Rejected photo for tech reasons but good seller on another stock site.

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I am fairly new to Adobe but have used a boutique stock site for a few years.  This photo was rejected for technical reasons by Adobe, but was my biggest seller on the other site and was even used in a couple of national magazines.  Just trying to learn -- any thoughts?

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Enthusiast , Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021
Hi,The main issue is probably the blown out highlights on the side of the forehead.Hope that helps,Michael_____________Michael Niessen - Photographer, photo-editor, educator

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Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Hi,

The main issue is probably the blown out highlights on the side of the forehead.

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Hope that helps,

Michael

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Michael Niessen - Photographer, photo-editor, educator

Photo-editing (Ps/Lr/LrC) and photography workshops & one-on-one training (off- and online)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Examine your image at 100-300% magnification.

  • Focus problems (both eyes are not sharp).
  • Lighting problems. Too much shadow on right side of model's face. Blown highlights on left.
  • Framing.  Subject's head and chin are clipped.

 

Also a model release must be signed by parent or guardian.

 

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


Better luck with your next submission. 🙂

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

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In addition to what has already been said, the photographer should not be vissibe in the eyes.

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Good catch, @Ralph Lear 

 

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

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Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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Hello,

Different microstock sites have differing acceptance levels. There are a lot of contributers now, so the market is huge! So, the quality has to be very good now, and in your picture, there are a few reasons that would be cause for rejection as pointed out!

This help link gives you an overview on hte review process:

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content...

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