One year at Dreamstime

posted on 26th of april, 2009

I reached two new milestones this week! On April 23rd I've been at Dreamstime for one year and on day later on April 24th I had my 100th sale :) It happened to be an image of garlic and basil.

When I started uploading one year ago I was new to microstock. I'm an artist who paints images in Photoshop and from time to time I used textures of photos I took. I liked photography quite a lot but never had an idea what do to with it! When I found out about microstock I uploaded images that I had and I liked. Those where not really stock orientated images and of course some did not get approved ;) Moreover my camera was not very good and I had not many options in what to shot. Many shots I could through away because of quality and therefor the fun was limited!

Since I purchased my dslr this fun grows dramatically! I never have to through away anything because of artifacts or jpg compression or what ever. Well, perhaps at least not images shot with iso 100. But I also have at least one iso 1600 shot approved. With this camera the possibilities are not unlimited but they feel unlimited, compared to a compact camera.

One year has passed now and I think it was quite successful. Due to the camera problems I began uploading seriously in September 2008 and I had my first payout in February 2009.
Now I have 216 images on-line and I have only just begun ;)

Let's see what the next year comes up with and if I manage to get 1000 images on-line till April 2010 ;)

Have a nice day, Dreamstime!

Comments (14)

Comment by Freedomphotos on April 28, 2009

Well done Inga, I too am am feeling restricted with my point and shoot. It was encouraging to read that upgrading has really helped. Im now saving for a DSLR. Watch this space.

Comment by Kasienka on April 28, 2009

Congratulations! The next month I will also celebrate the first year at DT.

Comment by Archidea on April 28, 2009

Congratulations, and good luck with DT!

Comment by Ampyang on April 27, 2009

Congrats to your achievement my friend!
Cheers to your another 784 images and bunch of sales!!!

Comment by Patpat on April 27, 2009

Wishes for the future.

Comment by Starblue on April 27, 2009

Congratulations! I wish you to manage to get 1000 splendid images on-line and to get a lot of payout! :-) A lot of nice ideas and nice day!

Comment by Inganielsen on April 27, 2009

thanks to all of you!!! :)

Comment by 1970s on April 26, 2009

well done and best wishes!

Comment by Jjphotos on April 26, 2009

Hi Inga, congratulations! Your garlic and basil image is very nice.

Comment by Mani33 on April 26, 2009

Congratulations & keep forward :)

Comment by Creativei on April 26, 2009

Happy DTian day and congrats on your 100th sale.

Comment by Marilyngould on April 26, 2009

Hi Inga, Congratulations on all your achievements! Your food shots are great, love the lighting in the Italian food ingredients! Wishing you every success in years to come!

Comment by Littledesire on April 26, 2009

Hi Inga! Happy DT day! Mine is on 28th :) I think you were doing much better that year! Your portfolio is brilliant and you have 1 well deserved Editor's choice photo! Good luck ahead!

Comment by Bradcalkins on April 26, 2009

Congrats! April 23rd is my one year anniversary as well!

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