Important Mistakes to Avoid When Submitting Photos to Stock Photo Sites  

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created by ayardstick 2009-08-30 08:14:25 am

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Submitting over-edited photos. Over-editing can drastically reduce the quality of your photos, causing them to be rejected.

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Submitting photos that have unwanted elements. Some items are simply unacceptable in photos. Find out which ones they are and either edit them out or avoid them altogether.

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submitted by ayardstick 2009-08-31 02:15:47 am    


Submitting photos to stock photo sites which require exclusive contracts. Don't submit to these sites.

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submitted by ayardstick 2009-08-31 02:16:18 am    


Submitting photos contain identifiable humans (children are a particular worry). Unidentifiable background humans are fine, any others will need a waiver. This can be more trouble than it's worth.

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submitted by Impact Productions 2009-08-31 02:28:21 pm    


Submitting photos of objects owned by other people without a "property waiver." This is another legal requirement you should be aware of to avoid future headaches.

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submitted by ayardstick 2009-08-30 08:14:25 am    


Submitting photos that don't meet the stock photo site's standards. You may think your photo is perfect but each site has its own standards, including minimum size, etc. Double check before submitting.

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submitted by ayardstick 2009-08-31 02:15:04 am    

 



When submitting stock photos - Be careful with T-shirts – avoid logos / company names and distracting colourful markings.

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submitted by PhotoSoren 2010-03-03 01:54:01 pm    


When submitting stock photos with people - Be careful with selecting the colours of their cloth etc. A few matching colours gives a much more professional picture than a mixture of many different colours.

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submitted by PhotoSoren 2010-03-03 01:57:24 pm    


When submitting stock photos to picture agencies be very much aware of the two colours red and yellow. A bright red or yellow will stand out in the picture.

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submitted by PhotoSoren 2010-03-03 01:59:48 pm    


When submitting stock photos - Be careful with objects that will do very well as a cover picture – they should be in vertical as most magazines and publications are of a vertical format.

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submitted by PhotoSoren 2010-03-03 02:03:04 pm    

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