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Just starting out!

Jaim924
Hello everyone! I'm new to dreamstime and stock photography in general. Any advice is appreciated :) so excited to get started!
Posted: 04/18/2013, 16:26:55 PM
Sigurdurwilliam
Welcome to the DT family... My best advice is to get 50 images accepted into your portfolio as soon as you can so you can go exclusive... that brings you alot more both in exposure and income... =)
1:2.8 L IS USM, Canon 16-35mm 1:2.8 II USM...
Posted: 04/18/2013, 17:17:56 PM
Simonzhongzzl
welcome Jaim924.
I got the ideal from Sigurdurwilliam
70-300mm...
Posted: 04/18/2013, 22:05:30 PM
Sigurdurwilliam
I found major increase in sales after I went exclusive with Dreamstime as you get much more visible in searches etc...

Another advise is don't be disheartened if you get a rejection on any of your images... take the reasons for rejections to heart and use them to better your skills... Thats what I did even though it was depressing at times to get a photo rejected that I thought was a very good photo... As your skill gets better you'll see that maybe the reasons for the rejections were justified and that you just didn't see it because as you get better your standards get higher... =D

Good luck with your stock photography... =)
1:2.8 L IS USM, Canon 16-35mm 1:2.8 II USM...
Posted: 04/19/2013, 09:08:36 AM
Robinstockphotos
What? You are MUCH, MUCH better with lighting than any newbie is. Your portraits look very good. Are they self portraits? For people photos, I'd suggest you try to capture some activity going on. Those would get you better sales. The models are attractive for sure. :)

And 13 uploads is unlucky number. Upload some more quickly. ;)
I was going to add you to favorites but I can't. Site glitch probably. :/
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 04/19/2013, 15:19:44 PM
Jaim924
Thanks everyone for the advice, it's very much appreciated!! Thank you Robin, for you kind words! That made my day! I'm going to upload some more tonight, hopefully they get accepted!
Posted: 04/19/2013, 20:20:32 PM
Treb999
Nice start to your portfolio! Keep uploading, you will have sales soon!
50mm macro, Tamron SP 17-50mm f2.8 Xr DiII, Tamron SP 70-300 f4-5.6 D...
Posted: 04/20/2013, 11:21:22 AM
Jaim924
Thank you!!!
Posted: 04/20/2013, 16:38:07 PM
Mark800
Hi Jaim924, you have very good photos in your portfolio. Good luck with your sales:)
Nikon D80, Nikon D800
Posted: 04/21/2013, 03:17:05 AM
Godfer
You look like you are on the right track but just need more images. Your models are great. :D
Canon 5D MK II
Posted: 04/21/2013, 07:30:52 AM
Glocoru
Nice pictures, welcome!
Canon Powershot G9 Canon EOS 500D
Posted: 04/21/2013, 13:53:25 PM
Marielart
Welcome to DT!! I wish you all the best!
I'm also new around here so I don't have any advices... isnstead I'm learning form all comments in the different posts!
Your photos are really nice, I love the swan hiding his face, LOL!!!!
Posted: 04/21/2013, 14:45:17 PM
Jaim924
Thank you everyone!! Appreciate the comments!
Posted: 04/21/2013, 15:15:13 PM
Afagundes
Hi Jaim924, welcome to DT! Best luck with your next uploads and first sales!
f/4L Canon EF 70-300mm IS/USM f/4-5.6 Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM/Macro ...
Posted: 04/21/2013, 21:42:34 PM
Jaim924
Thank you!!
Posted: 04/21/2013, 22:13:01 PM
Marion0711
Hello welcome to Dreamstime and good luck !
I´m using a Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Posted: 05/13/2013, 02:15:55 AM
Pavuk112
Hello and welcome to DT, you did a good job by taking the modells. Wish you luck/ many sales!
Posted: 05/15/2013, 08:33:38 AM
Yadamons
I like your portfolio, Jaim924.
Welcome to Dreamstime.
Nikon D90, Nikor 16-85 VR, Nikor 80-200 AFD, Nikor 50 f/1.8
Posted: 05/29/2013, 20:42:53 PM