100 images online today!!!...

posted on 18th of november, 2011

As I have now reached the milestone of 100 images online, I want to tell you my story with Dreamtimes.

Long time ago, in December 2007, being intrigued by the possibility to sell images online, I decided to submit a series of photos on this site. To be precise, I uploaded about 15 photos. I thought they were very nice, mostly related to shooting pictures of plants and vegetation covered by ice and snow.
I remember that I spent a long time to set up those images, to generate the keywords and to upload them to the site.
For this reason, I was very disappointed when I discovered that had been accepted only one image out of fifteen: this one.

For such disappointment I decided not to charge other images on this site.

After more than three years, during which I completely forgot about that single loaded image, I received an e-mail from Dreamstime asking me to fill in the form of income tax returns.
Intrigued by this strange request, I recovered my password and went back on the site of Dreamstime. With my surprise I found the photo I uploaded three years before ascended to the level 2 and my earning was about $4.

I thought that if I earned $4 with a single photo, then may be I could earn $40 with 10 photo, and $400 with 100 photos.
But, above all, I thought that if, compared to 15 photos that I uploaded, Dreamstime had selected the one that was then sold,
this meant that their selection process was certainly valid.

Now from about six months I regularly load the photos on this site, using some tools that help me to speed up the keywording process.
My acceptance rate typically exceeds 40%, and today I have reached the milestone of 100 photos online. And the last nine images upoaded have been all accepted!!
For the future I plan to continue with this speed that I think is adequate to achieve in the next few years a suitable number of images online.

I think also that you are a great community of photographers that encourage the members to improve their tecniques and to increase their passion for photography.

Comments (15)

Posted by Carolinemaryan on March 04, 2012
A great story! Thanks for waking me up... I need to get back to uploading! Good luck with your next 100!
Posted by Elyrae on November 21, 2011
Congratulazioni :)
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 19, 2011
Congratulations, good luck for your sales!
Posted by Zenonk on November 19, 2011
Congrats! Great photos
Posted by Laurasinelle on November 19, 2011
Posted by Abakanq on November 19, 2011
Posted by Baldas1950 on November 19, 2011
Thanks to everyone for the encouragement!!
Posted by Nero67 on November 18, 2011
Congratulations, grande traguardo!!!
Posted by Yuritz on November 18, 2011
Congrats and keep uploading;good luck with the sales!
Posted by Rigsby8131 on November 18, 2011
Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work.
Posted by Egomezta on November 18, 2011
Congratulations you're doing great.
Posted by Py2000 on November 18, 2011
Congratulations!! Keep uploading and you'll have more online images...
Posted by Linqong on November 18, 2011
A new milestone!!!!!!!
Posted by HongChan001 on November 18, 2011
You definitely have a point here, never give up the opportunity to be a better photographer while still can earn some side income.
Posted by Kk8737 on November 18, 2011

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Photo credits: Claudio Balducelli.

About me

Since I was a boy, I always had a passion for photography. In the 70's I loved spend so much time in the photographic development laboratory to experiment with film and photographic papers of various kinds. I am a researcher in physics and computer science and in my work I have also acquired expertise in digital imaging. I also conducted courses in this area. In Italy I am a member of an association that promotes the photographic work not for profit.

Bracciano (rome), IT

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