First year on Dreamstime

posted on 27th of december, 2011

So, I've just hit a year on Dreamstime, and what a year it's been! After being exclusive on another agency for over 7 years, it was a huge decision for me to change over, but I have been most pleasantly surprised with the subsequent sales here for my first year.

I've really enjoyed getting to know the staff and fellow contributors on DT, it is a wonderful place to share and learn and a very happy community to be a part of.

I have no regrets whatsoever in making that big decision to change over, in all truth, I only wish I had moved across sooner!

If anyone is considering going exclusive, I highly recommend it - if one is to be exclusive anywhere, I feel this is the place to be.

Thanks Dreamstime, my first year has been a very positive experience and I am certainly looking forward to a great 2012!

Comments (36)

Posted by Suyerry on July 12, 2013
Thanks for posting! Good luck!
Posted by Alvera on February 14, 2013
How many photos from previous agency was approved here? Thanks.
Posted by Yuritz on January 27, 2012
Congrats and all great works!
Posted by Davidwatmough on January 14, 2012
Your experience elsewhere has certainly helped you to a flying start here ! Lovely portfolio. David
Posted by Voytekj on January 09, 2012
Congratulations on your successful year!!! Good luck for the future.
Posted by Erikstefanowski on January 07, 2012
Hi Tamara.
Maybe I'm just to much sometimes,Your work is outstanding.Thanks for reply(very sober and substantial).Again I respect Your work a lot and yes You are a PRO(who am I to judge?)anyways love Your work,cheers,E. Maybe I'll be brave enough to show You some of my pics of kids,but they are so crude...
Posted by Tamarabauer on January 07, 2012
Thanks for your 2 cents worth, Erik. The expression isn't actually "faked" - it wasn't taken for the purpose of this image, it was taken down at the beach and she was being goofy and making funny expressions, this was the result of one of them. This shot is actually a composite of five different images. I just loved the joy and surprise in her face and thought it would make a good image to promote reading in children. It got an Editor's Choice and is selling, so I'm happy :)
Posted by Erikstefanowski on January 07, 2012
Hi Tamara.
Being a Pro demands attention to subtleties,be a pro,fake look on kid's face nono.
BTW I admire Your work and wish to have ten % of Your talent.
Sorry for mixed feedback,by all means Your work is delicious.
Let's see if I was not to much of an asshole .Easy to take kisses,but sometimes kicks ar more friendly and productive.Regards ,E.
Posted by Hunor83 on January 05, 2012
Posted by Seagrave on January 03, 2012
I have been here since 2004 when DT was just a baby. And I love it here. I am exclusive and wouldn't change it. DT is fair and I have never hade any problems. Dreamstime is AWESOME!
Posted by Seagrave on January 03, 2012
I have been here since 2004 when DT was just a baby. And I love it here. I am exclusive and wouldn't change it. DT is fair and I have never hade any problems. Dreamstime is AWESOME!
Posted by Conchasdiver on January 01, 2012
I appreciate the articles you've written w/ tips on using Photoshop, etc. They have been most helpful to me. Love your photos too..........
Posted by Joezachs on December 30, 2011
One of the contributors that I have seen grow real fast.
Keep up the good work Tamara
Posted by Photoexpress on December 29, 2011
tough,tough,tough, you're an excellent photographer and good luck in 2012!
Posted by Vwimage on December 29, 2011
Couldn't agree with you more Tamara. I chose to go exclusive, and although my portfolio is only a pinhead compared to yours, I am grateful and happy to be part of the Dreamstime community. Congratulations and I am sure your success will continue indefinitely as your work is outstanding.
Posted by Martingraf on December 28, 2011
Wow!!! - I'm really impressed - heaps of excellent photos - really an inspiration - I really see the blessing you are doing for others but are already receiving and if I start calculating what all this sowing in your first year will mean for your second year to come!!! I will be keeping an eye on your success to inspire and motivate myself - thanks for sharing!!!
Posted by Tamarabauer on December 28, 2011
Thank you so much all of you, happy New Year to everyone!
Posted by Dapyx on December 28, 2011
Congratulations Tamara!
Posted by Baldas1950 on December 28, 2011
Congratulation for your great portfolio! I am sure your success will increase next year. Good 2012!!
Posted by Zenonk on December 28, 2011
Great portfolio, congrats!!!
Posted by Francy874 on December 28, 2011
Great portfolio!!! Congratulations on your deserved success!!! bye, Francesca :-)
Posted by Laurasinelle on December 28, 2011
Posted by Nero67 on December 28, 2011
Posted by Rosedarc on December 27, 2011
You've certainly made your mark here in a very short time, congratulations and the best of successes for 2012!
Posted by Kezza53 on December 27, 2011
Congratulations Tamara...good luck!
Posted by Tamarabauer on December 27, 2011
Thank you so much everyone, and Brad, such kind words, thank you!
Posted by Bradcalkins on December 27, 2011
We're glad you are here! You bring some very creative and unique images to DT...
Posted by Miele on December 27, 2011
Posted by Olamojor on December 27, 2011
Congrats Tamara , your images are wonderful , you have fantastic imagination , wishes for more and more success :) .
Posted by Igordabari on December 27, 2011
Congratulations, Tamara. Your images are great and you go very fast. I wish you the 2nd year which would be even better comparing to 1st one :)

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