Tuesday, July 7, 2009


This morning I received some excellent news from the folks at iStock photo:

Dear Timothy (timlimon),
Welcome to iStockphoto.com, the
designer's dirty little secret. Congratulations, the iStockphoto administrators
have determined that your files are commercially and technically ready for
iStockphoto.com. Please begin uploading at your convenience. ....

As many of you know, I have been trying for many months now to make images worthy enough to be used as stock photos. This post was one of many rejections received. Stock photos are those that you see on websites, billboards, or the side of a bus. You know, like this:

So What...
...does this mean? Well it meant that I can start selling images and, hopefully, make a little money too. It also means that I have a small chance at seeing one of my shots on a billboard someday. I have to temper the excitement with a dose of reality; There are many, many photographers contributing to iStock, so the chances are still slim, but at least I've cleared the first hurdle.

I'm happy with that!


Justin Lai said...

YESSS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! They should have accepted you the first time. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Very cool A. Tim. Congrats!
How do you apply? I'll give it a shot too.


Tim Limón said...

Just go to iStockphoto.com and click on the “upload” link on the left side bar. You’ll need to fill out the application, agree to the licensing terms, complete the questionnaire, do the training, then upload your three “samples’. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tim! Great work! Thanks for sharing.
Chi Ba