Help understanding Technical Issues in photo

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Hello everyone, I'm new here and submitted a couple of photos yesterday, some of which were rejected due to Technical Issues, while some of them I can understand, there is one which I would like your expert review to see if anyone can clarify a little better why it was rejected. There may be a lot of room for improvement before quitting. Many thanks in advance!

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

Under exposed.  Too many dark shadows on flower petals; edges are not sharply defined.

 

Also flowers are a low percentage sale.  Stock's database contains over 21 million perfect flowers.  Even if accepted, you won't make many sales in a fiercely competitive keyword category.  For best results, find another subject that is less well-represented.  

 

Adobe Stock customers expect the highest visual and technical quality for use in their own projects.

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Under exposed.  Too many dark shadows on flower petals; edges are not sharply defined.

 

Also flowers are a low percentage sale.  Stock's database contains over 21 million perfect flowers.  Even if accepted, you won't make many sales in a fiercely competitive keyword category.  For best results, find another subject that is less well-represented.  

 

Adobe Stock customers expect the highest visual and technical quality for use in their own projects.


Better luck with your next submission. 🙂

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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The depth of field is very shallow and only tiny parts of a petal (left) look sharp to me, as well the the edge of the leaf touching the flower. Almost all of the flower lacks sharp focus.

There are also artifacts

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and some spots should be cloned out.

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IMO, the exposure is a bit off as well (underexposed) and it looks too warm.

 

As @Nancy OShea just mentioned, it's not easy to have sales with flower pictures, even when they are accepted.

Hope that helps,

Michael

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