Reached 3 milestones and reworked an old image

posted on 17th of february, 2010

Hi Everyone! :)

I'm feeling in a celebratory mood today and thought I would share my good mood with you.

I've reached three milestones. The first is reaching my first $100 earnings, I actually passed it a couple of days ago. The second milestone was having my first level two image, that happened this morning :)
So I want to say a great big "THANK YOU" to all the people out there that have been buying my images and also thank you to all of you for your support over this past year. That's a third milestone, I've been here at Dreamstime for 1 year now.

Lately I've been looking back over my portfolio and looking at how far I've come since I started here. I've learned so much over this past year from my rejections, and my accepted images. I've learned a lot about Photoshop but I could really do to learn more. So I thought I would share an image that I had accepted way back in April last year and then show you the new improved image I've replaced it with. I have re-enabled the old image just for this blog.

This is the original image (on the right) it had 27 views no downloads It doesn't capture what I had in my mind when I took it. And it's been annoying me for a while.

This is the new improved image (on the left) it has had 16 views and 1 download
I feel the new image represents the image I originally had in my mind when I took the picture but due to lack of knowledge wasn't able to make at that time. Just goes to show that sometimes it's not the idea that was bad and it's worth revisiting some concepts again.

Hope you are all having a great day! Cheers Carol :)
PS thought I should mention that the first image had 27 views in 8m months and the second image has had 16 views in 16 days! Big difference

Comments (45)

Posted by Livingstonatlarge on August 17, 2011
WOW..Congrats on all three. Love the image rework!
Posted by Py2000 on May 12, 2010
Congratulations on your 3 milestones!
Posted by Linqong on May 12, 2010
Wish you more sales!
Posted by Wildmac on March 21, 2010
I have just re-disabled the old moonlit image, so it is no longer viewable here. Cheers :)
Posted by Adeliepenguin on March 06, 2010
What good news! Congratulations on your acheivements. I love your glowing moon. Great redo.
Best wishes in your second year. I hope your payouts keep coming faster and faster:):)
Posted by Wildmac on March 01, 2010
Thanks :))
Posted by Irisangel on February 28, 2010
Congratulations Carolyne, Good luck and many more payouts! Good job re-working the image. It has a whole new feeling now. Keep up the good work!
Posted by Wildmac on February 24, 2010
Thanks Debbie and Matt! I haven't done anything with the money yet, I can't decide whether to request it now or wait. It took me a while to earn so I want to spend it well lol. :))
Posted by Tan510jomast on February 23, 2010
congrats to you . i too had my first payout last month. and from the way things are going, it seems that downloads come more frequently after the first payout. at least that's what my friend Creativei told me. so far it appears to be true.
i hope it works out for you too.
enjoy ... don't spend all the $100 on photography. although i did exactly just that. lol
Posted by Dmccale on February 22, 2010
Hi Girl Congrats great port!! See you on FB
Posted by Wildmac on February 21, 2010
Thanks everyone :)
Posted by Photobee on February 21, 2010
Congratulations! cheer!
Posted by Kittycat on February 20, 2010
Congrats. to you. Wishing you much success.
Posted by Retina2020 on February 20, 2010
Big Congrats! After these milestones, more milestones will come faster and faster. All the best.
Posted by Starblue on February 20, 2010
Congratulations, Carolyne! What wonderful images and you are right - what a successful improvment! I wish you to go on with your successes and devepment of techncs :-) Happy celebrating!
Posted by Wildmac on February 19, 2010
Thanks again everyone!
@ Eclecticelegance, everyone works at their own speed, there are lots of people here that started around the same time as me that have way more images online than me too. We'll get there in the end I'm sure. ;)
Posted by Titania1980 on February 19, 2010
Congratulations!!you images are great,that inmage revamped looks better, wishing you a lot of sales!
Posted by Eclecticelegance on February 19, 2010
Congratulations!!!! I've had images online for a year now, but I'm not as successful as you yet. :)
Posted by Maigi on February 19, 2010
Congratulation, Carolyne! Great milestones! Best wishes for the next ones!!
Posted by Kaththea on February 19, 2010
Congratulations with your achievements! Wish you good luck with your next ones!)
Posted by Jarroyo1982 on February 19, 2010
Wow! Congratulations for these milestones and the next ones that will come. Don't forget to post in one year and tell us how your skills, PS knowledge and sales have turned better!.
Posted by Margaretanne on February 19, 2010
Congratulations... :)
Posted by Wildmac on February 18, 2010
Thanks guys ;)
Posted by Creativei on February 18, 2010
So its party time, congrats, on all your three milestone and wishing you lots of milestones ahead.
Posted by Claudiofichera on February 18, 2010
hey, congratulations!
Posted by Wildmac on February 18, 2010
Thanks everyone! :)
@ Dessie, next goal is 100 downloads I think ;) got 60 so far. :)
@ Susan, Thanks for the toast :) More play and less work sounds good ;))
Posted by Joe1971 on February 18, 2010
Posted by Noonie on February 18, 2010
Very nice!! I've fixed some older images and just disabled some I wasn't happy with anymore, too. I need to do more! That sounds like work........I think I'll go have fun and celebrate your milestones and not worry about working right now! I'll have a toast to you!
Posted by Littledesire on February 18, 2010
Congrats, Carol! What's your next milestone?
Posted by smartview27 on February 18, 2010

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