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« Reply #300 on: July 02, 2014, 03:53 »
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OMG they're rejecting even my new images downsized to 4MP, everything has poor lighting.
With these reviews you would think they sell your pictures for 25 dollars and not 25 cents.


« Reply #301 on: July 02, 2014, 03:57 »
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Hm, I find nearly impossible to broad my port in SS... At IS they accept everything but if some living form is on the photo without MR (as somebody said). To be honest, even though I'm pretty new here, and I have tiny port on SS, I must say that I would show only my SS portfolio to somebody - there are my best photos.

The thing is - SS is far best stock agency. The pushing of the photos to SS is probably enormous. Everybody wants to place photo there. I've seen now that the number of photos is 35 millions and a few months ago there was less than 30, if I can remember.  And now they rose the standards, that's normal to expect. With the new standards the quality of photos will be higher, and people will be still sending photos there as they only sell there.

The reasons of rejections are irrelevant - the real reason is that the photos are not the best for their collection. The photo must be ether extraordinary (if it is landscape for example) or something that they think will sale good.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 04:00 by samards »

« Reply #302 on: July 02, 2014, 05:34 »
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Re: The reasons of rejections are irrelevant - the real reason is that the photos are not the best for their collection. The photo must be ether extraordinary (if it is landscape for example) or something that they think will sale good.

Sounds plausible, but have you looked at the new images they have been accepting lately?


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #303 on: July 02, 2014, 05:36 »
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OMG they're rejecting even my new images downsized to 4MP, everything has poor lighting.
With these reviews you would think they sell your pictures for 25 dollars and not 25 cents.

In fact THEY sell your images for $25 (and more) and YOU get 25

___

« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 10:20 by Beppe Grillo »

« Reply #304 on: July 02, 2014, 08:31 »
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218 NEW images accepted in the last 2 days

More to submit

Stay Tuned!

:)

Goofy

« Reply #305 on: July 02, 2014, 09:05 »
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218 NEW images accepted in the last 2 days

More to submit

Stay Tuned!

:)

You're a machine at that amount of images being produced! I only had 167 accepted images the entire month of June  :-\


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #306 on: July 02, 2014, 10:10 »
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218 NEW images accepted in the last 2 days

More to submit

Stay Tuned!

:)

You're a machine at that amount of images being produced! I only had 167 accepted images the entire month of June  :-\

Submitting less images is a good way to get less rejections :D

So be happy!

« Reply #307 on: July 02, 2014, 12:00 »
+1
218 NEW images accepted in the last 2 days

More to submit

Stay Tuned!

:)

You're a machine at that amount of images being produced! I only had 167 accepted images the entire month of June  :-\

Submitting less images is a good way to get less rejections :D

So be happy!

Creating Correctly Light, Bright, In Focus, Sharp, Crisp, Useful images is the ONLY WAY to Get Less Rejections!  ;)

« Reply #308 on: July 02, 2014, 14:19 »
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That's what I'm talking about, while 200 similar images like that go through, my 5 totally unique landscapes from Macedonia or whatever get banned. It's like composition doesn't matter anymore, as long as you have a super fancy camera. That's why I strongly prefer IS atitude over SS when it comes to image acceptance.

Goofy

« Reply #309 on: July 02, 2014, 14:34 »
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That's what I'm talking about, while 200 similar images like that go through, my 5 totally unique landscapes from Macedonia or whatever get banned. It's like composition doesn't matter anymore, as long as you have a super fancy camera. That's why I strongly prefer IS atitude over SS when it comes to image acceptance.

I didn't realize my Canon Rebel T2i was a super fancy camera - thanks  8)


« Reply #310 on: July 02, 2014, 15:16 »
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That's what I'm talking about, while 200 similar images like that go through, my 5 totally unique landscapes from Macedonia or whatever get banned. It's like composition doesn't matter anymore, as long as you have a super fancy camera. That's why I strongly prefer IS atitude over SS when it comes to image acceptance.


The reviewers are not the problem, the competition (other contributors) is and landscape has got to be one of the toughest areas in which to compete.  I do OKish images that don't sell particularly well but hardly ever get a rejection because there is less competition.

« Reply #311 on: July 03, 2014, 01:03 »
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I took out the posts discussing one member's account/photos.  Not because it turned particularly vile or nasty (it didn't) but because I don't want to have a culture of pointing figures at each other here or using people's portfolio to ridicule them.

« Reply #312 on: July 03, 2014, 09:22 »
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I took out the posts discussing one member's account/photos.  Not because it turned particularly vile or nasty (it didn't) but because I don't want to have a culture of pointing figures at each other here or using people's portfolio to ridicule them.

Thanks for "Defending" me (I guess)

The thing about Photography (and anything really, from Photography, Music, Games, Food Etc.) is Everyone and I mean EVERYONE around the world has their own opinion of what is "Good or Bad" depending on Their Perception and Opinions.

In fact the Photo In Questions (that has been removed) was Sold Overnight in Europe someplace (the SS Map is not exact but is a fun anyways)

I understand your censorship of your website, and am glad to be allowed to be part of the community.

