Looking at the blogs this morning, there were two articles, one after the other that, to me, sums up stock photography very well. Firstly, there was Thorken, who has achieved 10,000 submissions in around 7 years, big congratulations. Then there was the blog from Nikoslavdragonball, who has just made his first sale, big congratulations to you too.I don't know if Thorken ever thought that he would make it to 10,000 and I don't know if Nikoslavdragonball imagines he will make 10,000 but the blogs... continue reading
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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
I'm super excited to be part of the Dreamstime contributor team :) My first submission was accepted - 100% so far! (It was only 15 photos though.) I'm focusing mainly on my underwater and marine life photography at the moment. Here's one of my favorites from the group-- a grouper posing for the camera! continue reading
I think it was a web search that led me to Dreamstime originally, and that was when I first discovered this thing called microstock. I thought, OK, why not sort through all these photos that fill up my hard drive and see what I can add.At first that seemed like a simple idea, but actually it's a lot of time and effort. If your'e like me, you probably have thousands of photos from events, travels, and photos taken simply from the joy of wandering around and capturing life into a still. It takes... continue reading
I am very excited to see my first approved submissions in Dreamstime. The feedback is very helpful on those that were refused. I think you'll see my approval ratio rise from here on.There will be more coming soon. I have hundreds. continue reading
There is a recent trend among agencies to shift the legality requirement to the copyright holder who is sending the work to the agent, aka the photographer.A lot of this is practical. The agent cannot certify that a model/property release is legal since the agent was not a witness to the proceedings of how it was obtained (proper signature, compensation, etc). Then there are trademark issues (as products get super savvy to commercial licensing globally) for the items contained in the images. For... continue reading
This year is going to be a big leap for me. I've been a contributor of DT for a couple of years but I haven't really done much. This year I will be adjusting my submissions to be RF stock oriented and being more involved in the community.I'm looking forward to seeing more of my photography accepted and talking with you all here at DT. Happy new year to all of you and best of luck for us all.May the sales commence! continue reading
I'd like to introduce you all to the love of my life: Koda. :) I know we are encouraged to refrain from uploading photos of our pets, but she's just so darn cute and special. :)Koda is a Catahoula Leopard Dog. This is her at 12 weeks of age. I don't think I've ever owned a dog quite so smart and obedient. She does have the classic blue or "glass" eye that gives her a haunting look. If you've never owned a catahoula, you're truly missing out on a great breed of dog. I can't tell you how excited... continue reading
Hi allI started with Dreamstime back in 2007 and after a series of submissions where everything was rejected I kind of gave up . A few months ago I decided to have another go and now seem to be making a bit of progress !! I`ve even managed a few sales !!I still find it hard to know what will be rejected or accepted but I think i`m slowly getting a better idea! As a result , my portfolio is a fairly mixed bag of a bit of everything as I try different ideas for submissions.The small amount... continue reading
There are times when you or I submit a photo which you KNOW is a good stockphoto. When it is rejected you feel a surprised disappointment. After re-evaluating it, you can usually see the reason for the rejection.I have been in a slump as far as picture taking is concerned. I have moved three times in the past sixmonths and haven't had the mind set to even unpack my camera.I felt a internal pressure to upload some photos. So I looked at some old files and submitted twelve. Sure enough I... continue reading
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