1000th sale!

posted on 11th of march, 2010

Fellow DT'ers... I'm celebrating my 1000th sale. By many standards, my progress has been slow... a bit over 3 years.

But - for all of you that are just getting start, I share this advice: keep taking great pictures. Persistence is a great method for refining your skills.

Here's the photo that made the 1000th sale.... its a photo that I was never sure would even be approved and almost didn't submit. Wouldn't that have been a pity. To date it has racked up 44 sales.

Let that be a lesson too... I know the pressure to preserve one's approval rate - but don't be afraid to take a chance on a photo. It might just become your best-seller.

Comments (17)

Posted by Exit_nume on September 22, 2011
Posted by Davidwattsjr on March 12, 2010
Thanks to each of you for your kind wishes. I am glad we share the sentiment that it is good to sometimes take risks with our photos... best wishes to each of you.
Posted by Rosedarc on March 11, 2010
That's a great achievement, congratulations! I can understand why you thought the photo in your blog might not be approved - I often get rejections because of lack of DOF. And yet it's a great shot, a great seller and a good reminder, as you are saying, that it worth taking some risks.
Posted by Fultonsphoto on March 11, 2010
Nice image, congrats on all the sales and may there be many more.
Posted by Jonvitalija on March 11, 2010
Congratulations David.
Posted by Wildmac on March 11, 2010
Congratulations David! I wish you good luck reaching your next goal :)
Posted by Edithfrincu on March 11, 2010
Congratulations, thanks for your great advice! :)
Posted by Katn1999 on March 11, 2010
First of all, congratulations!!! And secondly, thank you for sharing that story! Taking chances is a big part of being a stock photographer, and if we worry too much about our approval rating, we won't submit photos, we won't learn from our mistakes, and we will never improve. I can only hope that one day I can celebrate 1000 sales too. :-) You have given me hope. :-)
Posted by Trottola on March 11, 2010
Wow, congratulations!!! 1000 is a very big number.
Posted by Py2000 on March 11, 2010
Posted by Justmeyo on March 11, 2010
Posted by Mani33 on March 11, 2010
wow! Congratulations! What's your next milestone?
Posted by Dcwcreations on March 11, 2010
Great job, congratulations.
Posted by Lftan on March 11, 2010
Congratulations :)
Posted by Yuritz on March 11, 2010
congratulations and really well done,great pictures!
Posted by smartview27 on March 11, 2010
Congratulations for your success!
Posted by Shupian on March 11, 2010

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