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What would you do if reviewer reject 100% of your batch?

Edit each photo and resubmit with you next batch
9 (15.5%)
Sneak some of them into your next batch hoping that this time you will have more luck
13 (22.4%)
Carefully analazy each photo to prove to yourself they were wrong
2 (3.4%)
Forget about rejections, lets shoot more
20 (34.5%)
Go to forum and complain
1 (1.7%)
Hunt down a reviewer
0 (0%)
Close down your account
4 (6.9%)
Start your own agency
1 (1.7%)
All of above
1 (1.7%)
7 (12.1%)

Total Members Voted: 53

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« on: July 24, 2009, 13:04 »
Let's reasons seems to be random selection of "not suitable for stock" and "out of focus".

« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 14:27 »
If 100% of my batch would rejected, ill kill myself or stop shooting pics better shoot the reviewer ;)

« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 14:36 »
If I really believed they shouldn't have been rejected, then I would NOT COMPLAIN, but first post the pictures online either here or shutterstock critique with a 100% zoomed in crop. 

This way I would be able to see what other people think and come to a decision: 1. My batch of photos really isn't up to snuff and I need to forget this batch and try harder for the next (keeping in mind the critiques given in the forum). or 2. The reviewer had no reason to reject all my photos and I will reupload a few at a time (3-5) amongst another batch.  If those 3-5 images are rejected again, I wouldn't bother with the rest.


« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 14:45 »
Well, hopefully this person will either first not resubmit, cause out of focus images are worthless except when downsizing. And also NOT forget those rejections and NOT shoot until the problem is fixed

100% rejected images is crazy and the photographer shouldn't just keep shooting, but find what's the problem is first. That save time for everyone
« Last Edit: July 24, 2009, 14:47 by Vonkara »

« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 20:07 »
It does happen, but not very often. I usually ignore it as other agencies accept from the same batch, perhaps a quick look over the reasons to see that 'yep they were just having a bad day'. It would take too much time to do anything like writing / dealing with a complaint compared to the benefit from doing that.

« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009, 14:48 »
If 100% of my photos were rejected on all the sites I contribute to, I would be looking at my camera carefully to see what was wrong with it.

If 100% of my photos were rejected on one site, but accepted on other sites, I would be thinking that somebody was having a bad day. I would read what the reviewer thought the issues were, check the photos out, then agree or dismiss. Then I would keep shooting.


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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009, 14:57 »
i agree with cclapper.
repeat: if all the sites rejected my images, i start to look hard at my submissions.
but if only this one site rejected them , then i say it's atilla and or relative . i would not lose any sleep on it.
if second time, the next batch images are approved by the other sites and still got rejected again by the same site, i will stop uploading to that site for a bit. since this is summer in most places, i would assume atilla found a summer job . and wait till summer is over to resubmit the same images to that site with the rogue reviewer.


« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 11:12 »
It happened to me once: My very first submission to Shutterstock!

« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 14:01 »
I've never had a 100% rejection...  however, if I did, I'd just do what I've been doing since I got into this biz with rejected images.....   

If I felt the shot was up to par technically and I think the reviewer is full of it, I just wait a few weeks and resub it again... and heavy, heavy 90-some percent of the time... it's accepted on the next sub, rarely is it rejected the 2nd time.

However... I do take a humble look at every rejection... because sometimes, it should have been and I missed something in the image or in the tech aspects of it.

Melast....  If they meet the mark technicallly, wait a couple weeks, resub a few of them and see what happens. I've always had a problem with the rejection, "not suitable for stock"...  "says who?"
    I ALWAYS resub them, especially if  other sites have picked it up. Generally, the next reviewer wont think so. I can honestly say that some of our best sellers are those that had originally been 'not suitable'  LOL LOL. One in particular is a closeup shot of a brick sidewalk my wife took...it will reach  2,000 times sold later this year... LOL LOL not suitable..   8)=tom
« Last Edit: July 26, 2009, 14:11 by a.k.a.-tom »

« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009, 17:20 »
in this case... its time to move on, another jobs are waiting for you  ;D

« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2009, 18:53 »
what could be fixed I would fix.If it is to much work I let it go and shoot some more.
Also it depends what agency rejects the images.

« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009, 13:35 »
It would really depend on the site. If Fotolia rejected 100% of a batch I wouldnt be all that surprised the way things are going over there. If Dreamstime rejected 100% of a batch I would sit down and figure out what I did wrong and why it happened. If it happened at 123rf I would assume it was some sort of mistake.

« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 14:13 »
What about the size of the batch?  4 or 37 ?


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