Posted Sat Mar 16 10:06AM
After having read a few articles, especially the ones suggested by inspectors, I wonder if this file is treated well enough to meet iStockphoto's standards.
I acknowledge that the original file itself is the Achiles heel, and that the conservative edition has not been enough to help save the file. Or am I being too strict?
Pregnant woman: image not treated well enough
(Edited on 2013-03-16 10:07:49 by jluizmail)
Posted Sat Mar 16 12:01PM
Given the many thousands of photos of pregnant bellies already on iStock, any shots you submit of such a common subject will need to be very well executed in order to get accepted, as they have zero rarity value. I think you've done a nice job editing the file, but the lighting is still quite problematic. Not everything can be fixed in post and here you have harsh lights from quite extreme angles either side of the model, creating distinct and distracting shadows. A more diffused and even lighting, slighting more from the front, would probably suit the subject better.
Posted Sun Mar 17 9:34AM
Posted By kelvinjay:
(...)Not everything can be fixed in post (...)
You are right in this and in the other things you said too.
That's partly why an answer like this must be seen as a benefit to us.