Since I’m new to this, I was pretty sure I was going to get denied again. Mainly because I don’t shoot what they “need.” What they need/want is people – people doing anything. Well, I generally don’t like people – that’s the whole reason my career path is IT. I love helping people solve problems and I love teaching people new things, but I hate social situations and I despise “directing” or managing people.
So, as a photographer, I’ve always concentrated on landscape, architecture, gardens, and pets. Stuff that microstock houses are apparently overwhelmed with and don’t want. They also don’t want artsy fartsy “fine art” shots, nor abstracts – two more of my favorite subjects.
Here are what I submitted for my second round to iStockphoto:
They’re all a bit abstract, which is probably why I was denied. Again. Now the wait period is 7 days instead of 3, so I’ll have to figure out what else to try. The feedback this time wasn’t as useful either – mainly too “snap-shot” and “not what we need, see our ‘need list.’ ” Dunno about you, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen “snap-shots” like the above. Oh well, on really looking them over, I can concede that they’re somewhat common compositions for photography students.
Guess I’ll try again in a week! 🙂 Hope your week is great! Happy Spring!