Ages ago I wrote a post on my Photo Blog called My Honest Evaluation Of Dreamstime. That was way back in 2010! Wow, I can’t believe it was that long ago. Anyway, I thought I would give them another go. Who knows, maybe my abilities as a photographer has improved in that time.
In my first upload of some thirty images they actually accepted three of them. The thing with Dreamstime is that they only accept quality images. Unfortunately a lot of the images I uploaded just were not good enough. Perhaps they were a tiny little bit out of focus, or perhaps the lighting was not quite right. I might even have inadvertently captured some trademark or other into the image that instantly disqualified it. Whatever the reason, rather than being disillusioned by it, which I was, I should have persevered until I improved my technique.
To think that it took me 4 years to realise that. Here are the first photos accepted by Dreamstime.
Dreamstime, My Photos
I took this photo while visiting some aquarium or other. I don’t exactly remember where it was. I remember taking a few photos because the flash kept bouncing off the glass ruining the shot. From memory I resolved the issue by taking the shot at an angle.
The second photo was taken at a family get together. I saw all these ice cubes in an esky and I thought to myself, hey, that would make a good shot.
This next show was actually taken on the same day, at the same function. They have a bit of property and whilst waking around I came across and interesting old rusty wheel.
Last week I decided to upload another three photos, one of which I had a pretty good feeling would be accepted. I was right, one acceptance and two rejections. Heck, two out of three isn’t too bad.
I actually took several shots of my ‘pocket change’ before I was satisfied with this one. The focus was spot on and the lighting was just right.
Did you like those little frames I put around the photos? That was possible because I’m using the FlexSqueeze theme.
You too can make a bit of extra cash by uploading your photos to Dreamstime. You can join for free visiting their registration page. If you’re looking for some free photos for your blog or website then you should check out their free photos section.
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