MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: First time submitter rejection issue  (Read 1341 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: December 05, 2016, 08:40 »
0
So i finally uploaded my first 4 pix.  They were rejected for dust or blemishes.   They didnt reject just one, but all 4.   Can i resubmit one at a time to see if one or more is ok, since they didnt say which of the 4 were bad?  Edited my post:  ok, i realize i can edit photos, i just thought that alamy had some different rules regarding editing than microstock.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 10:04 by Chicago »


steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 09:07 »
+3
Its not every day that you see a post where every sentence includes a misunderstanding!

Perhaps you would be better researching the industry before starting to upload?

Giveme5

« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 09:33 »
0
So i finally uploaded my first 4 pix.  They were rejected for dust or blemishes.   They didnt reject just one, but all 4.   Can i resubmit one at a time to see if one or more is ok, since they didnt say which of the 4 were bad?   also, i didnt see the dust before i submitted, but if i went and looked again and found it, is fixing it in photoshop ok for alamy?   i thought unedited photos were best.  thanks in advance.

Really cannot help you until you show us your images.  You do need to edit your images (not too much) before submitting them.  Some general rules-

1. ISO 100
2. Slightly sharpen especially in the area of where you want the viewer to look
3. Not too much contrast
4. Good composition
5. Select an area of good commercial value (i.e., health, food, business)

Now send us your reject images so we can let you know what you need to improve upon... 8)

« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 12:52 »
+4
Alamy Rule: If they find a problem, everything in your submission queue is rejected. Yes, you could submit one at a time as a test. But, another fail is a black mark on your record and reduces your speed through inspection. Much better to submit perfect work and learn from an occasional oops that gets by your inspection.

I inspect all images at 200% Photoshop zoom. Then inspect again at 100%. All dust spots and hot pixels must be cleaned up. Very distant birds in the sky can sometimes be judged as dust specs so be ruthless in your cleanup.

Some sensor dust is a larger fuzzy area (at 100-200%). The best plan is a clean sensor. After the fact it may or may not be difficult to clean in the image. It all depends on where is the spot and what image detail is damaged.

Check your sensor dust by shooting a clear blue sky at f22 to f32. Inspect at 200%. You will see the various types of dust spots pretty easily if your sensor has not been cleaned recently. Note where these spots are and look back at recent pictures in the same areas to see how they appear over image material.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
Submitter Stats

Started by corareed « 1 2  All » Cutcaster

44 Replies
14661 Views
Last post July 19, 2011, 10:42
by m@m
61 Replies
9922 Views
Last post May 27, 2011, 21:39
by SNP
8 Replies
1562 Views
Last post October 17, 2012, 16:18
by tab62
16 Replies
7164 Views
Last post June 20, 2013, 07:50
by steheap
5 Replies
2053 Views
Last post December 10, 2013, 14:44
by Niakris

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results