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Community Beginner ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Hi! I am a brand new contributor to Adobe Stock, this photo was rejected for technical reasons. If anyone can provide advice as to why that would be great! Thanks!

Tomato_Seed-16.jpg

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Participant , Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021
What stood out the most to me was the white balance appearing off (artificial lighting maybe?), and significant parts of the image being not sharp sure to a shallow depth of field.   I hope this helps!-George Folster

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021
@Elyse5FC0 You must look at your images between 100 and 200 percent. As you can see from my screenshot at 100 percent, areas are out of focus and the knife handle is not "clean" by retouching spots and dirt. I also suggest doing some better arranging of your tabletop items. This looks too cluttered and so we don't know what to concentrate on. Also, think about the way cooks prepare items for cooking or preserving. It appears here you are documenting the process for extracting tomato seeds? The c...

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LEGEND , Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021
Why did you choose the small green tomato to focus on? I think your depth of field is too shallow.Cropping is also awkward, with foreground elements like the jar or sieve cut off with no obvious plan.The knife should be in or out, and probably the parsley too.

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Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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What stood out the most to me was the white balance appearing off (artificial lighting maybe?), and significant parts of the image being not sharp sure to a shallow depth of field.  

 

I hope this helps!

-George Folster

-George Folster
Fine Art Landscape Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you George.Folster, that is very helpful to me!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I agree with @George.Folster .

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you very much for your input Ralph Lear!

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@Elyse5FC0 You must look at your images between 100 and 200 percent. As you can see from my screenshot at 100 percent, areas are out of focus and the knife handle is not "clean" by retouching spots and dirt. I also suggest doing some better arranging of your tabletop items. This looks too cluttered and so we don't know what to concentrate on. Also, think about the way cooks prepare items for cooking or preserving. It appears here you are documenting the process for extracting tomato seeds? The cloth with the seeds is dark so they will show up but the cloth is rather shabby.

 

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you very much Jain Lemos! I agree with you on all your points, I will keep this in mind for the future!

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Why did you choose the small green tomato to focus on? I think your depth of field is too shallow.

Cropping is also awkward, with foreground elements like the jar or sieve cut off with no obvious plan.

The knife should be in or out, and probably the parsley too.

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Thanks for your input, I had not considered these things, that is helpful! 

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Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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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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