First level 2 Image!

posted on 10th of april, 2010

Wow, it took me over a year, but I finally got a level 2 image! It's actually a pretty new one and is selling really well on all my sites. The best part is that 40 minutes after reaching level 2, it got downloaded again - it sure felt nice to receive $1.73 for a Small DL... I envy you guys with many high level images! :) Need to work on getting more myself.

Comments (22)

Posted by Lupideloop on April 17, 2010
Congrats sir!!

Posted by Godfer on April 17, 2010
Congrats. I agree with what you say. My hobby was taking photos of my family and friends and now I can carry on doing that while buying better equipment and making money. There aren't many hobbies where you make money instead of costing you money.
Posted by Mstigger on April 17, 2010
Nice job!
Posted by Almaterra on April 13, 2010
Congratulations and I wish you more, more levels to come!
Posted by Nstanev on April 13, 2010

To be honest, I'm not sure what the point of your question is... But let's assume it's well intentioned, here is your answer.

I have a very well paid full time job that allows me to easily afford frequent trips around the world and any photography equipment I want. That's all just for pleasure. Since I took up photography about a year and a half ago, I've been learning a lot and I've been able to make a couple of thousand dollars across different microstock sites. While that hasn't been able to pay for even a significant fraction of my equipment or travel, it is still a better return than what most hobbies would give you. I intend to keep getting better and earning more. If I make enough money one day to pay for the pleasure, fine. If I don't, I couldn't care less - I'm having too much fun to worry about the financial aspect of it...
Posted by Alanesspe on April 12, 2010
Well done, but just a question.
Seeing all that camera equipment vs your sales per image I was wondering if you ever will pay your cameras back not to mention your travels.
Just a wondering

Again well done.
Posted by Keki on April 12, 2010
very well done! it's lovely
Posted by Joe1971 on April 11, 2010
Posted by Danee79 on April 11, 2010
Congratulations. Nice photo
Posted by Keki on April 11, 2010
well done :)
Posted by Justmeyo on April 10, 2010
Posted by Nstanev on April 10, 2010
Thanks, everyone! :)

Luis, you'll get yours soon too!

Serdar, thanks for adding it to your collection!
Posted by Anhong on April 10, 2010
Very good. Photos are beautiful!
Posted by Egomezta on April 10, 2010
Congratulations... Keep on!!!!
Posted by Luissantos84 on April 10, 2010
congrats :) still waiting for mine (actually DT is kind of slow these days).. cheers!
Posted by Py2000 on April 10, 2010
Posted by Davulcu on April 10, 2010
Very nice , I will add it to my collection
Posted by Picstudio on April 10, 2010
Lovely pic.
Posted by Irisangel on April 10, 2010
Wonderful image, congratulations!
Posted by Robertosch on April 10, 2010
Yep, but is a great image. Soon will be level 3. More sales will come. Keep walking :D
Posted by Mani33 on April 10, 2010
Congratulations! Many more to come! :)
Posted by Mariaam on April 10, 2010
Congratulations, Nickolay! ;)

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Photo credits: Nickolay Stanev.

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