By some minor miracle I managed to get approved to SS on the first go the other day, hurray! Thankyou.
As a new member I do have some questions which I can't really find an answer to which namely comes down to two areas:
1) Landscapes/flower macros - is it worth even trying to submit them at all, everything I read suggests you need to be god to get a flower macro accepted on any microstock site and pretty much the same for landscapes, or are SS interested in good unique landscapes still?
2) Digital art - By this I am referring to manipulated works of art from an original photographic image rather than fully creating a pc image or vector (still not sure what those are, but doesn't really apply to my work!). I create many pieces of digital artwork than conveys a sense of motion/feeling/concept and have submitted one of these images to various sites to have 2 say flat out "no thanks" and others take it. So really I just wondered what SS's stance on this was as the last thing I want is a load of rejections and annoying moderators. Below is a link to an example image on Flickr.
I'd appreciate any feedback on both points and thanks again SS for accepting!
A Mitchell (Ayalem)
Joined: 20 Jun 2006
Location: Our Stock, Food & Portrait photography books at www.rindersmithphotography.com
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:35 am
Congratulations on being accepted. To answer your questions landscapes and flowers can and do sell well but they must be very good examples. Just average shots may be accepted but will get lost among the rest so quality is very important.
Effects such as the example you gave can also be submitted and accepted. Shutterstock does not like and usually will not accept images that have been widely filtered and altered in that manner. But using motion blur is acceptable but again it is all up to the reviewer.