What Should I Do?

After blogging here for a little while, I've wondered - what should I do with these credits I'm accumulating?

I'm a photographer, and I don't buy photos. But I've got 13 credits now with which I may buy photos. What should I do with them?

Perhaps you're in the same boat.

I was thinking perhaps we should "vote" with our credits. That is, use them to buy photos and reward our fellow photographers for their good work.

So, perhaps I'll be looking for:

** An undervalued photograph/photographer that needs the encouragement of a few sales.

** A beautiful photograph that takes my breath away.

** Some undiscovered gem buried in the halls of Dreamstime - just waiting to be discovered.

** Or perhaps when I read some useful tips posted by a fellow photographer I'll reward him/her by purchasing a photo or two.

Or, maybe I'll use my credits in a random act of kindness toward some hard working photographer.

What say you?

Better ideas?

David.

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September 11, 2007

Northman

nice idea of you

September 07, 2007

Torie508

I think all of the below ideas are great, a good way to improve new photographers self esteem.

September 06, 2007

Maigi

I love the idea, but is it okay to buy your own photos?

September 03, 2007

Sorinus

How about doing all of those thoughts that you wrote above. And i can add one more: What if you buy your own photos?

August 30, 2007

Stormina

I thing the better idea is buy photos from great photographer that have not exposure. You can help them to begin their career!!

Hem... I am one of them hehehe =)

August 30, 2007

Nicemonkey

I have downloaded some images to put on my desktop for some inspiration with the credits from my blogs

August 28, 2007

Davidwattsjr

Thanks much Tonygers... see my latest blog for a similar butterfly caught in a deadly embrace with a green spider. Death stalks all creatures huh?

August 28, 2007

Tonygers

Just bought your Colorful Butterfly in Grass image.
Very nice.

August 22, 2007

Davidwattsjr

Ok, I see that Maigi has got my goat! hahahah..... so Maigi, I downloaded your great car/highway scene. I'll be blogging about it shortly - great shot!

August 22, 2007

Maigi

ROFL
David, that was hilarious...

PS: But I have your funny goat now...
Back to blogging... ;)

August 22, 2007

Thefinalmiracle

I am happy buying my own images!!

August 21, 2007

Davidwattsjr

I guess buying my own photography feels a little strange to me... but I like the idea of being the first buyer of someone's photo... a way to encourage and help others.

To Tonygers - how about I buy one of yours and you buy one of mine? hahah. Ok, I'll buy one from Hobbyink, one from Tonygers, one from Astargirl, one from Maigi, and one from Dcwcreations. Then, each of us will do the same and we'll all blog about the experience, thus earning another credit to repeat the same process over again. We should report back on what we bought and why!

Sounds like this could grow geometrically.

David.

David.

August 21, 2007

Dcwcreations

How nice would it bee to be the first buyer of someones photos.

August 21, 2007

Kenneystudios

Maigi, that's a great piece of advice. I might do that myself. I've stumbled across a few images myself that I really admire and feel would be great learning tools to help me improve my own quality.

August 21, 2007

Maigi

They are all good ideas. :) I have downloaded many photos, what I just like so much that I can't resist. Sometimes I have bought some images of photographers, whose work I admire, to have a closer look and learn from their quality. They are valuable learning tools for the one who want's to improve.

August 21, 2007

Astargirl

That sounds like a nice idea and you might get some nice images you really like and want to keep. And, as Tonygers said, you can always boost your numbers by buying your own photos.

August 21, 2007

Kenneystudios

I think that sounds like a great idea!
You can buy mine ;) Ignore Tonygers ;)

August 21, 2007

Tonygers

Feel free to buy 13 images of mine ;-)
You know you can buy your own images don't you?
Maybe you should encourage the newbies by buying one of their images?

Did I mention you can buy mine??? :-)

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