My attitude towards microstock has changed drastically for the last 2 weeks. I have finally decided to submit regularly in small numbers since Christmas ’08. I’m currently experiencing a daily download at another site and Dreamstime has approved 100% of my latest submission. These things made me so proud of myself and made my son really proud of his father.
I’m just a regular office employee at the city hall as a case officer at the moment, with no background in photography. But I do have a passion for colour. I love playing with colour combinations especially in PowerPoint presentations and food garnishing - mostly for family and friends though.
I’ve been a member at one microstock site for over a year now and joined Dreamstime last year. It basically took me more than a year to finally...
Some good points you made. I just started, and haven´t even gotten any photos approved yet.
About age: I´m 53 and still on my way up. For several years I´ve been forced to make a living as a trucker. I´ve always been into writing and photography, and the years of trucking start to pay off now in an unexpected way. Last year I had a book released on the danish market, short stories from the road, and it sells supprisingly well, considered Denmark is a small marked. I write a very popular column every month in at truckers magazine, and have more books coming up.
Now the plan is to do something serious about stock photo. Along with my books and other stuff it might be posible to make a living out of my passions in the future.
Great points -- I too have had no formal training, no photography classes. The blogs, tips and tutorials shared on Dreamstime have been an immense aide in improving my photography skills. You have a very nice portfolio -- best wishes!
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