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« on: February 05, 2009, 05:17 »
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well, I've uploaded 3 pictures yesterday and they were rejected.

can you help me choose another 3 pictures to upload?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ [nofollow]


« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 05:53 »
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I don't think you'll be able to get in with any of the photos. Well, probably one of those sunny shots could be one of the three...

Others, more experienced, will hopefully give you some advices...
« Last Edit: February 05, 2009, 06:00 by Danicek »

« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 06:42 »
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I take it you mean your initial application - bear in mind though that iStock don't judge the initial application by the same criteria they use for accepting images.

What they are looking for initially is an indication of your ability to compose different types of subject, your "eye for a picture" as it were, not technical nit picking about noise or artifacts or whatever (you'll get plenty of that later).

Did they reject all three, and what reason did they give?  If you sent them three similar subjects, they may just want to see something different so they can make a better judgment.

Be aware too that, once you get it, the initial images must be resubmitted and will be judged much more closely so they won't necessarily be accepted first time.

michealo

« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 07:23 »
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The picture "Studying" would be good if you reshot it with your D40 and fixed the white balance

« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 07:42 »
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You HAVE to submit 3 totally different photos. Avoid Sun in your images. Make 3 images in different lighting conditions, different subject and different situations. When I say different subject, I mean drastically different subject (a person, a building, a food, an animal)

« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 07:46 »
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Don't shoot against the sun, but with the sun in your back for stock. The main element in your photo has to be brightly lit. Don't shoot buildings through branches.

« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 08:03 »
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You have an useful "basic standars" tutorial here:

http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=524

shank_ali

« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 15:13 »
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well, I've uploaded 3 pictures yesterday and they were rejected.

can you help me choose another 3 pictures to upload?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Have a look through the istock library.
Taking photos is the easy part,taking a photo that is of use to a designer/buyer is not quite so.
Everyone started somewhere...If your eager and keen enough to learn i am sure you will prevail.
G/L.

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 16:41 »
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I don't see anything particularly stock oriented there, but these are the three I like the best compositionwise:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3253039608/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3255670609/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3231618871/

I would retake that last one of the glasses on the book with a better camera besides your phone. 

« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 16:51 »
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take some images of things that are not of trees, skies, plants or landscape. Agencies have so many of them. You need to show them diversity.

« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 15:35 »
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lisafx

« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 16:00 »
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Wow, a thread resurrected from early February?   I would assume that the OP applied and received his answer months ago. 

« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 16:24 by lisafx »

« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2009, 16:06 »
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I didn't notice the date, oops, just saw it at the top of the threads here and clicked on it.

lisafx

« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009, 16:24 »
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I didn't notice the date, oops, just saw it at the top of the threads here and clicked on it.

Easy mistake to make.  I have done the same :)


 

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