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tirc83
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:27PM

Wasn't too bothered that this image was rejected last week


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Reason given was: Sorry, we cannot accept whole or partial flat scans/photos of paper currency.



One of the new uploads today caught my eye (because it was good photo) but I was surprised that the same rejection reason hadn't applied to it?


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Mazdaguy03
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:54PM

You may want to send that one off to Scout.
The technical wiki says that flat scans of US and other foreign currency are prohibited. A flat scan to me would be a perfect, horizontal shot of a bill that someone in theory could just go and print off on their super duper currency cloning machine.
The bills in your photo are all crooked, or partially hidden, so I don't think someone could suplement their savings account with those. Same goes for the other photo you provided. It's not a perfectly flat horizontal shot.

Maybe it was an error, or maybe the Inspector was airing on the side of caution. Scout should be able to have a look and let you know if they are acceptable or not. Hope that helps.


 
vandervelden
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:09PM

I've had quite a few currency images rejected because they're flat-on where only a small part of the banknote was shown. One, which was accepted and had one quick sale, was deactivated by IS a few days later. If they're flat-on, and show even a very small part, they'll be rejected.


I wouldn't bother Scout - it's almost certainly a no-no.


Also, it's considered bad form to illustrate your point with other people's images.
tirc83
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:08PM

Sorry about the bad form - but nothing malicious intended. Just trying to get my head around the policy. Much easier to discuss a point with actual photos than try to do it abstractly. 


Like I said I have no problem with the rejection and wouldn't waste scout's time on this.
splain2me
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:16PM

What are the official guidelines for photographing currency? What's acceptable, what's not?


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RASimon
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:32PM
What has worked with me for currency is to use the currency in a conceptual image or to shoot a portion of the currency or shoot it from an angle.    Your rejection is puzzling...if you can find out more about why it was rejected, can you please let us know?
Susan_Stewart
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:50PM
It seems that flat on, parallel to the camera is a no-no - although typically they have mainly rejected images that show whole rather than partial notes. Maybe they have had to tighten up on this policy and are knocking back even partial straight on shots. At an angle to the camera so the currency is in perspective, like the second shot seems to be fine. Even with the entire face of the note visible.  (although I bet in PS it wouldn't be too hard to straighten things up again!)
vandervelden
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:19AM
Posted By RASimon:
What has worked with me for currency is to use the currency in a conceptual image or to shoot a portion of the currency or shoot it from an angle. Your rejection is puzzling...if you can find out more about why it was rejected, can you please let us know?
It was rejected because the currency is flat-on to the camera. It's that simple.
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