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Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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I am puzzled why this simple snap was rejected. Thanks for your help in explaining why.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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You explain us why? Quality issues?

 

White balance is to cool, shadows need to be lightened. I also see chromatic aberration in the trees to the left.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Hi, and thanks for comments. 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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You are welcome.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Expert ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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There's no such a thing as a "simple  snap" when it comes to stock photography. Each image requires careful attention to exposure, composition and editing. Indeed, the exposure here is unbalanced with the very dark foreground. You could have shot bracketed images to achieve a better overall exposure. The composition lacks a focal point, and sharp focus hasn't been achieved. The image needs to be edited to remove the chromatic aberration, lighten and correct the white balance in the foreground, and remove the spots (probably birds) from the sky.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Thanks Jill, I am new to all this and love the challenge of the shift of thinking from being a happy snapper to the more considerd photographer. 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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If you are new to stock, you should consider these resources: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html
Please read the contributor user manual for more information on Adobe stock contributions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
See here for rejection reasons: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
and especially quality and technical issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Expert ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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Hi @Richard28033017lc6d ,

The photo has excess noise, underexposed and has a white balance issue. To learn more about what is required start at the Stock Contributor Lean and Support. Also, look at How to Create Better Photos For Adobe Stock and these additional tips to improve your photos.

Best wishes

Jacquelin

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Thanks Jacquelin - much appreciated.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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You are welcome @Richard28033017lc6d.

Best wishes

Jacquelin

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Community Expert ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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I'm guessing it was rejected for Quality problems. The lighting is uneven.  Foreground (water) is too dark and IMO the color balaance is too blue, although that might change with exposure level adjustment.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Expert ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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I agree with @Jill_C about snapshots. 

Snapshots are for sharing with friends & family on social media sites.

Stock photography is in a whole other league.


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


Better luck next time. 🙂

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Thanks Nancy - I appreciate your thoughts and expertise.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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Hello,

You have to balance out the exposure more. The white balance is actually ok, apart from the foreground which could be a bit warmer. More important though is to even out the exposure. You can do this by using masks and adding a correction to the white balance and exposure. You also need to bring more detail to the clumps of bush in the foreground. Currently, they are black blobs! And to darken the sky.

The selective use of masks can bring the focal point on the tree in the middle ground which, I guess is the subject.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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Hi Ricky, yes thanks for that. I am concerend that with too many layers and manipulation the quality of the image is affected.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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Adjusting parts of the image doesn't affect the image quality, provided you are using a raw file. (A raw file is non-destructive.)

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Community Expert ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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I am concerend that with too many layers and manipulation the quality of the image is affected.


By @Richard28033017lc6d

The aim is to make a picture acceptable. That is done by modifying the original picture in a way that masks out what is bad:

  • Highlighting shadows, when they are too dark.
  • Adjusting the white balance, when that is too cool or too warm.
  • Adding contrasts, when the picture lacks contrast.

The picture should look great after these manipulations. You should neither overdo, nor under do.

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(I do not claim this to look perfect, however 🙂 )

 

and you can even dramatically change your picture. Stock is not having unedited pictures. It's about usable pictures for commercial projects.

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ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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