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I will savour my first assignment acceptance
posted by sml - 6th of february, 2014
I am not the first or the last to finally get my first image accepted on an assignment, but WOW what a fantastic feeling, overjoyed. I was letting myself get down with rejections and then I thought besides the images I was submitting... More...
Acceptance Ratio
posted by kingtrac - 6th of january, 2014
What is a good acceptance ratio for a beginner?
1000$ Milestone reached :-)
posted by jdanne - 27th of december, 2013
Today my sales reached the 1000 Dollar milestone. This year gave me a lot of possibilities for my photography: Business trips to Seattle (USA) and Paris (France) as well as a private trip to China - the home country of my wife.... More...
On My Way!
posted by iheartcountryphoto - 20th of december, 2013
A few months ago I purchased my first "real" camera. I have always loved photographing everything but never thought about doing it for any profit. While online trying to teach myself about photography, I stumbled on the DT website.... More...
First Assignment
posted by jormonago - 20th of november, 2013
I am so excited, this morning I had a file approved for the most recent assignment! I've submitted to two other assignments in the past, but sadly did not get accepted. Here is my image that was accepted. It had sold once prior to... More...
$1000 milestone :-)
posted by thorken - 12th of november, 2013
Today I have reached the $1000 milestone. This year is really great for my photography. I have got five new models, wonderful day sellings and lots of photos accepted. (With this photo I reached the milestone.) More...
All those Myths...
posted by vilaimages - 28th of september, 2013
I love stock photography, my favorite hobby. When I have a chance in my busy life, I go over my photos and look for the "Dreamstime quality" ones that I can submit. Even though I have still a very small portfolio, I try to understand... More...
State Quarters
posted by indy2320 - 6th of september, 2013
After lots of work my image or illustration of the 50 state quarters was accepted into my portfolio. To create this image and make it appear more like an illustration,i painted every coin with silver spray paint you can buy at any... More...
Keep shooting, Keep improving
posted by vcarmstrong - 24th of july, 2013
This is a theme that you hear not only in photography but in stock photography as well. I can attest that this is the case if you put forth the effort. Things were rocky when I started about two years ago. My first month were... More...
50 pictures online milestone
posted by hafakot - 13th of december, 2012
I'm so happy to have fifty images online now! My acceptance rate stand now on 47% what do you think - should I try and upload more images and have some "fall" in the process, or is it better to have a higher acceptance rate... More...
My first image selected for Assignment!
posted by osaidism - 4th of december, 2012
Today I am very happy to know that following of my image selected for assignment, This is very motivational for a new stock photographer like me. Hopefully I will also participate in next assignment as well and there acceptance... More...
How to increase acceptance ratio of submitted images
posted by mangalika - 17th of september, 2012
Well, this discussion might be specially helpful for beginners. I wanted to share what I learnt from my initial experience and some of my friends who are with DT for long time. During initial days many people might have sufferred to... More...
Pending images
posted by ewamewa2 - 3rd of july, 2012
6 of may images have been pending since 19.06. That day I uploaded 1 more and it was accepted. So why the other have been pending for 2 weeks? Most of them are editorials taken in Sardinia. It is really frustrating. What is going on... More...
Getting the right image
posted by miraclemoments - 16th of march, 2012
Hi all, Being a newbie in the stock photography business has proven to have it's ups and downs. Doing a lot of landscape photography I have often wondered how all the big "Dreamers" here know when they have a photography or image... More...
Acceptance Ratings
posted by sunguy - 13th of january, 2012
Greetings I have read concern regarding acceptance ratings (which I also noted at other stock sites before I became exclusive with Dreamstime), especially amongst those starting out in stock photography. Please, don’t fret over... More...
Finally 100 images online...
posted by m4rio1979 - 28th of december, 2011
Here is my first 100 images finally online. My second goal was to bring my acceptance ratio above 50%. Since I have joined DT, my acceptance was about 33% in July, then 39% in August, 51% in September, 52% in October, up to 76%... More...
Newbie Uploads
posted by artalis - 13th of december, 2011
Thanks for your patience Dreamstime. After three years using dreamstime stock for design purposes I finally decided to have a go and upload some of my own. Had 2 accepted this week,yeah! Thanks again....
Retirement is the best
posted by deedeedixon - 11th of december, 2011
I retired, from a job I liked, at the end of October. I burned out after 21 years 12 to 16 hour days (this included a 3 hour round trip commute). Also working in an office is very restrictive. I have spent the time since my retirement... More...
100 images online today!!!...
posted by baldas1950 - 18th of november, 2011
As I have now reached the milestone of 100 images online, I want to tell you my story with Dreamtimes. Long time ago, in December 2007, being intrigued by the possibility to sell images online, I decided to submit a series of photos... More...
80% acceptance ratio for september!
posted by trottola - 30th of september, 2011
As many contributors on Dt I begun with 0% acceptance ratio! The very first time has been quite difficult to understand what microstock is and which images could be stock oriented. This month has been the best of ever in acceptance... More...
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