For the naysayers I just wanted to say Another 38 images accepted overnight (the rejected ones are for Prominent Tattoo not cloned out, my mistake and a few other minor issues)

Thanks one and all

Like they say in England

   Keep Calm
       and
Take Stock Photos

:)

« Reply #313 on: July 03, 2014, 11:30 »
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Just submitted 22 images.  My rule in the past has been only do 10-15. But hey I was feeling lucky.   Only 2 got accepted????  They threw out a bunch of really good and unique images.   OH well... Back to 10 images at a time I guess


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« Reply #314 on: July 03, 2014, 11:40 »
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I can't get anything in for 2 weeks. I stopped uploading there.

Will resubmit everything later on but for now it's just a waste of time.

« Reply #315 on: July 04, 2014, 00:56 »
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Alas I am only at 229 New Images accepted in the last few days from my 4 day Photo Shoot with Jeff Banke and others

I wonder why its so darn hard to get images accepted?

:)


http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-202046608/stock-photo-a-genuine-female-zombie-enjoys-eating-a-fresh-brain-from-her-latest-victim-zombies-are-currently.html?src=++uZac1zTshccuKpYQimiw-1-48

« Reply #316 on: July 04, 2014, 01:28 »
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Fine new images Mike.
I like doctor Ledray, and also that Jeff is so hungry that he eats the mail.


« Reply #317 on: July 04, 2014, 01:35 »
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Fine new images Mike.
I like doctor Ledray, and also that Jeff is so hungry that he eats the mail.

Thanks Jens my friend.
Happy 4th of July
:)

Hope your doing good.
We should skype one of these days real soon and catch up

I appreciate it

« Reply #318 on: July 07, 2014, 10:43 »
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Dang Only have accepted a mere 290+ in the last 3-4 days

When will Atilla go on vacation?

:)

Thanks Shutterstock
You cats Rock!


Shutterstock is the Best Site in the entire world!

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-201842443/stock-photo-a-handsome-and-friendly-father-or-business-man-holds-out-money-as-if-he-is-going-to-give-you-your.html?src=xViyhf9YHXvn8bT1X9xTCg-3-10

« Reply #319 on: July 07, 2014, 11:19 »
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Shutterstock does not need constrictive feedback to support it's contributors.

"Whoooo Yay" http://tinyurl.com/pkuwt73

« Reply #320 on: July 07, 2014, 12:40 »
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Dang Only have accepted a mere 290+ in the last 3-4 days

When will Atilla go on vacation?

:)

Thanks Shutterstock
You cats Rock!


Shutterstock is the Best Site in the entire world!

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-201842443/stock-photo-a-handsome-and-friendly-father-or-business-man-holds-out-money-as-if-he-is-going-to-give-you-your.html?src=xViyhf9YHXvn8bT1X9xTCg-3-10


Ja, I say the same. I uploaded 4 images this month (or was it last?) and 3 were accepted. So Attila 1 vs Jens 3. We can only hope he goes on vacation soon so we can have the borderline images of poisonous plants and communists accepted.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 12:44 by JPSDK »

« Reply #321 on: July 07, 2014, 13:38 »
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Dang Only have accepted a mere 290+ in the last 3-4 days

When will Atilla go on vacation?

:)

Thanks Shutterstock
You cats Rock!


Shutterstock is the Best Site in the entire world!

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-201842443/stock-photo-a-handsome-and-friendly-father-or-business-man-holds-out-money-as-if-he-is-going-to-give-you-your.html?src=xViyhf9YHXvn8bT1X9xTCg-3-10


Ja, I say the same. I uploaded 4 images this month (or was it last?) and 3 were accepted. So Attila 1 vs Jens 3. We can only hope he goes on vacation soon so we can have the borderline images of poisonous plants and communists accepted.


:)

« Reply #322 on: July 08, 2014, 10:46 »
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Dang Only have accepted a mere 290+ in the last 3-4 days

When will Atilla go on vacation?

:)

Thanks Shutterstock
You cats Rock!


Shutterstock is the Best Site in the entire world!

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-201842443/stock-photo-a-handsome-and-friendly-father-or-business-man-holds-out-money-as-if-he-is-going-to-give-you-your.html?src=xViyhf9YHXvn8bT1X9xTCg-3-10


I am glad you are having success with your submissions but gloating about it in a thread where people are discussing struggles with submissions hardly seems necessary.

Valo

« Reply #323 on: July 08, 2014, 11:59 »
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I was wondering why someone would gloat, I guess it is in the nature of the beast.

SLStudios makes a good point. You have my vote.

I believe we should support each other as we are all in the same boat one way or another. No need to hurt fellow contributor feelings in my opinion.

 

« Reply #324 on: July 08, 2014, 12:14 »
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Notwithstanding his gloating, Mike's post points out that not everyone is seeing large numbers of rejections.  His experience is a counterexample to any claim that reviews are out of control.  As is mine; the vast majority of my recent submissions have been accepted.  And even those few rejections are arguable; I can see why the reviewer pushed back, even if I think they're on the proper side of the quality line. 

I think it's worth looking closely at those rejected images to see what the reviewer saw.  Certainly more productive than assuming it's all a plot or gross incompetence.


 

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