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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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. 🙂
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
and some spots should be cloned out.
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 Niessen - Photographer, photo-editor, educator