One year in DT, some considerations
February 2, 2011
A year ago I bought my first reflex. I had everything to learn. I joined just to have some free advises about my pictures from professionals. After some rejections due to all kinds of technical problems I understood how to improve the quality of my pictures. My files were accepted and after a while they started to sell.
After DT I joined other major microstock agencies, but none of them is comparable to DT when it comes to detailing explain the reasons for the rejections, which is very important to improve as a photographer.
I am happy to notice that all my last rejections, here and elsewhere, were not because of technical problems, and this is a great achievement for me, because it means that I've learned something. So thank you DT staff!!
Some statistics. I have 50 images online, downloads per image almost 0.5 and acceptance ratio almost 46%.
I still have to understand what sells in microstock. Salt mine, my best seller here and elsewhere, is a picture that I didn't think could even be accepted. Here it was downloaded 4 times with only 19 views, and many more times sold elsewhere.
On the contrary this pictures of some boats, that I personally love and believed would sell a lot, didn't sell here or elsewhere.
Something that I don't understand are the views. This beautiful beach had only 10 views, but sold 3 times. In other agencies my pictures have more views than here, but sell less in percentage views/downloads. I guess I have to improve the visibility of my portfolio here
I still consider myself a beginner, so I would appreciate a lot any kind of comments, critics and suggestions.