Newbie awaiting review

posted on 21st of december, 2008

I’m a brand new member with just seven pictures approved so far.

I’m learning the hard way (with only a 20.7% approval rating) that photos of a very common subjects is not what Dreamstime is interested in. In the future I won’t bother with pictures of trees, flowers, etc. I will now focuse more on a unique approach.

Unfortunately, my first aerial photo was rejected. I have another 96 pictures pending including another 30 aerial shots. I hope a good portion of them will make the cut.
I’ve seen it written (somewhere on this site) that Dreamstime’s standards for pictures is always increasing. Is this something that some of you long term Dreamstime users have noticed?
That is, a higher rejection rate than you used to see?

I'll check back in about a week and let you know of my approval status and what I've learned from the process.

Comments (9)

Posted by Chriskruger on December 30, 2008
Welcome, and good luck! Before I upload a photo for review, I always ask myself the question, will someone out there be interested to pay money to use this photo? You must also keep in mind that the reviewers are humans, and will will look at your photo and think, "wow!" while another may think "what a waste!" So never take a rejection personally, after all, the photo gets reviewed, not the photographer. In some way, people might say they are just lucky to get a photo accepted, and unlucky to get rejected, but remember, the more you practice, the luckier you get!
Posted by Mayatairy on December 23, 2008
Welcome and good luck :-)
Happy holidays!
Posted by Aepsar on December 22, 2008
Do not give up, keep working and learning from mistakes.
Posted by Irisangel on December 22, 2008
Hi there, welcome to DT. I like your shot of the Alpine lake, very beautiful. I wish you lots of success here. Good luck and Merry Christmas.
Posted by Fultonsphoto on December 22, 2008
Hang in there is does improve, and strangely enough so does the quality of the photos you take, as you realise how many good images there are out there, you tend to strive for that little bit more...
Posted by Linqong on December 21, 2008
Hi,Welcome to DT!!!
Uplord more images and have fun here!
Best wishes
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on December 21, 2008
Good luck and welcome!!
Posted by Creativei on December 21, 2008
Well your images are good I liked the Alpine Lake Image, well even I had 81 images rejected in the first upload, read some blogs there are great blogs in this site, first check the useful ones and follow the instruction, and you know what all these instructions are free so just spend some time reading them will surely help you, make notes of the points which other blogger have written.
Posted by Hoosierstu on December 21, 2008
I especially find viewing successful images very helpful.

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