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« on: January 27, 2014, 04:49 »
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Shutterstock put up a design trends of 2014 infographic on their site.. some interesting little bits of info and probably smart to spend a little time looking at it and work some of the ideas into this years shoots.

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/infographic-shutterstocks-global-design-trends-2014


gillian vann

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 05:50 »
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interesting, cheers to the demise of the "poor lighting" rejection.

Ron

« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 06:17 »
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According to that infogram, Instagram is a popular search but you cant use that keyword as it is a trademark rejection (if I am correct). So how do you describe an image with instagram look?

Ron

« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 06:19 »
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http://www.shutterstock.com/s/instagram/search.html 825 restults, some editorial some commercial. That shouldnt be allowed.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 07:58 »
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According to that infogram, Instagram is a popular search but you cant use that keyword as it is a trademark rejection (if I am correct). So how do you describe an image with instagram look?

You could even not submit images with incorrect White Balance/Exposure
And according to Shutterstock filtered images are not welcome as it is always better to let the customer to do it

Shutterstock inconsistent with their own rules

Tone

« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 08:05 »
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According to that infogram, Instagram is a popular search but you cant use that keyword as it is a trademark rejection (if I am correct). So how do you describe an image with instagram look?

You could even not submit images with incorrect White Balance/Exposure
And according to Shutterstock filtered images are not welcome as it is always better to let the customer to do it

Shutterstock inconsistent with their own rules

Yep, I had a batch of Instagram style images rejected for incorrect white balance only last week after reading that report. Waste of time.

Ron

« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 08:24 »
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According to that infogram, Instagram is a popular search but you cant use that keyword as it is a trademark rejection (if I am correct). So how do you describe an image with instagram look?

You could even not submit images with incorrect White Balance/Exposure
And according to Shutterstock filtered images are not welcome as it is always better to let the customer to do it

Shutterstock inconsistent with their own rules

Yep, I had a batch of Instagram style images rejected for incorrect white balance only last week after reading that report. Waste of time.
Makes you wonder if they actually communicate internally on what they put out to contributors and what images to expect in the queues. Why put up an infographic telling us instagram look is popular and then go on rejecting the images.

« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 11:03 »
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Somebody in marketing made nice presentation and sent it out to customers. Too bad engineering team did not see it :-)

« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 12:48 »
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Are they serious about what appears to be photo of a bunch of dirty carrots laying on the street?

The landscape next to it would be rejected for "lighting".   The taxi below would very likely earn you "the focus in your image is not where we think it should be".

« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 12:55 by stockastic »

« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 16:55 »
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Hi all,

The term "Instagram-esque" in the infographic simply refers to the basic filters that some creatives use on a daily basis.  The images can be created with smartphones, but many contributors use filter effects on images taken with professional level DSLRs.

As some customers look for images with a vintage or social media aesthetic, we have become more accommodating in the acceptance of filtered images, as long as images are executed in a creative manner and do not deteriorate the image itself.  Some customers prefer to add effects on their own, but we have come to learn that others appreciate a more refined (finished) style as well. Quality is still very important and excessive noise or artifacts can still lead to a rejection.

To clarify some points further:

1) "Instagram" can be used as a keyword on commercial images which appear to have been created using a filter, but it should only be used in those images that have an aesthetic or characteristics similar to Instagram.  Should you upload imagery with this "look", do submit keywords which are accurate, as this will help customers locate that "type" of image in our database.  We ask that you use this keyword sparingly and appropriately.

2) The word "Instagram" should **not** be used as a keyword in a commercial image which displays the Instagram trademark (unless it is an editorial image, which is fine), or any other image which is similar to the Instagram trademark (i.e.: combination of photo lens, camera and rainbow).

3) Filters are allowed for editorial images, but any editorial image that has been processed with filters should indicate that in the caption.  For example, "This image has been processed with filters."   Please note that documentary and news images must still follow guidelines for accurate and truthful depictions. Filters that are used to mislead or otherwise alter the content of a documentary or news image are strictly not allowed.

Overall, we are constantly working on improving our workflows to better reflect customer needs as well as cater to what our creative contributors submit for review. We also mature our standards over time with a parallel goal of creating consistency and clarity for contributors. Keep creating great material and we will continue to market your material to our customers as effectively as possible.  When you have questions, please reach out to us at
submit@shutterstock.com.

Sincerely,

Anthony Correia
Director, Contributor Success
Shutterstock | Bigstock

Ron

« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 17:06 »
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Thanks a ton for commenting on that Anthony, thats great news.

« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 00:32 »
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Dont think your reviewers got the memo.....


 

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