100 sales!

posted on 23rd of september, 2010

Today I've reached 100 sales on Dreamstime! I have to recognize I am proud and I consider this an event that I have to mention.
It's been more than a year since I've joined Dreamstime. 100 sales might not be much, but it is a milestone. Along this time, I've learned a lot about microstock photography, one of the most important things beeing that I have to provide pictures that Dreamstime clients are looking for, which are not necessary pictures that I personally like.

I started with Dreamstime in order to test my photos quality - if they are accepted it means the quality is good - and to find out more about photography. Being connected day by day with Dreamstime, I started to read more and more photo related articles, thing that was not happening before because I thought I was too busy and didn't have enough time for this.

So, what I have learned and what I want to do next:
- I have to choose more attentively the pictures I upload. First reason, I want them to be sold, not only to have them there, in my portfolio. Second, a better choice will increase my acceptance ratio.
- I have to create pictures that represents ideas, metaphors.
- I will constantly look on others photographers portfolios to see what they are selling. I will not make the same kind of pictures, but I will try to find new angles, new approaches on the same subjects.
- For every picture that I take I have to think about my camera and lenses capabilities. It is not enough to be in the right place at the right time for a good picture. If there is no quality in it - it will be rejected.

For who might be interested, with 100 sales I've earned 76,29 dollars. I am not an exclusive photographer for Dreamstime, but I will become one in short time, as Dreamstime is rewarding royalties retroactively. So, instead of 76 dollars, now I could have almost 200! Money are not the only reason for which I want to become exclusive. Another reason is that I do not have enough time to upload pictures on more websites. And, after more than one and a half year and 100 sales, I've learned that Dreamstime has the most friendly upload page, best forums and the most interesting articles about photography.

Comments (18)

Posted by Tangie on October 24, 2013
Correction to info provided: Dreamstime is not awarding royalties for sales retroactively. We award the bonus for uploaded images retroactively once.
Posted by Laurasinelle on September 24, 2010
Congratulations to your first 100!
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on September 24, 2010
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on September 24, 2010
Posted by Angelaostafichuk on September 23, 2010
Yay! Super awesome...your pics are lovely! Keep on adding and good luck :)
Posted by Youths on September 23, 2010
Congratulations! A new milestone!!
Posted by Cristalloid on September 23, 2010
Great picture! Congratulations to your first 100!!
Posted by Ongchangwei on September 23, 2010
Posted by Egomezta on September 23, 2010
Great, congratulations.
Posted by smartview27 on September 23, 2010
Posted by Silverfish81 on September 23, 2010
Manny thanks, to all of you!
Posted by Joe1971 on September 23, 2010
Posted by Py2000 on September 23, 2010
Posted by Mani33 on September 23, 2010
Posted by Thanatonautii on September 23, 2010
Congrats for your sales! Keep up the good work!
Posted by Meryll on September 23, 2010
Congrats! Second payment will come sooner if you upload further :-)
Posted by Sigurdurwilliam on September 23, 2010
Congratz... =)
Posted by Alionaz on September 23, 2010
congratulations for your milestone! you're right about the photos wich we must upload. I have 9 months here but I did't sold 100 images only 67.

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