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  1. I am trying to find out more about submitting photos of artwork (paintings, sculptures, installations) taken in art museums. First of all, is it allowed to submit them in the first place? If yes, are they supposed to be submitted as Editorial (with date and location)? Second, is there a difference between classic and modern art? For example, if the artist is still alive, I assume it is not allowed without that artist's permission, since this would clearly be a copyright violation. What happens with the classics - for example, is it allowed to submit a photo of a Van Gogh painting in the National Gallery? Does the frame of that painting fall under any copyright laws? I appreciate any help in finding answers to the above - I wasn't able to find this on my own. Thanks!
  2. Hello everyone I am new to submitting content to Shutterstock and I wish to submit photography for both commercial and editorial use. The options on the upload page that may fit this description are 'illustration' and 'editorial use only' do I pick either/both/or should I choose neither? Is it better not to tick either of these options if you wish to have your images used for both commercial and editorial? Apologies if this seems a daft question - I thought there would be a 'commercial' use button in the section if so. Many thanks in advance. B
  3. Hi I have a model holding editorial content, so when I add the model release, I then cannot select the box for Editorial Content. I have tried the following adding images as editorial content with no model release - rejected adding images with model release and keyword 'illustrative editorial" and were rejected as editorial was not selected, well I could not select it, as it is greyed out Suggestions??
  4. Hello everyone and thank you in advance for reading my questions! I joined at the start of this week and have sold a few photos. Being brand new to stock photography, I feel like this is a good start. I have only uploaded standard shots and want to upload what I am guessing would be editorial. I have read through a few posts on the forum but I am not sure I totally understand, what is or is not allowed. Here is what I think I do understand: You can post shots from public events as editorial, if you describe the event, date, location and other identifying details. These shots can include people's faces without a release form, and automobiles and signs that may be in the shot. They must be marked as editorial use only. So far, that is what I have sorted but I feel like I might be missing some details and hope someone can clarify in 'laymen's terms', for this new user to better get how 'editorial' works. Thank you for any guidance! Michele
  5. Hello guys, does anybody knows why the famous android figurine is not suitable as editorial content, i submitted but but rejected? i see him in dozens of editorial online publications in varied poses and settings. Are stock sites websites prohibited to sell as editorial, but magazines, online publications and news media authorized? thanks
  6. hello, I got written permission to photograph an event. The responsible persons for the event knew i was going to submit the photos to microstock websites. Recently a visitor of that event discovered her photo on shutterstock. Asked for the photos to be removed and asked for money. i said to her i got written permission to photograph and sell the images as editorial to microstock websites. What is the best answer to give when something like this happens ? Do i have to remove the photos if she wants? If the organizers of the event give in to her requests and then ask me to remove the photos, what can i do? Do i have to give her any money of the sales? Note: one reason for removing the photo could be that it causes ridicule to her, like: "i think i'm fat and ugly on the photo" - Is this considered a valid reason? thanks
  7. hello guys, Can every photo be sold as editorial? Examples: - the photo of my dog - the photo of a tree - the photo of my pencils - the photo of the coca-cola brand - the photo of the face of a homeless person (i ask for permission to take the photo, but don't say it's going to be sold) - the photo of the homeless but showing the street or buildings (don't asked for permission, it's from relatively far away) - the photo of a kid playing in the park with a dangerous dog (i ask for permission to parents / i don't ask for permission) - the photo of a kid playing in the park (i ask for permission to parents / i don't ask for permission) - the photo i took with my cellphone/compact camera inside the mall, where there are no signs of photography being prohibited - the photo of a naked woman running during a soccer game - the photo of a artwork but includes some nearby elements, like a person watching, a vase with a big flower next to it. - the photo of police officers eating a big burger on the street, or giving directions to the traffic - the photo of only the faces of casual visitors of an event, that are not in costume, or participating on the activities of the event. - the photo of casual visitors of an event, that include some elements that show that they are indeed visiting an event. Can you say for each one and give your opinions. I want to know this because i want to understand if anything can be sold as editorial, i don't want to know if it has potential to be sold. thanks
  8. I got this rejection from a bunch of editorial photos submitted: Unacceptable Editorial Caption -- Editorial captions must describe the subject matter (who, what, where, when) and must be in English. Editorial captions cannot contain special characters or repeat words/phrases in excess. All the images HAD the appropriate descriptions and of course in English. Is this a bug?
