Hello all,With the upload of my six new photos, my acceptance ratio has increased from 72.1% to 76.5%!I think my mistake last month (my first month at Dreamstime) was that I uploaded too many at once, meaning that only nineteen out of thirty one were actually accepted... This month I only uploaded ten and six were accepted but I definitely concentrated more on the titles, descriptions and keywords. Which is ultimately what matters because that is what the customer will be searching! I still... continue reading
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About 18 months back, my acceptance ratio on DT was at about 35%. While this was an increase from the earlier 25%, thanks largely due to a slightly better understanding of microstock requirements and general composition, it was still a bit dispiriting to see many images being refused for poor image quality.I had sold a DSLR and settled down with an Olympus E-PL1, a small mirrorless camera, and a 14mm lens. While it took some great images in bright light, handholding was a major issue for night... continue reading
July 2011 was an incredible month for mesince joining DT.with just 67 photos online. I uploaded more photos in one month than ever before,This is my last upload:I increased my acceptance rate an entire level, I sold my first image in TIFF format and I had the highest revenue of any previous month.....but I know....I may have to work harder on uploading more images.The images bellow represent my latest sales: continue reading
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They say that so called "conceptual" images are more in demand, and seems it is ever so true..I celebrate today my first level 2 image!....and it is a new challenge ahead to see if anyone buys it now at increased level 2 price...Greetings! continue reading
January has arrived and with that I have started to upload my latest bird photgraphs taken during my recent vacation to the Wilderness area in South Africa as well as the Langebaan lagoon on the South African West Coast.Since joining in September, the learning curve to get images approved has been very steep and frustrating at times.I am happy to say that coming from a low of 58% in November 09 I am now submitting at a 94% acceptance rate.So what has changed.Firstly I am now only photographing... continue reading
For those just starting out in stock photography, you know there are a lot of frustrating hurdles to overcome before it becomes rewarding.But one of the most frustrating things for me is how on earth is my small portfolio going to stand up against the thousands and thousands of photos?How on earth is the designer going to find my photo in the search engine?For most of us newbies our portfolio exposure is less than 1%.One way is of course to have relevant keywords for your photo.Another... continue reading
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