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Mobile Stock Standards

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MikeCherim
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:08PM
I was under the impression that the quality standards for mobile stock (i.e. shots taken with a phone) were lower than they were for regular material. Is this true or not? I ask as I had an iPhone shot rejected for artifacting -- it's true, it's there, but it's a decent shot. Not sure if I should Scout it, ask for a resubmit, request a critique or what. I wouldn't have uploaded if I thought the standards were the same -- it does have some artifacting.

Thanks.
Willowpix
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:17PM
My money is on the answer being "it depends", Mike. I haven't uploaded any mobile yet for actual experience. So I'm sorry, but that's all I got, my friend. smile

(Edited on 2013-01-17 19:18:56 by Willowpix)
slobo
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:08PM

My understanding is that lower quality image may be accepted if it is unique and mobile device was all you got at the moment. If it is something that can be re-shot easily than it better be good (quality). It is best to show image in Critique forum.
donald_gruener
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Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:41AM

Posted By slobo:

My understanding is that lower quality image may be accepted if it is unique and mobile device was all you got at the moment. If it is something that can be re-shot easily than it better be good (quality). It is best to show image in Critique forum.


Exactly - we will consider compromised quality but first & foremost it still has to be a good & potentially useful stock photo, and then it needs to make some kind of sense as to why it's been shot on a mobile device. A spontaneous moment in a circle of friends makes sense on a mobile device; a landscape vista, not so much so. There needs to be something gained (e.g. that impossible-to-plan spontaneous moment) in exchange for what is lost (image quality).

It would be great if you could bring it to Critique Request Mike, it's a discussion that could possibly be enlightening for many...
MikeCherim
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Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:21PM
Thanks guys. Here you go, Donald.
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