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« on: July 05, 2016, 15:03 »
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Saffron Walden, Essex, England - June 05, 2016: White horse with Female rider in Elizabethan mans costume rearing up on back legs, in park land with lake and trees.

Grafham, Cambridgeshire, England - May 22, 2016: Male triathlete at end of cycling stage sitting on the ground with bicycles.

The two Captions above were rejected by Istock the top one was my third attempt this is an on going problem for me about a third of my editorial pics are rejected for caption problem, I do not understand what they are looking for.  I have use their help service a couple of times but rather an explanation the photos in question just appear as approved a couple of weeks later.

Martin
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 16:45 by umdash9 »


« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 15:20 »
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I'm in the same boat seems totally random to me. Given the level of sales/commission  I really can't be bothered to mess around with resubmissions I'd rather spend time on new stuff but its frustrating.

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 15:23 »
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Saffron Walden, Essex, England - June 05, 2016: White horse with Female rider in Elizabethan mans costume rearing up on back legs, in park land with lake and trees.

Grafham, Cambridgeshire, England - May 22, 2016: Male triathlete at end of cycling stage sitting on the ground with bicycles.

The two Captions above were rejected by Istock the top one was my third attempt this is an on going problem for me about a third of my editorial pics are rejected for caption problem, I do not understand what they are looking for.  I have use their help service a couple of times but rather an explanation the photos in question just appear as approved a couple of weeks later.

Martin

Hi Martin; Can you share a link of the images. It's difficult to see where you can improve the captions if there is no visual reference.


ShadySue

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 15:39 »
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Saffron Walden, Essex, England - June 05, 2016: White horse with Female rider in Elizabethan mans costume rearing up on back legs, in park land with lake and trees.
I don't know the image, but that suggests the female rider was rearing up.
Something like Female horse rider wearing Elizabethan male costume on a white horse which is rearing up on its back legs, in parkland with a lake and some trees (but probably also needs some detail about the exact location in Saffron Walden).
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Grafham, Cambridgeshire, England - May 22, 2016: Male triathlete at end of cycling stage sitting on the ground with bicycles.

The two Captions above were rejected by Istock the top one was my third attempt this is an on going problem for me about a third of my editorial pics are rejected for caption problem, I do not understand what they are looking for.  I have use their help service a couple of times but rather an explanation the photos in question just appear as approved a couple of weeks later.

Martin

But you will absolutely get rejections for the counties. It should be Saffron Walden, England, UK or just Saffron Walden, UK.

"Grafham, England, UK - May 22, 2016: Male triathlete sitting on the ground with bicycles at end of the cycling stage of the XXX Triathlon (a few more details of the triathlon).
or
"Grafham, UK - May 22, 2016: Male triathlete sitting on the ground with bicycles at
end of the cycling stage of the XXX Triathlon (a few more details of the triathlon).

iS will probably also be looking for evidence that you have the right to submit these images, i.e. that the pics were not on private ground, unless you have submitted an Editorial Property Consent Form.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 15:55 by ShadySue »

« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 23:01 »
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Here's my some what uninformed method for getting editorial captions through. I just make it really lengthy. Sometimes I have to scratch my head to think of more things to write. This method seems to work for me. So instead of writing a sentence, I write a paragraph.

« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2016, 01:29 »
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But you will absolutely get rejections for the counties. It should be Saffron Walden, England, UK or just Saffron Walden, UK.

Saffron Walden Essex, England,UK works I think.

ShadySue

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 19:40 »
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But you will absolutely get rejections for the counties. It should be Saffron Walden, England, UK or just Saffron Walden, UK.

Saffron Walden Essex, England,UK works I think.
I didn't know that, but wouldn't you need another comma? I.e. Saffron Walden, Essex, England, UK - Date:

« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2016, 22:11 »
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I'm not sure if this applies to your photo, but from my own editorial rejections there it seems if there is ANYBODY else in the picture no matter how far away or irrelevant to the photo, they need to be mentioned in the caption. (e.g. ...with bystanders/spectators on the sidelines.)

« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 07:40 »
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But you will absolutely get rejections for the counties. It should be Saffron Walden, England, UK or just Saffron Walden, UK.

Saffron Walden Essex, England,UK works I think.
I didn't know that, but wouldn't you need another comma? I.e. Saffron Walden, Essex, England, UK - Date:
think another comma gets it rejected works for me via deep meta

ShadySue

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2016, 08:00 »
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But you will absolutely get rejections for the counties. It should be Saffron Walden, England, UK or just Saffron Walden, UK.

Saffron Walden Essex, England,UK works I think.
I didn't know that, but wouldn't you need another comma? I.e. Saffron Walden, Essex, England, UK - Date:
think another comma gets it rejected works for me via deep meta
In that case, it's inspector ignorance.  8)

« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2016, 08:05 »
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But you will absolutely get rejections for the counties. It should be Saffron Walden, England, UK or just Saffron Walden, UK.

