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    hi all,
    I'm interested in submitting photos in dreamstime but have a few questions.

    1) do they have the 30% withholding tax like shutterstock?
    2) how would they pay me? (I dont have a credit card/paypal or any of that)

    I'm completely new in stock photography so please forgive my noobness but I have a few shots that I feel might be able to cut the grade so any help for a noob would be welcome

    thanks,
    G.K

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    they should have a faq if not these are question you need to ask them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Knight View Post
    hi all,
    I'm interested in submitting photos in dreamstime but have a few questions.

    1) do they have the 30% withholding tax like shutterstock?
    2) how would they pay me? (I dont have a credit card/paypal or any of that)

    I'm completely new in stock photography so please forgive my noobness but I have a few shots that I feel might be able to cut the grade so any help for a noob would be welcome

    thanks,
    G.K
    1. they don't have the 30% withholding tax, yet.
    2. They can pay your by check/paypal/money booker. I suggest you open an individual paypal account which is free. If they pay you by check, the cost of cashing the check in singapore is on the high side (>S$50). But do in mind that if you convert your US dollars to Singapore dollar through paypal, the exchange rate is quite bad.

    hope it helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Knight View Post
    hi all,
    I'm interested in submitting photos in dreamstime but have a few questions.

    1) do they have the 30% withholding tax like shutterstock?
    2) how would they pay me? (I dont have a credit card/paypal or any of that)

    I'm completely new in stock photography so please forgive my noobness but I have a few shots that I feel might be able to cut the grade so any help for a noob would be welcome

    thanks,
    G.K
    There is no 30% withholding tax.

    How do I receive my payment?
    Photographers can request a payment as soon as their earnings balance is higher than $100, by applying from the Management area. Payments are sent as bank checks (that you can cash at a local bank), by PayPal, Payoneer (Dreamstime Prepaid MasterCard - click for fees -) or MoneyBookers. The earnings value in your account will not show the requested amount, while it is pending approval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barracuda View Post
    1. they don't have the 30% withholding tax, yet.
    2. They can pay your by check/paypal/money booker. I suggest you open an individual paypal account which is free. If they pay you by check, the cost of cashing the check in singapore is on the high side (>S$50). But do in mind that if you convert your US dollars to Singapore dollar through paypal, the exchange rate is quite bad.

    hope it helps.
    yep it helped thanks
    what would be the most efficient and cheapest way to get the $$ (paying as little as possible for transactions lol)?

    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    There is no 30% withholding tax.

    How do I receive my payment?
    Photographers can request a payment as soon as their earnings balance is higher than $100, by applying from the Management area. Payments are sent as bank checks (that you can cash at a local bank), by PayPal, Payoneer (Dreamstime Prepaid MasterCard - click for fees -) or MoneyBookers. The earnings value in your account will not show the requested amount, while it is pending approval.
    yep read it in the faqs
    thanks though

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    Yeah, DT is sometimes quite good. They have an auto populate function and it you know how to use it well, it can help you in the keywordings.
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    dam.. my first batch were all rejected.
    9 photos. not one made the grade. oh well, I just submitted more.

    their reason for all was the same:


    Reason: - Image is not RF stock oriented or its sales potential is too low at this stage. Please note that Stock photography is a commercial type of imagery, so, snapshots are not Stock. There are several vital requirements that an image must meet in order to be stock oriented. An image must serve a purpose, must have a concept, must have a good technical execution in terms of composition, exposure, light setting, optical performance. Creativity is a keyword for a successful stock image, as well. It is also very important to understand that Art and Stock are two fundamentally different categories of imagery, that only meet when an artwork can adapt to a wide range of commercial usage

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    Just keep uploading. I get crappy reject reasons most of the time too

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    sorry to hear that. But somehow they are 'right' at times. This drives you to be a better photographer. Take it positively.
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    haha
    yep.

    at first sian but then understood their reasons. I mean, its their main ricebowl so must be stricter.

    at least now I got an idea on what they want and know what to shoot next time

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    sold sold my photos there a few times...but the earnings are less then peanuts!

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    I am not an expert but Dreamstime is moving rather slowly these days. Good to spread over a few stock websites.

    Also depends on what subject matter the photographer is submitting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    I am not an expert but Dreamstime is moving rather slowly these days. Good to spread over a few stock websites.

    Also depends on what subject matter the photographer is submitting...
    which stock photography sites would be the faster moving ones?
    i'm completely new in this lol

    thanks.

    p.s: they finally accepted one of my shots

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