Did you get this message when you uploaded your first sample illustration on iStockphoto and you are sure, that you ZIP your EPS file? Don’t worry, the problem is not in your file (probably).
The quiz is quite easy, but for somebody who is not native English speaker, it can be a bit hard. So I prepared the right answers (but you still should read the Stock Photographer Training Manual, because there is a lot of important information, which will help you with acceptance on iStockphoto).
If you want to get accepted on Shutterstock site, you have to send them 10 pictures and 7 of them must be accepted. If not, you may try again after one month. Why is it so important to get on Shutterstock? Because Shutterstock is the best microstock site for photographers and graphic artists (check the list of other microstock sites).
In the following article I have written down some details about the best microstock sites for photographers and graphic artists. If you are just a beginner in the microstock world, then I can recommend you to start with Dreamstime and after you have a portfolio about 50 images, try your luck on the Shutterstock.
I provide a lot of free (original) source files on this site, so I think It’s important for you to know exactly what you can do with those files.
SellingGraphics source files (freebie downloads) are original works, and therefore subject to copyright. What does this mean? I’ll tell you: Since the files you download from SellingGraphics.com are my original artwork, they are copyrighted by me with Some Rights Reserved for my protection provided by Creative Commons License, however, there are certain things you can do with them.
In the middle of February Fotolia will start offering footage in various digital formats including HD video, for as little as £10. Contributors can submit their footage right now.
iStockphoto now offer a collection of more than 10, 000 royalty-free audio tracks for sale! Each is from 5 seconds to 4 minutes long. You will find here various music genres, isolated sounds, sounds effects, complete compositions and more… You can search by Search by musical genre, tempo, emotive keywords, key or time signature.
This site was created for graphic artists, designers and photographers who want to sell their illustrations and pictures on the web. The other target group is the photo and illustration buyers, who can find here useful information about current events in microstock agencies.