I find the Illustrative Editorial collection tough to figure out. I hate that the rejection reason is only a standard form letter and not helpful at all. I uploaded this image (See attached image) which has been rejected, I then search the Adobe database and notice other images from the same location. So, my qustion is Why me?
Please tell us what Adobe says it was rejected for. Give us the info provided on your Contributor Rejection page.
After a careful look at the information you provide, including the example links (thank you for that), I believe It was rejected for two main reason. The photo is very crowded and does not project a clear-cut subject. Also the images must be upright.
The images you use as examples, if you notice the subjects are upright. Also you can clearly identify subject element. It could be about the sign, or the rain. The other, it is clear that the sign is the subject.
Please take a look at the following guideline:
Respectfully disagree with your reply.
Not sure at all what you mean by "upright"
Shooting on angle is not illustrative-editorial?
Adobe's illustrative-editorial is all over the place. It reads like all they want is business logo's
but I see images that show much more on searches.
I myself have uploaded empty streets of NYC during this pandemic and some get rejected as not illustrative-editorial and some get accepted.
Adobe recently had a Crowdcast: Brand Stories: Creating Illustrative Editorial and Brand Friendly Assets and I was hoping to be enlighten on Illustrative Editorial. They spent little time on it and learned nothing before they moved on to diversity Brand images.
Thanks for your input,
Just for clarity. By upright I mean at 90 degree angle to the base, or vertical. That is what I observe with the 2 examples you highlight. And I know for sure if there is a problem with subject not properly angled as it would appear naturally, or normally, it is going to be rejected. What I highlight, is what I have seen. The building looks as though it is tumbling forward. The best way to avoid this appearance is to select and isolate a subject and concentrate on it, making sure it is vertical, or horizontal as the natural case might be. Photos are 2 dimensional, and subjects need to be composed taking this into consideration. I am not able to say what on the image is the subject. It is too crowded.
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IMHO: Crop it so that there are no faces anymore and it will pass!
So the billboard with people in it might be considered as people in the image.
I'll give that a try and see how it plays.
That's what I suspect... I suppose the moderator considers people as being people... 😄
I cropped the image and that did the trick.
It would be nice if rejected images would come with better explanations.
Thanks for the insight,
Yes it would be nice... but be honest... this one was easy!
The most common cases for rejection from that collection are:
You just need to know that a picture of a picture of a person is quite the same as a picture of the person. Most people look for real people in a picture, but posters and billboards are also recognizable, so you need a model release (or in this case you get a refusal).
Moderators do not have the time to give you better hints especially as the standard text has the same meaning in all translations.