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Linda Bestwick

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  1. Lovely image But nothing's 'wrong'. Just many millions of images available for buyers to choose from. It's the nature of the beast.
  2. Thanks for the update. Good to hear we've been of help and that you got your first editorial image accepted. Hopefully your first sale wont be far off! Good luck
  3. No worries, it's a mine field! Hope the links have helped clarify There's loads of info as you've discovered You can access tons of it via your dashboard, especially articles in the 'contributor blog' under 'Insights' and 'customer support' under your name. If you dig deep enough in the blog there are some great videos too.
  4. No way LOL!!! SS better take this port down super quick before the primate takes them to court 😂
  5. That's the join date for the forum, nothing to do with his account. You need to reply to them and ask for details of what terms and conditions you have violated. They must suppose something serious such as copyright infringement, ie stealing images to block and not pay you. If you have you deserve the block and none payment, if not you need to sort it out with them so you can have your account reinstated and get paid what you are owed.
  6. Sorry, but this is not correct. I'm pointing it out so no one gets themselves in a pickle Maurice is right about manipulation of the scene for illustrative editorial, but not about manipulation of the image afterwards. You can not do more than basic alterations like exposure and colour correction to illustrative editorial images. Exactly the same as for documentary editorial. You can set them in a scene, staging a scene requires the use of 'illustrative editorial' in the keywords. https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/submitting-editorial-content-part-1-illustrative-editorial There is a third option, editorial illustration. These are illustrations or vectors with editorial content. For these you need to include illustration or vector in the description. https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/now-accepting-editorial-illustrations-and-vectors As the car is the main subject in this image and is identifiable as a specific make, you may still have issues with approval even using editorial illustration. https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/Known-Image-Restrictions-Objects-and-Subjects?q=restrictions&l=en_US&fs=Search&pn=1 Even though this image looks like an illustration the car is actually a manipulated photo, so with everything said, I still think you will struggle with approval.
  7. What was the actual rejection reason? (Don't try and explain it, copy and paste it instead). We might be able to help you better if we know that. Your explanation of the rejection reason doesn't really make sense. If you have people in commercial images you need a model release for each person. If you submit as an editorial image you need to follow their rules for editorial images exactly. For some events you need credentials = proof that you have permission to shoot at the event.
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