Submitting Editorial content on Shutterstock

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded editorial content. So it came as an unpleasant surprise that my lastest batch of photos were rejected on grounds of “credentials”. Here’s the write up on their page:

I wonder what will happen to all those photos they have that were approved without credentials. Maybe they should redo their rejection algorithm or something or have the keyword public as a flag to have a reviewer look before rejecting.

Anyways, other sites thus far have been accepting those photos that Shutterstock declined, so I’m not too concerned, just disappointed.