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Seriously, Tastespotting? Seriously?

I have nothing against these photos or the people who took them. I just for the life of me don't understand how these are considered good composition by Tastespotting, but my photos get rejected.

I know I'm going to get in trouble for posting this. But Seriously!?

22 comments:

Dana Sindona said...

Why not show us which of your photos were rejected? Maybe visitors could offer some input.

DeliciousDish said...

I hear ya. I don't even bother trying anymore. The few times I've taken a really good photo, I've tried to get it accepted and it gets shot down and then I see pictures there that are much, much worse. I know I'll never take good enough pics to get them on there, but you take amazing pics that should all be on there!

CHOCOLATEKAT said...

:-(

Joan Nova said...

I feel your pain!

Cara said...

I'm just glad none of those are mine ;) But honestly, I feel your pain. It's funny, I used to have a great track record with TS but a horrible time getting on FG, and now the tables have turned. TS is near impossible for me.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

like I said, I'm not against photos. I'm just against mine not being accepted when they are better. Specifically my focaccia ones from the previous post.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

oh, Megan! Thank you.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

I was mainly pissed about my focaccia photos not being accepted. But could give a 1,000 other examples.

Ben said...

I stopped submitting to that site long ago. It just became a waste of time. I'm convinced they have monkeys as editors who just click randomly. There are other less painful ways to drive traffic to your blog.
BTW I love your photography :)

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thank you!!!
What are some of the other less painful ways to drive traffic?

Hope you are feeling better!

Lauren (PB&G) said...

Yeah I get so frustrated with that site. Your shots are beautiful and there's no way they should be rejected!

Jessica said...

I don't understand how their process works - because I agree with you - some of their choices are really puzzling. I've submitted photos that I was SURE would be rejected, and they were accepted. And vice versa - photos I loved and was so proud of they shot down immediately. Your focaccia photos are gorgeous!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thank you, Jessica! I feel the same way. I know I should just stop submitting, but then they’ll never accept my photos for sure.

gastronomer said...

Olga, you always crack me up. Keep plugging away, girl!

gina homolka said...

Foodgawker is better anyway.

the hungry housewife said...

Ohhhhh , you funny!!!!

Lauren @ HealthyDlicious said...

I feel ya, girl. It's so arbitrary sometimes! Plus I hate how sometimes I'll have an *awesome* shot, but once I crop it into their stupid square... crap. I don't understand why these photo sites can't stick with rectangles, since, you know, that's the shape photos actually are? (sorry to go off on a tangent, I've been wanting to rant about that for a while)

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

ha! I just needed to get it out of my system :)
and I agree about having to cut things into squares: I mean Pinterest allows rectangles, why can't TS and Foodgawker?

Reem | Simply Reem said...

LOL....
Sometime I fail to understand WHAT I DID WRONG IN THE PIC!!!!!

Cath said...

Wow, I just found your blog having lost the bookmark in a computer meltdown a couple of years ago. So good to be back. And yeah, those shots suck. One thing I have noticed though is the shots I see on your blog now have a blue tinge to them. Have you changed colour settings? Could it be you don't see the blue and tastespotting does and doesn't like it?

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Hi!
Welcome back. You are totally right about the bluish tint. Not sure what's going on: I've tried to reset white balance....I think it might be the reflection from some of the blue linens I'm using.

Connie Zhou said...

i know right?! my photos keep getting rejected and it's pissing me offfff!