What, at the time, seemed like every single day, my 8th Grade teacher would ask, "What did John Dewey say?”And we’d all reply, in unison, “You learn what you do!”Well, today I congratulate myself on 1000 uploads. I know. I know I said uploads and not sales but still, it’s a victory... at least to me. My acceptance ratio dipped pretty low at one point, but I’d like to think that as my acceptance ratio improves so does my photography.However, I still have images get... continue reading
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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
Hello there!Another rejection of your additional file? Don't panic! Take a deep breath and read this blog. I hope it will help you to understand the mistakes you make.I'll start with vectors. The most common mistake is raster (bitmap) elements on your illustration. It happens when you export a file format that isn't supported because of certain types of gradients, transparent objects or different effects that you used.More simply: if your iIllustrator is CS6 and you use transparent... continue reading
What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected.I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock, So I would like to share my experience with you about how do I deal with my rejections with the help of some examples?First of all let me tell you never get disappointed with any rejection, mostly it proves to be helpful for you, (at least it does for me).Lets start... continue reading
As a new contributor here, when I was in the first 50 uploads on DT, I was uploading stuff I should not have. I had always considered a beautiful red rose photo I had shot as my best ever shot. I uploaded among the very first uploads only to find it rejected.Guess the reason?We already have similar images in our database and your submission doesn't exceed existing images in quality or composition. Or something like that.A brutal punch in the face, a sky high contributor with a castle in the... continue reading
When I first started on this road to Stock Photography I thought it would be an easy transition from Wedding Photography to Stock Photography, but it wasn't as easy as I anticipated. What makes a great Wedding Photograph doesn't necessarily make great Stock Photography.While I started this as a hobby I also wanted to make it a successful adventure. So I wanted to find a balance between what I love to photograph and what sells good as Stock. And what I found is that I could photograph things... continue reading
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
Don't be too happy about the title. I'm not going to tell you the exact process to get rid of it. Call it a trade secret reserved for the persistent guys? I'll tell you what they are exactly referring to - fix it yourself. (I'm soo mean?)I recently intentionally uploaded a set of overprocessed images. Okay, it might bring my AR to 30% or some day to a negative number...but it doesn't bother me much. Common sense says I'll be able to upload only 20 images a week for the lack of time. And getting... continue reading
Its been 2 years since I joined Dreamstime, and after some struggle to get my photos approved, Ive finally reached my 300th photo online. Getting them up can be tough initially, but with perseverance, one can work their way up.What Ive learned is- look into where few have gone. Ive had a thought that maybe one could generate income from resources that many others may have access to, so I looked into oil palm. So far, it turns out to be the work horse out of my gallery.... continue reading
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