  9. Hi, I got few images rejected due to the unacceptable editorial caption. I have few editorial images accepted a while ago, and now wanted to upload a few more. Since it was a long time ago since I read the instructions for editorial captions, i read the again now. I followed then, or so I thought, coming up with something like this (image attached): GLASGOW, UK - NOVEMBER 2 - A construction site in the City Center of Glasgow on November 2. Site illustrates high health and safety standards. Can you tell me what is wrong with this image? Or how else I could upload it as? Thank you
  10. Hi all, I took this photo a few days ago and submitted as editorial but it was rejected for something like not being editorial enough. The picture was taken from a faraway rooftop on a mellow cloudy day with calm seas so after tweaking it the photo looks a bit like an illustration - at least to me. I like it but is it at all submittable being that it's a recognizable one of kind yacht? Or should I just fuggedaboutit? Thanks!
  11. Hello all! Interesting things happen here. Yesterday I uploaded about 40 images of Saint Patricks' Day celebration. All of them had the same editorial caption: MOSCOW - MARCH 18, 2017: Saint Patrick's Day celebration in Sokolniki park in Moscow. Color photo. I got approval for 2 images only. All the rest have been rejected for Unacceptable editorial caption. What is especially interesting - I submitted files in batches of 3-4 photos, so in one batch there were 3 files, one accepted, another 2 rejected for "Unacceptable editorial caption", though all 3 files have the same caption and depict the same topic - people in festive costumes. To me this is a kind of phenomenal - what's your opinion?
  12. Hi, I wondered if anyone could offer some advice to a newbie. I like taking pictures of interiors so I am practising with my own home and things in it as a first step. My submissions keep getting rejected for: 'Property Release -- A property release is required for this image or the attached property release does not meet our requirements or is illegible.' I had no idea whether the description on my release release should cover my 'home and contents' or whether I needed to list each item in the image on the release (painful!). Anyway, I did both and got rejected both times with this same reason. If there is no way around this because I have an image of something that has a 'recognisable design', can I resubmit pictures like these as editorial without a release and if so do I need to know (and include in the key words) the stores that the items came from? Thanks for any advice and if anyone has any links I can go to for further info on this kind of stuff that would also be great as I have looked hard to no avail.
  13. I've created 3 photo manipulated images which I've attached. I'm getting contradictory opinions from the reviewers. One is telling me to upload it into editorial the other says that I can't. I personally think this is editorial but maybe I'm wrong. Please could someone help with what I need to do. I've also attached the reviewers reason for rejection. Caption for image: THE AMERICAS, October 2017. After earthquakes and hurricanes, the americas are struck by devastating fires.
  14. I've just uploaded an image for the resignation of the US Secretary - Tom Price. The caption read: WASHINGTON, US HEALTH SECRETARY, TOM PRICE, leaves Trump administration following allegations of misuse of USAF jet for travel. Digital illustration of starburst with stars and stripes background. Rejected because its not editorial? Please reviewers! seriously! Read the caption! So irritated wasting time with rubbish comments like this. Ideas like this lose relevance.
  15. If an editorial photo accompanies a tweet, then the author still has to provide attribution, right? A couple of my images have been used like this, and I would have thought that the article linked in the tweet would include the credit, but it doesn't. Thanks in advance!
  16. For some reason. Today I've been waiting for approval on some editorial pics I've uploaded. They usually get approved quickly but today they're not. How long does it take to approve Editorial pics? I understand if commercial images take longer to be reviewed. My concern is when you created content for editorial purposes. The images lose relevance if it takes to long to be approved. Please can someone help me understand.
