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« on: September 18, 2009, 19:14 »
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Do you as a regular DT contributor have noticed that lately you experience sudden spikes of more than usual rejections there?

The usual reason will be:  Too many photos/illustrations on the same subject or from the same series.



« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 19:29 »
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I try to avoid that by breaking shoots up into different batches. I upload the same number of photos every week, so I just put a couple from each shoot in the folder for each week.

« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 04:34 »
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I have been going OK there recently with my acceptance rate rising steadily.
But you never know when the pendulum will swing the other way!

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 08:33 »
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I had one batch about a month ago where more than half the images were rejected, but it was a one time thing.  Since then my acceptance rate has been back to normal.

« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 20:07 »
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I upload a large batch at once and then "finish" the images in small groups, four or five at a time, each day... It prevents this kind of issues.

« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 07:25 »
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Hey!

Today I have this rejection reason for one of m photos...

"File approved by accident. We apologize for the inconvenience but the image needs to be removed. "

What!?

Why?

P.S.

Was mistake...

DT putted back my image...
Thanks DT!
« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 03:13 by borg »

« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 16:12 »
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I try to avoid that by breaking shoots up into different batches.

That's what I did and guess what: they checked my portfolio and rejected the files because of same subject etc....

« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 18:54 »
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A recent rejection explanation from DT:

"Image is not RF stock oriented or its sales potential is too low at this stage. Please note that Stock photography is a commercial type of imagery, so, snapshots are not Stock. There are several vital requirements that an image must meet in order to be stock oriented. An image must serve a purpose, must have a concept, must have a good technical execution in terms of composition, exposure, light setting, optical performance. Creativity is a keyword for a successful stock image, as well. It is also very important to understand that Art and Stock are two fundamentally different categories of imagery, that only meet when an artwork can adapt to a wide range of commercial usage"

Wow.  Snapshot??  The SS and IS reviewers apparently didn't think so, or perhaps they thought as a snapshot it was a good enough to accept into their libraries.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2009, 18:57 by HughStoneIan »

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 20:55 »
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'one person's snapshot is another's stock photo.' i think confucius once said that.

anyways, it never ceases to amaze me that a photo rejected at most 2nd tier sites will actually make it through to ss or is and start garnering sales, and vice versa. it's hard to game this thing... ???

« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 02:41 »
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I stopped uploading a few months ago.  If reviews become more sensible, I will start uploading again.  If I keep seeing threads like this, there are lots of other sites that accept over 80% of my images and sell them.

« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2009, 15:33 »
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Just checked Oct'08 my acceptance rate was 87% then was a gradual decline over the months until March'09 when I was at a fairly respectable 70% but since April'08 I have been hovering around 40%.

For quite some time I have submitted just one image from a series at a time so all the images in a batch are different. This is acceptable to all the other major sites but DT have a rejection frenzy, over the last month I have entire batches rejected.

Its a 50/50 split so less sales for me means less sales for them as well.


« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2009, 15:46 »
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I would have had 100% acceptance this month if I had remembered to explain that the object I photographed was mass produced, and not a single work of art. But who knows, copyright is a difficult question. So with 15 out of 16 approved, for me DT has improved lately (or I have improved ;))

m@m

« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2009, 15:57 »
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I've being having the same problem with rejection massacres on DT, just about anything that I gave them, 80% got rejected, but for whatever reason, this month DT have being accepting every picture I upload...you just never know anymore.  ???
« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 16:44 by m@m »

« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2009, 04:34 »
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This days, I get lots of rejections for "too many of similar"

But are we judged with the same rule?

http://www.dreamstime.com/Yuri_arcurs_more-latest-adition_pg26

« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2009, 07:33 »
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Apparently not.

« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2009, 14:52 »
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It's happening again, mass refusals



I try to avoid that by breaking shoots up into different batches.

That's what I did and guess what: they checked my portfolio and rejected the files because of same subject etc....

I used to do that but they are also rejected  >:(

« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2009, 16:52 »
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I had this happen to me the other day for the first time. I had 15 of 16 rejected. I just assumed it was karma for talking about iStock exclusivity.  ;D

« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2009, 13:17 »
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This days, I get lots of rejections for "too many of similar"

But are we judged with the same rule?

http://www.dreamstime.com/Yuri_arcurs_more-latest-adition_pg26


Definitely NOT

Look at this guy: http://www.dreamstime.com/chode_info

All his port is a very similar pictures with only a thin difference, but they are accepted  >:(

KB

« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2009, 14:18 »
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This days, I get lots of rejections for "too many of similar"

But are we judged with the same rule?

http://www.dreamstime.com/Yuri_arcurs_more-latest-adition_pg26


Definitely NOT

Look at this guy: http://www.dreamstime.com/chode_info

All his port is a very similar pictures with only a thin difference, but they are accepted  >:(

I think you're being too harsh.

For example, these are substantially different and obviously fill the needs of separate classes of buyers:


The same is true with these:


I'm sure if I Ul'd these, all 5 would be quickly accepted. I suspect any "too many similar" rejections you all got were for images that were much more similar to each other than these are.  ;D  ;D  ;D

« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2009, 14:55 »
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ahhh...i see your point...i've been blind to my ways  ;)

« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2009, 16:26 »
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incredible....

« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2009, 19:14 »
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Their new 'too many similar' policy is stupid. What they reject are images with similar message but different usage. Model looks at camera, smiling, looking away, laughing, close-up, vertical format, horizontal format... and just imagine the combinations of these. They are rejecting a lot from these combinations and later I am getting the emails from buyers like 'don't you have this or that image in a more wide angle and in horizontal format?'. Why don't they allow the buyer to select?!
As a protest I suspend uploading. They already have 8k+ of my images. All new images will go to other sites... ONLY. I know they don't mind... nor will I.

« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2009, 19:23 »
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It seems many of authors will get 'approved by accident' rejections soon ;-)

« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2009, 20:22 »
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I wonder where's Achilles, he used to write in this forum but now he remains quiet :-\

« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2009, 06:40 »
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I much prefer it if the buyers are given the chance to decide if an image is what they want or not.  DT used to be fair but I have noticed a change and I have lost my motivation to upload.  My sales are down with DT when they are increasing with most sites.  Perhaps the buyers like to have more choice as well?  Low selling images sink down the search, I have no problems with sites deleting them after a year if they don't sell.  I realised that a lot of the images I uploaded will now get rejected, so they are just stuck in my unfinished files section.  Looks like I might as well delete them.


 

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