Thank You! :)

I just want to take a moment to thank Dreamstime.com for the advice and rejected photographs. Seriously. If I hadn't had a lot of photographs rejected I would still be thinking they rocked and that they were the best thing since sliced bread. Thank you for telling me they suck and to do better!

I have learned so much since I've become a member which was just over a month ago, I believe and I could not be happier with the results outside of the world of stock photography. It's made my personal photo shoots go better, more creative and better quality.

So if any of you newbies are reading this out there, take the advice, learn from it, accept that you have a crappy photo and go do it better, I promise you, you will not regret it!

Thanks again, Dreamstime.com!

Photo credits: Lucian Milasan.

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Taylorgracephotography

Llareggub, right, it doesn't necessarily mean the photo should end up on the cutting room floor in all cases, I should have specified. For me my problem was with too much noise and/or blurriness at 100% zoom. All photos look great as a thumbnail or at 80% but I don't think a lot of photographers who are starting out realize a photo has to be able to be versatile enough to be used anywhere from 12% zoom to 100% zoom. I know I personally didn't take that into consideration but now that I know what's expected it's made getting submissions accepted a lot easier. There was a lot of frustration on my end after every single submission got rejected but once I started getting those sweet shots I'm slowly getting more and more submitted. DT has also helped me to learn more about my camera and work more efficiently with it. And the creativity has been upped as well, couldn't be happier at the moment! :)

Llareggub

Sound advice although it does not necessarily mean that you have a crappy photo, it means you have submitted a photograph that does not meet the demands of the micro stock market...

But just like you and Igor above I have learned heaps in the last 5 months and the lessons just keep on coming. Definately take the rejections on the chin and learn from them!

Igordabari

Completely agree. Since November 2009 (when I joined DT being a photographer of ZERO level) I learned number of things on photo. In particular, because I had to analyze rejections and to think how to shoot better.

lzf

nice pic

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