I recently added the 10,000th photo to my stock photo portfolio at I carefully timed it so the above photo would be #10,000 as a bit of a tribute to the accomplishment. It’s been quite the journey since I uploaded my very first image to the site back in 2005. In the 7 years I have been on iStock, I’ve:

– Had over 150,000 downloads
– Taken stock photos in six different countries
– Had my work published worldwide in 1,000’s of publications and websites
– Met a lot of great people
– Grown my portfolio on Getty Images to over 2,300 images
– Became a member of the iStock Inspection Team
– Worked with 100’s of fantastic models
– Opened a standalone photography studio

…and at the top of the list – left a camera on a subway in Tokyo on October 28th, 2010 which led to me meeting a truly wonderful woman :)

Creating stock photos is a seemingly never-ending growth process for me. As I begin working on the next 10,000 images, I’m extremely thankful for the journey I am on.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/100 second, f/8, ISO 100