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« on: June 27, 2008, 07:57 »
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I am asking, because yesterday I submitted 10 and got accepted 5. I selected the option "Elevate image to level 4" (whatever that means). What does the other option "Sell rights for $25" mean ? Does Dreamstime buy the accepted pics ? Or what ?


« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 08:25 »
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Yes DT buy the image from you for that price and they get all the royalties from the image after that.  They will only buy it if they think that the image is able to make that much money which probably means that it isn't a very good deal for you unless you want some quick cash.  It's  very easy to earn 25$ on an image when it's already at level 4. ( I might be wrong but I think that has gone up to level 5 now)

« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 08:26 »
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I just checked and they do go in at level 5, they just haven't updated the page.  A maximum size assignment file earns me more than 4$ and that will be going up next month.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2008, 08:28 by fotografer »

« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 08:38 »
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The photos I submitted were rejected. :( I'll try a few more.
One of the rejection reasons was that a photo I submitted was a close-up, not a macro (which was a macro shot of tiny 1/8" henbit flowers). Yet when I look at the approved submissions, about half of those are close-ups and not macros. Who knows? It would be nice if they were consistent with the definition of their assignment.

« Last Edit: June 27, 2008, 08:43 by epantha »

« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 08:58 »
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Don't forget that these images have to stay one year at DT! Another point, even with 66th level assignment winner king size photo you still get $0.30 for subscription DL. :-\

RT


« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 09:12 »
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It's pretty much the same principal as their RAW image and subscription policy - they benefit whilst the contributors get ripped off!

fotoKmyst

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 09:16 »
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It's pretty much the same principal as their RAW image and subscription policy - they benefit whilst the contributors get ripped off!

really? :o
when you think of it, if your image is good enough to win 25 bucks,
i would keep it to myself as RF to earn with DT and other sites
and still own the image.
don't you think?

« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008, 09:44 »
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Is entering the Dreamstime assignments good for portfolio exposure?

« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008, 10:17 »
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By being a higher level image it gives it a better place in the search.  Any image that has a good search position can help give more exposure to your portfolio.

« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008, 10:36 »
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really? :o
when you think of it, if your image is good enough to win 25 bucks,
i would keep it to myself as RF to earn with DT and other sites
and still own the image.
don't you think?

Your answer is mostly correct.  If you enter that photo into a DT assignment though, it is as an exclusive image.  So you can only earn from it on DT.

I only entered one contest and I pushed the 25 bucks button.  They refused the photo.  I sent it elsewhere, and a few months later sent a cleaner version to DT again.  It's definitely made more than 25 bucks.

I think the quick 25 bucks is pretty great, but they are very specific about exclusivity, and you can't sell other photos from the same session anywhere else because of their exclusivity rules.


 

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