Good morning! I am a little unsure what to do because many photos were rejected due to technical issues. I am not a professional or sth, just an 18-year old who does a little bit of photography on the weekends. I just wondered because some photos with the nearly exact camera settings were accepted. I would be thankful for some advice to improve my skills. Also, I haven't edited the pictures a lot (in case this information is needed).
I will add a few of the rejected ones.
Thank you for your help!
All 3 are blurry, underexposed, and could have been composed in a more appealing fashion. As a category, flowers, are already over-represented in the Adobe Stock databases, so in order to be accepted, your flower images would have to be exceptional and perfectly executed. Study the other flower images Adobe Stock images to see what constitutes acceptable quality. It looks like you chose a good time of day to photograph these, and here are some ideas to improve the results: make sure your shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any movement, since outdoor flowers always seem to be moving in the breeze. Steady yourself to avoid any camera movement - get down on your knees if necessary. Make sure the aperture is wide enough to capture the entire bloom that is your focal point. Find the best looking flower in the field; the two you've chosen in the first 2 images above are past their prime. Look at the entire frame around the flowers to see what other elements are distracting from the main flower. In the 2nd image, there is an unsightly spent bloom on the right, and in the 3rd image, there are many distracting elements.
All three images are underexposed (too dark) with some focus problems. Adobe Stock customers expect the highest visual and technical quality for use in their own projects. Compare your work with what other Stock Contributors are doing in the same keyword category.
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Better luck with your next submission. 🙂
It would be a good idea to study composition. The 2nd photo, the flower is cropped too tightly. You need to give it more space. Also you need to read about photo editing/enhancing and how to do it using Lightroom/Photoshop or other editing software that can alter raw files. You should read about using raw instead of JPEG as well.
As for your photos being underexposed, read about using the histogram and what it is. It gives a lot of useful information. For example:
The pixels are bunched up on the left = underexposed.
And as a quick example in Photoshop after altering the exposure, gives you this:
Although more needs to be done of course.