DT 101

posted on 26th of may, 2010

This morning I hit 101 images uploaded and suddenly feel compelled to author a "What I've discovered" blog. So here it is!

1) I KNOW SO LITTLE. Every shoot, every rejection is an opportunity to learn more.

2) IT'S WORTH IT. Face it: if I wasn't playing around on DT I'd just be surfing the net or on FB. At least this generates a return on my time (no matter how tiny!)

3) LIGHT IS EVERYTHING. When I started, I'd shoot in any lighting condition. Now I know light is like oxygen, and if I don't have enough, my shoot will struggle from the start.

4) YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE PRO GEAR. I don't own a single light - or even a proper flash .. But I'm enjoying using 5 mini headlamp lights we take camping to light my images.

5) DT IS ADDICTIVE. I didn't realise when I stumbled across this hobby how satisfying and addictive it could be.

6) STOP CHECKING NUMBERS AND GO SHOOT SOMETHING. I'd hate to discover how many hours I've spent in the past year, just checking my numbers. And not just download numbers, but view number and collection numbers. STOP IT! Go out and shoot something instead and the numbers will look after themselves.

7) I LIKE THIS COMMUNITY. So many interesting people on a fun journey of learning.

8) I HAVE A DREAM. I particularly like seeing folks from non-wealthy nations scratching out a living on DT. Which got me thinking. Our family supports a home in a 3rd world country for kids rescued from slavery and prostitution. What if we could resource one of this teenagers with a camera and the skills to eek out a living via DT. To us the revenue is just a couple of US dollars, but in many 3rd world countries that translates into enough money to put rice on the table and keep the wolf from the door.

Thanks for reading and for creating a great community.


Comments (25)

Posted by Shuiyanxii on June 23, 2010
8) I HAVE A DREAM,i like it!
Posted by Cammeraydave on June 23, 2010
Very Nice Blog...
Posted by Kimcooney on June 14, 2010
How do you get the mb size of an image big enough for DT to accept? My Canon Rebel D300 struggles to make them 2.5 or 3mb. Any tips would be gratefully received please.
Posted by Imagesolution on June 11, 2010
Touching articles! keep this great spirit
Posted by Valleymiss on June 11, 2010
Great article! I ,too, check numbers and ratings too much I suppose,and sometimes rejections intimidate me... I keep trying though!
Posted by Jianbinglee on June 10, 2010
Good article! I agree .
Posted by Novembergale on June 04, 2010
Great blog post Peter! I agree with everything you wrote, Congratulations on your milestone!!!
Posted by Jmphoto on June 01, 2010
Here's to many more uploads and acceptances! Congrats on reaching 101 and thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Posted by Jannelle on May 31, 2010
I LOVE your last idea! Do it!!!!!!
Posted by Armancatalasan on May 29, 2010
very nice....its true DT is very addictive....me i see to it i pass 2 to 3 images a day....if dont pass anything i feel my day is not complete....nice blog....
Posted by Kittycat on May 28, 2010
Congrat's on your milestone. Awesome blog.
Posted by Wildmac on May 28, 2010
Congratulations for your milestone! Great blog :)
Posted by Christinaloehr on May 28, 2010
I agree 100%. Especially like the #8!!
Posted by Irisangel on May 27, 2010
Congrats! Good tips!
Posted by Marilyngould on May 27, 2010
Valuable points to remember - congratulations on reaching your milestone!
Posted by Mythja on May 27, 2010
so true. before i spent a lot of time on my computer, now i spend even more, lol, but it passes quickly. it is addictive
Posted by Keki on May 27, 2010
Well said! Congratulations on your milestone
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on May 26, 2010
Eloquently put, very nice, #8 touched my heart.
Posted by Bradcalkins on May 26, 2010
#2 is spot on - stock develops your skills and put internet time to good use, among other rewards.
Posted by Mani33 on May 26, 2010
Congratulations your milestone! Nice blog :))
Posted by Py2000 on May 26, 2010
#8 sounds like a solution for wars and world hunger too, if only everybody shoots with a camera, not gun, and is able to make a living out of DT's earnings. ;)
Posted by Rosedarc on May 26, 2010
LOL, I like your number 6... culprit of that one definitely :-)
Posted by Egomezta on May 26, 2010
Great blog.... Nice ideas. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Posted by Mariaam on May 26, 2010
You wrote a great article! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Posted by smartview27 on May 26, 2010
Well done, Peter. I like your concepts!

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