Just another newbie..........

posted on 19th of january, 2009

Hi Dreamstimers,

I've been posting only since Nov. '08 & now have 51 photos online. Some of them seem to be getting a lot of looks, but so far only 3 sales. Reading some of your blogs & hearing about the learning curves others have gone through is encouraging & helpful. It seems logical that the more uploads you have, the better your chances at making a sale, so I'll just keep trying & see what happens.

Anyway, just want to thank all you bloggers that have issued words of encouragement to all us newbies!

Keep Shooting,

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Posted by Conchasdiver on January 20, 2009
I have to learn more about the keywords - still don't understand how all that works. Thanks;
Irisangel & Eclecticelegange,
Thanks for the comments - I think this is going to be fun!
Posted by Conchasdiver on January 20, 2009
Thanks for the thoughtful comments - its all good advice & I will take it to heart. Once again thanks for taking the time!
Posted by Creativei on January 19, 2009
Hi mate, its not only more images, you should think what a designer or art director wants, put yourself in a designer show and think if this image is worth downloading. there are some very great images, its the best but no downloads, that means designers doesn't need that best image. Always do a checklist while you plan the shoot, the angle the color and everything, when you shoot you think from a designers perspective and that image will sell. there are many blogs out here in DT, just spend some time here read them understand them and execute what you learnt, sales will follow on its own.

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posted on 19th of january, 2009

Hi Dreamstimers......... Recently back from a December trip to one of my favorite areas - Belize & Guatemala. Although I primarily travel for scuba diving & underwater photography, this time my traveling companions & I broke things up nicely with a couple of day trips to two of the many interesting Mayan ruins located in this Central American area. We started out by flying into Belize City, renting a car & driving inland on the Western Highway almost to the Guatemala border, to San Ignacio where we stayed at Windy Hills Resort. This is an awesome resort located in the emerald forested hills outside San Ignacio. The resort is made up of roomy individual, airconditioned cabanas which radiate around a separate bar & dining room. It has all the amenities, including infinity pool....

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Film was fun but when shooting underwater subjects, digital is better. It allows one to see right away what you\'ve captured & speeds up the learning curve. Besides UW images, I also enjoy shooting local life wherever I happen to be, & a special favorite is ruins & old, deserted buildings everywhere - history worth recording.

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