Photo rejected, can someone critique please?

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Should I crop or how to improve?

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021
Such photos should be taken with a suitable lens, such as a macro, for good quality. The top petal is cut off and the background is not nice.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021
The composition needs to improve. The background isn't good, so you need to think more about composition. Flower photos are extremely popular and they need to stand out from the crowd - have that WOW factor. I would avoid uploading flower pics and very general subjects. Have a read of this from Adobe about how to create better photos: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/how-to/tips-stock-image-acceptance.html?set=stock--fundamentals--adobe-stock-contributor

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Such photos should be taken with a suitable lens, such as a macro, for good quality. The top petal is cut off and the background is not nice.

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Hi @Carole5DC7 ,

What is the reason for rejection?

 

It is a nice shot. However, in the future include the tips of the petal to capture the complete flowers or zoom in more on the part you make the subject. If you find it difficult getting good focus zooming in on the subject matter, then capturing the entire flowers would make a better composition.

 

The photo is not completely sharp and needs more contrast.

 

Best wishes

JG

Photographer and Nutrition Author

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Thank you for the feedback, it was rejected for technical issues.  I thought perhaps the background was unpleasing.

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Hi @Carole5DC7 ,

You are welcome.

While we try to minimize busy backgrounds. It's not necessary to remove subjects from it's background. It's time consuming, and if not done seamlessly creates technical issue causing rejection. Besides your photos tell story and by removing the background you remove parts of the story. A customer can clearly see that your original shot is an outdoor potted plant by a wooden picketing fence that you took the shot from above including some leaves and the ground in view.(All in bold are a few of the many tag words you cannot use after cropping out the flowers). So you see removing the background might not be a very good idea since it deprive you of maximizing search words - search words that will take your flowers to categories other than "flowers" and that will help your file to move up the search engine.

 

Are you sure a customer will not buy your image for its background? Why limit your image to one subject when there is the potential for multiple subjects? The whole idea is to make your subject stand out. I could identify the subject of your shot. It is expected that many of your outdoor shot's background will not be pleasing.

 

Here's an examples:

https://stock.adobe.com/images/benchtip-planer-at-an-angle-and-working-wood/277274823

 

There are many more I could show you of which the background is not pleasing, however they do sell once the subject stands out.

 

Best wishes

JG

Photographer and Nutrition Author

 

 

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@jacquelingphoto2017thank you so much for the detailed reply.  It makes a lot of sense.  I have a lot of learning to do!  clc

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Hi @Carole5DC7 ,

You are welcome. It will become natural after a while.

Best wishes

JG

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I suggest you remove the man made objects (fence and wood) and do some sharpening.

Something like this:

IMG_0425-Edit.jpg

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Wow!  That makes a huge difference.  I will have to do some editing - thank you so much! 

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The composition needs to improve. The background isn't good, so you need to think more about composition. Flower photos are extremely popular and they need to stand out from the crowd - have that WOW factor. I would avoid uploading flower pics and very general subjects.

Have a read of this from Adobe about how to create better photos:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/how-to/tips-stock-image-acceptance.html?set=stock--fundamentals--adobe...

 

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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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