A small step for DT - but a big one for me

posted on 8th of march, 2012

After one year and two weeks with Dreamstime I finally reached a personal milestone with now 1000 images in my portfolio. Having had a lazy start in the first months with no experience in stock photo business at all, I started working more conceptional and spent in general more time with building up my collection.

There is still more potential. The acceptance ratio is at around 62%, the sales are just starting to kick in, with almost 300 on the record.

What I’ve learnt is:

- stick to what you like and what you’re good at, don’t try to copy others, just because they are successful in it, when you have to leave your own comfort zone;
- try to develop your own skills, try to think more in concepts and think straight and simple;
- use your home, use your environment, use the area, the region...

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Comments (25)

Posted by Trevorb687 on April 01, 2012
Congratulations ! Great advice for everyone. Nice portfolio !
Posted by Aprescindere on March 21, 2012
Posted by Fantasyart on March 17, 2012
Congratulations on reaching the 1000 I am still very far :-)

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About me

Born and raised in Germany, now based in Perth, Western Australia. Worked as cameraman and reporter for German TV, meanwhile I turned my passion for photography into profession. When booking my images, I would appreciate, if you would drop me a line, to let me know, how you are gonna use my work. Thx very much in advance.

Edgewater, AU

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