By | 2016-12-18T17:01:21+00:00 May 13th, 2010|5 Comments

Yesterday I hit another personal milestone on iStock—this photo was my 40,000th download! I was excited that it was this image … the little girl in this image is one of my earlier models and is also one of my very best sellers.

It still amazes me that in less than four years I went from making a few bucks a month on iStock to fully supporting myself with my photography. Who knew! When I was a kid I never thought it would be possible to actually make a living doing photography … times have definitely changed and I’m so happy to be doing what I love.

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. scott neumyer May 13, 2010 at 11:20 am - Reply

    SO awesome for you. Great work and you just keep it goin!

  2. Bob Hoh May 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Nicole and great photo by the way

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Nicole S. Young, Robert J. Hoh. Robert J. Hoh said: RT @nicolesy: I forgot to tweet this earlier, so here it is :) … a new blog post at NicolesyBlog.com – "40k" http://bit.ly/dfzr5e […]

  4. Lobaaaato May 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Big Congrats Nicole… You deserve it!

  5. ArenaCreative May 17, 2010 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Very good job :) Congrats

Leave a Reply

Free Photography eBook: Light Stories II

Free Photography eBook

Get inspired with Nicole's eBook: Light Stories II. Sign up below for instant download!

You have Successfully Subscribed!