To upload or not to upload, that is the question


posted on 23rd of august, 2009

I am an amateur photographer, exclusive on Dreamstime, this is my second year. I have about 250 photos uploaded on the site. I had my share of rejections and acceptances. By now I kind of know upfront which images will be accepted easily and which have a lower probability of getting accepted. Currently my approval ratio is 43%.
It is easy to play it safe and upload only the images that I know will go through. But those are the images I personally like the least. Unfortunately most of my “creative type” images are promptly refused with rare exceptions. I understand that this is a business and DT has its own commercial agenda.

The question is: Should I stop uploading images that I know have a smaller chance of getting accepted, running the risk of being “Not quite what we are looking for”...

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Posted by Peanutroaster on October 21, 2011
My acceptance rate is similar. I think I tend to push the envelope, especially in the "wrong time of day" category. But then again I wouldn't have so many photos in my portfolio if I did try. Its more surprising what sells sometimes then what gets accepted.

Great photo of the sheep by the way - beautiful lighting.
Posted by Fleyeing on September 17, 2009
That is absolutely wrong situation!!!!! I have approval ratio 65% and still - 10 images per day ! I can understand it. If they can to make pending of images every day, but... 105 or 94 h. waiting!!!!! Sorry... I real don't want growing my portfolio so slow.
Ahum... can you produce 10 images per day? I can't. My maximum is 100 per month, that means 3-4 per day. That might be different for people working with assistants and in studio. The waiting queue is long, yes, but when you upload regularly, it doesn't matter. Relax, you have great images! ;-)
Posted by Maxkateusa on September 17, 2009
That is absolutely wrong situation!!!!! I have approval ratio 65% and still - 10 images per day ! I can understand it. If they can to make pending of images every day, but... 105 or 94 h. waiting!!!!! Sorry... I real don't want growing my portfolio so slow. I only starting, I have not thousand and thousand, but i would like work with Dreams... But that situation made it so difficult. I am so sad.



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