posted on 17th of january, 2012

Previously, I found it very hard to capture a decent pic specifically meant for RF sale. No logos, business signs, faces, etc. (well, you know the drill) and to obtain model/ property releases is totally out of question.

Being an outdoor photographer, it was frustrating sometimes since these kind of pictures will never be approved for the RF section.

Case in point : Geneva, Switzerland cityscape. Since the majority of the buildings here have some brand name signs on its top, submitting general view of Geneva cityscape will end up with the pictures being refused. To edit and clean the pic in Photoshop is of course an alternative but in the end it does not depict the real facade of Geneva itself. These brand signs are an integral part of the city of Geneva and had been there for ages.

After doing some research on other Dreamstime's members Editorial photos, I decided to submit these kind of pictures as Editorial, and it was approved and some has been sold.

So my point is, do not restrict ourselves shooting only for RF. When out there, try to keep in mind we can shoot for Editorial as well.

Comments (13)

Posted by Akulamatiau on January 19, 2012
Francy874 : Thanks!
Posted by Francy874 on January 19, 2012
Nice portfolio, congrats :-)
Posted by Akulamatiau on January 18, 2012
Cmoulton: Thank you so very much! Love yours too.
Posted by Akulamatiau on January 18, 2012
Cmoulton: Thank you so very much! Love yours too.
Posted by Cmoulton on January 18, 2012
your portfolio is gorgeous!
Posted by Akulamatiau on January 17, 2012
Ewamewa2: Right? Love your portfolio. Very interesting.
Posted by Akulamatiau on January 17, 2012
Jdanne. We learn the hard way
Posted by Ewamewa2 on January 17, 2012
it is true:)
Posted by Jdanne on January 17, 2012
You are completely right! It took me quite long to learn this.
Posted by Akulamatiau on January 17, 2012
David: yes, you are right. Thanks for the comment
Posted by Davidwatmough on January 17, 2012
I wish in my first year the editors had explained this alternative instead of blank refusals.............. it wrecked my acceptance ratio. Sometimes one just learns a lesson the hard way. David.
Posted by Akulamatiau on January 17, 2012
Egomezta: hehe, your Editorial pics are among those I referred to. Thanks!
Posted by Egomezta on January 17, 2012
A while a go I had the same problem. Until I started to submit images as editorials, now some of my best selling images are editorials.

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