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Auenlaender
11 posts
Message edited at 02/08/2013, 06:45:06 AM by Auenlaender
Hallo to everyone here!

I (living in Germany, mother of 3 children) am an absolute beginner in Stockphotography and its only just a few weeks, that I know about Stock. Never heard about it before.
Photography is my passion and so I love to see all your wonderful pix.

I don't have a professional equipment, because don't have the money. All the photos that I shoot, I do it with a point-and-shoot-camera and so I don't have great expectations to be accepted by DT.

I uploaded my first 25 photos last weeks wednesday and still not having received an answer....

But it doesn't matter because I will continue doing, what I love: taking photos and looking forward to see more wonderful pix here on this site.
...for the moment nothing professional

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Dieniti
347 posts
62
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 07:10:55 AM by Dieniti
I am also from Germany!
Willkommen!
Ich wünsch Dir viel Glück!!!
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Bobbrooky
445 posts
<10
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 07:11:32 AM by Bobbrooky
I do wish you every success, but if you get some rejections dont take it personally, just try and learn as much as you can, and keep trying.
Nikon D700, 70-300vr, Sigma 180 f3.5macro, Sigma 20-40 f2.8,...

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BCritchley
3722 posts
80
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 08:42:45 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin
Welcome and good luck, what type of images have you uploaded ?
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Miraclemoments
1228 posts
72
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 09:12:19 AM by Miraclemoments
Welcome and don't get too discouraged if at first it seems difficult. Learn from the advice in the forums and replies from editors. Good luck.
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Danielc1998
140 posts
68
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 10:06:12 AM by Danielc1998
welcome, and good luck !
Canon gear

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Auenlaender
11 posts
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 12:08:46 PM by Auenlaender
thanx for the welcome and for motivating me!

In first line, my aim is to learn, to advance my knowledge, but it would be nice for my Ego, if some ofmy pix would be accepted.

@BCritchley - I've loaded up a mixture of nature and conceptional fotos and it's nerve-splitting, that still there is no reaction...I have to be patient....
...for the moment nothing professional

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BCritchley
3722 posts
80
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 12:18:26 PM by BCritchley - member is an admin
Can I just check, you say you have uploaded them, have you gone in to your unfinished area and given all the images titles, descriptions and keywords, ticked various boxes and submitted them for review. I ask because I have seen some new members just upload and wait, this will result in them not being reviewed.
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Auenlaender
11 posts
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 12:26:54 PM by Auenlaender
@BCritchley - it took me a day to realize that uploading wasn't enough ;-)
yes, I've done, as you say and now there is written: processed with image ID ......
so I think, it has all gone right...?
...for the moment nothing professional

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BCritchley
3722 posts
80
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 12:33:07 PM by BCritchley - member is an admin
So your images appear in your pending area, when you click on that button you get an ETR ( estimated time remaining ) to give you an indication on how long till they are reviewed. Tends not to go down much over a weekend. Good luck :)
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Wisconsinart
1534 posts
80
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 12:43:38 PM by Wisconsinart
It's a very long wait right now for images to go through the review queue. And then only to have your hopes dashed with rejections.

A point and shoot will work for stock but it will limit greatly what you can do.

Many beginners make the mistake of doing very little or no post processing. I hope you have software to help with the basics.

And most give up after the rejections. Very few bother to learn how to meet the standards required for an image. I suspect they were looking for easy money. And the lesson of easy money is a harsh lesson learned.
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15

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Auenlaender
11 posts
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 13:34:38 PM by Auenlaender
@ Wisconsinart

when I signed in, I did not expect, to make a great deal, with my photos, BUT obviously I would like to be accepted, but only for my Ego, not for earning money. there are so many wonderful and extraordinary professional photos here - so I hope to learn more and more....
...for the moment nothing professional

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Wisconsinart
1534 posts
80
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 16:32:26 PM by Wisconsinart
This definitely is a place where you are forced to meet standards and discipline in order to be a professional. I prefer fine art but you can still be commercial AND creative.
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15

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Drsmoky
38 posts
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 16:57:21 PM by Drsmoky
Welcome and good luck ... and patience ... I know that feeling ... :-)
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Suyerry
565 posts
68
Message posted at 02/08/2013, 19:37:06 PM by Suyerry
Welcome to DT and I wish you the best of luck. Sometimes it can take as long as 10 days. Good Luck!
Nikon Equipment, Nikon Lenses, Professional Photo Software

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Emerka
335 posts
70
Message posted at 02/09/2013, 01:44:19 AM by Emerka
Hi and welcome to DT. Wish you much fun and good luck here.
Greetings from Austria
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Auenlaender
11 posts
Message edited at 02/09/2013, 07:43:14 AM by Auenlaender
thank you all!

@Drsmoky - your pic with the stork is so amazing. It's nothing, but wonderful!
...for the moment nothing professional

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Murdock2013
488 posts
79
Message edited at 02/09/2013, 17:45:07 PM by Murdock2013
Hi Auenlaender, I only joined here a few weeks ago and have learned so much from rejections and other pros on here. I made the mistake of putting so many pictures on in the beginning that i thought were good but DT ripped them to bits. which I totally understand why now. Its a total learning curve and although it can be very frustrating and gutting at times it only makes you a better photographer and you learn very quickly because of it. there is also so many pictures I have submitted that have been approved that now I have learned more post processing skills I could have improved so much more and regret submitting before I learned a lot basic skills on Photoshop. The best advise I have have had is to learn to use Photoshop and keep your key words accurate, less is better if they are good key words. Read any of Reds & Bretts Posts they know what they are talking about and you will learn a lot, they great guys and very helpfull. Best of luck I look forward to see some of your pictures very soon. x


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Auenlaender
11 posts
Message posted at 02/09/2013, 18:10:26 PM by Auenlaender
Thank you so much, Murdock, for your words and advice! I am really very tensed to know, what their answer will be and how I can improve my work.

Your pix are very nice and what a wonderful little girl. Your photos are so natural, harmony of colours and moves! All the best for you, too!
...for the moment nothing professional

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Murdock2013
488 posts
79
Message posted at 02/09/2013, 18:28:25 PM by Murdock2013
You are so welcome. I know how you feel the suspense is killing!! and thanks for the compliments. My beautiful girls certainly make it easier to take pictures of them... I love taking pictures of them having fun, they are my life... x


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