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Pictures' review/inspection ...
posted by digikhmer - 18th of april, 2011
It is really hard to have pictures approved. So far there is only four among about 20 pictures submitted. My approved pictures are the pictures that I captured during my holidays and it haven't been captured to be published anywhere.... More...
New member of the newbies on DT - Presentation
posted by digikhmer - 16th of april, 2011
As the above title mentioned, I a new member of Dreamstime photos stock but my passion for the photography is not. I started since very young with an analogue camera; an Olympus M5 (as long as I remember) with my pocket, had earned... More...
Avoid useless rejections for the assignment
posted by fra73 - 28th of march, 2011
A few tips if this is the first time you participate to the assignment. If you picture is refused for the assignment it doesn't mean that the picture can't be accepted as a normal RF image. If your picture doesn't have technical problems,... More...
The ultimate in refusals, a Free image rejection...
posted by billdayone - 15th of march, 2011
I am a bit confused.   I researched how to upload a couple of images to the Free section. I followed the instructions to upload by activating the option, that if an image is not approved for my portfolio, it could go to the Free... More...
Why do I like DT...
posted by igordabari - 3rd of march, 2011
We all are human beings. We all can be tired. We all are not able to be always right. But we all can speak to each other politely and constructively trying to explain what we think and what we want. Respecting each other. And DT, on... More...
Keep it clean ... or not
posted by p0temkin - 17th of february, 2011
Yesterday I got almost 2$ for a small download of this image, one of my first uploads to DT and 6 downloads so far: Now I went kinda far off post-processing this one, skewing colors, blowing out highlights and creating a strong... More...
Some trick for noise rejection
posted by igordabari - 16th of february, 2011
Lately I took a set of pictures with night urban scenes. Such a subject requires relatively long exposures and ISO should be in most cases high enough. All this stimulates noise and so, normally night photos contain a good deal of noise... 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...
Acceptance of who you are; photographically speaking!
posted by visceralimage - 15th of january, 2011
Lately, these seems to be alot of whining on the message boards about images not accepted, editor choices, acceptance ratio, etc. I have been thinking about these comments and I decided to reflect of my own progress. Let's establish... More...
50 images online!
posted by trevorb687 - 26th of november, 2010
Hi all I started with Dreamstime back in 2007 and after a series of submissions where everything was rejected I kind of gave up . A few months ago I decided to have another go and now seem to be making a bit of progress !! I`ve even... More...
Rejection
posted by annaskahill - 11th of november, 2010
After some hard work getting new shots and uploading them to the site, I was rejected, every single one. Any advice on what I could do to make my work more successful? Here are some admitted images to give u an idea of what i like to... More...
not as smooth as we hoped :)
posted by robseguin - 29th of october, 2010
First of all thank you so much for the nice comments, it means a lot to us. Got our first rejections this week (not 1 but 7...ouch), didn’t feel that good, but taught us a lesson, that we have to do a better job. So, that’s... More...
110 Approvals in 10 days
posted by bcritchley - 28th of october, 2010
After a great 14 day trip, time to chill out, relax and get away from everything I decided to upload a few shots on my return and see how things went. To my delight I have now had 110 images accepted in the last 10 days with an... More...
Recently hit $2000
posted by davidwattsjr - 5th of october, 2010
I just recently hit $2000 in sales. I'm grateful to all the buyers that have found my work useful. Many of you are reading this and are just starting out. My message is simple: keep shooting, keep learning, keep growing. Virtually... More...
Read those rejection notices
posted by mvogel - 6th of september, 2010
For those of you that are new to DT, make sure that you read the rejection notices. My last three rejections came with notices that said I could fix the image and resubmit. I read the notice, fixed the images, just a little bit of... More...
It's a Rough Road at first!
posted by jurphotography - 1st of september, 2010
Geeeeezzzzz... Ok So has been a rough road here for me at dreamstime. Some really harsh rejections from the admin peeps. A super low approval rating, not many downloads, and a huge reality check. All of witch have contributed to... More...
Most people like their images rejected.
posted by petarneychev - 25th of august, 2010
Yeah, right... and I'm the president. (whispering in excitement to my wife: Sweetie, come here. Quick, quick... Look! The president 's reading my blog!!) Hmm. Let's try it again. Favorite starting line of an email...? "Our agency... More...
No Surprise
posted by djk - 11th of june, 2010
There are times when you or I submit a photo which you KNOW is a good stock photo. When it is rejected you feel a surprised disappointment. After re-evaluating it, you can usually see the reason for the rejection. I have been... More...
5 Months dreamtime
posted by tonlammerts - 30th of may, 2010
After 5 months at dreamtime I decided to write my first blog. First impression was a cold shower after approval of only 5 of my 50 images. Reading through the comments and trying to work to it worked. I hardly get rejections due to... More...
Attitude is EVERYTHING!
posted by novembergale - 15th of april, 2010
After nearly two years of dabbling in stock photography, I finally feel like I've made it through the learning curve as a contributor. My acceptances and sales are picking up and I decided to work exclusively with Dreamstime.... More...
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