A Dream(stime) come true


posted on 20th of april, 2016

I've been a member of DT since 2005.
 


(My best selling image of all times - Istanbul old city)
Over the years I have tried numerous approaches to stock photography.
I've tried shooting models. I've tried food photography, pet photography and even baby photography.
Never fully succeeded and never had a lot of sales.
What worked for me fairly well from the beginning has been travel and landscape photography.
Since I live in the Middle East, shooting in Israel has been easy for me.

This country attracts a lot of attention as it's a country full of contrasting sides.
Time of intense political tension, beautiful and varied areas (in a pretty small area), modern cities and ancient history, secular night life and holy places for all major religions. So, I gradually started my Holy land Series stock collection, documenting various scenes mostly panoramic. At first, sales have been slow, but in recent months I see an increased interest and sales from these photos.

I have always wished that these scenes will become public, now thanks to DT buyers I see it come true. In the past 2 days only I have sold over 20 images from this series.
It's a great feeling and a dream come true.
So, if you recognize a niche not covered by the 42 million images and thousands of extremely talented photographers on DT, pursue your dream. Here are my suggestions to you:
1. It may take time, but as you accumulate your stock images, someone will notice your work.
Don't give up!
 
2. Shoot subjects you enjoy, I love traveling, I love open landscapes and ancient ruins with strong colors (I use VSCO 04 plug ins to boost my Fuji X100 images' color).
 



 



 


3. Use a lot of (natural) light. DT editors hate contrasted images and usually won't approve them.
  


4. look for dramatic skies, it always help.
  


5. Even a short weekend walk with the kids can result in selling stock images. Always carry your camera
 


6. Research on DT for images from your planned destination, then filter "Most Sales" first, it will help you avoid common angles and bring a fresh view of famous destination
 


Thanks for all the buyers, you make my dream (stime) come true!
Amitai

Comments (18)

Posted by Saulute123 on May 10, 2016
Wonderful photos! Good job :)
Posted by Mariayunira on May 07, 2016
Wow, very very beautiful images!! Congrats!
Posted by Martingraf on April 29, 2016
congrats to your nice portfolio! I also love travelling and when then taking photos of these places and your right - it sometimes takes a while till some of those photos get sold, but at the end they do - some of them quite often :)
Posted by Kanokrutt on April 24, 2016
Your photos are very nice and attractive. I love them. Thanks for your message, it really encourage me ti go on .
Posted by Cacrov on April 24, 2016
Great work!
Posted by Scooperdigital on April 24, 2016
Great photos, your work is fantastic :-)
Posted by Bjfirestorm on April 22, 2016
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Pofophoto on April 22, 2016
Congratulations!
Posted by Julietta24 on April 22, 2016
Congratulations!
Posted by Perstock on April 22, 2016
Great images!
Posted by Epicmagnagraecias on April 22, 2016
Stunning pics! Very colourful! My compliments.
Posted by Picstudio on April 21, 2016
I love your portfolio. keep up the good work.
Posted by Alessandrarc1 on April 21, 2016
Congratulations on your beautiful work!
Posted by Veronikak on April 21, 2016
Beautiful photos and an interesting article. Thank you for sharing :)
Posted by Amitai on April 20, 2016
thanks @rhbabiak13 and thanks @adammeadows12
Posted by Rhbabiak13 on April 20, 2016
Love this series!
Posted by Adammeadows12 on April 20, 2016
love your work!
Posted by Pandora849 on April 20, 2016
Especially like the moody photo of arches with so many rich colors. Very true what you said about always keeping your camera handy.



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