2 years later...

posted on 16th of may, 2012

Exactly two years from the day I joined here I've hit a milestone... my 5th time cashing out!

When I joined, I was nervous. I took it slow and tried to pick the best of my images only to submit. I was nervous, but it did lead to a high acceptance ratio! It's a good idea for photographers/artists new to DreamsTime to upload a few images at a time to begin with until you learn the basics... such as checking for noise and double checking for logos.

The last sell was as exciting as my first! While so far this has been more of a hobby (note, only 81 images uploaded!), I find myself shooting more and more for stock photography.

I learned not to be shy asking friends or family if I could use them (or their kids) as models! A lot of the images in my portfolio are ones I was taking anyways, of family and for my portfolio. I love doing portrait photography, and I have found that relationships and emotion are great sellers, especially when they tell a story!

I've had a great start on Dreamstime, and look forward to many more years of uploads and sells!

My 254th image sold today!

First image sold!
Some personal favorites:

Comments (13)

Posted by Bobbrooky on September 17, 2013
Very well done Lauriey, you have an excellent ethos, and an excellent portfolio, and you reap the rewards, best of luck for the future...BB
Posted by M4rio1979 on May 21, 2012
Posted by Scottysally2 on May 19, 2012
Congratulations, keep it going! You have a nice portfolio. :)
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 17, 2012
Posted by Rigsby8131 on May 17, 2012
Congratulations and good luck for the future!!!
Posted by Mike2focus on May 17, 2012
Great sales for such a small portfolio! You really have some awesome images. Most of your images tell a story or communicate a concept and this is producing good sales for you. Keep up the great work!
Posted by Egomezta on May 17, 2012
Congratulations, you're doing great.
Posted by Lauriey on May 17, 2012
Thanks everyone!

Peanutroaster - I'm a military wife, so I know a lot of military members. It's a nice connection to have!

Peppenero - thank you for your kind words. Right now stock photography is a hobby, but I am a professional portrait photographer and have been for 5 years. I am obsessed with photography so I'm always trying to learn more. I just haven't had a lot of time to devote to stock photography... In fact, I have some images taken that I still need to scan releases and upload, and more still to edit... But family and paying clients come first.
Posted by Picstudio on May 17, 2012
Congratulations! Great going, keep up the good work.
Posted by FabioConcetta on May 17, 2012
You have a beautiful portfolio, you have done a great work!
Posted by Annemario on May 17, 2012
Impressive portfolio Lauriey!
Posted by Peanutroaster on May 17, 2012
Nice portfolio - excellent collection of military family shots!
Posted by Peppenero on May 17, 2012
Congratulations Lauriey! I love your portfolio, it is really small, but you are right, it is amazing and sales are show- you done a great job. Wish you more and more. very impressive hobby photographer you are :)

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