Inspiration rhymes with perspiration

posted on 5th of august, 2008

I started my foray into "stock" just over a year ago with footage. I was doing animations for friends and a view paid jobs and someone told me about a site where I could upload and sell them.

At the time, I was a World of Warcrack-a-holic, typically playing 3 to 4 hours a DAY every single day. But I started to get really passionate about my animations and some minor success with the stuff I had uploaded. That led to more and more time creating animations and motion graphics and less time playing WoW until it got the point where I stopped playing altogether.

Now, when I started playing WoW, I was spending $100 a month or more on Playstation and PC games because I'd quickly get bored with stuff and needed something new. When I got addicted to WoW, I stopped buying and playing other games, so at $15 a month I was spending considerably less. That extra "income" was nice and allowed me to spend a little more time at the movies and stuff.

Since starting my new addiction to stock, I'm back to spending lots of money again....sigh. Better hardware for my computer, new plugins for After Effects and PhotoShop, tons of USB drives to store all this stuff. I haven't quite caught up to making as much as I'm spending, but over all I'm a LOT happier than when I was playing WoW.

The wife is actually somewhat impressed with what I've been doing, so I don't catch nearly as much flack as when I played games all the time.

Btw, I chose the attached photo for two reasons. First I searched for the keyword INSPIRATION for this blog. Second, I wanted something that wasn't on the first few pages to maybe give a little exposure to someone who is WAY FARTHER down the search list. And third... I like it. :) (and yes, I can't count)

No Comments

This article has been read 1239 times.
Photo credits: Matthiashaas.

About me

I am a digital artist. Computers and computer animation are my passion. I use Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Poser and other software to bring my imagination to life. I have recently purchased a new Canon DSLR and several prime lenses for digital photography.

Topeka, US

August (1)

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles


More favorite articles

Related image searches

inspiration games pickles gitrdone

Pickles related stock images