Don’t give up!

posted on 23rd of january, 2009

I have read a lot of your blogs, some of them are very useful. And now I feel that I must say a few words.
I’m a newbie here, and uploaded 10 pictures – 5 one day, and then one by one each other day. So… First 5 pictures were reviewed yesterday. The result was awful: they are all rejected! The reasons are different: sometimes it was about my camera lens, sometime the subject was well covered in the data base…
I am now appealing to other newbies just like me who try to do their best and upload your best pictures first. Don’t give up! DT wants to maximize your (and mine :)) sales and therefore selects the best of what you upload. If poor images are approved, they will not be sold anyway. So don’t be frustrated or disappointed and keep trying.
I have already uploaded several more pictures and waiting for a verdict. One of them is already approved!

Keep trying, and you will be noticed.

Comments (9)

Comment by Awizard on January 24, 2009

Thanks, guys! I already have 3 approvals! And that's my personal progress on this site.
What would you do with the following reason:
"Poor optical performance due to low lens quality, such as lens fringing, chromatic aberrations, uneven sharpness in focus area."
The picture is very cool: little baby's legs in the father's hand. But I don't know how to improve its quality. Any ideas?

Comment by Fultonsphoto on January 23, 2009

The rejection process can be mind boggling at times, and downright frustrating, but let that be a driving force rather than a hindrance, and as you say "never give up"...Good luck.

Comment by Creativei on January 23, 2009

u know untill now i have more rejection than approval, but i never quit, sales are good so no worries

Comment by Miercuri on January 23, 2009

thanks for the comment! I am in the same situation and i was feeling pretty down. I'll try further. Thanks.

Comment by Starletdarlene on January 23, 2009

I agree! I first joined in Sept. 2008, but only submitted 1 photo, which was accepted. Then submitted a couple more, and then in Nov I submitted a lot, which most of them were rejected. what a blow! But it has helped me so much. I spend a lot of time looking at other photographer works and see what is selling. I have to keep checking and re-checking my photographs to see if they are the best. If I have any doubts then I don't submit it. I know the more you look at others photographs the better you become at judging your own. Just don't give up!

Comment by Piscari on January 23, 2009

Rejection of your images - this is an occasion for creativity! Do not throw away these pictures! You know, I like to look at the painted walls, the different patterns, textures. And I find a lot of interesting ideas and even ready-scenes details! Make a collage of different photos, use filters, because photo - is not only the obvious! And it does not matter what your camera, just Be creative!

Comment by Mayatairy on January 23, 2009

Hard work and patience - I think these are the key words for success.
Good luck to all of us :-)

Comment by Oliviermeerson on January 23, 2009

yes, working hard will always be rewarded.
those who made their way in right free, have no regrets at all !

Comment by Tracy0703 on January 23, 2009

Yes, don't give up.

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