Search results for "rejected"

Learning with every image accepted and rejected

I like how they let you know when an image is rejected what problems they had with the photo. I am learning so much. I have read other blogs and I am totally looking and everything differently. Things I never considered taking pictures of are now getting my undivided attention. Please comment with your best lesson you had learned from this site.   continue reading

300 Milestone

Just achieved the 300 milestone today more satisfying is my acceptance percentage which now stands at 78% from a low of 57% at the beginning of me uploading images to Dreamstime. I have found the comments on rejected images very helpful in helping me improve. Thanks to the Dreamstime team for that :)Now an image of the coast near sunset from my latest uploads.  continue reading

Important Tips for Newbies to minimize Rejections!

Hi there.I had to learn the hard way with under 50% approval...So i would like to help YOU to get started BETTER!Problem: Dreamstime don't accepts single Web Graphic ButtonsSolution: Group your buttons and banners to 2 or more in one pictureProblem: Car's and Car Parts are under copyright!Solution: Don't waste your time taking photos of car parts. (The ones visible from outside.)Problem: Tight Crops!Solution: Don't crop your pictures, the more is visible the better!Problem:... continue reading

Newbie vs DT. 0-2

Well, I just got a hard lesson from DT. I uploaded 10 photos within about two weeks and the first two who were moderated were rejected. Honestly, I had high expectations because I spent a lot of time making and edit these pictures.0-1. "This image is over-processed/ overfiltered." - I opened the redacted photo again and watching from other point of view, is true, the photo is "too proccessed".0-2. "Wrong composition and poor light" - And once again I am convinced that it is so. I did't follow... continue reading

To click or not to clik, that is the question

Ok, so i've been ill the last couple of days and unable to sleep with nasty coughing...basically too much down time on my hand.Posting just for fun (Blatant ripoff). To Enjoy or Not...TO CLICK, OR NOT TO CLIK, THAT IS THE QUESTION:WHETHER 'TIS NOBLER IN THE MIND TO SUFFERTHE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF OUTRAGEOUS REJECTION,OR TO TAKE ARMS AGAINST A SEA OF BAD PHOTOS,AND BY OPPOSING END THEM: TO SUBMIT, TO PASSNO MORE; AND BY A PASS, TO SAY WE ENDTHE HEART-ACHE, AND THE THOUSAND UNNATURAL... continue reading

500th Image accepted

Well after a little over 3yrs, I've had my 500th image acceptedWorking with the ups and downs of photos being accepted or rejected can be quiet a trial and needs more then a little patience at times, as I do get it wrong occasionally.View the rejections and learn to what is expected or required and things will improve.Many thanks for reviewing. continue reading

Some ideas of what to do with your rejected images...

... appart of sending them to other sites (for non exclusives) or removing them from the folder "Send to Dreamstime" (or whatever system you use. In my case I have folders, "Send to X").Some ideas of things I have done:1. Use them to create a whole new concept: I used a bunch of my refused files to make the "media room" concept (which has sold pretty well!). Not always from these are rejected ones, I used some from the approved ones that fit the conceptOr the four... 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

How to get PR signed document

Dear all,Many of my pictures are been rejected with the reason :"- The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.), can identify a property/product (letters, numbers), or could raise usage problems, therefore it doesn't qualify as a RF stock image. Analyze the photo closely and remove these elements if possible or try to obtain a property release."I launch this article with the hope, that all those members who had... continue reading

How to get property releases for soical media networks!

Hi everyone,I am a new member at dreamstime and at this level in the stock photography business I have much to learn about what is acceptable in order for an image to be approved.I recently posted a Social Media diagram and it was rejected because of the logos. I originally thought thatwould be a no no until I saw a few members who had used the same concept.So my question is, how can I obtain the property release for youtube, facebook, twitter, bling, and other social networks?Your... continue reading

Stock photography that blogs

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Questions, meet answers

Join the discussion in the Dreamstime photography forum. Learn from, and share with, hundreds of professional stock photographers just like you!

Photography Forums