Tip on Fixing Rejected Photo Submissions

posted on 14th of february, 2008

First of all let me say that Dreamstimes strict acceptance criteria definitely shows in the quality of stock on this site. Bravo!

Now that is out of the way, let me share a tip with you to help with acceptance of your rejected submissions.

I'm sure everyone has had this type of rejection before:

"This image is overfiltered. Its use for the potential designers is limited because of this, therefore the image is disqualified as a RF stock-oriented image. Please upload the original instead."

This is especially easy to get if your doing night photography which automatically gives you more saturated colours ("over filterer look") during long exposures or when your shooting skies with a polarizer.

So before you start from scratch and throw all you post-processing work down...

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Posted by Daveg08 on April 19, 2008
Thanks for the suggestion
Posted by Jjphotos on February 15, 2008
Wow great tip. Thanks.
Posted by Retina2020 on February 14, 2008
Your welcome Amy. This technique only takes a few seconds so definitely worth a try before starting from square one.

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Remove Distracting Elements in your Photo

posted on 20th of february, 2008

Ok. Take a long breath before reading the next sentence. Have you ever took a photo and thought to yourself that the subject in the photo would be a good stock photo and when you finally downloaded it into your computer and finally viewed on your monitor that there are brightly coloured objects in the foreground or background that are very distracting? Ok, you can breath again. (long run on sentence I know)

There are a few ways you can fix this problem. One is to retake the photo but this is obvious a lot of trouble if you are already not at the location. Another way is to obviously clone out the object in photoshop. But this takes time and a lot of work and doesn't always look natural at the end. Also sometimes the distracting object is actually important in the scene but it's the bright colour...

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Posted by Cleaper on March 20, 2008
Very clever - it works well too in your example shot.
Posted by Amyemilia on March 13, 2008
What a great idea! Thanks!
Posted by Pfong001 on March 12, 2008
Very useful tip!

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The voting has begun for Assignment

posted on 21st of february, 2008

I know it's probably nothing new for most people here. But to me it's very exciting since I'm relatively new here. I have 3 photos in this month's health care category and I am already very happy since it's the first time entering an assignment. My photos are slightly different in that most health care photos are from a third person viewer. Mine are from the perspective of the patient. Whether that makes it a good stock photo, only time will tell.

And if you like these, please give me a vote. I know this may sound like an election campaign...hehehe Good luck to everyone. The photos in this month assignments are very good. Thanks in advance.

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Everything Eyecare

posted on 27th of february, 2008

I finally decided to make a collections. I'm still very new at this so not sure if I've done this correctly. I decided to make a "Everything Eyecare" collections since I know it's difficult to narrow searches down unless you know very specific terms. If you were to search for eye or eye doctor, you'll end up getting a lot of photos of eyes or medical doctors instead of optometrists/ophthalmologists. Even if you searched for optometrist, you'll get a lot of photos of medical professionals holding or using otoscopes (for ears) labeled optometrist or using ophthalmoscopes backwards. So hopefully this collection will make it easier and quicker for developers. The collection is probably not as extensive as it should be, but should include all aspects of eyecare....

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Posted by Amyemilia on February 28, 2008
This is a great idea for a collection! :)
Posted by Retina2020 on February 28, 2008
Teresa. Maybe it was good that you had a bit of blurry vision for 2 1/2 yrs. A lot of the famous painters in the past who did abstract paintings only recently researchers are attributing their style because of uncorrected myopia or astigmatism. ;)
Posted by Linqong on February 28, 2008
A good theme! Shooting very well.

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Doodling Ideas before shooting.

posted on 29th of february, 2008

As you can see from my profile, I'm relatively new at this. Up until recently, I've uploaded photos I've taken on vacation and weddings and special functions. But I figured in order to have a diverse portfolio, one must also set up or fabricate shots. It seems that the most popular photos are the ones that are set up and not just random shots during vacation. Below are a few of what I mean.

What's common about these above photos are all of them are well thought out. Lighting is controlled. The whole photo is "set up".

So instead of just snapping photos of things around me, I going to give it a "shot" (pardon the pun) to set up up photos to be used for stock....

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