piksells said:Hi metroshane and others...
I submit pictures to around eight different stock libraries. I'm an enthusiast, and have been submitting for the past few months.
There is no doubt about it that it is quite a thrill when your images are accepted, and an even bigger thrill when they start to sell!
Each library is a little different, both in the images they will accept, and in the way they sell.
There are a few rules that seem to apply across all the libraries:
1. Technical quality is a must - blurry pics, blown-out highlights etc are out.
2. The bigger the image the better...most want at least 2.5MP (2.5 Million Pixels) - multiply the width by the length to see if yours will qualify.
I started off with a Panasonic FZ5, but a number of images were being rejected due to fringing at edges, or image noise. I've gone on to a Nikon D200 and that problem has now gone away.
3. Subjects need to be bold, simple, well-composed...on the thirds, with no distractions at the edges of the frame.
..If you are interested I'd be more than happy to share my experiences in more depth. I can even post you links so you can have a go at making some money too!!