I need to clear a few things up!
I am the owner and author of www.fablephotos.co.uk/wordpress
I have worked very hard to research the information and combined with my own passion and experience, built the blog up from scratch. I still have a lot of information still to go on to the blog. I have it all in list form, I would rather drip feed the blog instead of swamp it all at once.
To answer your question - why is somebody of my calibre asking for help? The simple answer is I need it. I may have the skills but for some reason this is my third attempt into getting into Istock. Every submission so far has been rejected - which would indicate my skills still need work (and always will).
Third time lucky two of my submissions have been accepted - I just need to get one more in! My portfolio is not 'stock' and this is where I stumble. I love my work but looking through it in the aim of making a submission into Istock I find that my work is more arty rather than stock material. This is where I need the help of a forum, I need guidance in this particular area.
The second query was about Art ben co being me - my name is Stewart Ben Scott - art ben co comes from the name Stew(art) (Ben) S(co)tt > It is just a photography alias I made up a while ago, I rarely use it now.
I just want to make one thing clear I am not 'pulling anybody's chain' and I DO want genuine feedback. I am who I say I am!
On that note - should I submit the cow or the calligraphy image or neither?