Saffron Walden Essex, England,UK works I think.
I didn't know that, but wouldn't you need another comma? I.e. Saffron Walden, Essex, England, UK - Date:
think another comma gets it rejected works for me via deep meta
In that case, it's inspector ignorance.  8)
No doubt probably dont know their own rules....I find their Editorial process/rules pretty bewildering

ShadySue

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2016, 08:18 »
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But you will absolutely get rejections for the counties. It should be Saffron Walden, England, UK or just Saffron Walden, UK.

Saffron Walden Essex, England,UK works I think.
I didn't know that, but wouldn't you need another comma? I.e. Saffron Walden, Essex, England, UK - Date:
think another comma gets it rejected works for me via deep meta
In that case, it's inspector ignorance.  8)
No doubt probably dont know their own rules....I find their Editorial process/rules pretty bewildering
I meant that they must think that the town name is 'Saffron Walden Essex'. If the extra comma would mean a rejection, it means the county shouldn't be there. To be fair, it would be impossible for inspectors to know the name of every habitation on the planet, and too costly to check during every inspection. (For some reason, I thought the spelling was Saffron Waldon, so I've learned something. For how long I'll retain it, I couldn't possibly say!).
Where you will also have an issue is if you have an editorial photo, e.g. a road shot, which isn't near a habitation. Their system can't cope with that at all. Either you have to lie and put in a habitation name, or submit elsewhere.

« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 08:23 »
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ShadySue

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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2016, 08:29 »
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Here is the answer

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/creating-the-perfect-editorial-caption


iStock's rules are different from SS's.
They are linked from the second top sticky in the editorial forum on their forums.

ShadySue

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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2016, 11:19 »
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OT, as this is about SS, not iS, but having read the editorial article linked, I'm bemused, at best:

Here is the answer

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/creating-the-perfect-editorial-caption


These are weird rules. That pic of George Clooney "greeting fans", when you can't see a single fan.

Also I don't like this: "due to the sensitive nature of photographing children, provide the name, age, and general area of residence for all children in editorial photographs."  I rather think that information should NOT be provided in a caption from child safety/protection considerations.

And they seem to have NO IDEA which cities are in the US and which aren't:

List of Standalone Cities [Not all Inclusive]:

U.S. CITIES
Las Vegas
St. Louis
Copenhagen
Oslo
Albany
Los Angeles
St. Paul
Djibouti
Ottowa
Albuquerque
Memphis
Syracuse
Dublin
Panama
Anchorage
Mexico City
Trenton
Edinburgh
Paris
Atlanta
Miami
Tucson
Frankfurt
Prague
Atlantic City
Miami Beach
Virginia Beach
The Hague
Quebec
Baltimore
Milwaukee
Washington*
Havana
Rio Di Janero
Boston
Minneapolis
White Plains
Hong Kong
Rome
Buffalo
Nashville
Yonkers
Islamabad
San Marino
Chicago
Newark

NON U.S. CITIES
Istanbul
San Salvador
Cincinatti
New Haven
Algiers
Jerusalem
Sao Paulo
Cleveland
New Orleans
Amsterdam
Johannesburg
Shanghai
Colorado Springs
New York
Athens
Kuwait
Singapore
Dallas
Oklahoma City
Bangkok
Lisbon
Stockholm
Denver
Omaha
Beijing
London
Tehran
Des Moines
Philadelphia
Berlin
Luxembourg
Tel Aviv
Detroit
Phoenix
Bombay
Macau
Tokyo
El Paso
Pittsburgh
Bonn
Madrid
Toronto
Fort Worth
Rochester
Brasilia
Manila
Tunis
Hartford
Sacramento
Brussels
Milan
Venice
Honolulu
Salt Lake City
Budapest
Monaco
Vienna
Houston
San Antonio
Buenos Aires
Montreal
Zurich
Indianapolis
San Diego
Cairo
Moscow
Iowa City
San Francisco
Calcutta
Munich
Jersey City
Seattle
Cape Town
New Delhi

Can't say I've seen Mumbai called Bombay for over ten years, and Kolkatta isn't usually called Calcutta nowadays either.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2016, 12:53 by ShadySue »

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2016, 12:31 »
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^^^^^^

I am really curious where Ottowa is globally and also really curious where in the USA Djibouti is.



« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2016, 12:56 »
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"Also I don't like this: "due to the sensitive nature of photographing children, provide the name, age, and general area of residence for all children in editorial photographs."  I rather think that information should NOT be provided in a caption from child safety/protection considerations." Yes perverse what do they actually think people will use these for? children can be found pretty much everywhere! Obviously sexually dubious/provocative pictures should and are barred.

« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2016, 13:15 »
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Sorry guys,
I thought I was on the Shutterstock section...My bad...This is a sign I'm getting too old. I posted the wrong blog.

The link for Istock is this one:

http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=939

Here is the answer

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/creating-the-perfect-editorial-caption


iStock's rules are different from SS's.
They are linked from the second top sticky in the editorial forum on their forums.


 

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