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Agency Based Discussion => Shutterstock.com => Topic started by: images on September 14, 2017, 01:13

Title: A reference image is required for this image
Post by: images on September 14, 2017, 01:13
I got rejections on SS and BS for silhouette photos with the note:

"A reference image is required for this image."

What is required for the reference image? The photos were taken to use as silhouettes, hence lit suitably. So the originals look pretty much the same (Maybe 5% more shadow detail but not enough to make any details out).

Title: Re: A reference image is required for this image
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on September 14, 2017, 01:26
I would include the original with an explanation of the process and see if that does the trick. Probably will.
Title: Re: A reference image is required for this image
Post by: Minsc on September 14, 2017, 01:29
They want to make sure the original photo belongs to you if you create a silhouette.

Take the original photo, bump up the brightness so you can see the details. Don't worry if it looks bad or overexposed. Resize it down to something like 800x600 and submit it as a reference image. This should get your image approved.
Title: Re: A reference image is required for this image
Post by: images on September 14, 2017, 03:04
Thanks. I'll try that.