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Discussion on More Money or More Online Pic of DT

Just read one interesting blog established by a DT photographer. His question is very interesting:

When do you consider your Dreamstime involvement serious?

Is it when you achieve your first $100 USD download?

Or when your 500th image has been accepted?

And my comments is as follows:

I believe both ways shall be considered! Earning money from DT is not the main make-living tool for most of DT photographers, I assume. However, the most accepted online pictures cannot be treated as a symbol of success as well, from my point of view. This is my personal reason: DT's photo editors, who are the main decision makers, their final decisons make your pictures to be seen in public. They are not the jury mission of World Press Photo, meanwhile, they can also not represent most of the viewers of the world (not only in DT) of your pictures.

In my personal opinion, the pictures, which were finally approved or selected, can only be considered as good shots for most photo editors, who are the main picture buyers of DT.

After all, both of them can make me very happy: whether the more pictures online in DT, or the more money I may earn from DT. Because I do have fun here! :-)

© Lhj

Wow, what a discussion! Enjoy us and let us know what you think!

Photo credits: Huijie Li.

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October 27, 2008


I generally focus on making what I would consider to be good illustrations or photographs. When somebody purchases them, I am pleased. It validates that I know how to create commercial images. My DT involvement is serious, though small, but also enjoyable.

October 22, 2008


Er.............. Then my reply shall be: me too, too................

October 22, 2008


Good point! Personal preference!

October 21, 2008


me too

October 21, 2008


For me, every download is a small success, it means, someone liked my image enough to buy it. Good luck on your journey.

October 21, 2008


It really is a matter of personal preference. I am proud of the fact I have earned at least $100.00 and that I have over 500 pictures accepted. Both were milestones on the photographic journey.

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