Amateur or professional?


posted on 16th of november, 2010
>There were many blogs on Dreamstime dealing with the big leap. The leap which aspiring photographers should take to become more focused, more serious, more invested and turn from a hobby microstocker to a professional one.

Do you have what it takes? asks one of them. Maybe I do maybe I don’t. But today I want to build the case for staying amateur.

The web opened new possibilities of expression, artistic or other, to a large class of people. Essentially everybody with an internet connection can turn from a passive consumer to an active contributor. All the forums and blogs, most of the articles that appear in electronic news accept reader comments and allow the reader to express their opinion, add their 2 cents to the subject discussed.

I am an avid reader of Slate Magazine, which is dealing...

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Posted by Peanutroaster on April 23, 2012
I always wondered how many upload 10 images or so and then are never heard from again.
Posted by Anhong on December 13, 2010
Good article. Each camera will think that someone need? It really is very beautiful.
Posted by Davidwatmough on December 11, 2010
Yes microstock is the incentive to improve.......... rejections are painful.......... so there is a certain degree of pressure on contributors to up their game. Unless someone buys you've no idea if the quality of your work is commercial. So well written and well argued. There is another point that as time goes by it is becoming harder to meet the standard required which must be better than pre-existing images already uploaded onto DT. David.



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