Acceptance Ratings

posted on 13th of january, 2012

I have read concern regarding acceptance ratings (which I also noted at other stock sites before I became exclusive with Dreamstime), especially amongst those starting out in stock photography. Please, don’t fret over this. There are many reasons for rejections, from technical aspects to how the evaluator is feeling that day. Just keep shooting, learning, improving, submitting, and developing confidence in your images. The rest will take care of itself. And all it takes is that one special image to hit a home run. Words of wisdom from the old guy on the left.

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Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on January 24, 2012
That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger!
Posted by Marugod83 on January 16, 2012
It is important to know that the editors are humans :)), they can be subjectives.

Actually, that is my problem because, I had pictures rejected with the reason: "Not we are looking for" or "too many pictures on the same subject" and when I watch what are the new pictures on DT, I saw series of pictures with the same subject with small modifications.

Perhaps, editors are less critics with the photos of the more experienced/well known contributors.

I'm still trying to find out the path to no rejections submission :))))

Sometimes, I think there is AN EDITOR who has someting against me :)))))))
Posted by Igordabari on January 14, 2012
I have a couple of images that were at first rejected with remark "Not we are looking for". Then I uploaded them again without any correction. They were accepted and now they are level 3 images.

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Exclusive Rights

posted on 20th of january, 2012

Although my regular sales seem okay for a newbie ( 5 over the last week), it appears the real bucks are in someone buying the exclusive rights to an image. Does this happen very often or is it a rare occurrence. I would like to be able to upgrade my mode of transportation (on the left) to something a little more comfortable.

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Posted by Celiaak on January 26, 2012
hehehe, your transportation picture made me laugh. I'm prety sure you'll start selling more over time.
Posted by Calyx22 on January 20, 2012
Wisconsinart is correct. Those types of sales are rare. Just keep building your portfolio and diversify. The more diverse you are and the higher number of uploads, the better your sales will be. Best of luck to you!
Posted by Egomezta on January 20, 2012
It never happens (I think)... Anyone that wants the exclusive rights of an image won't look at a microstock site for it.

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Something to Think About

posted on 27th of january, 2012

A few days ago I did a search for some new approved images of mine to see if they were in the system yet. They all came up but one. I contacted the good folks at Dreamstime to inquire and was told it had been content filtered (I have my filter on). The image was a 70 year old photograph of a man and woman (my grandfather and my mom) on their farm holding shotguns and some pheasants they had just hunted. They said all images showing dead animals were content filtered. Maybe this could be disturbing to some members of society.
Yet, I have an editorial image on line of a homeless man sleeping on the street in the cold and it has had sales. Socially speaking, this image should be more disturbing to viewers than an antique photograph with some dead birds.

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Posted by Ebamo on January 28, 2012
Great photograph. I hope it gets the attention it deserves.
This image of mine is filtered for the same reason.
Posted by Peanutroaster on January 27, 2012
Well said.
Posted by Clearvista on January 27, 2012
Ken I agree with everything you said in your blog. It is a sad situation we find ourselves today.

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