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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2010, 09:54 »
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I am confident Shutterstock most reviewers do not wish ill on contributor
but post here and in Shutterstock forum say there is indication of one rogue reviewer.

This is more of a policy change than one grumpy reviewer. SS appears to have clamped down on abstract backgrounds and other things on the illustration side that they have too many of. There are several threads and many illustrator contributors complaining about it on SS. gubh83 has links to those threads above if you want to read more about it. From a general standpoint, this doesn't seem like anything new. Agencies get more picky and standards for acceptance go up. The agencies usually don't release a statement saying they've made a policy change, so most of us find out the hard way, rejections.


« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2010, 10:10 »
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It's like the other thread.

"Cut all out the crap out of the sites to make it easier for buyers!  Except for mine."
It would be interesting to see how many of your best selling images would be rejected for LCV, if you dropped the crown and uploaded there.

Well, I wasn't specifically talking about me.  I was trying to put into words what I think everyone feels.

« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2010, 10:12 »
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I am confident Shutterstock most reviewers do not wish ill on contributor
but post here and in Shutterstock forum say there is indication of one rogue reviewer.

This is more of a policy change than one grumpy reviewer. SS appears to have clamped down on abstract backgrounds and other things on the illustration side that they have too many of. There are several threads and many illustrator contributors complaining about it on SS. gubh83 has links to those threads above if you want to read more about it. From a general standpoint, this doesn't seem like anything new. Agencies get more picky and standards for acceptance go up. The agencies usually don't release a statement saying they've made a policy change, so most of us find out the hard way, rejections.

Wow, that is bad news . I just joined Shutterstock and they sell well for me. Does it indicate I will have to be seeing more rejections even if I submit future work that compliment my best sellers?
Any experienced Shutterstock contributorship insight will be much appreciated.
So sorry I am a late comer for Shutterstock. Because each month I get BME from them. Is this sustainable?
Cthoman?

« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2010, 10:17 »
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It's like the other thread.

"Cut all out the crap out of the sites to make it easier for buyers!  Except for mine."
It would be interesting to see how many of your best selling images would be rejected for LCV, if you dropped the crown and uploaded there.

Well, I wasn't specifically talking about me.  I was trying to put into words what I think everyone feels.

Yes, that was the impression I get from sjlocke comment. The me implicate you me everyone incl sjlocke.
Simply put how he think everyone feels. Agree.

« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2010, 11:53 »
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Wow, that is bad news . I just joined Shutterstock and they sell well for me. Does it indicate I will have to be seeing more rejections even if I submit future work that compliment my best sellers?
Any experienced Shutterstock contributorship insight will be much appreciated.
So sorry I am a late comer for Shutterstock. Because each month I get BME from them. Is this sustainable?
Cthoman?

I assume you can't keep having BME forever.  If you do, then I want your secret. ;D I wasn't affected by this change at SS, but other reviewal changes at IS have hit me. So, I can understand how the other contributors feel. It sucks.

« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2010, 15:38 »
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Wow, that is bad news . I just joined Shutterstock and they sell well for me. Does it indicate I will have to be seeing more rejections even if I submit future work that compliment my best sellers?
Any experienced Shutterstock contributorship insight will be much appreciated.
So sorry I am a late comer for Shutterstock. Because each month I get BME from them. Is this sustainable?
Cthoman?

I assume you can't keep having BME forever.  If you do, then I want your secret. ;D I wasn't affected by this change at SS, but other reviewal changes at IS have hit me. So, I can understand how the other contributors feel. It sucks.

OK, talk to me in 9 months. If after annual anniversary #1 I have 12 months BME I will offer you my secret for a good nominal fee . Thank you for your kind quick response. Good luck to you too.

« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2010, 16:07 »
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I just had an opposite experience where they rejected 8 from a batch of 9 (I thought they were good stuff and got angry for the rejection). But when I went to shutterstock site they were all approved. I'm guessing someone clicked some wrong buttons or my batch got flagged because the rejections didn't follow my 90+% approval rate and someone took another look... (?)

« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2010, 16:58 »
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I am sure I am one of their best selling photographers, having 10k+ images online, but I am still getting flawless images rejected because of poor lighting or bad focus... or my personal favourite the image is not good for stock. Funny, I would be happy to take a look at the portfolio of that reviewer :) But I don't have to because I can see what a heap of junk they accept every single day.

Anyway, the majority of the Shutterstock reviewers are good and well trained. But they definitely have some very untrained guys... I mean untrained in photography at all. When you meet these guys you can decide how to react: be angy or laugh. When I get that kind of rejections, especially  when it is not just one image but let's say half of the batch I am usually getting very angry first. Secondly I am always thinking on to write an email to support (I never did) because finally I laugh on it and move on.

« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2010, 17:12 »
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Again I had a huge batch all rejected right now , every single one , last time it happened i sent all again and they were ALL accepted , im talking about 30+ different style images and illustrations.

It seems that beginning of the week is for rejecting , after Wednesday it gets approved

« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2010, 17:25 »
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poor lighting or bad focus
A lot of these lately for me, never used to get these. Funny thing i've been staggering my uploads and mixing up my shoots so similar images from the same shoots used to get through almost completely, now sometimes 50% of these groups of shots get rejected for these two reasons. I was wondering if there was a new reviewer, or two.

« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2010, 08:43 »
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Im struggling to get accepted - had a lot of photgraphs rejected for poor focus - while I can live with the other reasons given this seems bizarre - all the images have been accepted on other sites. I guess I need to hope I get a more sympathic review next time!

« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2010, 15:35 »
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Im struggling to get accepted - had a lot of photgraphs rejected for poor focus - while I can live with the other reasons given this seems bizarre - all the images have been accepted on other sites. I guess I need to hope I get a more sympathic review next time!
They like all the image to be in focus.  They reject most of mine that have shallow focus, even if they are good stock images.  All the sites have their quirky rejection reasons unfortunately.


 

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