Happily flabergasted


posted on 10th of december, 2008

After I found out about stock-photography about half a year ago, I decided to give it a try. It gave me a more or less purposeful activity to kill my days filled with boredom due to health-problems. I went through all my old photo's, got loads and loads rejected, but slowly I managed to build up a start of a portfolio.

Scanning (almost;o) the entire DT database, I felt I would never be able to sell anything, with all these beautifull and professional pics for the buyers to choose from surrounding my simple amateur ones. But then, much to my surprise, the first sales started to trickle in. Boy, was I excited!!

Now, some 5 months have past, and I've had 102 downloads. Yesterdag was my BDE (best day ever) with 4 dl's in 1 day!! I was totally flabbergasted and very very happy. I do not have a single clue why these simple house-and-garden-pics do sell as well as they do, but hey, it's ok with me ;o)

Luckily my health seems to be picking up again, and now I want to go out and shoot as much as I can, wich is great motivation and excercise to slowly build up my condition to a more normal standard again.

So here I sit, smiling and a bit stunned behind (well, in fact under;o) my laptop feeling very, very lucky about this new adventure, wich gives me opportunities in many more than 1 way.

Comments (7)

Posted by Claudiofichera on May 11, 2009
While not want you are an example to follow. Congratulations!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on May 11, 2009
Congratulations on building a great port of images. I hope you get better bit by bit and wish you more success on here!

Good luck and take care - rebecca
Posted by Rojoimages on May 11, 2009
You have a beautiful and creative portfolio-I can see why you have sales which will continue to rise I am sure.
Posted by Susy56 on December 11, 2008
You had four sales on December 9? I had five sales that same day which was thrilling as I usually only get a sale about every other day.

Maybe some big buyer went on a shopping spree that day.... : ) Lucky for us...
Posted by Mayatairy on December 11, 2008
Congrats :-)
Keep up the good work!
Posted by Creativei on December 10, 2008
congrats mate, hope you recover faster so you can upload more images. best of luck
Posted by Dcwcreations on December 10, 2008
Congratulations and a great well done.



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Starting uploading in august 2008, Dreamstime has grown it's way into my everyday life, and more and more, it gave direction and purpose to my passion for photography. From august 2010 the dream continues, as I am enjoying a place in DT's remote editors team. Pigs and Piglets Collection My Cake and Cake Decorating Collection My Christmas pics Collection Time Sequences Collection

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