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posted on 24th of august, 2011

I have never really given the idea of stock photography much thought, but over the years I've amassed a huge collection of photographs and finally decided to give stock a shot. I first looked at a few other stock photo sites before my mother recommended Dreamstime, saying it's her favorite and has the best photos.

So here I am. And I couldn't agree with her more.

But it's the community here that I enjoy so much. I haven't written a blog before, but I've read many, and the comments in response to those that post of their achievements are so kind and encouraging. I haven't generally been a part of any online communities, and even though I have thus far not been very vocal, I certainly feel a part of this community. I've been a contributor since March (I think that's right...) and I have just over 400 images online with around 40 sales and I really couldn't be happier with my progress. And I am encouraged everyday by what I read of others, so thanks, Dreamstime community for all your encouragement and kindness. I feel fortunate to be exclusive with such a site.

Comments (20)

Posted by Onime on August 28, 2011
great pics, congratulations.
Posted by Kelpfish on August 28, 2011
Fair enough. I considered exclusivity but decided that putting all of my eggs in one basket was too risky. For me, I am hoping to make a little extra income to support retirement years from now. Who knows where MS will be then, but building a strong port is important to me and holding accounts at multiple MS sites is equally as important. That's why I asked. If income is your goal, branching out is practical. If doing something new and satisfying trumps money, then to each his/her own. Best of luck to you.
Posted by Erinpackardphotography on August 27, 2011
Your comments, as I posted in this blog itself, are all so kind and I thank you for the remarks. To Adeliepenguin, I enjoyed seeing the places you have been too, your photos are wonderful. To Kelpfish, why I'm here, hmm, I guess it's to make money, but I haven't actually expected to make all that much. I really just wanted to do something with all these photos I have, and in the process I have begun looking at possible subjects in a more microstock oriented way. The whole experience has been fun for me, and a learning one at that. So perhaps, the reason I'm here is to learn, to do something new.
Posted by Kelpfish on August 27, 2011
Why are you here? And I am asking in an honest tone. Are you into Microstock to make money?
Posted by Adeliepenguin on August 27, 2011
I have enjoyed looking at your images, and seeing the places you have been. Very nice work!
Posted by Antoinettew on August 27, 2011
You really have beautiful images. Good luck with the sales
Posted by Lobe on August 26, 2011
Really, here it is not boring! Many authors impart experience with pleasure and are glad to offer helping hand always. Warm and friendly dialogue - here not rarity.
Posted by Laurasinelle on August 25, 2011
Great work! I really love DT
Posted by Egomezta on August 25, 2011
You have an amazing portfolio, you're right DT has a great community.
Posted by Peanutroaster on August 25, 2011
Mother's are always right. Welcome!
Posted by Dmccale on August 25, 2011
I love your photos.Good luck here and hope you have many sales. :)
Posted by Bradcalkins on August 25, 2011
You've added some kind words as well - keep up the good work!
Posted by Mariaam on August 25, 2011
Congratulations and good luck! :)
Posted by Gigello on August 25, 2011
Posted by Physi28 on August 25, 2011
yes, I agree that sharing the DT community is one of the things we all enjoy!
Congrats for your success!
Posted by FabioConcetta on August 25, 2011
Posted by Mangroove on August 25, 2011
Hey your progress is very very good. Keep up your good work and you will see how pleased you will be :)
Posted by smartview27 on August 25, 2011
Congrats !
Posted by Arim44 on August 24, 2011
Nice images,congratulations and good luck!
Posted by Cammeraydave on August 24, 2011
Good luck on your journey !

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I love photography and have had a camera in my hands since I was very young. I love shooting a variety of subjects and am constantly learning new things about both my subjects and my techniques, photography is an ever changing art, and I love being a part of these changes. I\'d love to know how my photos are being used.

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