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  • How to avoid rejection of additional files.

    by Alionaz | 24th of May, 2014

    Hello there! Another rejection of your additional file? Don't panic! Take a deep breath and read this blog. I hope it will help you to understand the mistakes you make. I'll start with vectors. The most common mistake is raster (bitmap) elements on your illustration.... More
  • How to deal with common rejections?

    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, So I would like to share my experience... More
  • Progress update

    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 first started and I only had 3 of my initial... More
  • Don´t give up!

    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, read a lot and just made photos. Learning... More
  • My silly grudge against DT

    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 only to find it rejected. Guess the reason?... More
  • Newbie vs DT. 0-2

    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. 0-1. "This image is over-processed/ overfiltered.... More
  • The Road to 3,000 Sales

    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 necessarily make great Stock Photography.... More
  • First $100 Cashout, 268 Images Online

    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 I would give it a try and just upload... More
  • To click or not to clik, that is the question

    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: WHETHER 'TIS NOBLER IN THE MIND... More
  • Distorted pixels?

    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 soo mean?) I recently intentionally uploaded... More
  • Editing can be hard - getting a second opinion can help

    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." A couple have made it, but my track record... More
  • Other images accepted

    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 have seen lots of them with: " Distorted... More
  • 500th Image accepted

    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. View the rejections and learn to... More
  • Into the 300s

    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. What Ive learned is - look into... More
  • Second opinion

    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 is out of focus (DOF too shallow or DOF... More
  • Controversial: To Resubmit or Not After a Rejection?

    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 are multiple DT reviewers and they definitely... More
  • Dealing with Rejection

    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 that they generally come in one of six... More
  • Self-advocacy and rejected images

    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 decisions. (VanReusen et al., 1994)... More
  • Increasing Acceptance Level

    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 into income. At first my acceptance... More
  • No rejections, what's wrong with my photos?

    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 relevant - out of focus - to many... More

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