Finally, the 1000 images milestone

posted on 3rd of june, 2010

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Finally, after a long journey, I managed to reach 1000 submitted images on most of my online portfolios including Dreamstime and a few other microstock sites that I regularly submit to. It has been quite a journey ever since I joined microstock. Microstock has also provided me with many opportunities to learn from my mistakes and to improve on various aspects of my photography, as you will be able to see the response of the market from your downloaded, or “undownloaded” images.

The next milestone that I have set for myself shall be 2000 submitted images.

Microstock is a numbers game so it generally means that the more images you submit, the better results you will get. But of course, I can’t possibly compare myself to the king of microstock, who has more than 25,000 images online at Dreamstime at the point of writing this blog post. Although microstock earns you “micro” earnings for each image as compared to traditional stock images, it is merely a different business model and aims to make up for the lower profit per image through selling a higher volume of images.

However, uploading a large number of mediocre images will get you nowhere either in the long run. For a start, the composition of images might not play a big part but ultimately, it is the difference between a sale and getting nothing. At the beginning of your microstock venture, you might be too preoccupied with the technical requirements of microstock such as image noise and shadows, but as you go further, pay more attention to creating images with better quality and composition. It will definitely help in the long run.

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Comments (12)

Posted by Gnohz on June 05, 2010
Thank you Mariaam :)
All the best to you too!
Posted by Mariaam on June 03, 2010
That´s great! Congratulation and good luck! ;)
Posted by Gnohz on June 03, 2010
Thanks to all! :)
@Mythja: Don't worry, you'll reach there pretty soon too!
Posted by Justmeyo on June 03, 2010
Posted by Mythja on June 03, 2010
wow. 1000. seems so far to me. congratulations and good luck. :)
Posted by Egomezta on June 03, 2010
Congratulations.... Great
Posted by Joe1971 on June 03, 2010
Posted by Py2000 on June 03, 2010
Posted by Mani33 on June 03, 2010
That's great! Congratulations! :)
Posted by Thanatonautii on June 03, 2010
Great job men! Congratulations on your milestone!
Posted by Gnohz on June 03, 2010
Thanks Seikus :)
Hope you reach that figure soon!
Posted by Sebikus on June 03, 2010
Congratulations! Nice number ;)

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Travel photographer seeking the most inspirational destinations and sharing beauty from all over the world. Since being introduced to photography, Weizhong has taken a series of trips documenting many of Japan’s rural and urban landscapes, resulting in several successful solo showcases in Japan. His work has also brought him to breathtaking destinations such as the glaciers of Alaska, desolate temples of Bhutan, and mountains of rural China. He was also recently invited by the Kagoshima prefectural government in Japan to hold a solo travel photography showcase. Known for his beautiful ... [Read more]

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