HelloI joined Dreamstime towards the end of last year, and I must say I’ve enjoyed the experience so far.Although I have to admit I have had rejections too, (boo)and to honest I can understand why; but having said that, it is a learning curve for me and hopefully I’ll be able to improve my ratings as I progress on with my portfolio. (Note to self Quality rather than Quantity)The reason for writing my first blog is to say how enjoyable and welcoming the message boards and blogs are... continue reading
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I may still be new to DT but... after trawling other similar sites I have decided DT is definitely the best!With DT you get;Help and support from members via comments. This is really useful and informative.Referrals system - just great!Easy to use site - even for me!Support and help from DT when you need it.If your image has been rejected - you are told why - then you can get it right or at least make it better and good enough!You get an email when an image is accepted :) and an... continue reading
Corel just released it's version 12.2 update to their Painter software. As a professional illustrator who uses Corel daily, these bug fixes are a long awaited addition to the software. First of all, I'm not going to go into detail about the update or any of the new features, you can find that on Corel's website. I'm only going to focus on a few bugs which I noticed have been resolved, butdon't seem to be advertised anywhere in the 12.2 update details.Bug #1 - Masking Crashes: Painter crashes... continue reading
Seeing threads and blogs asking about Members' Choice, I thought it's a good idea to collect our Admins rare replies to this frequent question - which is not found in FAQs by the way :PMessage posted at 11/22/2006, 16:09:40 PM by Achilles:They are selected randomly from the photos that received most comments.Message posted at 09/30/2007, 15:12:35 PM by Sebcz:Yes, it is based on comments a photo has. When you use a photo as the means of talking to another members, it's picked up by the... continue reading
How many kinds of reasons have you received about refused files? Did you really understant these reasons and do a well job to avoid receiving again? Undoubtedly, reading these reasons carefully is very helpful for you to avoid refusing and improve your acceptance ratio. Here is the complete list of refusing reasons which I collected before when my pics are refused. And some reasons are added for this time. So I call it vol. 2:) Maybe, some of them are too old to use, but I still hope this can be helpful... continue reading
Do you have or carry a Stock Notebook?I’m sure, like me, you all have been out and about (very often without camera) and have come across a subject which you thought would make stock material.Other times we may have shot a subject but may not have just got it right either compositionally or technically at the time.This is where the “little black book” comes in handy. In particular it is very useful for outdoor work.Here you can make a memorandum of subjects for a return visit, taking... continue reading
Hello fellow members out there,just after three months and a bit I decided to become an exclusive contributor to Dreamstime. Compared to other stock agencies around, I feel more comfy here, have the impression, that the chances to build up a decent portfolio might be bigger.I have learnt already more about how a stock photographer should 'tic', thinking, creating and working more in concepts. Some of you guys have been very helpful without knowing it, just by looking through your portfolios,... continue reading
After my first two months as a DT contributor, here are some of my thoughts and experiences.Consider the pictures you upload. Really! It’s too bad having a picture rejected due to noise, poor composition, blur or other obvious things. You might have been told you are your own worst critic. Not on DT, the review people and potential buyers will be a lot harder on your pictures ☺Look at what sells. Search DT for different keywords, sort the results by downloads descending, and look at the... continue reading
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