Attitude is EVERYTHING!

posted on 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.

The reason for my decision to become exclusive has to do with the attitude displayed by the people who administer this site. Dreamstime is so user friendly compared to the other stock photo agencies out there. However, the biggest thing is the professional, straightforward manner in which photos are reviewed and rejected on DT. I learned so much from the rejection process here and I was able to make the proper corrections and sharpen my skills. I must say that I was really turned off by the way other stock companies treat contributors. I didn't appreciate their smart aleck attitudes and the rather condescending manner in which they treat rejections. For someone trying to learn about stock photography through trial and error, the other agencies make it easy to get discouraged.

It's very different here and I'm glad I found a "home" on Dreamstime. I want to thank you all (including fellow contributors) for your wonderful and encouraging attitudes. I'm having a lot of fun with my photos now. I do believe if you all keep it up this way, Dreamstime will eventually make its way to becoming the number one stock photography site on the planet because attitude is the true formula for success!

Comments (11)

Posted by Angel74 on June 16, 2010
What you say is true, though I have yet to get my first pic approved.
Like that Baby Squirrel having a glimpse at all the members of DT.
Posted by Fra73 on April 24, 2010
Agreed 100 per cent.
I am a newbie and DT helps me to improve my work. Other websites just reject my files with no explanations. Thanks DT for the excellent job and for their patience to explains the errors. Really a good attitude!! And thanks Gale for saying what I had in mind with better English that I can write
Posted by Tan510jomast on April 15, 2010
I am not exclusive. Not yet. But I can understand why you feel exclusivity is beneficial. Certainly, your workflow will be easier as you only need to concentrate on one site. The time saved in not having to submit to other sites can be applied to making more pictures for Dreamstime. I am sure you're happy.
Posted by Wildmac on April 15, 2010
Congratulations on becoming exclusive :)
Posted by Visceralimage on April 15, 2010
Good comments, I agree Gale
Posted by Davulcu on April 15, 2010
I agree that and feel tha same with you my friend. DT has the best software when compered with others too.
Posted by Mani33 on April 15, 2010
Join the club! It's a great choice for sure! Congratulations ;)
Posted by Egomezta on April 15, 2010
Great, Welcome to the club and enjoy the members privileges.... : )
Posted by Bradcalkins on April 15, 2010
I decided to go exclusive for similar reasons - when submitting to other sites I felt unfocused and progressed slowly. The rejection reasons and community here got me going and has helped me grow my portfolio to 1,800 images - I doubt I would have stuck with it for long without DT...
Posted by Katn1999 on April 15, 2010
I am glad you became exclusive with us! And I have to tell you I LOVE your baby squirrel photo. It's TOO cute! Happy sales!
Posted by Mariaam on April 15, 2010
You made a great decision working exclusively with DT! Welcome to the club! ;)

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