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It is really hard to have pictures approved. So far there is only four among about 20 pictures submitted. My approved pictures are the pictures that I captured during my holidays and it haven't been captured to be published anywhere.

Browsing the database pictures of DT, I realized that the gap that I have to go trough is giantic ;) It is time to think about quality, no covered topic, ideas instead of instant pictures.

Thanks again for your warm welcomes.

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April 19, 2011


Don't be discouraged...I know that is easier said than done. No one likes rejections, but believe me, over time, you do learn from those rejections and they will definitely help you with your photography and processing.

April 19, 2011


Great plan! I wish you good luck!

April 18, 2011


yes very nice post and your four photos are great.Being creative is sometimes hard.And I have a problem getting out of my comfort zone.But when I do it pays off.Keep shooting and uploading,you have a good start.And welcome here at DT..The best stock site!!!!

April 18, 2011


"After your comment, I deleted half of my pending for approval pictures. And I started to think twice before submitting any picture of my archive."

Good idea :) I did the same last week when my upload limit was reduced to 9 per week. I realised I need to get my approval rate back up, so I'm being stricter than ever about the images I submit. It sucks, but it's the only way to succeed :)

I'm the same as you - the money isn't important (I've only made $5 so far anyway), but it feels great when someone pays to use one of your pictures :)

April 18, 2011


I think this is a good thing. ...
By the way, I love your beach photos. Good work :)

Hi Keith, it is so true. I remember the first picture that I submitted in 2009. When I review the picture, I have been not serious at all. I tried to submit some funny picture like on any photo gallery website ;)

After your comment, I deleted half of my pending for approval pictures. And I started to think twice before submitting any picture of my archive.

So fare, you have already 4 sales ... Congrats ... I have no idea how much this 4 sales can represent. As I said, my purpose is not to make money with my picture but to improve my skill with the professionals.

Thanks for your comment on my holiday pictures captured in Malaysia.

April 18, 2011


I think this is a good thing. I got into microstock (and 'professional' photography in general) just a couple of months ago, joined four agencies and started submitting anything I thought might have a chance of being approved.

The other four sites (which shall remain nameless) approved pretty much everything I submitted - one of them accepted over 50 images in the first week. Looking back at those early pictures I'm amazed I thought they were acceptable, and even more amazed that anyone would pay for their use.

Dreamstime has been an entirely different experience. The first big batch of photographs were all rejected (helloooooo 26% approval rate), and in the two months or so that I've been here I've had just 14 images approved (and about 40 rejections).

This is frustrating, but here's the thing: my pictures are selling. The few that the reviewers thought worthy are my most popular, and despite my Dreamstime portfolio being by far my smallest I've earned 4 times as much here as I have on the other three sites combined. It's a hard slog, and you have to be mercilessly hard on yourself when selecting your images, but it seems Dreamstime know what they're doing.

By the way, I love your beach photos. Good work :)

April 18, 2011


nice article

April 18, 2011


A lesson a lot of us on here have had to learn.

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