500 images online - time to celebrate!

posted on 26th of march, 2013

Two years ago, if someone would have told me that I will have half a thousand images online at Dreamstime - I would have said "No way".
Now the 500th picture has been accepted. Funny though that they're brick walls, because I never thought I would take pictures of them -because there are already thousands on DT. But mine are different - nicer - at least that's what I think ;)
I really haven't got much time for my photography but I take the time whenever I can - the issue always was: What reason do you have to take photos - whom do you want to show your pics - how can you make a bit of money out of it??? With microstock I did find a purpose and suddenly the learning curve skyrocketed - man did I know nothing and I thought I know it all! Honestly, I'm not getting rich with this (yet) but more and more often I receive my 100$ checks and can justify why I'm buying this gear or spending again time in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. So everyone who thinks: What the heck am I going take photos in a year or so - believe me - there is always something and you can always try to do it better against that fantastic competition we have here on DT.

Comments (17)

Posted by Ewapix on April 11, 2013
Martin, please, there is nothing to worry about! I am a big fan of your photography and I am sure I am not alone. Bricks are just a small part of your portfolio - which is all brilliant. I was very pleased to hear that you are doing so well. The numbers show it all - both the expanding portfolio and the number of your sales. Your success is an inspiration to other photographers. All the best! And keep us informed! :-)
Posted by Martingraf on April 11, 2013
thank you - now you make me feel bad - I don't read all the things on the message board at all ;) --- hope you don't take me so serious with my bricks - I was a bit overdoing it :)
Posted by Ewapix on April 11, 2013
Hi, Sorry to congratulate you so late - I have just been catching up with my reading on the message board. Your bricks are much better indeed! All the best for next 500 images and more!
Posted by Martingraf on March 29, 2013
Thanks mate - too kind - but I like adding new people because I also like to get some true inspiration.
Posted by Phoenixci on March 29, 2013
Congrats! since you added me I have been following your portfolio's growth and you are a true inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing all of those pictures and keep the good work!
Posted by Danielc1998 on March 28, 2013
congratulations! 500 images online is my goal for june or july :-)
Posted by Clifhaley on March 27, 2013
Posted by Clifhaley on March 27, 2013
Posted by Bluwarrior on March 27, 2013
Congratulations in your 500 images!
Posted by Martingraf on March 27, 2013
thanks to all of you :)
Posted by Rigsby8131 on March 26, 2013
Congratulations on your milestone!!! I wish you continued success for the future.
Posted by Igordabari on March 26, 2013
Congratulations and best of luck for going ahead!
Posted by FabioConcetta on March 26, 2013
Posted by Clearvista on March 26, 2013
Well done.
Posted by Kezza53 on March 26, 2013
Congratulations!! :)
Posted by Lenutaidi on March 26, 2013
Posted by TMarchev on March 26, 2013

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