One Hundred Sales!

posted on 12th of february, 2009

Hello Everyone,

Just yesterday, I reached my 100th sale here at Dreamstime. For me this is a huge milestone as less than a year ago, April 2008, I submitted two photos that started my journey into micro stock photography. The photos were accepted and within a few weeks, I had my first sale. The joy and feeling of accomplishment of having one’s work accepted into the commercial world is amazing. This has been inspirational in driving me to work harder, learn more, and practice the techniques offered in blogs and tutorials by many talented and generous members of the Dreamstime family.

Taking photographs and capturing images is something I would do regardless of the financial gain. However, learning to take better photos by gaining knowledge of my equipment and post processing techniques makes taking photos immensely more enjoyable.

Therefore, in closing I offer my sincere thanks to the many that have offered the helpful tips and tutorials. Thanks to the Dreamstime team for considering my images and many thanks to the buyers that have purchased the images.

My first sale and one of two photos initially accepted, a contented cat grooming

My One hundredth sale, a lioness stalking
Cheers to all -- Marilyn

Comments (37)

Comment by Suebmtl on September 25, 2010

Very nice portfolio.Congratulations, Marilyn

Comment by Freedomphotos on February 23, 2010

Thats fantastic, keep up the great work. Karen

Comment by Sc19986 on December 01, 2009

If you want, you can add in my Facebook profile, I give you my email is "1994sergio@live.com.pt", you can see all, we talk more ... I am waiting to you. thank Sergio Pedro arts cs

Comment by Sc19986 on December 01, 2009

Thank you very much! Also you, you have talent to work! like your photos! I hope so one day, come to talk free! hug sergio Arts

Comment by Gilmourbto2001 on November 23, 2009

That is freakin' awesome. So happy for you. I agree that this whole microstock game is such a learning experience. Keep the excellent images coming, Marilyn.

Comment by Agungsuyatna on November 09, 2009

Congratulation,Iam start at 2 mounth ago and Iam amateur photograpy,i hope sometime i have to sell photo like you.You have a great shots.

Comment by Mossel on September 23, 2009

Thank you so much Marilyn. You have some great shots. Keep it up!

Kind regards
Mossel (South Africa)

Comment by Marilyngould on March 30, 2009

Thank you! You have so many beautiful cats, are they all your pets? Cheers, Marilyn

Comment by Linqong on March 30, 2009

Congratulations!!I belive you'll have more sales.I like your cat,it posture too lovely:)

Comment by Jeyaprakash84 on March 03, 2009

Congratulations!! I have just started now with a few photographs.. Hope to become successful like you!! Your animals are cute! Good luck!

Comment by Piscari on February 20, 2009

WoW! Congratulate you Marilyn!)) I like your funny animals:))

Comment by Justmeyo on February 15, 2009

Congratulations Marylin and how Irisangel said the next will come faster.Wish you luck,Gabriel

Comment by Mayatairy on February 15, 2009

Great achievement! Congrats :-)

Comment by Irisangel on February 15, 2009

Congratulations Marilyn. The next 100 will come faster. Keep up the great work.

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Comment by 70sphotography on February 14, 2009

I'm still fighting for my 100 sales...

Comment by Pinknblu on February 14, 2009

That's wonderful...congrads..

Comment by Marilyngould on February 14, 2009

My thanks to all of your for your positive and encouraging comments! On to the next 100! Cheers!

Comment by Preckas on February 14, 2009

congratulations . . . wishing you to sell hundreds more!

Comment by Marilynv on February 14, 2009

Wonderful! You have a great eye and awesome images! Your "Cat Licking Paw" especially is a great capture! Congratulations and continued success.

Best regards,

Comment by Maigi on February 13, 2009

Hey, congrats! Great achievement! :)

Comment by Lifesazoo on February 13, 2009

Congrats!!! :)

Comment by Wayfarer on February 13, 2009

Congrats Mariylin.
Enjoy the feeling and good luck for the future.

Comment by Marilyngould on February 13, 2009

My sincere thanks to all of you for such positive comments -- in comparison to many of you my accomplishment may seem very small; however, we all start in the same place. We took a photo or created an illustration that sparked a creative streak within us and then we were enthusiastic enough (and brave enough) to share it with the rest of the world. I wish for all of you to experience joy in every accomplishment no matter how small or large.

Comment by Imagestalk on February 13, 2009

Thumbs up!

Comment by Complexdesignpl on February 13, 2009

Congratulations Marilyn!

Comment by Jackosfotos on February 13, 2009

well done< I have just added my first 9 images, am waiting for approval. Hope to enjoy your excitement

Comment by Atomknish on February 12, 2009

Congrats! I just started on Sunday so I am aspiring to be like you!! x

Comment by Dcwcreations on February 12, 2009

Congratulations Marilyn, you have a great port. Well done.

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