I have seen many DT newcomers with questions and seeking advice. Not to say that I am the best person to bring up this topic, with my 51% acceptance ratio, but DT allows you to resubmit a photo after being rejected for a reason. There are multiple DT reviewers and they definitely are there to help you build your portfolio and succeed.
The attach picture was previously rejected. Instead of taking it to heart I resubmitted it. Now with 18 downloads and $60 income, though it is not much of a photo, just wood panels, it is my "glowing" accomplishment, and a reminder not to give up.
I know this is a controversial and somewhat frown upon subject but, the one difficult thing with DT rejections is if you have "too many" of the same subject. Pretty much it seems...
I had the same issues with my collection of "Coat of arms" I tried to submit them one by one but more of the time they are rejected for the "too many..." Then when I compared my collection with other "flags" contributor, I found one who used the computer generated flag with only the texture of the flag changed (more that hundred...) I was a little bit disappointed at that time. It seems that the trend/advises from editor is going to a sort of "collage" picture of the same topic. I tried it and it seems to sell well as well.
That's interesting, DT reviewers usually listen so I think it does not hurt to send them an occasional polite email when the photos are rejected.
Each photo should be taken case by case, if a photo has some issues that an be fixed then it can be worth resubmitting it although sometimes it's a lost case and that's fair enough. In some cases where I disagreed for the reasons stated for the rejection my photo got approved after I sent an email and stated my case (few cases but still worth trying occasionally).
Sometimes it's better not to argue and simply resubmit it again at a later stage if you think it has potential and is rejected for lack thereof - going through a different reviewer might give a different result.
Finally for non exclusive contributors it's probably better to submit variations to other sites that have a different policy on similar images, in order not to damage the approval ratio at DT - as I think the approval ration influences the image placement in the search...(More)
I must share this thought of the day. A follow-up on a previous blog; I'm still heart broken after my man of 9 years pulled the rug out from under me, and ran away scared. He left me in an apartment I couldn't afford, in a city that can only be compared to the "the pits of hell". During the months of heart ache, going up and down in a continual cycle with him returning AGAIN then leaving AGAIN, my mind and heart was only focused on him. I hadn't uploaded anything or even picked up my camera for 7months. I was dead, my spirit and passion gone.
Finally, I decided I needed out. It was the only way to save whatever was left of me. He was hurting me beyond belief and nothing else mattered but him. So, I quit my job, moved out, and now with unlimited time to fill,...
I love and appreciate our DT community and all the support from my peers. I send my warmest thank yous to those that have commented and provided such beautiful advice. I wish there were a way to give personal gratitude to each of you individually.
I love your story so well told and moving. I want to make a suggestion.......... write a diary and aim to turn it into a best seller. As you meet new people and maybe the love of your life ..........the novel will become a page turner and maybe a money spinner !!!!!!!!!!! Let me know if you decide to do it. David.
Keep up the great photography! Love your El Morro night shot! And those bed bug photos are really selling for you. After looking at them I find myself feeling kinda scratchy all over (LOL), nice macro work on those. Kind regards... M
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I've often wondered if my zodiac sign really influences my creative nature. I did some internet research and found that the most common census seems to be that, my sun sign of Pisces is generally the most creative of all the Zodiac signs.
I quote, "While many other signs have their creative sides, Pisces is without question the most creative of all signs. Individuals born with a Pisces sun sign tend to be deeply gifted in one or many creative pursuits. Many great writers, artists, musicians, actors and filmmakers share this compelling sign."
So my question to all DTers is; What is your Zodiac sign?
I would love to take the census from our wonderfully creative community and report back with some data after all answers are in! I'll give it about a week...
If you have been following recent blogs, you have seen that there seems to be a lot of depression, anger and heartaches out there. I myself still suffering from a smashed heart. Crawling back from a 9 year relationship in which "the one whom name can not be uttered" just pulled the rug out from under our happy existence and left. Not cause we fought, not because we weren't lover and best friends; we were beautiful mates. And as an inside joke, we were "symbiotic'. He gave no reason other then, "I don't know why, I just cant".
Being a constant analyzer, I need SOME sort of answer as to what had happened. I've questioned therapists, hypnosis, mediation. I've asked psychics, astrologers, intuitives, etc. Needless to say, I was very much hurt by this forcefull conclusion to a wonderful...
I've often wondering this question and have tired analyzing which keywording works best.
1- Do you put a singular keyword as well as the pluerize version in your list? for this example, chair, chairs, row, rows, seat, seats.
2- Do you put the singular keyword and simply include an "s" in the keyword list. Example;blue, stadium, chair, row, seat, s, ..
I have seen and used both examples. So really my question is; when a client searches "stadium seats", is it more beneficial to list all the pluerize keywords (seat, seats) or will the client's search of "seats" come up if I only listed "seat" and "s"...
Up for debate...Even though I know the personal secrets to keywording are very guarded :)
See this blog by Ellen. Basically - use singular and plural if there is more than one, use singular if there is only one... That is the basic rule on DT, though I must admit it is a lot easier if the agency handles the plural/singular for us!
I think that various agencies operate differently. I believe that when it comes to Dreamstime, you have to insert the plural (if it's relevant to your image) as well as the singular. So in the case of your foto, I would put chairs in the title as there are many chairs, and in the keywords I would put chair and chairs.
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