Submitting Olympics related images to stock sites

There may be more stringent requirements to submitting Olympics related editorial images to stock sites than normal. Some stock sites won’t take images taken from within an Olympic venue unless credentials are also provided.

Here’s Shutterstock’s policy. It’s worth a read if only to get a gist of what the industry landscape is like.

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.