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« on: January 30, 2011, 03:03 »
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Well, if there was some way I could celebrate, I sure would (I am American wildlife photographer living in Far Eastern Russia).  I submitted my second attempt to Shutterstock early today and just received a response a couple hours later.  10 of 10 images accepted.  8 of the images were ones that were submitted the first time; one of the eight had failed because of grain-that was easily corrected by downsizing the image.

I have been exclusive at DT so I am excited to be joining all others submitting to multiple sites.  Just a couple more days left on my exclusive contract.

Thanks to this site for all the advice for submission to Shutterstock.

Note:  All ten files were immediately put into the database to be sold; made active.  I had to delete them till my exclusive contract expires.  I wonder if this is a new policy; to put accepted images from initial submission in the database.  Everything I read in past indicated the initial submission would not go into the sale database until submitted as regular files.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 03:40 by visceralimage »


« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 04:59 »
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Well done! You could take a trip to the shores of Lake Baikal and photograph the ticks on the long grass in early May. Or you could drink with the drunks in the streets of Irkutsk and avoid getting stabbed in a drunken argument..

I've traveled through Siberia (maybe not as far east as your are based) and I made a blog a couple of years back: http://ontrains.blogspot.com/2008_05_07_archive.html
If you have time check the photos in the posts from this date onward. If you have a chance to visit Mongolia there is lots of wildlife to be seen.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 05:51 »
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Good job!

Regarding immediate inclusion in database, I think it has always been like that at SS. There are other sites (IS) which don't include test pictures automatically.

But you should be able to deactivate pictures instead of deleting by going to "Your account" section  and opting out.
Maybe it's too late for your initial pictures, but should work for your next submission - although I never tried that option.

If you resubmit your first 10, put a note to reviewers about what happened.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 05:55 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 06:09 »
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Well done! You could take a trip to the shores of Lake Baikal and photograph the ticks on the long grass in early May. Or you could drink with the drunks in the streets of Irkutsk and avoid getting stabbed in a drunken argument..

I got my stabbing when I was young; did not even need to leave the good ol USA for them.  Now, I keep my mouth shut and drink alone.

Thanks for the tip about opt-out; I am upload them again and will leave note for reviewer.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 06:42 by visceralimage »

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 18:48 »
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Congratulations!!  From what I hear, very few get all 10 accepted at Shutterstock the first time.  You must be very talented! :D

« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 21:30 »
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Congratulations!!  From what I hear, very few get all 10 accepted at Shutterstock the first time.  You must be very talented! :D

Thanks Lisa but it was actually the second time; first time they denied three; second time I downsized per recommendations on this forum and they breezed through.  I find as a wildlife photographer, it is pretty difficult to shoot at ISO's below 400 most times because of the need to stop action (flying birds, etc) and the marginal light.  i was denied first time based on grain, et al.

« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 21:32 »
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Well done! You could take a trip to the shores of Lake Baikal and photograph the ticks on the long grass in early May. Or you could drink with the drunks in the streets of Irkutsk and avoid getting stabbed in a drunken argument..

I got my stabbing when I was young; did not even need to leave the good ol USA for them.  Now, I keep my mouth shut and drink alone.

Thanks for the tip about opt-out; I am upload them again and will leave note for reviewer.

Uploaded second time with not to reviewer; no problem-all accepted.  Did the Opt-out option for my account; this is great because I can upload my images and get all ready for when my exclusive contract expires at other agency.

« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 22:01 »
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Congrats! Very nice work - your amur tiger photo is amazing (saw it on your website). Hope that tiger was friendly :)

« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 23:52 »
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Congrats! Very nice work - your amur tiger photo is amazing (saw it on your website). Hope that tiger was friendly :)

Thank you; I do not know how friendly he was-did not try to shake hands or anything stupid; tried not to even breath.


 

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