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donding

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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2011, 19:46 »
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Positive at microstock - I can work when and if I feel like it and I still make money. Granted it isn't a lot, but it still is something. I am sure if I actually worked hard and smart at this I'd make more. Then again, if I wanted a real job I'd probably try to find one. Shutterstock is up this year, that is positive. Dreamstime earnings also seems to be recovering from the commission drop a year ago.

here is my latest "entertainment" that involved photography somewhat... a marathon day hike in the Grand Canyon - I even have got some pics to upload out of the deal.

http://www.electricant.net/grundyman/gchike2011.html


Those are beautiful...makes me want to go!!


« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2011, 20:38 »
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My positive statement: This shot I made this afternoon of my granddaughter.
Oh, so cute, look at those biteable cheecks!   ;D

« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2011, 21:02 »
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Well, I just dissolved my corporation, so I can go back to enjoying photography again, instead of spending much of my time on accounting and paperwork.  I feel like a huge burden has been lifted from my back!! :)

My corporation saved me enough in self-employment taxes to pay off my car.  I think I'll keep it :) .


That's positive.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2011, 21:12 »
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I've just finished my taxes and find I owe $7000. Must have the wrong sort of corporation! Oops - wrong thread  ;D

Steve

« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011, 21:15 »
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I've just finished my taxes and find I owe $7000. Must have the wrong sort of corporation! Oops - wrong thread  ;D

Steve

If you owe that much you made even more, so that's a positive thing!

« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2011, 21:41 »
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All in all, despite the problems, I'm very glad I jumped in to being a vector contributor. I'm making additional income that is so nice, I can work on images whenever, it's another creative outlet that I especially enjoy, and I've met lots of nice people so far. I've been doing this just over 2 years now - exclusive istockphoto vector contributor. It's been a very good fit for me and an excellent business decision.

« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2011, 21:57 »
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I love taking photos - like all of us here.  I love climbing into some forsaken place, getting dirty, tripping over roots and stones, and finding a beam of light glowing on a tiny perfect flower in the middle of the chaos.  I love that I get to have those moments.  I love how photography helps me to see the world in a different way, and how it makes me appreciate the tiniest of things which go unnoticed by others.  There is more joy to be found in the world when you really take the time to really SEE it. 

I may not have a fancy car or house or job, and much of anything, but I love that a spiky lemon-colored caterpillar crawling on the ground can make my day.  It's not easy to get everything you want in life, but it's easy to look around and appreciate what you already have.

(Okay, the above sounded a little preachy - sorry.)

Oh, and if I wasn't at least somewhat positive about micro, the fact that I'm new at this and have made all of $30.00 since I joined in Jan 2010 would have discouraged me to keep at it.

I also "did it my way" and had to answer to NO ONE - which I am loving more and more the more I work for others. 

lagereek

« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2011, 00:03 »
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Agreeing!

My two Lure-coursing, racing dogs ( >Borzoi-Russian sighthounds) won a big race, 1st and 2nd place and with Certs. Been training them all winter. Im really proud, beats anything right now.

On the Micro front;  SS, DT and FT, going great, up with at least 20%

Here are some pics of two of my doggies.

« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2011, 00:14 »
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Remember "when you are over the hill even a bad day is a good day"

Smiling Jack

That's odd, what I've found is that being over the hill has simply made life's gradient so much easier to travel on. :)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2011, 01:02 »
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I spent some time away from microstock, doing my own website, here it is:
http://www.thenewbrutalism.co.uk
(many more pictures to add)

The positive thing is that nobody wants photos of British New Brutalist architecture anyway, so I don't even bother with watermarks, nor I care if they steal my pictures. And I don't care if people don't like horizontal scrolling. And I don't care if others use fancy tools, I made it with notepad. It's just my gallery. Promoting this much underestimated moment in modern architecture - under constant threat of demolition - is my mission, and an excuse for more travels.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 01:11 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2011, 01:07 »
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England will win the next world cup. Oh, that's optimistic, you want positive, um..England won the world cup in 1966.

Now for something positive on microstock


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLzDonjglY0[/youtube]

lagereek

« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2011, 07:52 »
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England will win the next world cup. Oh, that's optimistic, you want positive, um..England won the world cup in 1966.

Now for something positive on microstock


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLzDonjglY0[/youtube]



Brillant!  its a model, right?

LSD72

  • My Bologna has a first name...
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2011, 08:24 »
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Positive side... my family is still doing good. My Daughter is learning things fairly quickly. She was learning about Dandelions yesterday.  Link to pic:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5618617995_9eddc0fddb_b.jpg

« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2011, 08:59 »
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I love these threads. Lager, I'm in love with your dogs!  Chubby cheek babies are very squishable and ^We all spin our wheels and sometimes, once in a while get somewhere.

I love getting to know little things about the people here. Although, most of us will never meet, it definitely satisfies my water cooler needs!

WarrenPrice

« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2011, 09:16 »
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UHmmm.  I feel good.....
Like I knew I would...
 ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2011, 09:20 »
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Nana nana na! So good! So good! I got you!

« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2011, 10:43 »
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England will win the next world cup. Oh, that's optimistic, you want positive, um..England won the world cup in 1966.

Now for something positive on microstock


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLzDonjglY0[/youtube]



Brillant!  its a model, right?

Yes, I think it's a model. I had a little search on youtube trying to find something positive on microstock , this made me smile, so I guess that is positive.


« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2011, 10:54 »
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I wake up today at 3pm :)

« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2011, 10:56 »
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I wake up today at 3pm :)

..and so does Kelly.

« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2011, 11:00 »
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 ;D ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2011, 11:04 »
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my positive 2 cents about istock is that their site is the fastest to load of any.  In the morning I click on a folder in firefox which opens 15 webpages.  iStock is always the first page to finish loading.

« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2011, 11:26 »
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I realized this morning that one of my image was on the banner of Cutcaster (vintage picture of a young child in nature) and another one on Shutterstock (abstract 3d background with reflective black blocks)  :D

« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2011, 11:49 »
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I love the fact that people actually want to buy my pictures  ;D
I also love that I don't have to work full time - because I'm making money on my hobby as well  ;D

« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2011, 12:05 »
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I love the fact that people actually want to buy my pictures  ;D
I also love that I don't have to work full time - because I'm making money on my hobby as well  ;D

Well money doesn't make me happy.  ;)

donding

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« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2011, 12:37 »
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Positive side... my family is still doing good. My Daughter is learning things fairly quickly. She was learning about Dandelions yesterday.  Link to pic:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5618617995_9eddc0fddb_b.jpg


I love it...she is so cute and imagine what was going through her mind.. ;)


 

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