Now I'm a Buyer As Well....

posted on 14th of september, 2011


I've been submitting photos for several years now. But now I find myself on the other side of the table, so to speak.

In addition to my photography work, I've also been writing an novel based on some fascinating events in the Korean War. I found myself needing a map of North & South Korea - and had not found just what I wanted.

So, I posted a message on the Dreamstime forums. A nice person replied that she would make the map just as I wanted it. She did, uploaded it, and it was approved.

I bought it today - and I'm very happy.

Feels nice to be a buyer on occasion.

By the way, the map is this one:

And the nice contributor is: Rasà Messina Francesca

And, if you're so inclined, you might drop by my blog and check out my forthcoming novel. Hopefully will be ready by November or December of this year.


Comments (11)

Posted by Anhong on September 23, 2011
Congratulations, I think this is an interesting thing!
Posted by Exit_nume on September 22, 2011
Good luck... i I like this
Posted by Mani33 on September 16, 2011
Nice David! It would be great to see the image in use in the future also!
Good luck in your buyer's career as well! :)
Posted by Scottysally2 on September 16, 2011
Good luck with your novel, wish you much success. :)
Posted by Egomezta on September 15, 2011
It is great that you are also a buyers and support DT. Well done.
Posted by Lobe on September 15, 2011
As it is fine, when kind people respond to help!
Posted by Mariaam on September 15, 2011
That is wonderful! Congrats Francesca!!!
Posted by Nero67 on September 15, 2011
Good luck for your novel and congratulations to my wife Francesca!!!
Posted by Francy874 on September 15, 2011
David, what a nice surprise this morning :-) I'm very happy that my image was what you are looking for! and thanks a lot for mentioning me in this blog :-) I saw your website and your story about Korean War is amazing! Wish you a lot of success with your novel :-)
Thanks again!!!
Bye, Francesca :-)
Posted by Joezachs on September 15, 2011
What you said is true. Some times there are loads and loads of pictures available on DT but its difficult to find the particular one that you are looking for.
Posted by Tan510jomast on September 14, 2011
Not that you need any help , as you're doing pretty well with getting the download numbers that you have. But I think, putting ourselves in the shoes of a buyer could well serve a purpose to help us understand how the buyer thinks. It might work to your advantage as you will end up making more of the types of pictures buyers want, instead of just seeing it through the eyes of a photographer, which may not always mean saleable photos.

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