Targets, Targets and more Targets!

posted on 12th of august, 2009

Being a relative newcomer to stock photography, I joined DT in July 18th 2009. It was a little daunting to look at peoples portfolios and see hundreds or even thousands of images on-line.

I decided I had to set targets if I was to make any progress. My first target was to get my photographs accepted.

Well that creates it’s own problems, what one stock agency will except another might reject. It’s confusing! One thing I have had to except is that not all my photographs are good enough, and because I like them, that does not make them stock material. Rejection is something I have had to get used to, but more and more often my images are being accepted.

That brings me to my next target, making a sale. I think I was quite lucky and the first sale came after only a few days.

This image was my first sale.

That was nice but after the initial sale I needed a new target. This was the big one for me. Get 50 images accepted and that will make it possible for me to enter the competitions.

This was number 50
I made it today and I am pleased that I now have a relatively good selection of images on-line. (I hope)Who knows what the next target will be, but I am sure it will be fun getting there.

Comments (7)

Posted by Kasienka on August 13, 2009
Congratulations James! Have a lot of sales!
Posted by Scotshot on August 12, 2009
Macdaddy, thanks for the heads up on the spelling error. Thanks to everyone for the good wishes and support.
Posted by Wildmac on August 12, 2009
Congratulations! Love your images. 100 would be your next goal, it's mine too :0)
Posted by Littledesire on August 12, 2009
Congrats! Nice photos!
Posted by Linqong on August 12, 2009
Congratulations James!
You have a nice portfolio,good luck!
Posted by Aginger on August 12, 2009
Congratulations, great portfolio!
Posted by Keki on August 12, 2009
well done!! good luck with your next milestone :)

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Photo credits: James Mcquarrie.

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