Been on Dreamstime a few years now and I can say there's no magic formula to selling images, in other words sales don't explode by reaching any certain approval rating or having a certain amount of images in your portfolio, I believe that the 80% approval rating sales kicker has been debunked numerous times. It's all about the image itself how rare, unique or useful is it?, next is quality, how gifted are you at creativity? and what is your skill level in editing software?, these are keys to success.... continue reading
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Today I past 500 images online on DT. That's my primary goal for the first year, now I made it in eight months. I know, DT editors are not happy about flags but this one made me happy. As Swedish I will celebrate our National day next week on June the 6th. Check!My images are mostly very niche. So my strategy from the beginning is to fill the gaps. No point in shooting handshaking businessmen, pizzas or beautiful sexy women, there's litterally tons of such images out there... Check!... continue reading
My story for other newbies like me.I started out wondering... Could I actually sell stock photos? What photos are considered stock? What photos should I submit? Can I really make some extra cash doing this online?I decided I would give it a try and just upload a few older photos I had taken a while back and see what happens.As I did that and waited for my first approvals or rejections, I decided to do some research to see what is selling and what isn't.I wanted to see what others... continue reading
I wont make it to long this time. I wanted to show my progress again when I had 150 pictures online. I finally got there. I did not find the time to shoot more often because of my daytime job that also becomes a night job lately. I am posting my progress for new member that want to know what to expect from Dreamstime. This will also depend on the kind of pictures, quality etc. but I think this will give you a small idea. I try to get as many different pictures online as possible. Retro stuff and textures... continue reading
I am a Dreamstime member for some time now. But until recently I was only a buyer. Just a few weeks ago I got the idea to upload some images of my own. I first started reading blogs and websites about stock photography and found out that it wasn't that hard to get some images approved. So I got to work and bought me a second hand Olympus e520.I want to share my experience because I was looking for blogs and articles were I could see what kind of results I could expect from Dreamstime. So then... continue reading
I am very disappointed in myself for the huge slump in my approvals this month even after putting them though Noise Ninja.Nevertheless the next batch was approved today.Amongst them some of my favorites of the trip.A lioness feeding on a Wildebeest.A lioness in the tall grass in the early morning light.A Lannner Falcon in flightAnd a few more, but you will need to pop into my portfolio if you have a moment :-) continue reading
Like many of you, I am the one who has an internet dependance problem :) I used to sit long hours on dating sites, and when I first uploaded few images here, i realized that DT becomes a new friendly place in the web that turned my focus away from my careless succession of partners towards the different form of balance between a good mood and challenge. Attached is the pic that I shoot a week ago. One was rejected initially due to CAPITAL LETTERS in description, but when i reuploaded it again, to... continue reading
Two months, after starting in microstock and at Dreamstime, I got 50 approved images online.Overall, I think this is a quite good rate, but I am not that satisfied as I'd like to be.Just an approval rate of ~43%.Hm.Okay, I've mixed new, specific images for microstock with some old images, which I found worth of trying to sell them.Most of them have been declined -- in retrospective, mostly reasonable. :-)So, what is my conclusion after 50 approvals and (only) 3 sales?I need to get... continue reading
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