Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tips for getting accepted into microstock agencies

Mackinac Island trail - Mackinac Island , Michigan
Trail on Mackinac Island

If you want to get accepted as a contributor into microstock sites like shutterstock you have to submit 10 photos for review and 7 of them have to pass.

Some tips for getting accepted are:

  • Noise  Make sure there isn't a lot of noise in your photos. Shooting with a low ISO will help, also images can also be improved with noise reduction software. Use a tripod when you can. Remove sensor artifacts on your images caused from a dirty sensor. Zoom in to 100% to remove them.
  • Sharpness Make sure you check for good focus and sharpness .
  • Variety of subjects  When sending images for review send them a variety of subjects , don't send them four similar images of the same subject at different angles for example.
  • Keywords  use relevant keywords when submitting and a good number of them . Use keywording tools like this one
  • Discriptions   type appropriate descriptions but not to lengthy.
  • Don't give up   If you don't get accepted , try a different set of photos and improve your skill. 

Submit Photos to Shutterstock and make $$$!

The photo in this blog and all of my work can be purchase at my website Michigan Nut Photography as prints,canvas,mugs/glasses..etc..

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Hi, My name is John McCormick I’m an avid Michigan / Great Lakes Landscape Photographer. I am a life long Michigan resident and have been into landscape photography for over 30 years. On my website Michigan Nut Photography I offer high quality Fine Art Prints for the home and office. Also available are canvas wraps, standouts, framed prints, mugs, glasses, magnets, and a variety of other gifts and merchandise all of which can be printed on with a photo of your choice in my galleries.