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Learn from the refusals

Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time.STOP.That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?Well, let’s start this way. I am an editor on Dreamstime, one of largest stock photo sites in the world. You know what I love to do with photos and illustrations users submit? I love to APPROVE them. Yes I do, really. I am just an... continue reading

Becoming exclusive

Well, the e-mail arrived yesterday, confirming I am now a photographer, workingexclusively with Dreamstime but how did I get to ths stage? I had 85 photos in my portfolio and was pleased with the submissions process. I'd had a few photos refused but, although disappointing, the advice on how to rectify the problems was extremely useful, which also impressed me.It has made me think more about composition of photographs, to take that bit of extra care when taking the picture and definitely made... 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

Why assignment refusals should be welcomed

Assignments are a nice way to put your imagination to work and force yourself to think out of the box. But to have images approved for an assignment you need to raise the bar for yourself as well. I realized that the hard way as I had three rejections before having an illustration approved. Assignments sound tempting with the automatic Level 5 “gift” so it’s natural to rush with uploading the first images we think fit the theme. But the refusals that often follow shortly after should be rather... 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

Six More Up, Six Down!

I opened my iPad this morning to find that I had six more photos approved! Looking further, I realized that six were also refused.The refusals don't bother me, because I really appreciated the feedback. I didn't really expect to get as much helpful advice from the refused files!So, all in all, I'm thrilled!This is one of the approved photos:  It was not cropped the way I'd like, but I can't get my iPad to behave and set it right! 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

Olympic Dreams

When I was growing up I desperately wanted to be in the Olympics.In high school I was a state wrestling champion, but when I got into college, I realized the difference between high school level sports and the upper eschelon.So, now my Olympic Dreams rest on the hopes that competitive eating will make the cut in England.WOW!I'd love to go into training for that!I have been reading a lot of the blogs about submitting images and the issue of rejections.Perhaps I've just been lucky (and... continue reading

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