First sale.

posted on 20th of october, 2010

Almost three weeks since joining Dreamstime and I've had 24 images accepted and have now made my first sale.

I have learnt a great deal in these last weeks thanks to the large amount of images I have had rejected. First thing I did was made a makeshift lightbox from a cardboard box and some white paper, I soon realised my lighting wasn't adequate and got out some old flash units which improved things.
I've also started shooting RAW more often and learnt a lot about using Gimp and UFRaw. On the subject of software, by far the biggest improvement to my acceptance ratio has been the use of noise reduction software, as noise is something the fz30 is notorious for.

The final thing is that I have been convinced that it's finally time I let my old lumix fz30 go and invested in a DSLR, although this won't be happening for some time as I don't have the money.

Regards, Ewan

Comments (21)

Posted by Joe1971 on October 21, 2010
Posted by smartview27 on October 21, 2010
Posted by Keki on October 21, 2010
well done :)
Posted by Youths on October 21, 2010
Congratulations! :-)
Posted by Py2000 on October 20, 2010
Posted by Cteconsulting on October 20, 2010
Posted by Phakimata on October 20, 2010
Awesome! Congrats!
Posted by Davidwatmough on October 20, 2010
You've got on top of noise reduction software which I haven't managed yet and you've got studio lighting going so your portfolio will grow rapidly. David.
Posted by Egomezta on October 20, 2010
Congratulations, there is always a beginning....
Posted by Thanatonautii on October 20, 2010
Great job! Congratulations! First sale is the best!
Good luck for the future!
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 20, 2010
Congratulations on your first sale!! wish you many more!
Posted by Mariaam on October 20, 2010
That´s great! Congratulations! :)
Posted by Mani33 on October 20, 2010
Posted by Roberto1977 on October 20, 2010
Posted by Kimren on October 20, 2010
Posted by Francy874 on October 20, 2010
Congratulations!!! The first sale, you never forget!Bye!!!
Posted by Justmeyo on October 20, 2010
Posted by BCritchley on October 20, 2010
Super congratulations, keep up the good work :-)

Posted by Jianbinglee on October 20, 2010
Conratulations!Welcome join DT.
Posted by Meryll on October 20, 2010
You have learnt a lot here already. I think you are on the right way to success if you work like this still.
Posted by Alionaz on October 20, 2010
congratulations! the first sale is special!

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