I heard about microstock photography a little bit less than a year ago. It was autumn. September or Octomber. I'm start thinking: "I'm not worse than all these people who make there money. Why not to try?" And I upload my favourite files. How I was disapointed when I saw that only one or two images accepted instead of 20 - 30. And I give up. But in the begging of 2010 come back. In first months I upload something about 15 images. And on february first sales come. Next month I double amount of uploaded files and sales increased. Finally in July I upload more than 60 images. In August less because of long trip to Canarias and lack of time. These images will come soon. Today I can say that I have my own 10 - 20 $ per month.
In conclusion what I want to say? What stocks gives to me? I can't say they bring me money at the moment, but I hope will.
First of all it's image's quality. It has significantly increased. If a year ago I can like not very crisp, bad-focused photo, now it's impossible. First thing for me now is quality when I choose images from the series. Now there is few images I get during photosession, which are bad from this point of view.
Another plus is number of ideas. I have a notebook to write them down because I can't remember all of them. I understand that I can't realize some at the moment. So I decided to go on photographing courses to study new techniques.
Half a year ago I don't know what to shot and know so many things brings new ideas, maybe not stock, but interesting ideas. I want to take my camera and start shooting, but I still have much more than 1000 images (was 2000+) from my trip to choose and edit...
Great job! I also remember when I first started uploading images. It felt like an eternity before I made that first $10....then $100...etc. Now, I just reached my 7,000 sale here at DT. It's all about dedication, passion, and never giving up. I just keep drawing and drawing and drawing and try not to ever get distracted or disappointed with the sales numbers. I try to think of new and different things to add to my portfolio. I am constantly learning new techniques and styles that enhance my work. As you keep taking more and more pictures, you will also become a better photographer. It's a great experience!
Recently, I have been spending most of my time taking photographs of people in my local area (at parks, at the beach, etc.) and creating silhouettes from them. I love this so far because A) it gets me out of the house and B) I am creating unique illustrations that I could never create without having the photograph.
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Congratulations Dmitry. It's always nice to know what learning path people are going through. You also have the chance to work with a very beautiful model, and this is a great great thing. Congratulations for your photos and for your progress! Looking forward to your new photos!
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