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« on: August 26, 2011, 22:52 »
so i tried submitting some travel oriented pictures and they said they was not diverse enough.  Can someone take a look at my portfolio and tell me if I have anything worthy of sending in?  I have a few isolations but not sure if they are good enough to submit for a review.

here is a link to my gallery: http://edlemeryphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/The-Stock/G0000ZYzfEa8DCPg/ [nofollow]

and some individual images:

<img src='http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000JtB8W6yjBtU/s/500/I0000JtB8W6yjBtU.jpg' [nofollow] />

<img src='http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000CRibO3SXjM4/s/500/I0000CRibO3SXjM4.jpg' [nofollow] />

<img src='http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000R_ITXd9ag28/s/500/I0000R_ITXd9ag28.jpg' [nofollow] />

<img src='http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000kyjitHMLuMQ/s/500/I0000kyjitHMLuMQ.jpg' [nofollow] />

Thanks for your help.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2011, 02:19 by elemery »

« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 00:03 »
 Have fun on Istock planet. Try 3 more times then you have a chance:)

« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 02:15 »
You've mangled the link to your gallery - correct link is here.

I wouldn't submit any of the individual images you picked out for an application. I can't make any comments on technical quality from such small sizes (we'd need to see the original image), but there aren't any standouts, IMO.

What combination of 3 was rejected before? You'll want to have 3 different types of shot (a portrait, a studio still life and a landscape, for example). Stay away from flowers, sunsets, puppies and kittens unless you have something exceptional. Your gallery has mostly travel images, and some could use a little post processing to make them more "stock-y". Perhaps you could find a friend to model for you to add a different type of image to your application set?

Don't sharpen and be sure to check the image at 100% for sharp focus, absence of noise and artifacts. You can use the iStock critique forum (you'd need to buy credits to be able to post) for additional help.

« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 02:21 »
Thank you for your feedback.  I got a lot to work on.

 I fixed the link.

« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 06:36 »
unique work. Loved your website too !!


« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 05:21 »
unique work. Loved your website too !!
unique?  ::) okay nice but unique :o


    This user is banned.
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 05:32 »


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