What Dreamstime taught me...

posted on 30th of april, 2013

When first time I joined Dreamstime and uploaded the photos I've took which I thought I did an awesome job with them, just rejected one and other. Not a single photo I've took is accepted. I was almost give up...

But a line on a book I've read inspired me and I decided to be very persistent about it. The line was that; "A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition."

That line fired the idea of uploading my illustration works for a start. I was doing them over years for print - since 2005 I think. And print sales are not so good - well actually there's really really few, like $50 after 2-3 years through some very famous and well known print selling sites. I took them off from online print stores and started to upload here as stock images.

Dreamstime staff liked them I guess so they started to approve. That boosted me a lot. While working on more illustrations I also started to research on how to take sharp photos. I learned that with my humble Nikon D90 and 50mm nifty fifty, its possible to take sharp photos! I was really happy that day that I don't have to pay more for a lens. Learned what sweet spots are and how to use day light and flash light. And my PHOTOS also started to get approved!

Dreamstime taught me to use my camera properly. Taking professional looking photos with it! Every rejection is like a successfully finished class.

If you look it that way and learn from every fail, success comes almost by itself! Of course with a goal, persistence, and specialized knowledge.

Thank you for taking time to read!

Comments (16)

Posted by Glynisquinlan on March 02, 2017
Persistence and patience are so important! I actually recently purchased a nifty fifty lens because I was told it was very good.
Posted by Steveacer on February 28, 2017
Nice story and nice selection of images. Good luck for the future.
Posted by Amitai on February 28, 2017
Persistence is the key to everything in life. Our field is no different. Your art is beautiful and you are lucky to live in Istanbul which offers endless photo opportunities. Good luck.
Posted by Keremgo on January 23, 2014
Good blog! Thank you for sharing, Kerem!

MY pleasure - thanks for reading it! :)
Posted by Lenutaidi on January 23, 2014
Good blog! Thank you for sharing, Kerem!
Posted by Keremgo on September 05, 2013
@Anicaart: Thank you!
Posted by Anicaart on September 05, 2013
Hi Keremgo, I totally agree with eveything you have said! Great photos too!
Posted by Keremgo on May 02, 2013
Rosariomanzo: Thank you so much!

Komar: That is true!

Cousy86: It's my pleasure to write it! Glad we had similar positive experiences.

Perstock: Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked my work :)
Posted by Perstock on May 02, 2013
So true! And, you got some really cool stuff there! :-)
Posted by Cousy86 on May 01, 2013
Yes,same story for me!Gives you a challenge to work better and make better shots,and also teaches you to use light, programs and much more!Thanks for blog!)
Posted by Komar on May 01, 2013
"Dreamstime taught me to use my camera properly." You'll find that the effort and the learning came from you. Getting images accepted on an agency was the motivation. There is more incentive to learn when you have goals.
Posted by Rosariomanzo on May 01, 2013
Nicely done, keep it going. Ciao.
Posted by Keremgo on April 30, 2013
I totally agree with you, the same happened to me but I dont do any illustrations just photos. Congratulations. Thank you Egomezta!
Posted by Egomezta on April 30, 2013
I totally agree with you, the same happened to me but I don't do any illustrations just photos. Congratulations.
Posted by Keremgo on April 30, 2013
What a great story about your experience ! Thank you so much! :)
Posted by Cammeraydave on April 30, 2013
What a great story about your experience !

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