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« on: February 08, 2014, 04:29 »
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Hi I am quite new to microstock.  Had images accepted at IS, fotolia, dreams time, 123rf, alamy etc but failed to get validated on SS twice.  Could you give me some recommendations on which images to submit on SS from my fotolia profile:

newbielink:http://eu.fotolia.com/p/204540263 [nonactive][/url]

Thanks



« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 05:05 »
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I love the fly. I think you should take more pictures to have a better choice. :)

Ron

« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 05:35 »
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YOur images lack pop and they look underexposed.

SS likes saturated bright images.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 06:40 »
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YOur images lack pop and they look underexposed.

SS likes saturated bright images.


Right!

Maybe this can help?
http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/photoshop-curves-tutorial

« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 08:02 »
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your main problem, technically, is that your white spot is not white in many of the images.
So there are WB issues, with the flies it is obvious.
also your framing is little random.

Think opposite: express the keyword with the photo, and use the white dropper in levels.

« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 10:21 »
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guys many thanks........i am using micrstock as a tool to improve my photography skills so deeply appreciate your comments

« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 12:43 »
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 07:28 »
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2. Convert to LAB mode (Image -> Mode -> Lab color). Dont flatten.

10. Select Lab channel. Convert back to RGB (Image -> Mode -> RGB); dont flatten.


I had not switched to Lab color using curves or levels adjust, and I have read quite a few SS tutorials,  Is switching to Lab neccessary / effective / unique  ??
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 08:15 by old crow »

« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 09:12 »
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Maybe, I didnt even know what it is.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 11:51 »
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YOur images lack pop and they look underexposed.

SS likes saturated bright images.


Right!

Maybe this can help?
http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/photoshop-curves-tutorial


IMO, the two finished examples they have in that tutorial are way overdone.  Somewhere between the pre and post would look about right to me.  Careful processing in LR, Elements, or basic PS will get you where they want you to go without converting to LAB.
Of course, it's also possible that most think my images look flat..... ;)

« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 15:48 »
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I would expect the cactus to be rejected on focus these days agree too thats its overdone

« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 11:26 »
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Almost all my images was approved in the past. But this month, few were rejected for bad focus. But hey seems okay to me like the other images I've submit in the past ! Strange ...  :-\


 

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