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photoblog image musca not domestica

musca not domestica

hey folks i'm excited

go ahead ask me why

i just sent some pix to shutterstock and they rejected them all!

anyways i'm excited cos it means i have a handful more pix to post on shutterchance where i'm always accepted :D

this is the first in the series of shutterstock rejects. the reason given for the rejection of most of them, including this, was "Poor Lighting--Poor or uneven lighting, or shadows. White balance may be incorrect"

i'm posting the exact versions i sent them for your consideration

if you're interested in getting some stock photography sold you could try them out

click here

musca not domestica

hey folks i'm excited

go ahead ask me why

i just sent some pix to shutterstock and they rejected them all!

anyways i'm excited cos it means i have a handful more pix to post on shutterchance where i'm always accepted :D

this is the first in the series of shutterstock rejects. the reason given for the rejection of most of them, including this, was "Poor Lighting--Poor or uneven lighting, or shadows. White balance may be incorrect"

i'm posting the exact versions i sent them for your consideration

if you're interested in getting some stock photography sold you could try them out

click here

comments (10)

  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2008, 07:08
I`m not sure what their criteria is, but after a quick look at their `nature` section, I am seeing that virtually all of them have light backgrounds. Not much in the way of moody or creative lighting. (This is a beautiful photograph, by the way.) (:o)
DrAW!: yeah
i guess they're trying to target advertisers and as such need their images to be as clear and crisp as possible, meaning the use of as much lighting as available
thanks a lot roz smile
  • martie
  • US
  • 20 Mar 2008, 12:19
Their loss is our gain - this is a wonderful macro! I love the black background!
DrAW!: thanks martie smile
Fair enough. They know what they want but most stock photos are just that, bland. There is usually something rather clinical about the sort of stuff the have. It has no soul!!
DrAW!: thanks bill smile
i guess those images are the ones that lend themselves more easily for repeated commercial use by their clients
Live and learn I guess, still a quality pic either waysmile
DrAW!: thanks nigel
Have you tried www.istock.com
DrAW!: not yet
though i'll wait a little before i start stocking again grin
  • David
  • Nigeria
  • 21 Mar 2008, 13:01
Don't give up. Keep trying. Look at tons of stock sites. Note which are the most requested and try to figure out what they have in common.

Good pictures aren't always good commercial pictures.

Oh... I like the image. Without the fly. grin
DrAW!: wasn't discouraged in the least bit
was a little doubtful about the reason given for rejection tho
for now i'll probably still try to do more artistic pictures (except when i'm directly serving my clients that is) over commercial
  • tia
  • MD
  • 21 Mar 2008, 15:20
You're always accepted here smile. Lovely shot.
DrAW!: thanks darl
  • Dotun
  • 25 Mar 2008, 04:59
nice shot
DrAW!: thanks dotun
This image is good enuff for me. I guess they have a criteria for usable (sell-able) pics.
DrAW!: yeah...more light
Hi Draw,
I visited the linked u sent to me and now I am happyu gave me that. I love his macro photography.
This one reminds me of one of my pictures on which the fly was sitting. I think Nigeria looks a little like Suriname!
DrAW!: my pleasure kavita
i also posted your link on stan's blog
so i'm sure he'll be visiting you soon smile

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