It was so disheartening to get so many rejections when I first uploaded photographs to Dreamstime in 2008. It was when I almost gave up, an image of a desert was approved in July 2008. I was so excited and started uploading more and more images,though the rejection rate was very high.I had no clue how the digital image stock agencies worked at that time. I was used to sending the transparencies to the agencies by mail and getting the rejected ones by return post. When an images was sold, a handsome... continue reading
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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
I started photography and graphics work in 2010. I never know about stock at that time. One of my friend me that he is using some other stock agencies for selling his work. I didnt believe him. But from internally I started to open account and upload photos on slow process.I found it very slow process as in terms of income but now I am feeling today very proud that my work is start paying me. I have uploaded my work in some other agencies but I like dreamstime most in terms of quality and approval... continue reading
So I happen to be a hunter and a photographer. After reading a discussion regarding sharper images in the forums I thought I would share a few tips that hunters use that also can easily be applied to taking sharper images.When a hunter wants to sight in their rifle prior to a hunt, they use a vice to hold their rifle to eliminate shake for the best accuracy. A tripod is your ultimate gun vice. It will give you the best, sharpest photos.However, just as a hunter don't take a gun vice out... continue reading
Since starting with DT earlier this year, my sales and uploads accepted have been on a slow but steady increase.Each month with one exception, has been better than the last in terms of sales.This month was going to be a tie with last month until a buyer game in on the last day and put this month into the BME category, that is the picture included in this post.Thank you to DT and all my customers. continue reading
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