Acceptance ratio

posted on 2nd of november, 2009

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!

Comments (14)

Posted by Rosedarc on December 10, 2009
Very interesting blog, I definitely agree it's very important to be selective and not jam the system with too many identical shots.
Posted by Gilmourbto2001 on November 19, 2009
This article makes a wonderful point, that I think many microstockers simply ignore (to the detriment of the industry AND fellow contributors) - and that is that it is much smarter to simply pick the best image or two from a series and contribute that. So many shooters take 12 shots of essentially the same thing and jam them through quality control. It just clogs up the image base. No wonder rejections are up - I feel sorry for the reviewers who have to cull through so many similar pictures. Nice blog!
Posted by Maigi on November 03, 2009
Best wishes to you as well, Jitka! Thank you for the good article!
Posted by Patl on November 03, 2009
Great work. Some of the best I've seen on DT. It is plain to see why you have such a high acceptance ratio.
Posted by Yuritz on November 03, 2009
thanks for the advices and well done!
have a great November you too!
Posted by Jocky on November 03, 2009
You are absolutely right. In one single word it will be like Be Positive ---these were 2 words but doesn't matter :-)
Nice portfolio!
Posted by Frantab01 on November 03, 2009
great tips and congratulations - that's an incredible result - well done :)
Posted by Wildmac on November 02, 2009
Congratulations Jitka! You have a fantastic portfolio and beautiful images! Have a great month this month too :0)
Posted by Creativei on November 02, 2009
Great image and blog, i hope you might be spending most of your time in photoshop. And congrats for your 5 consecutive 100% acceptance.
Posted by Linqong on November 02, 2009
Hi, Jitka
I'm pleased to share your experience,
Very creative images.
Posted by Mani33 on November 02, 2009
Thanks for the tips :)
Posted by Hlehnerer on November 02, 2009
Very good tips!
Posted by Littledesire on November 02, 2009
I have to learn from your steps! Thanks!
Posted by smartview27 on November 02, 2009
Very good lesson, Jitka!

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