Two new eyes please, with fries

I know what youre thinking. This guy is probably happy just to get his socks on every morning. Is he high? Pfft. Let me explain ..

I bought a 30D a couple of years back and used it frequently. Didnt know anything about ISO, Exposure, Composition, DOF, Photoshop, RAW ... used the auto mode for everything. Early this year I stumbled upon an article about microstock and registered on Dreamstime more or less for fun. Im sure many contributors have had a similar journey into microstock.

After an intense learning curve (triggered by lots of rejections), I am starting to grasp some of the technical challenges of photography.

But the real impact is not the amount of sales or images online, its about how you view your day to day activities and situtations. Angles, detail, light ....Id go as far as claiming Im experiencing more each day because of microstock.

Wait! ... hes confusing microstock with photography. No Im not. Microstock influences you to setup goals with your photography. To create photos useful for someone else. Not just bring the camera at random occasions. Thats the difference that got me a brand new pair of eyes for use every day.

And thanks DT for letting newbies like me into microstock from day one :-)

Photo credits: Tatyana Vychegzhanina.

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November 28, 2010


That's an interesting opinion that you have, I liked the words: "real impact is not the amount of sales or images online, its about how you view your day to day activities and situations". That is really what photography is about, be creative and enjoy every second of life! Great job!

November 11, 2010


great concepts.

November 10, 2010


I agree with your analysis. Great portfolio - keep up the good work.

November 10, 2010


Good luck!

November 09, 2010


Thanks, and David you're absolutely correct. Microstock is just one way of getting into dedicated photography, but that's what did the trick for me.

And too bad you cant just stop the car at any given moment and grab a shot :-)

November 09, 2010


Great writing! Your portfolio looks great! You really know how to use your camera! Congratulations!

November 09, 2010


Actually just being dedicated to photography does give you new eyes to view the world. When you drive be careful because if you are like me you are constantly looking for images, left, right and to centre [ even in the rear view mirror ]. David.

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