This month I celebrate my anniversary with Dreamstime as a contributor. It's been a very trying and testing year in micro stock
especially for me, since I started out being more or less a "sunday micro stock photographer" shooting only weekends for Dreamstime and others.
I never really expected to replace my day job shooting weekends only , as in a sea of 8 million images 300 odd images is not exactly an assault to pull myself out from the maddening crowd.
I imagine my work as the proverbial needle in a haystack. And for that, all good tidings and gratitude definitely have to go to the buyers who took the time and trouble to find my work and to download them for their specific needs.
Although I didn't earn a ton of money in my short time with Dreamstime, I did open this year with my first payout, so at least there is a feeling of achievement here. And since then, things are picking up and I look forward to a faster payout for the next go rounds.
Hell, I am spying jealously on this new super wideangle lens that I salivate to own before I make my return trip to Tunisia. So, that alone makes me want to sell more work with Dreamstime. lol.
That much being written , I can say that I feel I have maintained a fine balance in my portfolio with Dreamstime, some reportage, some humour, some isolated product shots, some glamour, etc
I like to expand my portfolio even more. Maybe find a niche
For now, I dedicate this blog to those who have made my portfolio a worthy cause for staying with Dreamstime. Keep downloading my work , I am going to give as much as I receive.
Thank you to all who have used my work in these past years with Dreamstime. I look forward to serving your needs even more in the coming years in this, my new side career as a contributor with Dreamstime.
Hats off to Carmen, Erin, Achilles, and all here. I would never have stayed had it not been for your fine and open communication.
And hey, I didn't forget the rest of you lot.. my regular blog friends of DT.
You rock !
Have a good one !