  17. Hello everyone. For the second weekend in a row I've been trying to upload images and they simply sit in my pending approval window. This doesn't happen during the week. I'm wondering if there's a glitch or my files are stuck. (I have tried to delete them and re upload them if anyone thinks that is the problem.) I'd like to know if Shutterstock reviews editorial images/illustrations on weekends? I'm uploading some current news event illustrations and they're obviously losing relevance by the day. I've attached three examples: 1. PUERTO RICO, CARIBBEAN, 22 September 2017 - Hurricane Maria leaves island under water. World weeps. 2. MEXICO, 23 September 2017 - Rebuild Mexico City. Third earthquake hits Mexico in two weeks. 3. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 22 September 2017 - The race against time. Mexico is in desperate need of International assistance after the devastating earthquake. This kind of work should be reviewed much quicker. I've tried emailing Shutterstock. Its like talking to a robot, they don't understand what urgency means. It's silly in my opinion, they could be selling so many more images if they found a way to prioritize editorial (news) images.
  18. Hello, The thing is I have some illustrations about famous politics, for example Donald Trump, Is it possible to upload them?, must they be submitted like editorial images? Does SS accept humorous illustrations? Thanks a lot for the orientation !
  19. Hi, am I allowed to upload the same picture once as editorial and once as commercial? Shouldn't that increase the probability of selling the picture or getting it recognized?
  20. Hello All, Can anyone help me why my all model release images are also rejected by the below reason. Unacceptable Editorial Caption : Caption is either missing factual who, what, when and where information, is too vague, contains inaccuracies or is not relevant to the subject matter. Illustrative Editorial Keyword Requirement -- The keywords "illustrative" and "editorial" or the keyword phrase "illustrative editorial" must be used for this image. Regards, Sheetal
  21. Hello everyone ! I´m searching for some guidelines to upload photos of coins and bills of different countries, but can´t find any. Does someone know about the requirements to upload this kind of content?, Are these editorial images? Thank you !
  22. This is one of my first attempts at editorial submission, rejected twice for: Unacceptable Editorial Caption -- Caption is either missing factual who, what, when and where information, is too vague, contains inaccuracies or is not relevant to the subject matter. Unfortunately I did not record and keep the titles that I submitted, but the second attempt was something like this: "Fresh bread is displayed in an Italian bakery restaurant along with ads for Itailian ice, sandwiches, and panini". I did read the guidelines, but evidently am not getting the concept. What is missing? Is it supposed to actually say (using fake info here), "Bob's Italian bakery and restaurant on 2345 Main St in Springfield, Illinois" ? Thanks.
  23. I would like to photograph a old building of historical interest (Villa Reale in Marlia, LUCCA, ITALY). It is open to visitors but the property is private, so I don't know if the editor will accept the images, also as editorial content. Can I ask the editor (by email?) before going on set? Thanks Zummolo
  24. Hi. I tried to upload the photo of empty Vantaa railroad station as editorial content. Previously they approved such pictures (for example Stockholm or Moscow metro station). Pictures from this station from other authors are available in Shutterstock too: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/helsinki-finland-1-jan-2017-opened-549452275?src=PfdePeIoE7jKfMUgZUkRmg-1-14, https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/helsinki-finland-1-jan-2017-opened-549452287, https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/helsinki-finland-1-jan-2017-opened-549452296and more. But they declined my pictures from same station with statement "Non-Licensable Content -- Due to legal compliance restrictions, we cannot license this content in our collection". But why, if they already have such pictures in their collection? I tried it twice with same result. What the double standards?
  25. Recent submission of editorial images on the same topic of an already accepted image (Hodgson's Mill in Missouri) were rejected as "Unacceptable Editorial Caption -- Caption is either missing factual who, what, when and where information, is too vague, contains inaccuracies or is not relevant to the subject matter." I cut and pasted the editorial caption from the already accepted image I had submitted previously to the additional submissions and re-submitted. That upload, too, was rejected citing: "Unacceptable Editorial Caption -- Caption is either missing factual who, what, when and where information, is too vague, contains inaccuracies or is not relevant to the subject matter." Has anyone experienced similar rejections and if so, did you discover a solution? Input/suggestions/solutions would be appreciated. I am frustrated by this issue of acceptance then rejection using the same Editorial caption text for an editorial submission. Sincerely, Paul Jones
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