As an image creator it can be very frustrating to have your images rejected by the reviewers of sites. You are already convinced that your images are worthy of going on the sites otherwise you would not have sent them..
A lot of people enter microstock believing it will be a breeze, many microstock sites make joining as a contributor fairly easy and I think this helps in misleading people..
Microstock images are about quality, quantity and being able to stand out from the crowd. Your images are on parade, competing with images from 10’s of thousands of other photographers..
It is at times quite difficult trying to second guess what each agency wants. Obviously breaking news images should be accepted, but “commentary worthy”…
One night, you say, “let me show some new pixels.” Suddenly, out of the blue honey not tonight, “I have a headache!” Your first rejection!
Sometimes rejected photos are not entirely rejected. Some agencies offer the opportunity to re-submit photos if you are able to modify the image accordingly..