My first year on Dreamstime as a new photogrpaher and and I've realised just how quickly the time passes! I was a novice photographer when I joined and I think, to be fair, I'm still in that category, although I'd like to think that the photos have improved in this time.First approved photo.So, what has happened in the year? I joined with no illusions of making lots of money but when the first sale came, it was such a great feeling. I've achieved some... continue reading
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This is my first foray into writing a blog for Dreamstime....I've been a contributor to Dreamstime for some time, starting back when there were less than 1 million images online (seems like ages ago!).At the time, I had discovered the Dreamstime site while looking for inexpensive, quality stock images, thenlater decided to try my hand at contributing a few myself. At first, I submitted a few vacation photographs, captured with a little "point and shoot" camera (which... continue reading
So I reach 140 sales, it is achievment for me cuz its quite big number for me. But when I realize that I have uploaded more that 3 k illustrations I think that I am quite a loser. Other guys with uploads like that have the same number of sales and I reach only 140 is that means that my illustrations quality is poor? continue reading
No matter if you shoot in RAW or jpg, some basic adjustments of your images can be done in Photoshop or other programs, which will improve the quality and increase the chances for your image to be accepted/downloaded.Here are some basic adjustments:Crop - Most of images need a crop, for a better photo framing. Also, some unwanted elements at the edge of your images can be eliminated very easy in this way.Rotate - Rotating images with small angles will correct the shooting with the inclined... continue reading
This is a theme that you hear not only in photography but in stock photography as well. I can attest that this is the case if you put forth the effort.Things were rocky when I started about two years ago. My first month were all rejections, but I kept at it and here is the results two years later.Q3 2011 Acceptance Ratio 31.7%Q3 2012 Acceptance Ratio 64.5%Q2 2013 Acceptance Ration 91.0 %743 Images on line.I still need improvement, I am still learning all the time. Improve my... continue reading
Hello there. Here are my top tips if you are a happy amateur who is thinking about getting a little bit more serious with landscape photography.1. Get out of bed – You need to be on the field when the light is the best which usually is around sunset and around sunrise. You want to be on your location of photography before the sun rises. Thats when you will catch magical photos. There are professional landscape photograpers who basically never shots during daytime.2. Know your area – Get... continue reading
GreetingsI have read concern regarding acceptance ratings (which I also noted at other stock sites before I became exclusive with Dreamstime), especially amongst those starting out in stock photography.Please, don’t fret over this.There are many reasons for rejections, from technical aspects to how the evaluator is feeling that day.Just keep shooting, learning, improving, submitting, and developing confidence in your images.The rest will take care of itself.And all it takes is that one... continue reading
I have noticed that I joined here on septembr 8th 2006! so it's 4 and a half years online! But I didn't start to upload seriously until august 2007... (the enormous amount of rejections on my first days discouraged me)And time flies! Now I'm here with 1,491 files online and more than 2000 sales!! I'm getting a bit hard to reach 1,500 files since the big amount of rejects I'm having lately :S maybe it's time to buy a new camera and try to shoot more original pics ;)I have some files that... continue reading
At least I reach the milestone of first hundred photos approved! I spend almost four months, but I learned a lot... I have had 22 sales but not yet any photo in level 2 (some are approaching, yes!)Now, after considering the next step, I prefer to improve my sales and photo quality rather than another hundred of files on line. Sure both of them, but working harder and better for improve my portfolio and myself.Let's go!! continue reading
Generally spoken with every new generation of (digital) cameras there is an improvement of technical image quality (better colours, less noise and other artifacts etc.):From my point of view in this context after some time it makes sense to shoot the same motifs again with better gear and upload these new images because our customers want (in most cases, if not all) the best quality. On the other hand the consequence of this is, that our customers will find nearly the same image several times in... continue reading
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