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How To Get Rid Of Image Distortions

Having problems getting certain images approved? Don't delete them just yet!Many photographers may already be aware of this trick, but just in case you're not, read on.Playing around with the light settings (exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks) as well as the color settings (saturation, warmth, tint, and deep blue) can correct a lot of pixel distortions, non-motion blurs, lens fringing, film grain, lack of detail, and incorrect color profiles.Each... continue reading

How my dog photography has grown in quality with Dreamstime

Hi everyone, since I am a Dreamstimer I submitted a lot of my dog photography with tips on how to take decent shots on non cooperative models such as dogs... and I have to say, each refusal note was teaching me to perform better shots me too... This was one of my first, but on adult dogs it's easier: they're teached to stay and more collaborative. With puppies it's a real nightmare! If they stay, then you have a lie-down image that is not more different from a million similar ones,... continue reading

Turning Refusal into Acceptance

One of the common refusal comments is "The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.)... Read more: https://www.dreamstime.com/thread_148".I have my fair share of refusals with this comment. The original photo of the above image was rejected with the copyright / protected element comment. As you can see, it is a very simple photo of a yellow safety helmet sitting on a plastic barrier. Where's the copyright, trademark... continue reading

A perfect month

Long have I awaited for it to happen, I kept trying and trying and trying, sometimes even too hard. I kept telling myself this is the one I will get it an when I got a refusal my dream of a perfect month was shattered even to my dismay that images that was refused, someone else had a similar that got accepted. Here the proper word is similar upon reading the comments of the editors and looking carefully at the image that got accepted what was the defect on mine were not present on the image accepted.... continue reading

Poor background removal - is this refusal bugging you?

"Poor background removal" - if this is a refusal reason that you commonly receive when your images are reviewed, especially on subjects that have a plain (often white) background, here are a few tips that I hope you will find helpful.If you intend to "cut out" your subject matter and place it on a white background, you need to make sure the background is actually white. And the edges of your subject need to look realistic - often they have the appearance of being cut out with scissors because... continue reading

Isolated yes, isolated no

Hello friends! I am writing this blog in hopes of being useful. Surely many of you have read a recent blog written by a dreamstime's admin. It is about "isolated" word in stock language. As it has already happened to the word "vector" for illustrations, today it happens for the word "isolated". If an image is not perfectly isolated on a solid background the image will be refused if it contains "isolated" on title, description and/or keywords. I can say itfor sure because today an image of mine was... continue reading

Isolated in Stock Language

I'm not a big fan of photographing isolated objects, but from my experience as a buyer for three years, I feel pretty qualified for writing on this subject. So here it is:"Isolated" in Microstock Language means plain, shadowless, easy to remove background. So, when you're using this word in your title, description or keywords, you must ensure that you have submitted a well-lit and good contrast subject on a plain, solid color background."Isolated" means that the... continue reading

Similar images refused... good!

A while ago I had one of two images refused because they were two shots of the same subject with just small change in the angle of the shot. I was dissappointed, even angry! Those two images had been accepted everywhere else... how could that be!Now, a short time after this, I have a level two image and I just hope it keeps selling. It has to be the fastest level two I´ve ever got (out of the very few I have - I´m still just a newbie to stock photography). So if the other image had been... continue reading

Avoiding Refusals – Part II Rejections that could be fixed:

I have started a series that I hope will help newcomers, and perhaps even give a little different perspective to seasoned vets in avoiding refusals. Due to the volume of submissions, I am sure that you have sat and waited for many days for your images to be reviewed, only to have them bounce back to you because of the following reasons:1.“The image contains a large amount of noise artifacts. Please fix this issue using noise-removal software and resubmit.”2.“White balance parameter was... continue reading

Avoiding refusals - My musings of the common ones

I am new to DT, and the stock world in general, but am sure that in my trial and error to have images selected and posted I have received just about every reason for refusal that there is. I understand and am not bitter about images that don't get selected. I know that all of the members on this site have felt that feeling when you get the notice that an image has been refused, so I decided to pick apart each reason I have received in an effort to help myself get less turndowns and more images posted.... continue reading

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