A Hard Learned Lesson

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Working with Stock Agencies can be more challenging than working events. The quality standards are demanding. In events, customers do not usually have the professional knowledge and they do no inspect images at 100%. As a result, they can be happy with results that agencies would not accept.

The main benefit I have found in these agencies is the learning perspective, the challenge, and getting used to rejections without "dropping the ball"

This week, I learned the hard way that working tired or in a rush can dramatically cost you a decreased approval ratio.

I had my summer holidays in Cuba and brought some pics that I thought would be a hit. I also had learned new techniques in Photoshop so I mainly focused on them. I worked in a rush, almost as if my time were limited and as a result, I made two silly mistakes:

1) I did not properly clean the background from spots and dust.

2) The word "isolated" slipped into the keywords without being true.

The great majority was rejected.

The moral I would like to share is that never take this work lightly or think that a pic deserves being approved on its own. Take time to take care of details and above all, never work tired or in a rush. Let the work aside two or three days and re-inspect it before submitting.

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September 13, 2011

Vithion

Thank u.Its helpful to me as a newer…

September 13, 2011

Pxlxl

good post!

September 13, 2011

Dinni

yes, make sense!

September 12, 2011

Arturoosorno

That's completely true.
Working with serious stock agencies like DT helps us to do better pictures.
Best wishes

September 12, 2011

Anhong

Thanks to share!

September 12, 2011

Nadezhda1906

Thanks for good advices, very true!

September 12, 2011

Lobe

As it is familiar to me :-)

September 12, 2011

Wwycliff

It happened to me after getting 100% on my first submission, I got so excited that I rushed to submit my subsequent batches.

September 12, 2011

Wwycliff

It happened to me after getting 100% on my first submission, I got so excited that I rushed to submit my subsequent batches.

September 12, 2011

Lindsaybasson

Been there, done that and hopefully learned from it! It's always good to be reminded of these kind of things though, so thank you :) :)

September 12, 2011

Joezachs

Yes working under pressure can create errors.

September 11, 2011

Keki

Very true!! thanks for the reminder!

September 11, 2011

Mpw2penn

that is why i am very bad with clients who rush me. i just tell them to go away. if you need it this wednesday, you should have come 2 wednesday ago. i hate being given ulcers by someone else.

September 11, 2011

Physi28

it has happened to me too, sometimes I don´t know why we enter into a frenzy of working fast as if there would be a dead line to it, it is then when we work badly and the rejections increase a lot!

September 10, 2011

Dgphotographic

Makes you "up your game". :o)

September 10, 2011

Luis2007

True, we all do it sometime but sooner or later we all learn the hard way.

September 10, 2011

BCritchley

Good and very true advice :-)

September 10, 2011

Dark3y3s

It also happens to me from time to time, working in a rush and thinking that way I save time. And guess who's disappointed when seeing the number in the "rejected" section has increased :D

September 10, 2011

Karenfoleyphotography

Both good points!

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Photo credits: Yelena Rodriguez.