I decided to take some of my images just sitting around in my portfolio and put them to work. To that end I created an iStock account to sell some of them for stock.
I’m pleasantly surprised that, so far, they’ve only rejected one image, and that one because it was a photograph where a brand name was visible (I should have know better). I was surprised that they didn’t reject more of the photos because they were all taken with a point-and-shoot camera and had compression errors at full size. I reduced them to fix that, but I still wasn’t 100% sure they were sharp enough. I uploaded just a few of them mostly to get an idea of if that quality of image was good enough. I guess they are.
I’ve got quite a few in-queue still and some of the accepted ones aren’t up yet, but if you’d like to see what’s up so far, here’s the link to my iStock portfolio: http://www.istockphoto.com/search/portfolio/11221904#1232097
Also, I’m curious if any of you have tried iStock as contributors and what your thoughts are on the experience.