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« on: August 28, 2011, 14:56 »
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Here are a couple of the pics that were rejected.  Hope I do the link right.
I will say on the garden type pics I suppose for one I should have cut the pink flower out of the background, but I thought
maybe these would be good for garden centers and such but guess I was wrong.
As far as the bowl of cat food, like I said in the newbie post, found one just like it but the bowl was a different color.
Thank you for looking and your advice.  Be a little easy  ;D still licking my wound's.

http://s1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb345/JHS529/


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 15:05 »
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Here are a couple of the pics that were rejected.  Hope I do the link right.
I will say on the garden type pics I suppose for one I should have cut the pink flower out of the background, but I thought
maybe these would be good for garden centers and such but guess I was wrong.
As far as the bowl of cat food, like I said in the newbie post, found one just like it but the bowl was a different color.
Thank you for looking and your advice.  Be a little easy  ;D still licking my wound's.

http://s1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb345/JHS529/

You'll need to put full size photos up for people to check technical issues. You can watermark them.
Cat food pic: why would you put cat food in a fancy bowl?
Frog: seems like just a snapshot.
Flower is best, IMO, but I'm not sure about the indistinct insect's bum.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2011, 15:07 by ShadySue »

« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 15:58 »
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Went to photobucket and hopefully got the image sizes changed right.
As far as the cat food bowl.  It is an actual cat food bowl bought at a pet store.
The insect in the pink flower is a bee not a butterfly.

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011, 17:54 »
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Well, it's obvious you enjoy photography, and that's the most important thing :)

These look like the type of shots a lot of us started shooting.  Unfortunately, microstock has evolved into a professional (or highly advanced amateur) medium. 

If you really want to give it a shot, don't let anyone dissuade you.  But you definitely have your work cut out for you. 

1.  The catfood.  The good news is you seem to have done a good job creating a smooth path to isolate it.  Bad news:  It is a low demand subject with many better examples already in the stock libraries.   Also, the lighting isn't right.  Most of your light is on the front of the bowl, while the top part, with the catfood, is in shadow.  It should be the opposite.  You should have your light off to the left or right, and skimming over the catfood to give it dimension. 

2.  The flower - the good news is you have a nice composition, with the flower off to the right, more along the lines of Rule of Thirds, rather than dead center.  Bad news - again, very low interest subject.  Also, the insect inside is kind of murky and sandy and just gets lost. Very difficult to tell what it is. 

3.  The frog.  I actually like this as a picture.  It is kind of whimsical.  But again, low interest subject.  Also, your composition is too wide and shows too much of the boring dirt.  I would crop in tighter on the frog, and maybe get down on his level for a more interesting picture. 

The kinds of subjects you are shooting won't ever make it onto the stock sites, but they are GREAT for photography practice.  They are readily available, and you can use them to learn about composition, lighting, and post-processing.   

« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011, 18:26 »
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Thank you lisafx for your advice.  I've learned a lot these last couple of days.
Maybe I will give it another try someday when I have better equipment.

Shadow

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 18:38 »
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Your role model should be Shank_Ali, who had many rejections from iStock, but has been doing great guns since he got accepted there.

« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 20:37 »
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Your role model should be Shank_Ali, who had many rejections from iStock, but has been doing great guns since he got accepted there.

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