How To Get Accepted By iStockphoto

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I don’t know about anyone else but I sometimes need to motivate myself by means of a good challenge. I’ve always loved it when someone says to me: “That’s not possible, it can’t be done. Just forget it!” Guaranteed I will do whatever it takes to prove that person wrong and thoroughly enjoy the process!! So whilst lacking a little motivation/inspiration or maybe both, I took to the various photo forums to have a browse and just chill out. On the first forum I came across a thread where a few pro photographers were bemoaning the fact that their applications to become an iStockphoto Stock Photographer had been turned down for varying reasons. It seems that iStockphoto is the most stringent of the stock photo sites when it come to judging image quality so your images need to be pretty much spot on in order to gain approval from their administrators. Now I know pretty much nothing about stock photography but I thought this would be a decent challenge so I decided to give it a go. Here’s what happened..