Pholio in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted June 19, 2014 If I had made any sales, then perhaps I could afford to have my shots reviewed :D :D (back in the sin bin again!!!!!) :angry: :angry: Barking, looking at your portfolio on Alamy I could say this to you. 1) Take a look at what you have. The very first page comes up with three pictures of a crab. The first two look nearly identical. This is also not the only example as there are others. 2) As a landscape/ travel photographer I would say watch the blown skies on some of your images. E19N9X is one example where to me it looks like there are blown highlights in the sky. From looking at it I would say there is a possibility they could be toned down using the grad tool in Lightroom. However, I would always emphasize getting it right "in camera" before you get back home. It is always about time and if like me you are shooting a lot then time is everything and you don't need to faffing about once you get back to the digital workstation. 3) Composition. E19NAG is a good example of timing for me. The two people have their legs chopped off. It may not bother some but it does me. It's something that is easily done but also easily avoided. 4) Exposure. DPENEW looks very underexposed. It could be that is what you want but looking at it the image looks way too dark. Is it all negative? No, of course not. What I would say is that you have a good variety of subjects from a good variety of places. Bear in mind some of the above then just keep shooting and uploading Any help? Thanks, Jools....always grateful for help The Crabs...admittedly similar, but my thinking was they were different enough in case a `buyer' wanted a slightly different angle/pick? E19N9X - Lightroom histogram does not show any blown highlights E19NAG - Yes, the cut off has been pointed out eslewhere...you only get one chance, sometimes DPENEW - Yes, I agree...was trying to get the atmosphere all very useful tips/comments...must try harder. I had a brief blip with QC and then got another batch through but my latest seem to have `failed' again - yet I felt I had ben really careful...aaaarrrggghhh!!!