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cmcderm1

  • Chad McDermott - Elite Image Photography
« on: August 22, 2010, 17:19 »
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You just have to love the creative image-rejection excuses now.  My image was rejected for:  Poor Image Hygiene!!!

It may have had some stray dust or a hair, but the term they used made me laugh.  Gotta give my images a bath every now and then. hahaha

Chad


« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 17:22 »
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You just have to love the creative image-rejection excuses now.  My image was rejected for:  Poor Image Hygiene!!!

It may have had some stray dust or a hair, but the term they used made me laugh.  Gotta give my images a bath every now and then. hahaha

Chad

That one sounds like it came from DT  LOL

« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 17:46 »
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Or it just may mean that the image stinks. :D

« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 17:59 »
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Nope, that's definitely an IS rejection!   :D  I got one last week on a food shot.  My pasta was sweaty and unwashed.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 19:08 by djpadavona »

« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010, 19:02 »
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Love that term!  :D I first read about it from JJRD who was making a point about an image in which a kid had a grubby T-Shirt on. I can't get it out of my mind and think about it every time I'm trying to get the sweatiness off pasta.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 19:03 by Pheby »

« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 19:22 »
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You just have to love the creative image-rejection excuses now.  My image was rejected for:  Poor Image Hygiene!!!

It may have had some stray dust or a hair, but the term they used made me laugh.  Gotta give my images a bath every now and then. hahaha

Chad

Next time, try making sure there are no stray hairs or other garbage that a buyer wouldn't want on their image purchase.

« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 19:35 »
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LOL, when I tried my first few food shots I was surprised at how viewing the food at 100% revealed bits of lint (or something) on the food and some other tiny bits of god-knows-what that looked like they didn't belong there.  Good old photoshop.  I also scrupulously cleaned up scratches and flaws on the plates and linen.

Then, the whole set was rejected because the off-white, homespun-style tablecloth made the review think that the white balance was off  ::)  I didn't argue the point however because I'm still finding my feet for food shots.  From looking at the photos in cookbooks for sale at Costco it seems that faking great amounts of available light and shooting "contre-jour" are de rigeur techniques.

jbarber873

« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 21:03 »
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Then, the whole set was rejected because the off-white, homespun-style tablecloth made the review think that the white balance was off  ::)  I didn't argue the point however because I'm still finding my feet for food shots.  From looking at the photos in cookbooks for sale at Costco it seems that faking great amounts of available light and shooting "contre-jour" are de rigeur techniques.

This really drives me crazy at istock. If your set is shot on anything even close to white, they will reject it unless it's 255 all around. Most of the design clients i work with for assignments prefer a slight off white with a little drop shadow so the shot will have a pin dot when it prints. Not at istock. My answer has been to stay away from white backgrounds because silo'ing the shot is not worth the time, and there are millions of shots of "every hamburger i ever ate" on white already.
As for what sells, I guess the white isolated object does well, but maybe the way to stand out now is to have more interesting and well lit images, which is what it sounds like you're doing.
Just my opinion, and not necessarily an intelligent or informed one at that.

cmcderm1

  • Chad McDermott - Elite Image Photography
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 15:59 »
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You just have to love the creative image-rejection excuses now.  My image was rejected for:  Poor Image Hygiene!!!

It may have had some stray dust or a hair, but the term they used made me laugh.  Gotta give my images a bath every now and then. hahaha

Chad

Next time, try making sure there are no stray hairs or other garbage that a buyer wouldn't want on their image purchase.

That's a great tip - Thanks.  I actually thought I had done that, but must have missed some,

« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 14:03 »
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Same rejection for me at IS on one image. I now use my Giotto rocket air blower to clear the area....saves time in post.....and I never used the thing for anything else anyway.

« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 15:20 »
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Great Idea...I'll start putting mine to work that way to....thanks for the tip!

« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2010, 00:45 »
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Same rejection for me at IS on one image. I now use my Giotto rocket air blower to clear the area....saves time in post.....and I never used the thing for anything else anyway.


Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Thats a good tip, thanks.

jbarber873

« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 19:58 »
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Same rejection for me at IS on one image. I now use my Giotto rocket air blower to clear the area....saves time in post.....and I never used the thing for anything else anyway.

When i saw this post i thought "what is a Giotto rocket air blower"?, So i googled it, and realized i've had one of those for years!
It has basically turned into something that sits on a shelf,and people play with and say "what is this?"
It was sold to me as a safe way to clean image sensors, but it's so weak that it doesn't really do anything other than blow new dust on the chip.
I blow dust off the set with dust-off when i have to, but i try to use that as little as possible.
So, i've gotten really fast at cloning!


 

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