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« on: May 14, 2011, 12:59 »
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It's DT rejecting everything lately? Do they have new reviwers?  >:( >:(


« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 13:11 »
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I certainly have the lowest % age I've had in a while - at least the last year. Mostly supposed (or real) duplicates and "not quite what we are looking for". Hopefully either my pictures get better or they start to make sense to me. I suspect the former is more likely.

« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 13:31 »
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As was mentioned in another thread - they are getting very strict about too many similar images. If you submit a batch of mostly similars, you can expect a lot of rejections.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 13:35 »
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Sometimes that "similar" thing can get really ridiculous.  I submitted a bunch of "editorial" stuff from a motorcycle race.  Many were rejected for "similar."  Hell... it's a motorcycle race.  They are all on motorcycles; of course they are similar!!!   >:(
« Last Edit: May 14, 2011, 13:37 by WarrenPrice »

« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 14:12 »
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I just had an illustration rejected because it was too similar. Although the style was the same, the content was not.  ::)

« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 18:58 »
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i have almost 300 waiting to be submitted there. they allow 2.5 submissions per week... and each time they get to reviewing my pics they reject em....its lots of fun

donding

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 19:02 »
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I'm almost to the point I don't want to mess with them any more. I just let what's there earn what it will. My % is at its lowest

« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 05:45 »
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Do they have an automatic filter that compares your keywords or something to identify similars. I've had similars rejected loading them up to 1 year apart.

« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 06:05 »
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I am having the same experience at SS, DT, 123RF.  I guess the days of high acceptance rates are over.  Will have to spend more time thinking about themes . . . . .

« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 06:16 »
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Sometimes that "similar" thing can get really ridiculous.  I submitted a bunch of "editorial" stuff from a motorcycle race.  Many were rejected for "similar."  Hell... it's a motorcycle race.  They are all on motorcycles; of course they are similar!!!   >:(
Haha so we if we go to a motorcycle race and take photos, we can only submit one photo. Well if that is the case then they should pay us 50 dollars a download and then we won't complain about rejecting similars. When I buy photos I love seeing different variations of the same model or the same scene and I will choose the most appropriate one for me and other people will choose different ones.

« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 06:39 »
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I had some necklaces rejected. They approved a pink jade necklace. Of course the one made from green amazonite was too similar.  ::)

« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2011, 06:59 »
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I haven't this problem with DT but I have with SS...

« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2011, 10:16 »
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I haven't this problem with Dreamstime but I have with Shutterstock...

SS only wants the pure isolations and people! conceptual stuff etc aint easy there, at the other hand DT love all kind of conceptual pictures, honestly if I were you I would wait a few weeks and resubmit :P

« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2011, 12:06 »
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On DT i received funny rejection reason: ...Photographs of people with half closed eyes and wrongly timed expressions are not suitable for commercial use.
It was photo with woman, resting in armchair. How MUST she rest - with full opened or closed eyes? Yes, some reviewers has strange sense of humor... I think, DT recruited new reviewers with half closed ... !

« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2011, 13:07 »
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Yup they're rejecting everything that can be called "similar" even in the most remote way. I think it'a a way for them to rise prices - their idea is that if you have just one image of a subject, it will sell more times than 5 images of that subject and with their image pricing system that image will be priced higher since it'll have more downloads. However I agree it's very subjective - assuming that a customer is looking just for generic image of a necklace (not caring what it's made of), or a picture of motorcycle race (not caring about specifics), etc. But I also know that the are very convinced that what they are doing is right for both them and photographers, I know many prominent photographers have voiced their objections to this system with no results at all.

Tempusfugit

« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2011, 13:52 »
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« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 12:05 by Tempusfugit »

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2011, 17:39 »
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They seem to reject about the half of any 'series' no matter how variable the shots are. They rejected one out two photographs of a couple... that's just ridiculous. I don't know if it's reasonable from their pov, but it's a pain in the ass for shooters: you need volume in microstock, and if you conform to their standards, you have to do twice as many shoots. Thats not sustainable.

« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2011, 18:24 »
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It gets more frustrating when you feel like they are rejecting something because someone else might have a similar - makes good sense for DT, but doesn't help the recent submitting photographer. In the long run it would probably make more sense for them to get rid of the old not so good or large pics and accept newer better ones. Except the old ones sell and are at a higher level.

It just seems pretty random and arbitrary to me, that is my main frustration.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2011, 19:56 »
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It gets more frustrating when you feel like they are rejecting something because someone else might have a similar - makes good sense for Dreamstime, but doesn't help the recent submitting photographer. In the long run it would probably make more sense for them to get rid of the old not so good or large pics and accept newer better ones. Except the old ones sell and are at a higher level.

It just seems pretty random and arbitrary to me, that is my main frustration.

The frustrating part, Tom, is the way these things are approached.   Once Serban decides, nothing a contributor has to say has any influence; even the spat with YuriAcurs over the "similars" issue ended in a draw ... I guess.  Or, maybe Yuri was given an exception?   ::)

« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2011, 21:09 »
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Once Serban decides, nothing a contributor has to say has any influence; even the spat with YuriAcurs over the "similars" issue ended in a draw ... I guess.  Or, maybe Yuri was given an exception?   ::)
Yup, and no exception for Yuri - the whole "similars" thing started to limit the content of such production companies. Yuri has 45, 557 files on Fotolia and only 32,304 on Dreamstime - and they had only 54 approved uploads this month.

« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 05:08 »
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I'm sure this will get frustrating for buyers, when they have to go to other sites to see more images from a series they're interested in.  This policy has never made sense to me but I suppose at least it makes DT different to the other sites.  Perhaps there are some buyers that like inexperienced reviewers to choose what they are allowed to buy?  It's frustrating for contributors but what can we do about it?  I just don't upload much there anymore.

« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2011, 12:06 »
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This is the trend with all agencies with large image bases. They are started to look macro images and still want to pay micro prices.

« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2011, 04:11 »
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Well, some days they reject everything and same days they thake everything. I'm not happy. They rejected this work



For Poor execution. Poor execution!! Tell me you aren't interested in it or something like this but not "poor execution" when I used 22 images to do this work and 7 hours.
I'm angry, I'm thinking to go away from DS and Fotolia and stay only on Shutterstock (I love Shutterstock).
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

velocicarpo

« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2011, 07:20 »
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Well, some days they reject everything and same days they thake everything. I'm not happy. They rejected this work



For Poor execution. Poor execution!! Tell me you aren't interested in it or something like this but not "poor execution" when I used 22 images to do this work and 7 hours.
I'm angry, I'm thinking to go away from DS and Fotolia and stay only on Shutterstock (I love Shutterstock).
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


I am very sorry to say this, but I would have rejected this Image too. Bad colors, bad light, no depth, low detail and high detail style mixed so that the final Image makes no sense...

« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2011, 07:39 »
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Oh, There isn't problem. It's possible that it isn't a good work, I have only spent a lot of time for this...but when I submitted this one I submitted 4 other images all rejected for "poor execution" and it's difficult belive that all wasn't good...Anyway, everything is possible. This one was accepted by fotolia, accepted and sold by Shutterstock butr I know that there isn't an objective standard for every stock...only lucky and personal opinions. Of course I stay and I prefer where my work is appreciated  ;)
Now I'm not so encouraged to upload on DS.

p.s. I haven't problems with rejections but with the reasons...tell me bad light, bad colors ecc. but don't tell poor execution  ; ???
« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 07:43 by Ellerslie »


 

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