(I MADE AN UPDATE ON IT, SEE ON THE END OF THE TEXT PLEASE)
LONG STORY SHORT!. Many people now days wonder about how effective mobile images can be on micro-stock world because of image quality.
Of course it have a big limitation but it does not mean one can not use mobile photos. It is just a matter of evaluate how use it and when is it possible use mobile photos.
I took this image on the left (accepted by dreamstime review) with a mobile.
BUT TAKE ATTENTION TO ONE THING:
One must think I use a super Nokia Lumia 1020 or other with a huge camera right?
WRONG! I took this photo with an old SonyErickson C902
A took about 7 images (vertically) and joined all them in Photoshop to make a horizontal wide panoramic photo and then I reduced to half size to eliminate the poor image quality and transform it on a good image. Later I took the sky from the other photo and put on it to make a vertical composition.
So, what could I do with a super Lumia 1020 now days? I think much more.
After that I took many photos for dreamstime with a Nikon D40x (10.1Mp) and today and now I have a Nikon D5200 with a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 and I am not interested in take mobile pictures anymore but I know it is possible to make it great.
Thanks for reading,
UPDATE: A very important thing that made this photo be accepted for dreamstime was the fact that this city is very low covered on Dreasmtime database. So I think you can increase your aceeptance if you take photos of cities that is not wide covered yet. It will be difficult have aceptance if you take pictures of Eifel Tower, Big Ben, Liberty Statue unless you have a killing photo, but (for example) if you go to HADAMAR city in Germany it can be much more interesting for the database. But it is very important that the name of the city is on the title of the image, on the description and on the keywords. This way, a photo, even made with mobile, if it's on good quality, will have a big chance to be accepted.
Photo credits: Maxwell De Araujo Rodrigues.