If you received an email saying your application was not a fit for the collection, you might be looking for feedback on why we made this decision or how you can improve your portfolio for a future application. We receive many applications daily and can't always provide the thorough feedback we wish we could. You may contact our Support team and ask for advice, but first, see if this helps answer your question.
Most applications are declined because the subject matter is well covered in our collection. As we're a small Co-op, we are careful to not oversaturate the collection with topics we already have in abundance, unless it offers something new or raises the overall quality level.
Some areas where we are already well-represented include landscape, nature, wildlife, and travel.
Subjects we're excited about include:
- Diverse people and lifestyles ("real people doing real things")
- Visual explorations of local communities and cultures
- Business, technology, and industry
- High-end concept, product, and still life
- Interesting ideas and fresh perspectives
If you are planning on submitting another application in the future, we suggest looking at our homepage and doing some searches to see what you think you could offer that we are missing, or where you could raise the bar. Another great place to look is in our blog, which often highlights exciting content, market trends, and content needs.
Final words of advice: don't change for us. We want to see an application that accurately reflects your individual style and passion.