Small tip to all new photographers
At the beginning I see that many have to struggle with getting many images accepted. This is because some of us have to get used with the rules of getting images accepted or because you just started with photography. I would like to let you avoid starting with an low acceptance rate. As you know this affects also the search rank.
I started with Dreamstime in 2009. I was just into photography so I had a lot to learn. My error was that I started to submit hundreds of photos. The result was a lot of rejections leading to low acceptance percentage that again cause a lower search ranking. So I had finally hundreds of images online BUT a low acceptance rate. After years of experience my skill of photography are far higher than at the beginning so I am uploading images with better acceptance results. However it builds my acceptance rate up slowly because of my larger amount of rejected files at the beginning of my Dreamstime career.
My tip for everyone who just starts with microstock or photography:
Upload first few images to see what gets accepted and what are the rejection reasons. Try to do it better on the next shoot and repeat uploading few images until you have the knowhow. In this way you get also only few rejections instead what I had ….. many rejected images for the same reason. After you know how to get images accepted your can start the build of you portfolio. Remember it is better to have 100 images on high search results then 400 low.
Photo credits: Tonylivingstone.
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