Articles by L Hill

The learning curve has been long and hard......

Whew!!!Well, I have been in Dreamstime as a stock contributor now for 4 1/2 years. I have finally just now had 2000 images accepted!!The learning curve has been long and hard (my acceptance percentage is coming out of the toilet a little dab) and I still have MUCH to learn. I TRY to have a diverse portfolio but I just can't seem to conquer the success of taking pictures of SOME or flowers. I wish i could, because there are some people out there that take some really... continue reading

My Picture: A book cover!! WhooHoo!!! I am EXCITED!!

I am sooo excited!!I just learned that one of my pictures is a book cover for a book that is sold on Amazon. You can see it, or buy the book here:, I'm excited to know that it is a Christian fiction story!!I contacted the author and have gotten to know her a little bit.It is soo fun to see my granddaughter on a book...and even for her...she is a little bit embarrassed tho! LOL... continue reading

A question re content...need your opinion please.

I have a question to anyone who has an opinion please.Out of my 162 uploads, only 44 of them DON'T have people in them.(they all have model releases attached).How are people pictures selling, or should I add more diversity of places, or things to my portfolio?I currently have 26 different models so they are not all of the same person, or "kind" of persons. (altho most of them are of children)Are there contributors that only submit pictures with people?I would love to hear what kind of... continue reading

I have a question re images of old cars.

Could anyone tell me what the rules are when taking pictures of old cars?I see on DT everything, some with the name/kind of car and some without.What exactly should I be concerned with when submitting photos of cars, boats, etc.Thank you for your help.(this picture has nothing to do with my question) continue reading

Easy way to find your sold images......

FYIThere is a new EASY way to find out where your "Sold" images are.It is a new little program by Google called "Google Images".It is free to download, then you just right click on one of your images that has sold, and google goes out to find it.My son found TONS (about 15) of his images in about 15 minutes and sent me links to them all.It is glorious to see my grandson on a dental advertisement in Los Vegas, and my son in a Welding promotion, and .......well I digress.You get my point.... continue reading

......tryin free, we'll see.

Well, I took the leap and clicked the "ok to offer free if not accepted" button on my submit page, and wa-la, suddenly there were 4 free pictures offered by me.And, since I am only 3 months old, I still don't really know what I am doing, so most of this is experimental.I see some pros/cons offered by other contributors but I really don't know what to think....I guess we will find out. So much to learn...such a tall hill to climb, but I sure am having a great time!! Next step: to see if I want... continue reading

So stinkin excited that my last 7 submits were accepted w/no rejects!!

I am so stinkin excited this morning, because I have had soo many rejects in my short stock career, and now this morning, I found out that my last 7 submits were all accepted!!!WOW, isn't that something!!! Does that mean that I am finally learning something, or are the numbers just catching up with me?Either way, at this point I'll take it!! eeeeeeha!!!! continue reading

My FIRST sale!!

OK, I am soo excited!! I just sold my first picture!! I've been a contributor for a month now, have 13 accepted, (lots of rejects) all have gotten views, and this morning I just sold my first picture!!! I can't believe the great feeling that has produced.It makes me want to hurry and submit more, and learn more, and take more, and work harder, and accomplish more.Can you tell I am on a high this morning!!! Yea, where is my camera...... continue reading

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