This is my 7th month uploading photos to Dreamstime and this month has been my best acceptance rate to date, 72.7. Over the last 7 months I have learned a lot from my accepted photos, 63 to date, and even more from my rejected files, 89 to date.
After 7 months I have entered what I call the "Taking the time to get it right" phase. My acceptance rate dipped below 40% last month and was on a downward trend. Knowing that a low acceptance rate could hurt me in the future as I try and upload more and more photos I decided to turn it around.
I find myself being more critical of my work and spending more time choosing the right photo for an upload where as in the beginning I would upload just about anything I thought looked decent.
I have also found that looking at other contributors portfolios helps me decide which of my photos to upload.
I may not be able grow my portfolio as quick as I wanted but I do feel that taking the time to critically review each photo and learn from the rejections has made me a better photographer.
Here are my latest uploads for this month all from my summer vacation.