Is it Stock? Moab, Clownfish and Aquaculture – Results
The selections and rejections from the prior post are rolling in. So to answer the question of “Is it stock”, the answer is a resounding yeah, kinda.
Acceptance rates ran the gamut, from 100% acceptance at Veer to 100% rejection at Fotolia. Other agencies were a mixed bag between these extremes. A couple of notes about Veer and Fotolia in particular: For Veer, the images were accepted within 24 hours! This was a big departure from the prior six week wait other submissions had endured. But there might be a catch – These were reviewed along with 6 other images that had been in the cue for 6 weeks. So, the prior images may have served as placeholders in the review line and I just lucked out by submitting this batch just before the others were reviewed. For Fotolia, a high rejection rate was expected (although 100% was a little depressing). They have one of the largest collections of images around, so if your concept isn’t remarkably new, they probably have similar images in abundance. A submission consisting mainly of landscape photography from a tourist destination wasn’t likely to succeed. The good news (for me) was a subsequent submission of more stock oriented images to Fotolia had a 100% acceptance rate.
So, without further ado, here are the images again, with the acceptances or rejections I have received so far: