Inspiration from Blogs

posted on 19th of april, 2012

After being a member of Dreamstime for about a year and a half I haven't really put much effort into my portfolio, I keep planning to come back and make an effort but when I do take some photos I don't think they are technically good enough and I don't want to destroy my acceptance ratio.

I think a lot of time it is a lack of inspiration, I don't want to upload photos that there are hundreds of. I am pretty sure I won't be able to compete. I find that reading through other peoples blogs though gives you another insight into what can be done.

I read through Wisconsinart's latest blog Instead of Uploading the Obvious, You Should Upload the OBVIOUS and it got me thinking of what is happening around me that provides me with unique opportunities.

At the moment I am building a house, don't know why I didn't realise earlier but this can provide me with a whole lot of construction shots throughout the whole build and hopefully a few sales. It is not likely that I will get this opportunity again.

No doubt by the time the house is finished my portfolio will be full of house construction photos, as long as Dreamstime keeps accepting them. All of the above three were accepted with none rejected so it gives me hope for future submissions.

Finally I would like to thank Wisconsinart for his blogs. I find them informative while being humorous at the same time.

Comments (6)

Posted by Sarkao on April 24, 2012
building house is good subject and also interiors salles really good. :)
Posted by Swelsh1 on April 20, 2012
Thanks guys. I was definately going to be taking the photos anyway for myself. Just didn't think about uploading them.
Posted by Fengai on April 19, 2012
take photos of the unique aspects
1.planety sun and a system of balls
possible air or balls

chicken from the heap of grain (meaning a lot of food reflects the idea)

plucked chicken with a tattoo
(the sign of the product seal meats quality)

movie Star Wars is a measure of imagination of his creator, he fotografirovl ships that were not in space. everyone is looking for what to photograph and you do what you can take a picture of a spacecraft is unique (example)
Posted by Wisconsinart on April 19, 2012
Way to go! I had the chimney and roof on my house replaced... cost a small fortune but I've made over $200 from images I took while the work was being done. It's like getting paid to watch. :-)
Posted by Racheld32 on April 19, 2012
I agree! You have a wonderful opportunity to get some great shots that will both earn you money and make for great memories down the road!
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on April 19, 2012
That's right, not only would you chronicle the building of your house but also an opportunity to get sales from its images! Keep it up!

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