I didn't believe it was possible

posted on 15th of march, 2010

Some years ago, I was called by a microstock editor who wanted to have my pictures on his website. The guy wanted to pay me 15% of commission over the pictures sold. I really thought about it and asked him to explain me better about the structure of his image bank and how I should submit my images. The guy then explained me everything, saying that his website was only selling CDs of specific themes and all the images should be photographed using positive slides - I could not submit any digital image and I was shooting digital already.
I thought to myself: This guy is crazy. How can someone only accept slides and not digital images?
Well, I don't know if I was wrong or right, but I didn't submit any image because I didn't believe my images could be sold that way.
I forgot about microstock and this year I restart thinking about it.
Here I am, shooting for microstock and selling my images on Dreamstime, which is a website I do believe in.
I'm happy now.
I don't have many pictures online yet, but this number is gonna grow!

That's it,
Thanks Dreamstime for the experience!

Comments (17)

Posted by Noonie on March 16, 2010
Nice images and this is a great place to be!
Posted by Yuritz on March 16, 2010
yes,wish you good luck on this new experience...many sales to come!
Posted by Nectar3d on March 16, 2010
Wish you all the best in your new venture. I am another fan of DT like you. I am selling my images in other micro stock sites as well. But hardly I have seen any other micro stock site to be as transparent and flexible as DT.
Posted by smartview27 on March 16, 2010
Good luck!
Posted by Mariaam on March 16, 2010
Hello, Ron! Great images! I wish you many sales! :) Good luck to you.
Posted by Edithfrincu on March 16, 2010
Beautiful photos! Welcome! :)
Posted by Littledesire on March 16, 2010
Lovely images! Keep uploading!
Posted by Frantab01 on March 16, 2010
Welcome and good luck :)
Posted by Creativei on March 16, 2010
Welcome on board and wish you lots of sale.
Posted by Justmeyo on March 16, 2010
Welcome on DT!Wish you the best!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on March 15, 2010
Welcome to DT and good luck, nice images I am sure you will do well here.
Posted by Charon on March 15, 2010
Ron, I agree with you. Positive slide idea is crazy! Seems get back to 19s, era of using those slow slide scanner...Anyway, enjoy here with DT!
Posted by Mani33 on March 15, 2010
Welcome to DT! Here you are started a couple of months ago & already started selling! Your images are great... Specially the Lion shots!
Wish you good luck :)
Posted by Davulcu on March 15, 2010
Welcome to DT club. Hope you will have many images to sell soon
Posted by Kenishirotie on March 15, 2010
Welcome to the world of microstock. It's fun and wish you much success.
Posted by Luissantos84 on March 15, 2010
o que ganhamos já é pouco, mas os 15% era um roubo!! :P
Posted by Jdanne on March 15, 2010
Wish you much success!

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