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How to deal with common rejections?
posted by mrhighsky - 14th of january, 2014
What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected. I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock,... More...
100 Uploads
posted by simathers - 11th of january, 2014
After 8 long months, I finally reached 100 uploads! In the beginning I uploaded way too much and my images were not of interesting subjects and were low quality. After having almost all of my images rejected I went out and bought... More...
Just Beginning at Dreasmtime
posted by kingtrac - 30th of december, 2013
I'm just starting out at Dreamstime and it is my first microstock experience. I have nine images that have been accepted so far! I have been analyzing the images that have been accepted and rejected and I think it has already had... More...
New Milestone at DT
posted by danchayuan - 5th of december, 2013
Today is the first anniversary of the DT I know the time, in this year, I uploaded 217 pictures, also rejected a lot of pictures. By studying the DT, I learned a lot, develop the field of vision, learned to be careful. Here, thanks... More...
My diligence have crowned success!
posted by rybalov77 - 26th of october, 2013
Earlier I have heard from many about scarcity of my portfolio therefore has gone to vacation to work above these lacks. And here finally I can share with you the first good results with me who though can that and will disagree, but... More...
Progress update
posted by positiveflash - 16th of october, 2013
I thought I would share an update with everybody on how my year and a half with being on Dreamstime is going. It has been a tough year and a half and I can report that I'm still here. I didn't quit like I wanted to back when I... More...
Help!
posted by pant52005 - 15th of may, 2013
Hi every one. I have been using DT for 2 years now, just start to upload regularly. I have up load 70 photos now, but the sell rate, Portfolio exposure and Database exposure is just extremely horrible. I am not sure what i can... More...
Change of season
posted by alexsleepy - 18th of april, 2013
Well, i guess spring is finally here for the most of us, contributors at dreamstime! I managed to upload and get quite a lot of images accepted from the winter and skiing season, fact that made me very happy. Here some examples... More...
My first ever conceptual image sold!
posted by robinstockphotos - 30th of january, 2013
This was my first ever planned shot....and I had shot this especially for uploading on Dreamstime. And tonight it sold. :) And this was also my 4th uploaded shot on Dreamstime. At that time I was finding this site TOTALLY frustrating.... More...
Is my statistics graphic reversed? Or...
posted by rosariomanzo - 3rd of september, 2012
…am I becoming a better photographer? It's a few months I see accepted photos are more than rejected ones, and the trend is going up. I still have a small portfolio and a few sales, but that was my main goal: learning and improving... More...
Continuous learning and review. The art of success?
posted by mark6138 - 19th of april, 2012
Like many people on DT I have spent time looking at other people's portfolios and wondering what they have done to get the often exceptional sales to portfolio size ratios they have. One thing that is obvious is that there is... More...
Wk 2 yeah, and a third image accepted
posted by artalis - 20th of december, 2011
I am so encouraged after Dreamstime has accepted my third image, since I started 2 wks ago. So some hard work does pays off afterall, Thanks Dreamstime, I hope to get better as I do more :-) Merry Christmas to everyone here! -... More...
Study and improvement
posted by nelsonpeng - 16th of december, 2011
I am not professional photographyer, but an amateur. So I will purchase some books of photography, and then practice and submit the pics. go go go
Tip - From Editorial to RF
posted by peanutroaster - 3rd of november, 2011
As some of you know from a recent blog, I bought a new "stealth" camera - a Lumix LX5 point and shoot. It has a fast lens and low profile that makes it perfect for going places where a bulkly DSLR might draw attention. I thought... More...
August - Dragged onward to BME Status
posted by hotmidhun - 18th of september, 2011
It is mid of September, and this post might have come out slightly late.. Better late than never. August month was OK. DT could barely swift through the challenge and drag onward to make August the BME.. Though it is still the... More...
Take a Second Look
posted by adeliepenguin - 24th of august, 2011
Yesterday was a big day. I hit 1,000 sales. Interestingly, what made the difference in reaching this milestone more quickly is that over the past months I have re-looked at, and uploaded, several images I “passed” the first... More...
One month on DT & still trying to improve the AR ...
posted by digikhmer - 18th of may, 2011
Which word come in your mind when you come to talk about Netherlands or Holland ? I think most of you must say "tulips", "windmill" or "coffeshop" ;) or in the other way round. Before coming on the lowland, I was very interested... More...
Learning from Experience and Observation
posted by haslinda - 6th of april, 2011
I am still a newbie, in many ways. It has been an interesting journey here, up and down. Just a few observations and experiences for sharing. First Month – Importance of Acceptance Ratio All fire-up to upload all your pictures?... More...
Expanding Portfolio - Learning Along the Way
posted by haslinda - 2nd of february, 2011
It was a chance internet search that point me in the direction of microstock and DT was the first agency that I signed up and gotten a sale. In the beginning, my uploads are all mountain landscapes. That is what I love and the purpose... More...
One year in DT, some considerations
posted by fra73 - 2nd of february, 2011
A year ago I bought my first reflex. I had everything to learn. I joined just to have some free advises about my pictures from professionals. After some rejections due to all kinds of technical problems I understood how to improve the... More...
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