My 50,000th Download at iStockphoto!

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:13+00:00 March 25th, 2011|14 Comments

Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Yesterday I hit my 50,000th download over at! I’m in my 5th year of being a stock photographer and feel really blessed that I get to do what I love for my full-time job. The flexibility and freedom microstock offers also allows me to spend more time sharing tips and tutorials on my blog, writing books and be a part of the photography community. My craft has grown immensely over the past five years and I owe it to my colleagues, friend and mentors for their support and guidance. And, last but not least, a big thanks to the people who’ve licensed my images! :)

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,


  1. Nicole March 25, 2011 at 11:09 am - Reply


  2. Tim Arrick March 25, 2011 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Congratulations Nicole! You do incredible work and you have been a great help to me whenever I have needed or asked you :-)

  3. Paula Thomas March 25, 2011 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Sweet congrats! Quite an accomplishment.

  4. Congratulations on reaching such a milestone. I wanted to do stock photography, in fact I bounced around through several niches before I happily settled (for now) into photography blogging.

    It’s so important to do what we love and love what we do; that’s the only way to go. I’m so excited for you!

  5. Howard J March 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Awesome Nicole, Congratulations!!

  6. favian March 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    BIG UPS!!!

  7. Sjoerd March 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! You have a great portfolio, so you deserve it!

  8. Bruce March 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! You have great images up there and obviously you have done your research on what it takes to make that business model work. Well done.

  9. Tim Buckner March 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Awesome I hope to be there someday.

  10. Mika March 25, 2011 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I’d like to do stock photography too one day…for the moment I’m happy you have time for us, I love your tutorials!

  11. Thomas Kristensen March 26, 2011 at 4:17 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the milestone, Nicole :-)

    You are such an inspiration to me and this is well deserved. Keep ’em coming!

    Best wishes,

  12. Garen J March 26, 2011 at 9:07 am - Reply

    That’s really impressive Nicole, congrats! I bet the next 50,000 will only take half that time!

  13. Michael Cox March 29, 2011 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Really Awesome Nicole!

  14. Iris September 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Wow – that is so cool; but then again, no surprise seeing your photographs.

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