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New contributor - unclear about disqualifying "technical issues" for photos like these

Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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Hi,

Can you guys weigh in on what "technical issues" might disqualify these types of photos from being accepted?

Thanks for your insight.B-424 Full Bleed 2600x2600 @ 300 dpi.jpgImg0015 B&W.jpgImg_0033 B&W.jpgE-274 posterized.jpg

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LEGEND , Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
Borders - no. Converting to black and white - no. People need the photo, and choose their own effects and finish. You aren't creating the artwork, that's the purchaser's job. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
Hi @Elizabeth5CF5 , Nice compositions, but they are all noisy. The flowers in the frame is blotchy in the background. No special effect is to be added to your photos. Just do the corrections - reduce noise, adjust contrast, exposure, etc and upload. Mainly artist works with photos, and they create what they want. The first image also features chromatic aberration. Black and white features lack of contrast, and insufficient depth of field, thus creating soft edges. Customers must be able to easil...

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 18, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
Hi Elisabeth, most has been said. Let me just add this: Flower pictures (as well as pet and sunrise/sunset pictures) are abundantly represented in stock, so they need really to be exceptional to be accepted and have absolutely no flaw...  Pictures in general need to be crisp sharp (for the point of interest, so a nice bokeh and background blur is a appreciated), well composed, well exposed, free of noise, free of optical aberration with a correct white balance. And as I see that you like to ...

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LEGEND ,
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Borders - no. Converting to black and white - no. People need the photo, and choose their own effects and finish. You aren't creating the artwork, that's the purchaser's job. 

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi @Elizabeth5CF5 ,

Nice compositions, but they are all noisy. The flowers in the frame is blotchy in the background. No special effect is to be added to your photos. Just do the corrections - reduce noise, adjust contrast, exposure, etc and upload. Mainly artist works with photos, and they create what they want. The first image also features chromatic aberration. Black and white features lack of contrast, and insufficient depth of field, thus creating soft edges. Customers must be able to easily crop elements from your photos. Experienced photographer, possibly mainly professionals might be able to get a few black and white through. However it is difficult for armateur to produce crisp irresistible black and white photos to attract customers, hence low market appeal. Give your files more chance to sell by submitting in color. In this case you will appeal both color and black and white customers.

Best wishes

JG

 

 

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Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough response. Very helpful to me. Thanks for helping a newbie.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Those postage stamp borders look like something I'd find in an amateur's scrapbook, not a million dollar commercial ad campaign.  Get rid of the borders.  Also B&W does not interest Adobe Stock customers.  They want full color.


Adobe Stock looks for highest visual and technical quality as well as commercial appeal. See links below.
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

 

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

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you, Nancy, for the constructive criticism. I will take it to heart.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi Elisabeth,

 

most has been said. Let me just add this: Flower pictures (as well as pet and sunrise/sunset pictures) are abundantly represented in stock, so they need really to be exceptional to be accepted and have absolutely no flaw... 

 

Pictures in general need to be crisp sharp (for the point of interest, so a nice bokeh and background blur is a appreciated), well composed, well exposed, free of noise, free of optical aberration with a correct white balance.

And as I see that you like to play around: Stock images are used by all kinds of users, but especially by creative who need a picture but do not have the budget or the time to ask a photographer to take the pictures they are looking for. So you need to create pictures that are generally usable for a wide range of applications and that can be edited in all aspects. Look at it as a craft not an art... 

 

As 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

 

Start slowly by uploading not too many images at the beginning, just to get a feeling of what is getting accepted and what gets refused. 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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