in many years to become a great photographer/artist like you.

August 28, 2014

Wxh6763

You are so great !

August 21, 2014

BCritchley

Cheers :)

August 20, 2014

FabioConcetta

Amazing images, very very wonderful work!

August 19, 2014

Luizavictorya72

Congratulations!I like your photos !

August 18, 2014

Sweetheart29

Congratulations! Your photos are amazing! Good to inspire me to be better!

August 18, 2014

Dmccale

congrats I love the wet dog in your port.Keep up the great work..

August 18, 2014

Swelsh1

Congratulations. Amazing Photographs

August 18, 2014

Annemario

Inspiring! Amazing milestone, congratulations!

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