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AS ALWAYS "problems with quality"

Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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Listen... I am getting a little embarrassed with all of these situations when a pack of those "adobe experts" moderators are putting "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" like in ancient gladiator fights, and all you can do is praying of passing an exam. All of the shots I do right now, are with the sony a6400 and sony fe 85 mm 1,8 lens. THIS IS +1.500 $ SET UP, and you want to tell me that THIS CAMERA with THIS LENS does not sharp images and you have problems somewhere with quality? My photos are clearly sharp at 100% (and that is ENOUGH), and there are no problems with exposure (list of the photos in link). Not underexposed, and not overexposed (and that even the editing program says the same). SO WHERE IS THE PROBLEM? Maybe let's do a minimal and optimal requirments of approving photos with equipment list? Like in a PC games. A founder of PC games always tells minimum and optimum requirments for a games, like a minimum graphic card or memory space, etc. Why not? What could be a minimal there to have no worries? Sony a7r5 with 5k$ lens, to pass the judges, and then maybe sell one image for 10 penies in a next 6 months? Optimal Sony a1? .. I am embarrassed like hell. So one sentence to the moderators who will judge the photos next time of the others who have the same problems: Not every one shots images with a set up for 20.000$, but that DOESN'T MEAN you have to decline every photo only because it is not sharp at 400% of zooming into the photo that was made in the darkest place on the planet. Horrific standards, and that is just my opinion...

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Community Expert , Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

I too get mad sometimes. But, unlike you, I do not think my photos are perfect when they are not. Your photos are not perfectly sharp. See below. 

 

I only looked at your first two photos. 

Photo 15 has no clear subject and a very shallow depth of field.  The shallow depth of field results in most of the photo being blurry.

Photo 13 is not focused. This is do to subject movement. Probably the wind and a slow shutter speed. See the image below. The shadow can be seen. Also the highlights in this

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Community Expert , Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

20230102_0015.jpg - very underexposed and very shallow depth of field rendering most of the image out of focus

20230101_0013.jpg - mostly out of focus with a blownout area in the center

20230101_0013.jpg - same as above

20230102_0012.jpg - again very little in focus

20230102_00171.jpg - underexposed and too shallow depth of field

Remaining images have similar issues - underexposed, overly shallow DOF, large blurry areas; frankly these have limited commercial appeal.

The settings you choose and t

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Community Expert , Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

Hi Simone,

 

It is a misconception, thinking that the price tag of your camera makes you a good photographer. Indeed, most good photographer don't get ask with what camera this picture has been taken, but how they took it. It is certain that the higher the price, the better the quality you could expect from a camera and equipment, but as always, it's not always the priciest horse in the stable winning the races.

 

My pictures pass, mostly. Just to say. But I have my share of refusals too.

 

I no

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Community Expert , Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

Hi,

 

as some other pointed out the technical issues I also want to add, that those photos that are for Stock Agencies like Adobe Stock but also for "the others" are made for people who want to use them in commercials, in Advertisements, etc. so there is a very high quality Standard. In those Marketing Agencies and whatsoever there are also Quality Standards. If these quality standards are not met, no pictures are sold and in the end the stock agency is not in a good position either, because a p

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Explorer , Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

I got you. Next time I am going to shoot differently just for stock, and check twice if it's under/overexposed, and we will see what the effects gonna be. I guess the same - "Not in needs/Quality problems" but.. as I said, we will see, so thank you for all, and see you soon (for sure)! 🙂
Wish you the best in the new year, by the way! 🙂

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Adobe Employee , Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

Major shout out to the community members here providing outstanding, thoughtful and detailed feedback as was requested by the OP. Rejection can be hard to accept, but it's part of the business. You have to find a way to learn from them and evolve your style so they happen less frequently and you create content with much higher sales potential. 

 

Technical issues aside, in the half dozen photos I opened here, I saw very little, to no commercial value. You have to ask yourself, if you were a cust

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Community Expert , Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

This isn't a photo contest, it's a business. Adobe Stock knows what their customers buy and don't buy.  They make no profits from rejected images.  Profits come from accepting high volume of quality images that have good sales potential.

 

As an example, this image has focus problems, color balance issues (too purple) poor lighting (see Histogram) and little if any commercial appeal for use on posters, billboards, t-shirts, tote bags, TV or magazine ads.  If you were the customer, would you buy

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Community Expert , Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

Hello,

With all due respect, I think you misunderstand stock photography. In my personal opinion, the photos that you showed here, don't have any value in a commercial sense.

Stock photography is NOT about art. The photos etc have to have a purpose; you might be able to think of a lot of uses for your photos, but how can moss on a step be used in a commercial setting, (with how you framed it, and the focus you used apart from exposure and white balance)? Weed killer?

Even from a photographic poi

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Participant ,
Jan 09, 2023 Jan 09, 2023

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Hallo, "Hier kann der "Artist Hub" eine sehr gute Lektüre sein!"

Soll der Tipp suggerieren alle nur noch solche Fotos Adaobe anzubieten? Wollen sie das wirklich? Sind sie ein Kereaner oder Chinese, die wollen alle nur das es eine Meinung gibt, Entschuldigung aber so geht das nicht.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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Bitte. Du kannst anbieten, was Du willst. Und Du brauchst den Artist-Hub auch nicht zu lesen. Du kannst aber da ganz viel Interessantes lernen.  Und für den Rest sind da nur Vorschläge, welche Bilder in etwa in nächster Zeit sich verkaufen. Man darf das berücksichtigen, muss aber nicht.

 

Allerdings würde ich hier davon Abstand nehmen, bestimmte Volksgruppen in bestimmte Bereiche einzuteilen. Und wenn Du etwas zur aktuellen Politik sagen möchtest, dann kannst Du das gerne in Politikforen tun, aber hier nicht.

 

Vielen Dank.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Expert ,
Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

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I expected my photos to pass from my point of view, because the options of using these photos are unlimited.


By @SzymonBednarz Photography

I doubt that. And I would guess that even if Adobe had accepted these, you would have zero sales. I do not know if you also submitted for other sites? If so, and they got accepted, you could report us the number of sales in a year time. I would really be eager to be proven wrong.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Expert ,
Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

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By the way, Mat Hayward is the Adobe Stock "evangelist", employed by Adobe. He's the expert that we rely on regarding any issues with images, assets or using the stock website. You can follow his very helpful advise on his YouTube page, in Behance, and in the Adobe stock Discord channel.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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