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-Oxford-
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Posted Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:49PM
Editorial use for Social Media.

Social Media
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Rejection:

We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:

-Flat/dull colors
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background)
-Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance
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Thanks for your comments:

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donald_gruener
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Posted Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:00AM
Was that an editorial submission? What was the file number?
-Oxford-
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Posted Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:08PM
Here ya go smile
Yes, it was for Editorial Usage


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We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Social Media in World ( http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/16284125/2/istockphoto_16284125-social-media-in-world.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:

-Flat/dull colors
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background)
-Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance

(Edited on 2011-04-28 12:09:39 by billoxford)
donald_gruener
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Posted Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:04PM
The lighting overall isn't terrible by any means. However, in trying to figure out why this was editorial (I only asked before because I couldn't access the rejection record via my usual avenue) I finally noticed the logos showing through the globe. Clearly a key component to the image, but they are dark and dull and muddy...I would say that is probably a big factor in the rejection.

Additionally, letting a white background go gray sometimes just looks wrong and often results in a lighting rejection. In general it's probably safer to either get the white to white (preserving the long dramatic shadow of course), or if you wish to have density across the entire image, shoot on something other than white.

(Edited on 2011-04-28 14:04:26 by donald_gruener)
-Oxford-
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Posted Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:25PM
Thanks Donald. I will reshoot with the strobes (used tungsten side light) and pop up the logos and burn out the bg to white.
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