Newbie awaiting review

I’m a brand new member with just seven pictures approved so far.

I’m learning the hard way (with only a 20.7% approval rating) that photos of a very common subjects is not what Dreamstime is interested in. In the future I won’t bother with pictures of trees, flowers, etc. I will now focuse more on a unique approach.

Unfortunately, my first aerial photo was rejected. I have another 96 pictures pending including another 30 aerial shots. I hope a good portion of them will make the cut.

I’ve seen it written (somewhere on this site) that Dreamstime’s standards for pictures is always increasing. Is this something that some of you long term Dreamstime users have noticed?

That is, a higher rejection rate than you used to see?

I'll check back in about a week and let you know of my approval status and what I've learned from the process.

Photo credits: Stuart Meade.

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December 30, 2008


Welcome, and good luck! Before I upload a photo for review, I always ask myself the question, will someone out there be interested to pay money to use this photo? You must also keep in mind that the reviewers are humans, and will will look at your photo and think, "wow!" while another may think "what a waste!" So never take a rejection personally, after all, the photo gets reviewed, not the photographer. In some way, people might say they are just lucky to get a photo accepted, and unlucky to get rejected, but remember, the more you practice, the luckier you get!

December 23, 2008


Welcome and good luck :-)
Happy holidays!

December 23, 2008


I'm continuing to upload what I think are more desirable pictures. I got a few more approved including one of my aerials! I'll report back after I have another 50 or so pics reviewed.
Thanks for your nice comments and support.

December 22, 2008


Do not give up, keep working and learning from mistakes.

December 22, 2008


Hi, welcome! I am new also and even though i have photos in a bunch of different places, i find it hard to get them approved here. I haven't found my niche yet. But love your pics, good luck!

December 22, 2008


Hi there, welcome to DT. I like your shot of the Alpine lake, very beautiful. I wish you lots of success here. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

December 22, 2008


Hang in there is does improve, and strangely enough so does the quality of the photos you take, as you realise how many good images there are out there, you tend to strive for that little bit more...

December 21, 2008


Hi,Welcome to DT!!!
Uplord more images and have fun here!
Best wishes

December 21, 2008


Good luck and welcome!!

December 21, 2008


Well your images are good I liked the Alpine Lake Image, well even I had 81 images rejected in the first upload, read some blogs there are great blogs in this site, first check the useful ones and follow the instruction, and you know what all these instructions are free so just spend some time reading them will surely help you, make notes of the points which other blogger have written.

December 21, 2008


I especially find viewing successful images very helpful.

December 21, 2008


Hi, Hoosierstu, your pictures are really good. I am new too. I think that the best way is to view other's images and read blogs. Good luck!

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