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« on: November 11, 2016, 11:16 »
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OMG, I have just failed the exam on depositphotos. Because my "images are not suitable for commercial use". These are the same images that successfully sell on SS, IS, FT and other big sites. Please see the screenshot attached - how is it that these images are "not suitable for commercial use"?
 
Can't stop laughing... it's for best, I assume. Too busy with other sellers to be bothered to upload anything again.

Nice weekend everyone.
Anna


« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 12:04 »
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Don't lose your time with these people, they are only sharks

« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2016, 12:07 »
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Count yourself lucky.  Make sure you read through the forum about contributor experiences again at DP before you reapply.

« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2016, 12:10 »
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After all that has gone on with DP, I can't believe people are even still trying to get in here. Misery loves company, I guess.

« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2016, 12:44 »
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I should've read the forum before uploading so it's definitely for the best.  ;D
But funny ah? Clearly it's an automated response, it can't be the real person decision.


« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2016, 19:02 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016, 20:39 »
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I have to agree with the microstockphoto. They're better than the average guy on the street would be able to do, but the average guy on the street usually isn't selling stock.

The framing just seems all wrong for me. I don't think the review was automated, and the fact it's inconceivable to you that somebody may have actually manually declined your images... makes me think that you need somebody to tell you your work is s*** to bring you down to earth a bit.

Not that they are s***, but there's a lot of room for improvement. Yes, they may sell well on other sites, but is that just because the other sites have lots of sales? DP isn't exactly the biggest seller, so it's quite possible you wouldn't get any sales with those images even if they were accepted.

And as a parting 'cruel to be kind' thing to consider.... what if the only reason they sell on other sites is because a few people have needed example images for articles on how not to shoot stock images?

« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 01:57 »
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Thank you SpaceStockFootage and Microstockphoto, I really do appreciate the feedback!
It was a late night joke about automatic response :)  great to learn what's wrong with images from more seasoned photographers.

« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2016, 02:23 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation
youv'e seen whats on sale on every site right? There would be about 5% of what there is by your standards

« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2016, 02:29 »
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Who cares. It's depositphotos. They just did you a massive favour. Say thank you and move on.

« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2016, 12:35 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation
youv'e seen whats on sale on every site right? There would be about 5% of what there is by your standards

And is that a bad thing if there was 95% less competition and higher standards, and higher pay of course. So places will take anything. At least getting rejected by DP is good news.

« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2016, 13:02 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation
I think you're overrating the need of having copyspace.

« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2016, 13:32 »
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I have to agree with the microstockphoto. They're better than the average guy on the street would be able to do, but the average guy on the street usually isn't selling stock.

...

And as a parting 'cruel to be kind' thing to consider.... what if the only reason they sell on other sites is because a few people have needed example images for articles on how not to shoot stock images?

hey, this is exactly the way I sell the vast majority of my 5000 files! :-D the "don't do this" market! :-D

Thanks for a little laughter , guys

« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2016, 13:35 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation
youv'e seen whats on sale on every site right? There would be about 5% of what there is by your standards

and that's maybe exactly what they sell.
Pareto's rule is not always verified, but very very often: "the 20% of the stock images earns the 80% of the money" :D
I think that criticizing people that sells better than you is useless :-)
But stock is great for this :-) You can do what you want, sell how much you want, adapt or not :-)

I love this :)

« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2016, 14:22 »
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it was an exam submission, so they want to see if you understand commercial stock photography. scrutiny.  i am sure once he's accepted those images will get accepted too. people are too sensitive

« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2016, 14:48 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation
youv'e seen whats on sale on every site right? There would be about 5% of what there is by your standards

and that's maybe exactly what they sell.
Pareto's rule is not always verified, but very very often: "the 20% of the stock images earns the 80% of the money" :D
I think that criticizing people that sells better than you is useless :-)
But stock is great for this :-) You can do what you want, sell how much you want, adapt or not :-)

I love this :)

there's also the more succinct Sturgeon's Law --"90% of everything is crap."

« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2016, 15:57 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation
youv'e seen whats on sale on every site right? There would be about 5% of what there is by your standards

And is that a bad thing if there was 95% less competition and higher standards, and higher pay of course. So places will take anything. At least getting rejected by DP is good news.
But if there so bad its not competition is it?

« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2016, 21:39 »
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1st image is nice but no copy space
2nd image under exposed no copy space
3rd image no copy space
4th image composition is weak, no copy space
5th image probably too small because the majority is white space plus its not a good isolation
youv'e seen whats on sale on every site right? There would be about 5% of what there is by your standards

And is that a bad thing if there was 95% less competition and higher standards, and higher pay of course. So places will take anything. At least getting rejected by DP is good news.
But if there so bad its not competition is it?

Right and that's the good news.

« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2016, 09:18 »
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If you really want to sell there, submit another batch of images, with more variety, and make sure they have copy space. But why would you want to sell there? Royalties are low and the site does not sell well.

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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2016, 09:22 »
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1-. Your photos are a little weak but have the necesary level for be in depositphotos.
2-. Dont join. They are bad people.
3-. All we must continue learning and see why images were rejected in differente agencies, big or smalls.

« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2016, 10:04 »
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If you really want to sell there, submit another batch of images, with more variety, and make sure they have copy space. But why would you want to sell there? Royalties are low and the site does not sell well.

I am confused as to why you are saying they need copy space. I have sold plenty of images over the years that don't have copy space. Please, enlighten us.

« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2016, 17:53 »
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I just noticed this thread, and I am reading everyone saying DP is so bad, don't submit there.
Most of my sales are subscription (0.31 or 0.72) sometimes OD (2.48) and from time to time EL which is 25$ I think. I don't see that is so bad.
If the problem it's not the comission, can someone tell me, why you don't recommend that site? (I have some way lower earners like bigstock fx.)
Thanks!

« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2016, 18:04 »
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Ok, nevermind I just found this other thread (http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/changes-in-royalties/50/) explaining some of the problems.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2016, 18:13 by zsooofija »

Giveme5

« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2016, 18:10 »
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If you really want to sell there, submit another batch of images, with more variety, and make sure they have copy space. But why would you want to sell there? Royalties are low and the site does not sell well.

I am confused as to why you are saying they need copy space. I have sold plenty of images over the years that don't have copy space. Please, enlighten us.

plenty of copy space for the buyers  text and logos.  I usually do an artsy image and one with lots of copy space thus giving the buyer more options.  Let's face it leaving a lot of copy isn't really a very good photo but they do sell more at least for me..

« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2016, 20:17 »
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If you really want to sell there, submit another batch of images, with more variety, and make sure they have copy space. But why would you want to sell there? Royalties are low and the site does not sell well.

I am confused as to why you are saying they need copy space. I have sold plenty of images over the years that don't have copy space. Please, enlighten us.

This is a test submission, they evaluate your potential for sales based on a limited number of pictures. I am simply suggesting that if you show more variety and that you understand the concept of copypsace you might pass the test.

You need to decide what is more important to you, be right or pass the test. My advice worked for me, DP was my first agency and I got accepted right the way submitting a batch of pictures that showed some variety and most of which had copy space.


 

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