25 photos or how to minimize rejects

Little sweet sheep with flowers

Finally I have 25 photos!!! I’m half the way to becoming a “photographer working exclusively with Dreamstime.com”. It’s really not so easy to start, so many rejects. I came to conclusion that there are several ways to minimize reject:

First of all analyze quality (sharpness and composition ). If they are not perfect, there is no need to waste time processing these pictures. If you doubt to send picture or not because of the quality, don’t send them. They won’t be approved. If you doubt because of the picture content, that will be a different question.

Secondly, If you processed the picture, scan it for trademarks. They might be so small and almost unnoticeable, but they will be an annoying reason for reject. Here is a good article every newbie should read - https://www.dreamstime.com/thread_148

Photo credits: Anastasiap83.
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September 18, 2011

Yes that trade mark thing is something we miss out on. I had to rework at two instances.


September 01, 2011

Thanks for sharing your tips!


August 30, 2011

Thanks for sharing!


August 30, 2011

good luck to reaching your milestone!


August 30, 2011

With all you've learned, your next 25 should come much faster! Don't let the rejections get you down:) Just remember they help you build a stronger portfolio. Nice work!


August 30, 2011

Half way through..... congrats.
I always had that doubt of "picture content" and those are the ones that got accepted.


August 30, 2011



August 29, 2011

I like your port! Keep on going & good luck!


August 29, 2011

Keep working!


August 29, 2011

I would add an other thing witch gave me a lot of trouble that can be avoided easilly, zoom your picture at 100% and all the details become obvious.


August 29, 2011

Lots of talent shows in your portfolio :)


August 29, 2011



August 29, 2011

Keep on the good work... We all learn here all the time.


August 29, 2011

Congratulations and thanks for approvals for the tip!


August 29, 2011

Nice tips! Thanks for sharing!