Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:50PM
Reposting with the right link:
Any chance for this picture? Is it the subject matter or something else?
Added some vibrance during development and a little brightness for the shadows. Taken in RAW in ISO 100.
We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Junk playground at the Kibbutz ( https://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/23434626/2/stock-photo-23434626-junk-playground-at-the-kibbutz.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:
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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:
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- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance
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(Edited on 2013-03-15 12:58:51 by donald_gruener)
Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:55PM
There was no need to create a new thread since you already had one going...this just causes confusion because, as you've just discovered, you can't actually delete your other thread. But I guess we'll leave this one going now since the other one is missing all your posts.
Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:02PM
Posted By dnaveh:
Is it the subject matter or something else?
Both. The subject itself would appear to have little if any commercial value, and the lighting is flat, with the white balance off on the blue side, from shooting in shade with a daylight setting.
I wouldn't put any further time and effort into this file, rather, move on to something else that is more likely to reward you with sales. (sorry )
Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:10PM
Thank you for both comments! For the future, what could I do about the lighting in this situation? Shooting in the sun would obviously result in harsh lighting, so how could I make this shady picture less flat?
Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:24PM
Well, you can only control what you can control:
-Choosing the time of day and/or weather conditions
-Proper white balance setting on the camera and/or proper white balance setting in RAW development
-Post-processing adjustments to enhance the contrast when needed.
-Choosing whether or not to even shoot something / selecting which images you shot to upload to iStock