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shank_ali

« on: December 29, 2008, 14:08 »
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I think after contributing  to istockphoto for 13 months  i no what constitutes a microstock image.
I do not like dealing with an inspectors opinion on what is suitable as stock and what is not.
Has he/she been given a certain list by his employers.Do they trust him/her to make the correct decision.
I found an old paint tin with a blue  map of the world on the side. The company does not use it as a trademark anymore.
Cleaned it up and shot the map which had a nice white background and nothing major to do in adobe and down sized and uploaded with confidence... not suitable as stock...Let's hope Scout does not share the inspectors.. OPINION.
Whats your story....


abimages

« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 14:12 »
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 :D A couple of years ago I had a file rejected at IS for 'Not suitable as Stock'
I took offence to the comment and re-submitted a few months later. It was accepted and within two months it reached over 100 DL's and still sells well! ???

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 14:24 »
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For some reason, my favorite agency Istock is giving me a hard time during the holidays. Many rejections and hardly any sales. Even 123rf has sold more than Istock.

« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 16:30 »
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I've send all of my "not suitable as s stock" files to scout and they got accepted. Hoewever I don't think it's worth it, the images just gets burried since they get accepted a month after they were submitted for the first time.

shank_ali

« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 16:34 »
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:D A couple of years ago I had a file rejected at IS for 'Not suitable as Stock'
I took offence to the comment and re-submitted a few months later. It was accepted and within two months it reached over 100 DL's and still sells well! ???
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Thanks for the comment and your actions have indeed given you sales and also made istockphoto money but i cannot follow your course of action.
I think perhaps Scout should look at any file that gets rejected by an inspector first.
Nb.I have seen files get accepted into the library after the contributor has posted a link for the file in the critique section of the istock forum.Donald Duck is the admin in charge and is a very fair and a  pheasant plucker to boot  :D

alias

« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 17:05 »
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I've send all of my "not suitable as s stock" files to scout and they got accepted. Hoewever I don't think it's worth it, the images just gets burried since they get accepted a month after they were submitted for the first time.

I submitted an image to Scout which had been rejected as "not suitable as stock". Scout gave the image the benefit of the doubt and the image has ended up performing well.

RacePhoto

« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 20:25 »
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I've send all of my "not suitable as s stock" files to scout and they got accepted. Hoewever I don't think it's worth it, the images just gets burried since they get accepted a month after they were submitted for the first time.

I submitted an image to Scout which had been rejected as "not suitable as stock". Scout gave the image the benefit of the doubt and the image has ended up performing well.

I have a photo on seven sites, that has been given reviewers picks, and rated high on others. It's never sold anywhere. So much for opinions vs actual sales. My best selling photo, across all sites, is something I snapped as it was passing by and just tossed up on micro for fun. Second best I spent about half a day getting the lighting just right. Point being, reviewers aren't buyers and there's no guessing what someone will need for a project.

You can predict general needs and trends, and try to match them. Subscriptions and general bulk microstock works that way.

But you can't account for the unusual individual needs which will be the on demand downloads for better pay. Not suitable for stock is one persons personal opinion. However correct and knowledgable they are, the reviewer can never know what someone else is going to be looking for, except "Stock, Stock" !

A Trademark is still a registered Trademark, even if they "don't use it anymore".  ::) But since that wasn't the reason for the rejection, it's just for future information.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 09:23 by RacePhoto »

shank_ali

« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 04:44 »
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 ???
« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 07:36 by shank_ali »


 

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