My first image was accepted by Dreamstime in May 2009 and about 8 months later with much effort I have reached 502 images today. Although my earnings are around $250 I spent that amount replacing one Nikor macro lens [ second hand at that ]. But I treated my Dreamstime work as a tutorial in photography learning from rejections although sometimes being depressed by the shortcomings of my submissions.
I studied the work of successful members and being interested in politics and economics learned to focus the subject matter of many of my images on these subject areas. The recession has offered lots of ideas in relation to budget cuts and economic problems. Below are a few images in these subject areas:
. Rising debt was partly responsible for the credit crisis.
The election soon to be held in the UK is turning on the speed of cutting government debt.
Greece and Ireland are examples of countries where salaries are being cut; which country will be next ?
Another approach was finding a large gold key which generated a number of images along the lines of key to riches.
People getting on in years think of raising money by taking loans secured on equity in their homes.
Finally in my experience Dreamstime offers a 'tutorial' in photography and excitement but not money for old rope!
Happy Easter to all at Dreamstime and thank you for your support and encouragement. David.