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I just had a bunch pf photos rejected due to technical issues. What is a Technical Issue? It seems like Macros with SDOF were the hardest hit. Is adobe mistaking blurry background as artifacts? Here are some samples. Due to time constraints and low bandwidth I am not up loading full quality photos, so please remember that the photos here are compressed when critiquing.
I don´t know how this could be the appropiate answer. Truth is there is no rules, its a matter of how the AI sees it. Adobe just wants point and shoot photos without shallow depth of field cause the AI will not understand the image period. That is why stock photos are plain and boring.
Moderation is done by humans. That also means that some pictures pass when others fail with the same defects.
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
Your first photo is noisy. Look at the photo below to see the difference after noise reduction in Lightroom.
The second photo the subject is croped.
The third photo is out of focus.