Generic stock vs. Authentic stock

posted on 10th of may, 2012

I am praying for that magic upload 25! And I pray it will happen tonight (I am at 24). I joined Dreamstime several months ago and was elated when some of my photos were accepted. I used every ounce of my creativity to create the best images that I knew how and was surprised to find that my images were actually being purchased!

I have always been obsessed with photography as well as theater and drawing, but like any other artist I have always been a cruel critic of myself. I have always doubted my own capabilities. So the first thing I did was to purchase better equipment than what I already had because I was certain that my photos would be a result of the camera and not a result of my photography. And while my new camera is certainly producing higher quality images, I am also...

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Posted by Alvera on May 12, 2012
you will see at 50 when you can participate in contests.
Posted by Crazydaizy99 on May 10, 2012
I guess just because it felt like my first real milestone :) It makes me feel like I am here now.
Posted by Crazydaizy99 on May 10, 2012
I guess just because it felt like my first real milestone :) It makes me feel like I am here now.

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Professional vs. Amateur Photographer

posted on 11th of may, 2012

I have been scouring the blogs lately and I have seen a certain wall between professional photographers and amateur photographers. I have read the arguments that anyone with a digital camera can now snap a decent shot and upload "stock" photos and essentially dilute the stock photo pool so to speak. It is assumed that people who do not have an education in photography or expensive camera equipment are hurting this industry in some way.

I have spent countless hours pondering this and asking myself which category I would fall into. I don't consider myself to be a professional by any means as I have a college degree but it is in no way relevant to photography. But on the other hand, photography has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. My father loved photography and always had...

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Posted by Vwimage on May 14, 2012
Well said!!
Posted by Leahmae on May 12, 2012
Very nicely put. It's the love of photography that is the difference for all of us.
Posted by Effavale on May 12, 2012
I'm an Amateur photographer. I like taking photos when I'm happy. I took my best photo without someone had required me a photo. I beleive that with my character, I couldn't became a professional photografer.

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