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  1. That's what I mean. They'll check they entire batch until they find a reason to reject. Which means that if a batch is accepted, then every photo in the batch was screened and had passed, right?
  2. Yeah, that's been my experience, too. Most rejections come from AS and SS, and neither seem to agree on what to reject lol. If Alamy's approach is one fail, all fail, then if a batch makes it through their quality control process, then it means all the photos match whatever their standard is, right? So it's not like they review one photo in the batch and if it's good, then all the photos pass, and if it's not, then all the photos fail?
  3. I used to use a Mavic Air, but now I use the Mavic 2 Pro.
  4. It's possible, though you'll have to do a lot of noise removal in post-processing. The tough part with Mavic Air night shots is that getting enough light means ramping up quite a bit of noise. This makes it a bit tricky to have a balanced approach to noise removal that doesn't leave you with either the "focus" rejection or "noise" rejection (or both).
  5. One reason I submit to stock photography agencies is to have a litmus test for the quality of my photos over time. However, the only thing that's clear right now is that different agencies seem to have different standards. So far, it seems like Shutterstock and Adobe Stock reject a few photos in every batch submission, Alamy seems to reject all or nothing, and Dreamstime and iStock rarely reject anything. Is this also the case for other people? Or do you have a different experience? I'm also curious as to whether Dreamstime's standards changed over time. When I first started doing photography around 2014/2015, Dreamstime rejected almost everything, but it's been a total 180 when I began submitting with them again earlier this year.
  6. I was recently accepted as an iStock contributor after trying to branch out beyond Shutterstock to see how things go. In your experience, what is the contributor experience like at iStock? Do they hold the same technical standards as Shutterstock (ie. would "noise," "focus," etc. mean the same things there as they do here)? Are their Editorial guidelines the same or similar? How are your sales at iStock relative to Shutterstock?
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