110 Approvals in 10 days

posted on 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 acceptance ratio of around 75%

This is a massive contrast than when I started on here just over a year ago and saw around 15 accepted and 60 rejected in my first month on here.

So what's the difference? Well I did not get too disheartened with the rejections as in all fairness the reasons given were spot on, make sure you take notice of these as they are not done for fun and it's a great tool to learn from and self improve. Don't be afraid to resubmit shots, initially a rejection meant I would leave it and move on. Now if it's do do with say noise, composition, something you can do something about, then don't be afraid, change it and try to resubmit it. I normally let the reviewer know what I have done differently this time in the notes for the editor section.

For the past 6 months or so I have been averaging around a sale a day and this is really giving me the incentive to push on. I know that my portfolio is pretty average but I hope to improve on this as my abilities/knowledge grow in photography and in my post production work flow.

I'm not the first and will not be the last to say it but for all the newer members out there it's really true that the more you put in to stock the more you get out.

As you build your portfolio things do speed up and get better, like earnings. 12 months for my first £100 then the next $100 came in 4 months and the next £100 in about 6 weeks.

Well I wish you all great success and many happy hours doing what I hope you really love.

All the best,



Comments (32)

Posted by BCritchley on November 23, 2010
Many thanks :-) and Happy 10 000 000 Day :-)
Posted by Serjedi on November 22, 2010
very good blog, thanks for the advices! :-)
Posted by Seattlephoto on November 10, 2010
Great job. I've recently came back from a 2 week trip as well. You've given me inspiration
Posted by Ziprashantzi on November 07, 2010
Well done! Congratulations. love your images
Posted by BCritchley on November 03, 2010
Uneaten....... sorry ;-)
Posted by BCritchley on November 02, 2010
Many many thanks and I'm affraid the Octupus remained uneated ;-)
Posted by Godfer on November 02, 2010
I love to read happy positive blogs! Congrats and keep up the good work!
Posted by Countrymama on November 01, 2010
Very impressive! Did you eat the octopus? :)
Posted by Bevanward on November 01, 2010
Congrats - always feels good when things start moving. I have been seeing similar increases in performance - just takes continual effort. Well done good luck for future sales!
Posted by Dorvard on October 31, 2010
Very beautiful photos, especially the Great Wall!
Posted by Yuritz on October 30, 2010
congratulations and as you said,keep upload for more sales to come!
Posted by Ongchangwei on October 29, 2010
Posted by BCritchley on October 29, 2010
Thank you all for the supportive comments :-)

Posted by Angelaravaioli on October 29, 2010
Congratulations!!! And thanks for the encouragement, I think a good prospect!
Posted by Heathse on October 29, 2010
Well done! Love this image.[imgl]http://www.16657327[/imgl]
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 29, 2010
Well done! Congratulations!
Posted by Mariaam on October 29, 2010
Congratulations! Great images!
Posted by Suebmtl on October 29, 2010
Excellant work.
Great natural history pictures.
Posted by Rigsby8131 on October 29, 2010
Great images and an amazing achievement. Good luck with sales.

Best wishes
Posted by Lostarts on October 29, 2010
Posted by Scottysally2 on October 29, 2010
Congratulations, nice images :)
Posted by Youths on October 29, 2010
Posted by Arim44 on October 28, 2010
Congratulations, thanks for the tips.
Posted by Iwhitwo on October 28, 2010
congratulations, great results!
Posted by Kimren on October 28, 2010
Congratulations, this is a surprising number
Posted by Egomezta on October 28, 2010
Amazing numbers... Great images...
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on October 28, 2010
nice images, best of luck with them!
Posted by Py2000 on October 28, 2010
Posted by smartview27 on October 28, 2010
Posted by Dteurope on October 28, 2010
10 pics a day is a lot of work, but thats the only working way.

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