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quietstorm422


Joined: 05 Feb 2012
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Location: LIC NYC

Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:21 pm     Reply with quote

Looking to submit some work and would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you


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Barry Blackburn


Joined: 07 May 2009
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:26 pm     Reply with quote

We need the 100% crops please.

Skyline looks like there are copyrights still in it that need cloned out.
quietstorm422


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:53 pm     Reply with quote

Funny I saw a photo that was in the Shutterstock library similar to this NYC shot with all the buildings were intact


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Barry Blackburn


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:00 pm     Reply with quote

Focus looks good.

It's not the buildings it is any signs or logos on them.
quietstorm422


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:08 pm     Reply with quote

I understand there's a UPS Logo and a H&H Bagels sign that needs to come out. Beside that what are your thoughts on the shots?
Barry Blackburn


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:15 pm     Reply with quote

I think that they both will fly especially the skyline at night.
quietstorm422


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:15 pm     Reply with quote

I submitted the night shot and it was rejected here's the reason

"Composition--Limited commercial value due to framing, cropping, and/or composition."

I really didn't understand the reason, I can see if like you said any signs or logos but commercial value due to framing, cropping, and/or composition."????
quietstorm422


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:50 pm     Reply with quote

Here's another same reason any thoughts?


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Barry Blackburn


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:00 pm     Reply with quote

It's as if they were just thrown down and you took the picture.
quietstorm422


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:03 pm     Reply with quote

Yes I was walking through a street fair and the colors catch my eye this was before I started this stock photo biz
Jeffrey B. Banke


Joined: 18 Dec 2005
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Location: Northern California

Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:02 am     Reply with quote

Color is good, but how can they be used to convey a concept, or support a service, product or be used in any other way?

If you cannot think of three ways, then neither will anyone else!
quietstorm422


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:02 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Jeff I now understand any thoughts on the two above ?
Jeffrey B. Banke


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:13 pm     Reply with quote

quietstorm422 wrote:
Thanks Jeff I now understand any thoughts on the two above ?


For me the fire shot is cropped too tight, I mean yes you can see it is a fire, but I would like to see the entire flame.

City shot, I like if it is sharp and not noisy, it is a keeper!

I have a couple of fire shots, here is one more along the lines that I feel works better, but then I don't know if this has ever sold or not, since I do not keep close track of them :-)
Over 5000 image, on 10 sites makes it just too much work to keep track, if they sell they sell, if not, then not, and each site different images sell anyway, so it is a crap shoot ;-)
quietstorm422


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:06 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Jeff, I viewed your images and now have a better understanding on what is needed
 
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