My first steps II

posted on 12th of february, 2010

After reading plenty of blogs about beginners' frustration I was warned but couldn't imagine that it would hit me so intensively: Rejection after Rejection. Probably I didn't leave any reject reason out - at least not many.

The comment from my twin brother: "I did expect that!" made me even feel more unpleased,
since he already has 124 accepted photos.

You can imagine that I got this F-word feeling. The German equivalent is the most famous citation from the most famous German poet named Goethe in his novel "Goetz from Berlichingen": "Would you please tell him that he can lick my ..." - the last words were swallowed by the slammed window.

Today my first photos were accepted!!!!. Yeah ...

The lessons I learned:

- There is no shortcut to success
- you have to learn from the reject reasons...

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Comments (9)

Posted by Maczuga on March 11, 2010
Congradts. Keep it up!
Posted by Robertosch on February 14, 2010
[link=], a little bit different, but close
Posted by Katn1999 on February 13, 2010
Congratulations! The good news is that rejections do get easier to deal with. After three years on this site, I still deal with them, but the "F-word" no longer comes to mind. :-) Congrats again!

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Making photos of dogs

posted on 28th of february, 2010

In spite of the fact that I'm not a fan of dogs (yes, I was bitten during my childhood) my dog photos were the most successful ones from my portfolio - at least from the acceptance rate
not from selling.

The advantages of dog photos:

1) You don't need a model license (:-
2) Most dog owners are proud that you want to make photos of their beloved animal. Ask them first and you never get a NO!. Don't forget to ask the dog's breed, too. That simplifies the keyword finding.
3) You do train your skills of quick shooting since dogs usually are very vivid.
4) You do loose your fear of dogs but take care that the dog doesn't lick your lens!

Of course there a thousands of dog photos in DT. So the selling chance is quite limitted, but
its really a good practicing area for beginners like me and it...

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Posted by Aginger on March 01, 2010
I love Dalmatians :)
Posted by Ciska76 on March 01, 2010
Adorable dogs. I wish you good sales
Posted by Jonvitalija on March 01, 2010
Wish you good luck i like the dalmatian one!!

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