July had some personal photography-related highlights in store:
For one, my Flickr account reached one million total views. (Yay!) This sounds like a lot, but bear in mind that I’ve been on Flickr for more than seven years now. I’m not super-popular, and since my photos are not out of the ordinary, it is hard to be seen and get huge amounts of exposure (and I’m okay with that). Reaching this mark seemed impossible to me a few years back, and for the longest time, I couldn’t even imagine reaching anywhere near to one million views. So hitting that mark after all these years was really surreal and otherworldly (and also really cool, too!).
On another note, my first photo was accepted to the market on eyeem.com, a stock photography platform that I joined just recently. The review process takes a lot longer than I expected though; I’m still waiting for all the other photos to be reviewed and (hopefully) accepted. As far as my experience goes with selling photos on massive online platforms (Getty Images / Flickr Marketplace), it will either take a long time to happen, or it won’t happen at all. There is just so much content out there. All you can do is persist on doing your thing (and never stop!).