Strange sells

I dont know why but sometimes i upload some photo whit any sense, i mean a picture of some thing or place and even doubt if it will be accepted but finally happens and the most strange thing about it is the selling of this pictures before some other that i really think and planned to be selled.

Dangerous abandon street with graffiti

example, one ocational shot selled in 50 credits

Close up siberian husky blue eyes vectorized

worked image suscription sale 1.98$

Burning bonfire

Plan it pic No sales yet

So, no exist anything as the perfect shot, not in terms of technique but yes in sell or client needs

Jonathan Hugo Jiménez Gómez
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February 14, 2016

i really hate the refusal phrase... Subject of your submission is already well covered in our data base and the image does not exceed in quality, composition and technique most images already online. i mean the image stock must be almost infinite because, like we said, the customer can choose the most rare pic of our portfolios
here an example of one refused and accepted later photo [imgr]62523966[/imgr]


February 13, 2016

I agree with EVERYTHING that has been said here. Many times our photos ARE at the mercy of the mood of the reviewer. I had a photo rejected, waited a few weeks, resubmitted it and it got accepted. Same photo, did nothing different to it, but it got rejected for "distorted pixels" the first time. I went over ever single pixel and there was NOTHING "distorted". The only thing I can think is that they looked along the top of the photo only and since it was a balloon background, with a gift and birthday candles in the foreground in perfect focus, and they saw the umbrella lighting that was (of course) reflected in stretched rubber (causing it to look blurred even if the balloons were in 100% sharp focus), and the balloons were blurred since they were in the background and decided the entire photo was that way, rejected it and moved along. So I think that sometimes they just don't like it for whatever reason and they just choose a reason at random. I resubmitted later, it got accepted and has sold several times.

ALSO, I think reviewers need to keep in mind that there might be 3,000 photos of cats, but they might have been here a very long while, and everyone who is GOING to buy the ones here, HAVE bought them already and fresh photos of cats WOULD sell. But since there are so many already, even if they haven't sold in a long time, they get rejected. I've never actually uploaded a photo of a cat I was just using that as an example, but I HAVE been told that there were already "too many" of my subject, even though the photo looked NOTHING like the others already for sale. Flowers are difficult to judge as well. No 2 photos are alike, and just because there are a lot of one type, does not mean if you upload one and there are several similar ones already, that it's NOT going to sell. Just like if you took a photo of a flower from 3 different angles and uploaded all of them and they took one and rejected the other 2 just because they were the same flower. Who is to say that people aren't looking for that flower in the angles of the ones they DIDN'T accept. I have also uploaded images that were similar, and preferred one over the other, and since they were similar one got rejected and I preferred the one that got rejected and would have rather had THAT one up for sale because it probably had more selling potential.

Ok sorry I went on and on, I just saw this and agreed that we never know what might sell, as long as it is a good photo, why not accept it? Maybe they should start looking at some of the old stuff that DID sell well at one time and is no longer selling and start a new "rule" that says if it is old, and has STOPPED selling, THOSE need to be removed to make room for new fresh photos of the same type. Or for example editorial photos. Aren't they really only relevant for so long? If they were photos of Katrina's damage and aftermath, I can see SOME...


February 13, 2016

i think the rejects also depends of the mood of the verifier because i also re upload many pics accepted in the second or third time


February 13, 2016

I Agree, that's why I am curious why some photos are rejected. My first sale came with the photo of water that I liked but was two times declined by the Dreamstime. They did not see any commercial use of it:))[imgl]38992374[/imgl]


February 12, 2016

I think that has happened to many of us, the other day I wrote a post and was commenting exactly that, we are not able to know always what our customers need!
For that reason it would be great to have more communication between buyers and contributors. Congrats for your work!