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My first approvals :)

This morning I received an email telling me that 7 of my images were approved. This is my first seven. There are more than a hundred pending approval and will look forward to seeing the results.My rule is to send daily disparate material for different uses. I hope to do the right thing.Greetings to all! Good light!    continue reading

Up and away, keys to success on Dreamstime.

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

First assignment approvals!

I'm so happy. I have not only one, but two approved photos in the new assignment. While I really have no expectations to win, the exposure is nice, and the confirmation that at least 2 out of my 133 approved images so far hold a quality good enough to sometimes be featured on the front page.What I like the most is how this has forced me to exit my comfort zone (dogs) and actually try drastically new things. For a starter, that selfie really is me and I hate being on the "wrong" side... continue reading

500 images on DT, check!

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

First $100 Cashout, 268 Images Online

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

Dreamstime progress part 4

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

My Dreamstime progress

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

Ratings take a tumble

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

My first collection and Other 3 approvals

HiGood morning to me :DYesterday DT staff has approved my 3 photo of christmas walnuts...After I've created my first collection, the name is not very original: "food and beverage"...I've to understand how can maximize the use of collections... Someone can help me???Here the link of my first collection...Food and BeverageGood luck and good sell continue reading

110 Approvals in 10 days

After a great 14 day trip, time to chill out, relax and get away from everything I decided to upload a few shots on my return and see how things went.To my delight I have now had 110 images accepted in the last 10 days with an acceptance ratio of around 75%This is a massive contrast than when I started on here just over a year ago and saw around 15 accepted and 60 rejected in my first month on here.So what's the difference?Well I did not get too disheartened with the rejections as... continue reading

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