Yes, i can imagine that this is serious disappointing for you. What kind of photos are they and what are the reasons for the rejections?
2 days ago i uploaded also 15 pictures and only 7 were approved. I was also disappointed and the main reason was that they were not colourfull enough. They were taken in places were was a lot of shadow, it was also early in the morning and they were taking with a smart phone. I like the refused photos a lot but it seems that they are not commercial enough for selling.
Sometimes it is (very) diappointing and you are thinking then to stop with uploading, but you can also learn out of your mistakes and try taking new photos and uploading them again.
I wish you good luck and hopefully you will try it again.
Before you upload an image, search DT for similar images. Your image would have to be as good or better then what is already available. Try to make an effort to upload only your best, most interesting images and you will find better success. Don't give up.
O.k. u guy's Joerijacobs,Curtwill7,Thank's for the advise.yea sad,was hoping more than just one.If any of you would like to see my photo's,I would really appreciate it if a "real photographer" took a look.Seriously go to facebook look for Jon Oxford In Charleston,Ore. and friend me....... or not, you can still check out the photo's on my timeline or in my albums.Thank you guy's for keeping me going.Check out my photo's please.Thank's Jon
I really think you would be impressed if you looked at what I can do with a $150 camera.I'm also a top 10 contestant in "Oregon coast digest's" Commercial fishing and fishing boat photo contest,also on facebook.I think the voting end's today.Please check them out!
Hi Jon, Just took a look at your images on FB. Many are quite nice (the night image of the fishing boats in the harbor for example) and some would be considered Editorial. DT already has 1000's of sunset images so you need something to make them different (interesting location, cool foreground element, etc...) What are the reasons DT gave for the rejections? They are pretty strong on image quality so composition, focus, color, etc... need to be good.
Never give up. I used to have a lot of rejections until I learned to work within the rules of stock. Now I get a lot accepted even though a many of them aren't really that good....they just fit into the rules. The best thing was I was able to raise my port exposure with photos much faster than I could have by uploading just 3d images, which I can get accepted relatively easily but take way longer to produce.
If you are new it is not a good idea to upload (not download, you download when you buy something) so many pics at a time until you get the results from the first 10 or so. There are guidelines and a lot of information to read before you plunge in. Here are some good resources - Photography Resources - Reasons for Refusals
I just had a look at your timeline photos too. I like them. Definitely not bad. I understand how demotivating it must be with all those rejections as a start. But don't give up. What are the reasons for the rejections? Learn from those. They are usually extremely helpful - also regarding future uploads.
Quoted Message: One photo out of 150 approved.Very disappointed.Won`t be downloading anymore.My photo`s are not that good,but not that bad either.Feel`s like I`ve been robbed.
Research what type of images that are suitable for stock, and what guideline there are. Like using correct submission form for Dreamstime and so on, and using model releases.
I did the same thing when i was new in stock. I submitted all images i had that i liked and i got a slap in the face. After that i learned and i researched what type of images that CAN sell. Not all can, if there are not done correctly.
Its all about compositions, shutter speed, subject that can sell well. If you are familiar with your camera and know the basic technical stuff. It should be no problem to take images with great compositions and subjects, just take a look on similar image that you wanna make and see how they were executed.
Research research research
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Thank you thank you and thank you yes your all right! I really appreciate the feedback!! Any of my photo's on facebook are 16 meg back to July of this year.Before 13 and before that 4 on my "Vado".But yea been using my canon sx170is since July.Yes I love my camera.Must not be good enough though to compete?I know I know try try and you will succeed."Green horn" now..........but I'm a fast learner,lol.
I started a year a go......got seriously depressed with all the rejections. However I have gone from only a 35% acceptance rate in my first quarter to a 85% acceptance level now, bringing my average to just over a 50% acceptance overall. So work at it....persevere through the lonely winter nights to come and be determined. My sales are not the greatest yet.....but I keep on learning and getting work accepted........that's all we can do. Good luck
Sorry. Sometimes, the picture can be fixed and resubmitted, especially if some of them should have been submitted as editorials, so look them over and see what the reasons for rejection were. As others have said, start slow. In that way, you can figure out what the reviewers are looking for. What you like and what I like may be totally different than what the reviewers like and think will sell. In the end, they are trying to help us have a strong portfolio that will sell. Good luck!!
Quoted Message: Thank you thank you and thank you yes your all right! I really appreciate the feedback!! Any of my photo`s on facebook are 16 meg back to July of this year.Before 13 and before that 4 on my "Vado".But yea been using my canon sx170is since July.Yes I love my camera.Must not be good enough though to compete?I know I know try try and you will succeed."Green horn" now..........but I`m a fast learner,lol.
Well equipment dosnt mean anything. Its WHAT you make with the equipment you have.
For example: A amateur can buy the most expensive camera in the world, but that dosnt mean that they will take ANY good images, Right? Equipment does not mean much, you just have to learn using what you have correctly. We sell images taken with cellphone cameras nowadays, and they are not quite as good as a DSLR. But if you know the basics of photography you can make it work, with what you have:)?
Don't give up:). I have been where you are, I'm now working with models, and I'm a editor on Dreamstime. We all can learn, i have learned the stock business by failing and trying again. Now i make good money after what i have learned over the years:)
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I looked at your facebook and something came to mind that is SO familiar to me and that is you have the mind and eye of an "artist"!! I say this because one of the most difficult things for me to over come when I started stock a year ago is to "think in terms of advertising & marketing" and get out of the "ARTISTIC MIND SET". It is still hard at times for me to look at something and immediately think "stock",
It really helped my up load approval ratings when I started looking at my images and asking my self.. "What is this an advertisement for? and what would this photo market?" If nothing comes to mind, it goes on to my art web site:)