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« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2010, 11:35 »
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Its a subjective game and always a crap shoot for me.  For example,  I had a couple of recent  shoots.  Whittled the 600 pics to about 20.  Cleaned them up and key-worded.  Split those into two folders of somewhat similar subjects so that each submission did not seem to duplicative.  Same Quality, Similar Composition, Same camera, same lenses, similar camera settings.  The first batch was 30% accepted, the second batch 100% accepted.  The only real difference was one was submitted on a weekday and the other on a weekend.

It used to bother me but I think that this is just the nature of microsctock and we need to get over it.   There are lots of reviewers and they have good days and bad days like the rest of us. 


lagereek

« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2010, 12:28 »
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Good days and bad days??  doesnt sound very business like to me!  Its a business and bad days cost us money, even more for the agencies. I do dayrate shooting, funny if I were to present some shots to an Art-director explaining, sorry pal but I had a bad day but Im still invoicing.

« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2010, 19:39 »
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Its a subjective game and always a crap shoot for me.  For example,  I had a couple of recent  shoots.  Whittled the 600 pics to about 20.  Cleaned them up and key-worded.

  Split those into two folders of somewhat similar subjects so that each submission did not seem to duplicative.  Same Quality, Similar Composition, Same camera, same lenses, similar camera settings.  The first batch was 30% accepted, the second batch 100% accepted.  The only real difference was one was submitted on a weekday and the other on a weekend.


So, 100% approval was on weekday or weekend?  The discrepancy ?

WarrenPrice

« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2010, 16:36 »
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Incredible.  My images are being reviewed faster at BigStock and 123RF than at Shutterstock.  And, more are being approved.  Only Dreamstime is slower ... and, even their approval rate is higher.

Go figure?   ??? ???

« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2010, 15:44 »
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Rejections continue kinda abusive I think... they've changed something.. probably like you said, summer time and all the regular reviewers are on vacation...

« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2010, 13:06 »
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I've just had 14 pictures rejected on 16! that's the first time in three years. Usually I have 90% acceptation.
13 was rejected for out of focus, even the wide angle shots at f10 and more.
There's really a big problem among reviewers this summer, usually reviews take only one day in July/august for shutterstock, this year 3/4 days.

« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2010, 10:06 »
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new batch and always the same!!
Now they don't accept any pictures with buildings, i've send photos with petronas tower and they say "Contains potential trademark or copyright infringement" !!!!!
Dreamstime accepted 99% of the same batches...
I think stopping uploading to shutter till september.
Nobody talk about that on shutter forum, all they can write is "thanks shutter, it's wonderful" ... :'( 

« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2010, 10:23 »
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I've just started a post on shutterstock  forum, you can participate if you like:
http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1486465#1486465

« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2010, 13:48 »
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new batch and always the same!!
Now they don't accept any pictures with buildings, i've send photos with petronas tower and they say "Contains potential trademark or copyright infringement" !!!!!
Dreamstime accepted 99% of the same batches...
I think stopping uploading to shutter till september.
Nobody talk about that on shutter forum, all they can write is "thanks shutter, it's wonderful" ... :'( 

I agree completely about their paranoia about trademark or copyright infringement. Anything made by man is, of its nature, a design of someone's. The easy way is to make editorial of it, EXCEPT . . . SS doesn't really know or appreciate what editorial is. They think it must be, in their opinion, NEWSWORTHY. So most of the great photojournalism of our time, commenting on social conditions and what have you, would not be accepted. Sorry, Gene Smith, sorry Mary Ellen Mark, your stuff just isn't newsworthy! If you want editorial accepted be sure to shoot sports or a train wreck.

« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2010, 00:42 »
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It never ceases to amaze me which photos are accepted and which rejected by the various companies.

SS rejected my top 5 best selling images (on DT) - all for the same reason (focus not where they think it should be).   And DT surprised me by recently rejecting a couple of photos (for that same reason - focus and/or composition) - but SS accepted them.  And they've become top sellers for me on SS.  In fact, I just sold my very first EL today  ;D on SS, for one of those images DT rejected.
 
I've stopped trying to make sense of it.


 

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