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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...
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...
Don´t give up!
posted by melbra - 10th of october, 2013
Hi, this is my first blog :) When I started with DT 1.5 years ago, I had a lot of rejected photos. I didn´t want to give up, even if it was frustrating. I started to go to the College for a course in portrait and food photography,... More...
My silly grudge against DT
posted by robinstockphotos - 11th of july, 2013
As a new contributor here, when I was in the first 50 uploads on DT, I was uploading stuff I should not have. I had always considered a beautiful red rose photo I had shot as my best ever shot. I uploaded among the very first uploads... More...
Newbie vs DT. 0-2
posted by delned - 7th of may, 2013
Well, I just got a hard lesson from DT. I uploaded 10 photos within about two weeks and the first two who were moderated were rejected. Honestly, I had high expectations because I spent a lot of time making and edit these pictures.... More...
The Road to 3,000 Sales
posted by starletdarlene - 6th of may, 2013
When I first started on this road to Stock Photography I thought it would be an easy transition from Wedding Photography to Stock Photography, but it wasn't as easy as I anticipated. What makes a great Wedding Photograph doesn't... More...
First $100 Cashout, 268 Images Online
posted by suyerry - 30th of april, 2013
My story for other newbies like me. I started out wondering... Could I actually sell stock photos? What photos are considered stock? What photos should I submit? Can I really make some extra cash doing this online? I decided... More...
To click or not to clik, that is the question
posted by daddiomanottawa - 9th of april, 2013
Ok, so i've been ill the last couple of days and unable to sleep with nasty coughing...basically too much down time on my hand. Posting just for fun (Blatant ripoff). To Enjoy or Not... TO CLICK, OR NOT TO CLIK, THAT IS THE QUESTION:... More...
Distorted pixels?
posted by robinstockphotos - 14th of january, 2013
Don't be too happy about the title. I'm not going to tell you the exact process to get rid of it. Call it a trade secret reserved for the persistent guys? I'll tell you what they are exactly referring to - fix it yourself. (I'm... More...
Editing can be hard - getting a second opinion can help
posted by wordplanet - 5th of december, 2012
From time to time I enter the various assignment contests here, usually adding anywhere from one to a handful of photos. Much of the time, they are rejected because the editors were looking for "something a little more elaborate."... More...
Other images accepted
posted by alexa_adrian2001 - 1st of november, 2012
Hi there, I have been under great expectations in these days as I had about 14 images under pending status. Almost a day or two some were in 'image under review' status. Very strange :) However, I was very disappointed when I... More...
500th Image accepted
posted by drewrawcliffe - 27th of october, 2012
Well after a little over 3yrs, I've had my 500th image accepted Working with the ups and downs of photos being accepted or rejected can be quiet a trial and needs more then a little patience at times, as I do get it wrong occasionally.... More...
Into the 300s
posted by t4nkyong - 13th of october, 2012
Its been 2 years since I joined Dreamstime, and after some struggle to get my photos approved, Ive finally reached my 300th photo online. Getting them up can be tough initially, but with perseverance, one can work their way up.... More...
Second opinion
posted by yoavsinai - 7th of september, 2012
Usually I accept rejections without a word and only learning from them for the next time. But one rejection I couldn't accept and send a message to the editors "photo was rejected for "Image is out of focus or too much of the subject... More...
Controversial: To Resubmit or Not After a Rejection?
posted by morganoliver - 1st of august, 2012
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... More...
Dealing with Rejection
posted by mark6138 - 20th of may, 2012
Having been with DT for nearly a year I have experienced a range of highs and lows. Something I suspect most of us have to deal with is the rejection of images. In trying to analyse patterns in the rejections I have had I have noticed... More...
Self-advocacy and rejected images
posted by lostarts - 1st of february, 2012
Self-advocacy refers to an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs, and rights. It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those... More...
Increasing Acceptance Level
posted by peanutroaster - 30th of january, 2012
I started with Dreamstime in July 2011. After years of putting serious photography on the back burner as we raised our son, the purchase of my first serious digital camera lead me to micro-stock and the possibilities of turning a passion... More...
No rejections, what's wrong with my photos?
posted by jdanne - 10th of january, 2012
Last Sunday I downloaded 11 editorial photos and the next day all were accepted! NO REJECTIONS! AND: Nothing to learn!!!! It's the first time I made this experience! No - bad light - that's not what we are looking for - not stock... More...
Another DC Shoot Accomplised
posted by indy2320 - 18th of november, 2011
In my last article,i wrote about my next mission to Washington DC.After several rejections and more approvals than i expected the mission is complete till the next time.It turned out to be a really nice day and night and there was... More...
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