Becoming exclusive

posted on 7th of may, 2017

Well, the e-mail arrived yesterday, confirming I am now a photographer, working exclusively with Dreamstime but how did I get to ths stage? I had 85 photos in my portfolio and was pleased with the submissions process. I'd had a few photos refused but, although disappointing, the advice on how to rectify the problems was extremely useful, which also impressed me.

It has made me think more about composition of photographs, to take that bit of extra care when taking the picture and definitely made me more objective when reviewing my photgraphs. It was difficult at first but I'm getting used to saying "No, this isn't good enough" and moving onto the next photograph, even if I do think it's ok.

Also, I'd also read about the exclusivity and eventually thought "Why not? Dreamstime have been good so...

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Posted by TheSlowWalkers on May 14, 2017
I'm not sure that many folk will read this blog, so you might have more luck opening a new thread to ask, although "Egomezta" said below that it had worked very well for them.
Posted by Callearlisa on May 13, 2017
Well said, agree with you 100%. This is the kind off info I have been searching for. IS it a good decision to go exclusive, What have been other fellow photographers experiences and such. Thank You
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on May 12, 2017
Thank you very much, pleased it helped. I'd thought about replying to your last blog but as I haven't made a sale either, I didn't think I could be much help. That said, to me, enjoying what you do is the most important thing and if something comes of it, then great. If not, I'm still doing what I want to do and even though a picture may not be good enough to submit, it's still one that means something, be it a memory or suchlike. Best of luck.

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What can be achieved

posted on 16th of may, 2017

Looking at the blogs this morning, there were two articles, one after the other that, to me, sums up stock photography very well. Firstly, there was Thorken, who has achieved 10,000 submissions in around 7 years, big congratulations. Then there was the blog from Nikoslavdragonball, who has just made his first sale, big congratulations to you too.

I don't know if Thorken ever thought that he would make it to 10,000 and I don't know if Nikoslavdragonball imagines he will make 10,000 but the blogs show two people starting out with their first sale and what can be achieved if you put your mind to it, persevere and don't give up. I don't know if I'll make it to 10,000 submissions but so far so good.

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Posted by TheSlowWalkers on May 21, 2017
Thank you Dorvard.
Posted by Dorvard on May 21, 2017
Beautiful photo!
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on May 20, 2017
Thank you for your comments, although I'm not sure Wiltshire has been described as rugged before :)but I know what you mean.

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