Passing Shutterstock Exam

Passing Shutterstock Exam

Passing Shutterstock Exam

How to pass the exam in photobank Shutterstok.
In order to pass the exam in photobank Shutterstok, you need to show the top 10 of the photos (or vector images or 3D-graphics) inspectors photobank, at least 4 MPx (the more the better) and preferably of different subjects.

Passing Shutterstock Exam

How to pass the exam in photobank Shutterstok.
In order to pass the exam in photobank Shutterstok, you need to show the top 10 of the photos (or vector images or 3D-graphics) inspectors photobank, at least 4 MPx (the more the better) and preferably of different subjects.

Even if you shoot in the same style for the exam did diversify it to every shot was carrying a different idea.

If seven or more images will be approved – you have passed the exam and you can upload an unlimited number of images. These 7 or accepted papers the next day will be available for sale.

If there are more than four substandard images – not passed the exam, and be allowed to re-take the exam in 1 month. If this time has failed to pass the exam, you will have a chance to pass the exam again in a month, the number of attempts is unlimited.

So, before you send ten test, make sure that your works are of sufficient quality and commercial value. Do not jump to download the test shots, rather spend time on their selection. If your archives are no suitable image quality or the story, you have to make new good photos. Do not expect to get through the exam with poor quality or unclaimed works.

If you’re an illustrator and you have a good vector work, and you know how to draw well in vector programs, or programs have a way with 3D-graphics, you pass the exam at Shutterstok not be easy, because Vector does not have problems like poor lighting, poor focus and exposure, artifacts, noise, etc.

Details of vector images and how to get them in here photobanks
The main causes of failure in delivery exam
Noise and artifacts – poor image quality. There is a high sensitivity of the matrix and a strong image compression. To eliminate this cause shoot camera at the minimum sensitivity (ISO). Make sure that the shot was correctly exposed, and then did not have to raise the brightness, because while there are noise and artifacts. Many cameras programmatically add sharpness, which also contributes to the artifacts.

Therefore, set the minimum value of field (Sharpen) in the camera or shoot in RAW, and when converting clean sharpness to zero. And you can only raise the sharpness at the end of the photo processing and selectively (for example, blue sky never add sharpness and eye lashes and desirable). If you have a camera is not very good, to reduce noise and artifacts sometimes helps out the image to 4 MPx.

More information about the requirements for the quality of photos here

The lack of commercial value.
Rate my picture and think whether it can be applied anywhere? If not, then most likely the inspectors will photobanks this opinion and your photo will not be accepted. Also, do not send the exam similar shots of the same type, such as trees, flowers or animals from different angles. View popular photos on photo stocks and concluded that the right customers. Be original and creative and your pictures will be able to take its rightful place among the popular works.

More information about the requirements to the items here

Wrong keywords.
When attributing to each image must be set from 7 to 50 Tools Quote Keyword. But the exam is not necessary to write a large number of keywords for the photo. Pick ten most important words. Specify only the main objects in an image and describe them. It’s a shame when the other parameters your shot went up, and the keywords are wrong. After taking photos will be able to add up to 50 keywords to your images, which will increase their sales.

More information about the keywords here

Lack of resolution of the model (Model Release)
In the photos, which show the faces of people with photo must be a written permission of people to use these images. This agreement is called a “Model Release” (Receipt model).

More details about the model release and how to download here
Exam on Shutterstock for amateur photographers is big enough barrier. Due to the very competitive photobank not want to work with photographers who have weak camera. But, with a strong desire there can get any. If you mirror a digital camera, take the exam does not take much. The main thing – do not rush to make a qualitative test, or choose ten photographs.

If the first time you did not pass the exam, do not worry, it happens to many. A month before the next exam, you can work with other photobanks and get to know the specifics of working with katabatic agencies. After this re-examination will be a lot easier to pass.

After registering in photobank Shutterstok to load test shots follow the links: Submit Photos -> via HTTP, then will be a page with a choice of ten images.