The beauty of stock photography profession

posted on 3rd of april, 2009

I want to tell you about how beautiful was for me the decision to became a professional stock photographer.

It was year 2006 when after having tried for some month the taste of this new thing called 'microstock', my wife and I decided we could give it a serious try. In that same year we were still both keeping our usual activity (that for both was on the editorial/publishing field, so very close to that of stock photography for same aspect) and started to learn about stock photography.

I had 20 years experience with photography, but lacked completely knowledge in the stock photography business. My wife was still a beginner in photography itself.

Well, to make a long story short, after almost three years from that day, when we discussed the possibility to try it as a profession, I can now say that it has been a success! We have three agencies where our work is sold, and I can say that we can sustain ourselves and our dog, with our microstock activity.

I am satisfied with what I have learned so far, I'm continuing to
improve and learn, the fact that every day the competition bar is rising, doesn't bother me and I'm preparing for new exciting challenges.

Comments (3)

Comment by Creativei on April 03, 2009

Well earlier, I used to love shooting as it was my hobby, now this hobby is turning out to be a profession, down the line another three years from now, I see a bright future for myself, and all thanks to DT, and all other contributors. And Saniphoto, like you many other photographers from DT has been my inspiration.

Comment by Saniphoto on April 03, 2009

hi Tracy0703

thank you for your nice words. Wish you good creativity and a lot of joy doing photography!

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 03, 2009

You are one of the best in DT. You are a pattern of success of us.

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Photo credits: Ron Chapple, Kati1313, Mircala, Saniphoto.

About me

I'm a professional photographer with 20 years of experience in photography and almost ten in stock photography. I Photograph with all kind of cameras (even film cameras occasionally!), but normally I use a Nikon D300 for microstock. I want to thank you for visiting my portfolio and hope you'll came back often to check my new work and evolution as stock photographer.

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