Looking Back at 2008


posted on 29th of december, 2008

I have not been on Dreamstime yet for a year but for me it has been a great experience and I look forward to having a complete year on Dreamstime next year.

I have mainly accomplished all my goals in 2008 for my Stock Portfolio which has been really satisfying. I had a goal of making 200-250 sales by the end of the year and I have already gone over 250. I wanted to upload from 900-1000 files and as of right now I am up to 932. I am only $40 away from my 5th payout which was my third goal but I am still satisfied with what I have earned so being $40 away from my next payout is no big deal since I am still satisfied with all that I have accomplished.

In 2009 my biggest goal I have is to save my earning money from Dreamstime to get Adobe Illustrator since I took a few classes in college several years ago. I would love to say by the end of next year that I have some illustrations in my portfolio is really the goal for me.

Here are some of my favorite photos I added to my portfolio for 2008:


Have A Happy New Year Everyone!

Comments (7)

Posted by Black-white on December 30, 2008
Your photoes are very good.
Your new illustrations are expected.
Your experiences on the new work are eager expected especially.
Posted by Marilyngould on December 30, 2008
Well done, Susan! Your work is always a pleasure to view, the polar bear is one of my favorites -- I often feel like that at the end of the day! Every best wish to you for a happy and successful 2009. Cheers!
Posted by Lifesazoo on December 30, 2008
For me when it comes to animal photos in the zoo the 80-400 is always a must. the Lions actually are sitting all the way in the back of the enclosure.
Posted by Cmarshall717 on December 30, 2008
Cool, so there is hope for my D70 after all! Gotta have that 80-400!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on December 30, 2008
Great portfolio, and many more sales to come in the New Year I am sure, so the purchase of Illustrator should not be too far off :0)
Posted by Creativei on December 29, 2008
Congrats, well I liked the Seal Pup image, all in all nice portfolio. keep up the good work
Posted by Bradcalkins on December 29, 2008
Congrats on reaching your goals... That Tiger shot is awesome!



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Update November 17, 2010: Earlier this year I made a decision that I would not be selling my photos any more but would start removing my photos in November. I would like to thank everyone that has given me wonderful comments on my photos the past several years and to the the buyers that have bought my photos. I now will only be displaying my photos for show in a photography journal that I have created which you can find the link listed under my website. I've recently started going back to school for a degree in Zoology and trying to keep up with my stock photography and schooling ... [Read more]

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