Today was another day for a couple of milestones in my involvement as a contributor at The first happened just after midnight as I sold the above photo of a young woman in a fitness club. This was my 30,000th image sold from my portfolio on the site.

The second milestone happened with the acceptance of the photo below. With this photo being added to my portfolio, my overall acceptance rate has surpassed 90%. When I first began submitting to the site in 2006 my acceptance rate began in the mid 50% range and has steadily climbed. I feel like I’ve been in the 80’s forever, so it’s great to crack the 90% number.

Yellow Balloon

Next month I will be attending the first ever Diamond’lypse in Seattle. This is an event where only Diamond/Exclusive contributors on iStock are invited to spend three days hanging out, shooting and learning together. It’s limited to 30 participants, so it should be pretty cool to attend.

As most people know, shooting and selling for iStock (and now Getty) has changed my life. It has allowed me to expand my photography in ways I never expected.

And it’s a lot of fun!

Now I promise, no more iStock updates until I sell my 50,000th image.