When I started at Dreamstime, I thought every times about potential sales. I read different tips many times, which photos I should upload to get high sales and approval ratio. But 4 month ago I decided, that I don’t want take photos without passion. I started taking the photos on my favorite themes (industrial, transportation, planes, trains). I started 2 new collections too (dreams of the sky and industrial and logistic in Russia).
I get enjoy with each photo in my portfolio. And my approval ratio grew up from 22% to 57%. Four month ago I had only 5 approved photos, now I have 51. I know, that it while modest progress. I don’t have any sales at the time. But I don’t worry about it. I get enjoy with my photos and I improve my skills. I am sure, that I can get some sales at Dreamstime in this way. I showed my “Dream of the sky collection” to different people and got
photographing your passion is what it is all about my friend! if you are taking photos you hate just to have stock, then you will learn to not enjoy this passion. anything that is not enjoyable soon becomes a task and there goes the fun, which is what photography should be about. stick with your passion and enjoy what you do! nothing says you cant specialize, right?
Congratulations :) Just keep having fun for now, shoot what you like and build your portfolio. As your skills and portfolio grow so should your sales. I have just gotten the bug for aviation photography so I now where your coming from.
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