How do i improve my photos accepted rate high

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Hi, dear friend's,

I am looking for some suggestions to improve my photography skills, actually, I posting stock photography on adobe after submitting almost 20 pictures. the rejecting rate is 50%, which makes me feel sad about it as I try my best to take the best pictures. Any suggestions is welcome as it's too general to ask 

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Anjelie 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 10, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Hi , I've moved your post from the Photoshop forum to the Stock Contributors forum where you are more likely to get help with your issue. From a technical view both pictures are adjusted too dark - look at the histogram there is nothing at the right (light end). Both are also too cold (blue) in the shadows. Adjusting the color temperature to neutralise the shadows will help warm them. There is nothing in sharp focus in either picture. This is the result of using a wide aperture (you used f3.5)...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 10, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Hello @Anjeliekhan , too things right off the bat. First you need to work on getting sharp well focused images. Second, you need to pay attention to the composition. For instance the leaves that are cropped at the bottom. They should either be included or removed. I hope this helps.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 10, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Dave and Ralph have already pointed out the flaws in the images you posted. There are many resources for improving your photography and image processing skills. Some online training resources include Udemy, CreativeLive, and many, many tutorials on YouTube. Read the manual for your camera from cover to cover, then start over and read it again, practicing with the camera and understanding what every button and menu setting does. Take pictures every day. Follow good photographers on Instagram, Fac...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021
Just to say: a 50% acceptance rate is not that bad for a beginner. 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

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Hi , I've moved your post from the Photoshop forum to the Stock Contributors forum where you are more likely to get help with your issue.

 

From a technical view both pictures are adjusted too dark - look at the histogram there is nothing at the right (light end).

Both are also too cold (blue) in the shadows. Adjusting the color temperature to neutralise the shadows will help warm them.

There is nothing in sharp focus in either picture. This is the result of using a wide aperture (you used f3.5) and could work if there was pin sharp focus on a specific part of the image. The sharpest (still not sharp) is a small insignificant leaf near the bottom of the green leaves and almost sharp focus at the centre top of the red leaves.

Use a tripod and a smaller aperture to increase the depth of field and get that focusing spot on.

 

 

Dave

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Thank you dave, the technicality you mention in the thread really helping me tho I have to go wider in approach as suggested by you. Thank you sir once again 

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Hello @Anjeliekhan , too things right off the bat. First you need to work on getting sharp well focused images. Second, you need to pay attention to the composition. For instance the leaves that are cropped at the bottom. They should either be included or removed.

I hope this helps.

Best regards, Ralph Lear
Software Engineer and Outdoor Photographer

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It really help with your suggestion I did the same and I can see the picture its looks ok, i really find the best place to learn in the adobe community. Thank you ralph 

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Dave and Ralph have already pointed out the flaws in the images you posted. There are many resources for improving your photography and image processing skills. Some online training resources include Udemy, CreativeLive, and many, many tutorials on YouTube. Read the manual for your camera from cover to cover, then start over and read it again, practicing with the camera and understanding what every button and menu setting does. Take pictures every day. Follow good photographers on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, etc. You will start to recognize what constitutes good photography. After you have reached some level of confidence in your skills, think about posting to Stock sites, but first of all, improve your photography for your own enjoyment and sense of accomplishment.

 

Here's a list of ideas to practice and improve your photography:

https://petapixel.com/2014/05/06/15-easy-ways-improve-photo-skills-without-buying-new-gear/

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Yeah, Jill still I am a newbie, and these answers really helping me a lot. i facing the main issue is auto focus and on this area, I am working every day to improve myself as a genuine photographer. Thanks Jill 

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Just to say: a 50% acceptance rate is not that bad for a beginner.

 

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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Thank you so much for the info and I will go through it  for sure 

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