posted on 30th of march, 2017

I was uploading pictures for about a year, from 2010 until 2011. My last photo was uploaded on the 20th of October of 2011. Ever since I was completely inactive. For some reason this year I decided to log in again and see what changed. The website looked the same, the user interface looked the same. Even the contributors area which looked archaic 6 years ago was still the same(and still is). Then the current assignment at the time caught my eye. It was the WOW assignment, I submitted 5 photos I had taken recently not thinking much about it. But 2 of them where accepted. And that sparked my interest again. I begun uploading photographs, old and new wanting to keep up to about 30 accepted photos per month. So far I am able to keep uploading 50 per month even though I am studying. So far this...

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Posted by Brijo84 on April 04, 2017
I started an account in 2012, got approved but never uploaded anything else - that is - until yesterday. 18 Photos just for a starter, photos that are already in other agencies, and are selling there, even at RM. Got 1 of those Photo's approved at Dreamstime, so - it seems a bit, hmmmmm. Better get some uploading done at ********, and spend time there.
Posted by Markosloizou on April 03, 2017
Thanks everyone:)

I didn't know that the increase of pictures taken was so staggeringly steep, that disheartens me quite a lot...

Sylvain I would like to be in your position and sell a picture a day... I hope they give you an answer that does make sense

I won't lie, I've been concentrating more on volume rather than quality but I try to keep the quality quite high. I may have to take pictures of more novel things, but that seems also a bit hard considering that the database is 57 million pictures large and increasing by more than half a million per week. I guess the only solution would be to increase the standards needed for a picture to be approved. But that would be bad for competition, the other sites boasting far more pictures than dreamstime... Although it does cost to have a server running with so many pictures stored.

From what i gather from here I will steadily keep uploading pictures but at the same time look for other ways to get money as an amateur...(More)
Posted by Bacouillard31 on April 03, 2017

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