15,000 Sales !!

posted on 21st of january, 2014

Hello fellow Dreamstime contributors,
I have just passed another milestone, 15,000 sales.

So my 'Stats' as of 26th January 2014 are.........

15,091 sales,
5556 images on sale,
$22,454.82 total income,
84.5% acceptance ratio.

I have 79 managed collections,
Dreamstime now accounts for about 14% of my Stock income,
I have so far visited 88 countries,
I'm 61 years young,
My waistline is...No, we won't go there!

Here are a few of my latest images, hope you like them....... plus a few images by others that I really like.....

© Shevs (Help)

Comments (63)

Posted by Ladybee33 on February 27, 2014
Congratulations! I really like your travel photos. You are an inspiration to new contributors!
Posted by Bluwarrior on February 18, 2014
Great,well done.Good job! :-)
Posted by Portiadecastro on February 16, 2014
Congratulations...your photos are beautiful...;-)
Posted by Dejai63 on February 15, 2014
Sounds good congratulations !
Posted by Justmeyo on February 14, 2014
Congratulations!You got a very beautiful portfolio :)
Posted by Rudisetiawan on February 14, 2014
greart, i like to study from you.
Posted by Bounder32h on February 14, 2014
You make me dream
Posted by Pvvaidya57 on February 13, 2014
Posted by Jdanne on February 11, 2014
Posted by Arteclip on February 11, 2014
your works are so nice.

i hope my works start earning.
Posted by Upwardway38 on February 09, 2014
You have some really great images Steve. I especially enjoy the desert view from the hot air balloon. Congratulations on your success!
Posted by Designersl on February 09, 2014
Wow amazing work! True inspiration! Keep it up... and Thanks for sharing...your sucess.
Posted by Yelo34 on February 09, 2014
Amazing work! Congrats and keep it up...
Posted by Jianbinglee on February 06, 2014
Amazing photos! Great photographer!
Posted by Yorgy67 on February 04, 2014
Brava! Show must go on! Especially if you are so young!
Posted by Fotoeye75 on January 30, 2014
Kudos my friend .. keep on shooting :)
Posted by Glocoru on January 30, 2014
Fantastic amount and travels! 88 countries!! Wow!!!
Posted by Mkcs on January 29, 2014
Your picture is very beautiful and very creative.
Many are the details of life, but is well captured.
Posted by Lenutaidi on January 28, 2014
Again, lovely photos! Don't forget about Romania :) Is the most beautiful country in Eastern Europe! Some pictures....made by Dan Dinu.
Posted by Evin0278 on January 28, 2014
Wonderful photos!!! Welcome to my country - Latvia, this summer :)
Posted by Hkrunning on January 28, 2014
That is so great ! Wonderful photos!!! After 60 years later, you will reach 15,000,000 sales!! Congratulations!
Posted by Fike2308 on January 27, 2014
Posted by Mrallen on January 26, 2014
Reply to Fike2308.......
There's no secret, you just need to build a large portfolio of good images of subjects that sell. I know it takes time to build a portfolio of a few thousand images, but it really is the only way. As you build your portfolio you will find that a few images become best sellers and, at least initially, these 'best seller' sales will be the majority of your income.
I notice that your profile page image shows you on a navy ship with a helicopter landing on a ship in the background. This is not the kind of subject that many people can access, so make the best use of it. Shoot military hardware in use! This could become your 'niche market' that brings a good income. (do some searches on 'Navy Military'..... although thousands of images come up, not that many show good images of life on board a naval ship or great images of naval hardware in use).
Posted by Fike2308 on January 25, 2014
Your photos are awesome! What's the secret to your success? I'm new at stock photography and have only made 1 sale....any advice???
Posted by Nguyenhoangyen on January 24, 2014
Great! Congratulations!
Posted by Wordplanet on January 23, 2014
Congrats! Your work is terrific - so varied and finely done!
As a travel photographer myself, you are quite inspirational!
Posted by Martingraf on January 23, 2014
Thanks for sharing this milestone with us - I was most impressed about your acceptance ratio - that's also a number you can be proud of - congratulations!
Posted by Lenutaidi on January 23, 2014
Great! Congratulations! Great portfolio! Great images! Great sales! Great photographer!
Posted by Joe1971 on January 23, 2014
It is great! Congratulations!
Posted by Matthew105 on January 23, 2014
Amazing achievement! Congratulations! Your portfolio is beautiful, its no wonder you have seen such great success!

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Photo credits: , Mihai-bogdan Lazar, Europhotos, Johannes Gerhardus Swanepoel, Ben Goode, Marco Vatteroni, Steve Allen, Shevs.

About me

I was a professional Industrial / Commercial photographer for over 26 years, before leaving commissioned work to become a full-time Stock Photographer. I first started shooting stock in 1972 as a supplement to my commissioned work, however, since early 2001 my entire income has come from shooting Stock images. I now have just over 100,000 image placements in my current multi-agency portfolio. Most of my income comes from the range of mainstream agencies I submit to. The 22 microstock sites I submit to now produce about 30% of my total income. Dreamstime sales account for abo... [Read more]

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