Lesson Learned

I thought I could get away with it. They looked ok in the preview. I submitted them without post-processing. Now I have over 100 images rejected for things that would have been fixed in post-processing: noise, color, composition, etc.


View files at 100%. Always. Don't try to speed through it.

If you think it needs cropping, it does. Take the minute to do it.

If the contrast looks okay but not perfect, go ahead and adjust it.

There are penalties for going too fast.

Photo credits: Natou98.

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September 16, 2008


yep .... sorry for you....it has happened to me also, of course.....
I know it's hurt, but well, it is also quickly forget....

September 15, 2008


I feel your pain! I have done this, too, far too many times than I care to remember.

Here's something that works for me: I upload an image, then let it sit in my queue for a while before sending it for review. Sometimes, I'm still happy with it after a day or two, other times I think 'Whoops, that one's gotta come down.'

September 11, 2008


I can relate to this issue because that happened to me when I first joined had several pictures denied for the same reason and now I am very critical with all my pictures and always look at 100%. I also do not shoot pictures I know for a fact will not be good enough for me to upload onto Dreamstime such as shooting through glass at the zoo.

September 11, 2008


sorry, that sucks!! but i guess you'll never do it again!

September 11, 2008


I feel your pain. I had a few not too long ago that I should have checked more carefully before submitting - got 10 that had dust problems and could have been easily prevented from getting rejected had I just preview more carefully. Let it be a learning experience. :) Your porfolio is great btw.

September 11, 2008


I think it´s the normal way, isn´t it?

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