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Why I love Stock Photography. How about you?

Having worked my entire life dealing with the public, raising children, and being the all around "doer of everything" for my family, I found myself retired and somewhat disabled due to some back problems. I have always loved art and photography, I have a closet full of cameras and lenses that are gathering dust since the introduction of Digital cameras.

With all children now happily married and raising their own families, I began to take pictures and tried to learn all I could about creating digital illustrations, using a combination of images and graphics. At first this was to fight the boredom and occasional slight depression of being unable to work. Then I read an article about stock photography and decided to give it a shot. To my surprise, my images started selling, since then, I have not be disappointed and just love doing what I am doing now. I know I am never going to get rich doing this, but the joy I get every time one of my images is downloaded makes the effort very easy and keeps me busy.

Thanks for reading this, (my first blog). Now, How about you?

Photo credits: Irisangel.

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April 26, 2008


As I said in a previous post in this blog, I love all the firsts and the milestones that we hit. Today I got my 500th Download. So I am thrilled with the sales at this site and this one "should" have been my first.

April 10, 2008


Hello Bimuyu, I love your blossom images. You should do very well and good luck with your studies.

April 10, 2008


i am a chinese student ,i just begin to learn how to sell photos here and i get a lot of joy here

April 05, 2008


Hi Ursaru, your portfolio is great, lots of really unique designs. Good luck here at DT!

April 05, 2008


Great portofolio Iris, I have just started uploading here. I love Microstock..., It started as a hobby but is like gambling, you get addicted...( My first post here... :))

March 28, 2008


To be old in age, but young in mind! so incredible! your images are full of creativity! I agree with your view, the joy in the work makes us pleased and give us confidence!

March 23, 2008


Great words! Thank you for your article, and may you happy every day.

March 17, 2008


As a follow up, I would like to say, that I enjoy uploading my images because of all the "Firsts" First download, first payout, first positive comment, first blog response, and as of yesterday, first image to reach level 2 on Dreamstime. This week makes 2 months since my first image went live. I am thrilled with how my images have been received. Thank you to all who have downloaded them.

March 13, 2008


Whenever I wonder what is "Inspiration", Iris,...I will think of your warm words,...and know why I am here. Thank you for inspiring us all,.....;-)

March 12, 2008


Very nice flowers and butterflies border in your blog. I was drawn back to the camera after being away from it for years. Work and stolen equipment got in the way. Stock has exposed me to so much more than just photos. Always inspiring looking at others skills and products.

March 12, 2008


I agree, excellent way to learn from others and improve on your own work. The financial return is a bonus.

March 12, 2008


i love stock photography, because is an excelent excercise for my worck in preparation for idea for my customer and have the positive incetive having an economic return as well


March 12, 2008


your images are very beautiful, always romantic and floreal , your style is very good!!I love stock photography,too

March 10, 2008


Thanks so much for the response, sounds like we are all in the same frame of mind.

March 10, 2008


It gives me an outlet that is all mine. I have spent the last 40 years being Mother daughter Wife Grandmother trying to be all for everyone.Now that I have discovered Stock Photography, I can do a little for myself. Just going for a walk in the mountains gives me a chance to express myself through Photography. and if someone likes what I do GREAT!! if not oh well.....

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