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« on: June 26, 2011, 16:49 »
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Hello everyone :)
I am new to photography and microstock.
I have tried to upload some photos to fotolia but they where all rejected, from the responce I couldnt really find what I was doing wrong. So if you could please look at my photos and point out what Im doing wrong, thank you.
These are the images that where rejected:







« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 17:36 »
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take a look around stock agencies, not that I dont like your pics, some are pretty nice but not stock oriented.. navegate a little on an agency and you will see what would be suitable for stock buyers..

picture two has hello kitty (trademark) but even without it, it is too artsy to stock

you need to think stock, would these sell? look at stock sites and see if stock is really your type of photography and if you are willing to pursue it :)

lisafx

« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 18:21 »
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I agree with Luis' critique.  They are very appealing artistically, but low commercial value.  I am assuming that none of the people are model released, which really limits their usefulness, even though unrecognizable.   And although the shovel handles look cool from an artistic standpoint, they aren't very commercial stock either.  Plus black and white is not preferred by stock agencies.

« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 18:44 »
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Lisa thanks for making me feel less Russian :)

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 18:50 »
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I've heard of a 'New York State of Mind' - but never a Russian one...  ;)

If I were you I'd just feel like Luis.  That's all you need to do  :)

« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 19:08 »
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I am not Russian its a private joke.. While ago on a topic a person said that didnt understood my comment.. so I told him I was Russian :P

now other people critique sorry for OT

« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 19:20 »
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Wojtek,
Like the others said, these are too artistic, not stock-oriented, except the waffle, which is however cropped.

« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 20:49 »
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agree with above plus they look flat in the mid tones

« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 21:13 »
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i love how everyones comment is so nice

« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 09:57 »
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Thanks everyone :)
its really helpful knowing what I have to change, hopefully Ill get new photos accepted :)

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 13:50 »
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Lisa thanks for making me feel less Russian :)

Anytime borissantos....I mean Luis. ;D

« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011, 14:22 »
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The only thing I'd add to the comments you already received is that you need to think about getting your images to sell, not just getting them accepted. By and large, well lit and more upbeat/cheerful/sunny images sell better than dark/brooding/gloomy.

 Most of the time, the simpler the composition the better - so, not just that your waffles are cut off on the sides, but the surface on which they sit is distracting and there's some cup in the background, also a distraction.


 

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