Today I have studied my statistics area and I have found that October was the 5th month with 100 % acceptance of my uploaded images. The same situation was in January, March, July and August. Apart June, when I got accepted just 66 percent of my uploaded images, also the other months were good - always over 90 %.
As for acceptance ratio, June was a strange month for me. My monthly aploaded average is: 37 images. In June I have uploaed only 14 images and almost half of them was refused. I think summer time made my mind too restful :-)
Now my acceptance ratio is 82,2 %. I am pleased of this because I must admit last year I hadn´t such incredible results. I had to learn:
1 - I don´t make big series of the same kind of photo. For example, the image with candle, pentagram, dice and old paper: I have made six variations. Editing them in my PC, I have come to the clear conclusion. In this case is the best when the candle is back and the pentagram is seen (so the cover of box is leaned against the magic box). I have chosen one - the best. It is so easy to make many images with digital photocamera, but I have learnt to reduce the number of images of the same set.
2 - If I see that an image ins´t technically perfect. I delete it, I might be sorry but I don´t want to waste time of editors as well as mine (keywodring etc.)
3 - I try to be patient. This is a hard part for me:-) as when I make new images, I want to submit them at once :-) But I have seen that after awhile (at last three - five days) one can see images with "another eyes". I can find how to make still better some details, if I continue to like composition, saturation etc.
Today the statistic made me smile, but I had to learn what kind of images the stock agency request. The photo editors helped me a lot in this case. Oh, it isn´t nice feeling to get images refused, but good photoeditor can give the best lesson to photographers. And what is the bets - it is totally free! :-)
I wish you to get a lof of images accepted. It is wonderful to see images on-line. If they are refused, take this lesson in a positive way. I can tell you: growing acceptance ratio is a wonderful feeling, getting step by step to it make it still more valuable.
Have all a wonderful November!