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« on: February 26, 2021, 14:56 »
Do reviewers ever get reviewed at the agencies?

Mostly I just move on because if a crazy reviewer declines a photo, others do not (including ones with generally stricter standards) but I have to wonder if reviewers are ever reviewed.  One agency rejected a photo for focus or camera blur.  Shot on a tripod (and with no tripod movement) and focus was on item-- every grain of sugar was in crystal clear focus.  Sure there was some depth of field changes in the distance but not much because used small aperature -- the focus as on the main subject.

Part of me says fine, then agency does not deserve image-- because it will be accepted at bigger agencies with more sales.  But I really find the ignorance irritating as a photographer who has been doing photograph for many decades.

« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 18:58 »
if your rejection came from shutterstock then you know they use an AI to review images right????
this dumb tecnology reads clouds and rain and snow as noise and birds in the sky as sports on the camera sensor lol
istock accepts everything ecxept from illustrations.they are very picky in that area
then its adobe so maybe they now do the same? they also use an ai to review our images?
the thing is AN AI is taking over the microstock world/ and some ai will deside if our picture is technically perfect to go on sale or not
its like with these stupid algorythms on instagram and youtube


« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 14:35 »
When you hear about stock agencies talking about AI. Think mechanical turk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turk
« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 14:44 by m »

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 14:53 »
It does not matter which agency.   If AI is the cause, then it is really bad AI--- like I said, even grains of sugar in the center of image were in crystal focus.  In come ways AI might be better than some of these agencies reviewers.  Truly feels that reviewers have some rejection quota.  I have a high approval rating (92-100% depending on agency) and any rejections are usually for model release without date written correctly or something so I tend to notice when I get these ridiculous rejections. 

Usually I just ignore it and move on but this last one really irritated me more than usual because I was actually really excited about how the lens was so great it really captured every fine detail of every grain of sugar.

« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 04:57 »
Just accept that a certain percentage of the rejections are random. I've seen some technically perfect photos that were rejected. Probably agencies do it to keep the contributors on their toes, pushing the technical quality higher and higher.

If that rejection got you thinking "hmm, maybe I need an even sharper lens", they achieved their goal.  ;)

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2021, 23:26 »
If that rejection got you thinking "hmm, maybe I need an even sharper lens", they achieved their goal. 

If that is the case, they failed  Using a very sharp prime lens, in a tripod with small aperature and exact focus on main subject.  At that focal length, there is no sharper prime lens.

Also a fake review when you resubmit the same photo done exactly the same way after one rejection and the 2nd gets approved  Oh well, too bad for that agency-- they lost the more interesting set up ut other agencies will have the more interesting one.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2021, 23:55 by Hildegarde »

« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 10:47 »
Probably agencies do it to keep the contributors on their toes, pushing the technical quality higher and higher.

"Agencies"? I upload to 12 agencies and the only one that rejects photos is Shutterstock. So clearly the problem is with just one agency and their idiotic review system which is getting only stupider with AI taking over.


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