7 Best Tips To Get Your Photos Accepted On 123RF (Part 1 – Concept & Idea)

 

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We are always looking for great content –  from images, vectors, audio clips and even footage! If you love taking photos or designing quirky icons, why not upload them on the 123RF library (registration is free!) and possibly get monetary benefits?

Of course, we do keep a stringent process on image reviewing and acceptance but fret not, we have some tips and guides to help you get your content through to us without any hassle. Read on for Part 1 of this series:

PART 1: CONCEPT & IDEA

  1. Be Creative! Think Differently.

Conceptual and creative ideas are always welcome.

Not Too Abstract

Although we encourage conception and creativity, but if the message that you are trying to convey is not clear or too abstract, then high chances it will be of no commercial value. Here are some samples that we will not accept:

  1. Drawings & Illustrations

Yes, you can submit your artwork to us; either hand-drawn sketches and paintings or even in vector format. But only if you can do it really well.

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We however do not accept doodles or any drawings done with minimum effort.

  1. Similar Images

Series of images shot in same setting? Yes, we do accept them. However, do not expect us to accept images with slight changes of angle, colour or brightness.

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Or even with the slightest change of pose or expression.

123rf blog contributor 7 Best Tips On Making Money With Your Images (Part 1)

Same goes for different cropping of the same image.

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And finally, rotating the same image wouldn’t help either. Conclusion, choose your best shot!

123rf blog contributor 7 Best Tips On Making Money With Your Images (Part 1)

  1. Offensive & Sensitive Content

There is a limit to freedom of creativity. Concept of discrimination like racism, atheism, terrorism, sexism, xenophobia, prejudism are totally not encouraged.

Did you know that burning a flag is a crime in some countries? Same goes for burning money; images of shredded money are inappropriate to be sold as they are considered as an act of crime.

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Burning money                                                                Cutting money

123rf blog contributor 7 Best Tips On Making Money With Your Images (Part 1)

Burning flag                                            Terrorism word on flag of Saudi Arabia

123rf blog contributor 7 Best Tips On Making Money With Your Images (Part 1)

Anti homosexuality                                                   Anti symbol of religion

Additionally, when it comes to photographing banknotes, there are a few conditions that should be met when submitting before we could consider accepting them. This is to prevent the images from being used for counterfeit banknotes production.

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A currency that is shot flat, where 80% or more of the bill is displayed, is not acceptable. Bills cannot be in full view, nor in their exact dimensions. Flat scans of banknote are unsuitable for commercial use.

  1. Negative Idea / Self- Harming

*Warning: Following content may contain elements that are inappropriate for some audience. Reader discretion is advised.

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Images that convey negative and inappropriate messages are not allowed.

We do not condone any shots which portrays any direct suicidal acts such as inflicting pain on self or others. This is to not encourage or influence any youth to try any new things related to it.

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Indirect and conceptual images are however acceptable.

Images should not have any models in them. Using props to convey the message and concept is permissible.

  1. Not Too Exotic

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Gruesome images that are repulsive and disturbing like road kills, internal organs, puke or other disgusting object are not acceptable.

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However, we will still consider the images if the subjects are presented in a clean, neat and less gory manner.

  1. Nudity Rules

*Warning: Following content may contain elements that are inappropriate for some audience. Reader discretion is advised.

When it comes to content involving nudity, there is always a fine line between what’s decent and indecent. How do we identify them? Pure pornographic and explicit kind or images will never make it to our site.

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We would prefer those which are artistic or simply with stylized sensuality.

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Adult models (yes, at least 21 years old and above) are allowed to show nipples but not their private parts. When it comes to young and under-aged female models, it’s best to have them covered in all areas.

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That’s it for this section, look out for the next part of this series here:

10 Best Tips To Get Your Photos Accepted On 123RF (Part 2 – Quality)

And to help you out further, we have designed an infographic highlighting the current trend of stock images and vectors we are looking for, check it out here: Stock Photos & Vectors That Are Currently In Demand

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