What microstock photography gives to me.

posted on 27th of august, 2010

I heard about microstock photography a little bit less than a year ago. It was autumn. September or Octomber. I'm start thinking: "I'm not worse than all these people who make there money. Why not to try?" And I upload my favourite files. How I was disapointed when I saw that only one or two images accepted instead of 20 - 30. And I give up. But in the begging of 2010 come back. In first months I upload something about 15 images. And on february first sales come. Next month I double amount of uploaded files and sales increased. Finally in July I upload more than 60 images. In August less because of long trip to Canarias and lack of time. These images will come soon. Today I can say that I have my own 10 - 20 $ per month.
In conclusion what I want to say? What stocks gives to me? I can't say they bring me money at the moment, but I hope will.
First of all it's image's quality. It has significantly increased. If a year ago I can like not very crisp, bad-focused photo, now it's impossible. First thing for me now is quality when I choose images from the series. Now there is few images I get during photosession, which are bad from this point of view.
Another plus is number of ideas. I have a notebook to write them down because I can't remember all of them. I understand that I can't realize some at the moment. So I decided to go on photographing courses to study new techniques.
Half a year ago I don't know what to shot and know so many things brings new ideas, maybe not stock, but interesting ideas. I want to take my camera and start shooting, but I still have much more than 1000 images (was 2000+) from my trip to choose and edit...

first image from my trip to announce others

Comments (12)

Posted by Paparazzidub on September 01, 2010
Cool man u good!!!
Bless and peace with a lot of respect.
Posted by Dmitrytsvetkov on August 27, 2010
Cteconsulting , your expirience inspires me) 7000 sales a little bit more than for one year!))
Posted by Joe1971 on August 27, 2010
It is very beautiful!!!
Posted by Frantab01 on August 27, 2010
Congratulations, it seems as though you've had an interesting journey, your port is great - good luck :)
Posted by Littledesire on August 27, 2010
We never stop learning and that's the best of stock! Just keep uploading and have fun!
Posted by Cteconsulting on August 27, 2010
Great job! I also remember when I first started uploading images. It felt like an eternity before I made that first $10....then $100...etc. Now, I just reached my 7,000 sale here at DT. It's all about dedication, passion, and never giving up. I just keep drawing and drawing and drawing and try not to ever get distracted or disappointed with the sales numbers. I try to think of new and different things to add to my portfolio. I am constantly learning new techniques and styles that enhance my work. As you keep taking more and more pictures, you will also become a better photographer. It's a great experience!

Recently, I have been spending most of my time taking photographs of people in my local area (at parks, at the beach, etc.) and creating silhouettes from them. I love this so far because A) it gets me out of the house and B) I am creating unique illustrations that I could never create without having the photograph.

You also appear to be a younger individual, so another...(More)
Posted by Alerizzo78 on August 27, 2010
Congratulations Dmitry. It's always nice to know what learning path people are going through.
You also have the chance to work with a very beautiful model, and this is a great great thing.
Congratulations for your photos and for your progress! Looking forward to your new photos!
Posted by Meryll on August 27, 2010
Great images. And your models are beautiful. Keep going!
Posted by smartview27 on August 27, 2010
Great blog!
Posted by Dmitrytsvetkov on August 27, 2010
Posted by Starblue on August 27, 2010
Intersting blog - as for me microctock was a very good "school for development of photographin" plus some very good friends :-)
Posted by Mani33 on August 27, 2010
Great progress! Keep going & good luck!

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