Since my first Dreamstime upload a little over 4 years ago I have planned to blog about significant milestones; first anniversary, first 100 sales, first 1000 uploads etc. However, for various reasons, including tick bite fever (do not try this at home), I never got around it. So, why blog now? My uploads this morning are 7100, a nice round number, but significant because my 1 January 2018 goal was to get 7000 uploads by end October, with 8000 by the end of the year. My other stats are 818... continue reading
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I have recently achieved the 1000 image milestone on Dreamstime, which seemed a long way away when I started actively uploading files to Dreamstime just over a year ago and the first month my acceptance percentage was under 60%. I took note of the comments on refusals, read more blogs which can be very helpful and now have an acceptance percentage over 90% which is pleasing.I have taken the majority of my images with the Sony A6000 ILCE and most often with the 16-50mm lens. I have found this... continue reading
> I like to see that my most viewed and also my most downloaded pictures are ones that I am fond of. Its cool to see that people have similar tastes in what is considered a special image. Whats your most viewed image and do you like it also?Cheers! Ratio almost up to 75% again! continue reading
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
Hi all,I'm writing this Blog mostly for you newbies out there.. :)I'll tell you my personal story and hope you'll learn from my mistakes and be a better stock contributor.I started here in 2008 and was making my first steps as a stock contributor. I've done many mistakes as a newbie but the major one is regarding my AR (acceptance ratio) and the one I'd like to discuss in this Blog.So as a fresh Dreamstimer there are few milestones that makes you really excited:... continue reading
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
Hi@ all user from Dreamstime i want to thanks DT cause my 1st dozen photo accept and now online with 0 sale.Wating for next milestone 50 online.I invite all of you please check my portfolio and share your views ,please suggest me how to improve my portfolio how to get my 1st sale.Now my Portfolio exposure: 0.01% , Uploaded files: 12 , and 13.2% is my approval ratio.Please help me to share your views as i am new so i know well sales and ratio depends upon quality of photo.Also i... continue reading
I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime!This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic!And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo opportunities are everywhere:Small town hopeI'm thankful for Dreamstime because working as a stock photographer has forced me to improve my skills and look for things that are commercially valuable. My acceptance ratio... continue reading
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