My First Time Unsplash Submission

3 months ago (in December 2022), Alhamdulillah Allah The Giver of Gifts, the Most Gracious, and the Most Merciful invited me to His sacred House (Mecca / Makkah al-Mukarramah) and Prophet's Mosque (Medina / al-Madinah al-Munawwarah). I take many photos yet some of them are good or blurry, or just selfies 😅

I used Unsplash as a cover on a post a long time ago, and sometimes scroll to see the best work of experts.

So I decided to upload some photos with my device, but I didn't know the photos I uploaded should be reviewed first by the Unsplash team.

The recently uploaded photos are tagged as "In Review". It takes around 24 hours to review, as stated by their community staff:

Photos are usually assessed for curation and discoverability by the Editorial Team within 24 hours, however this time may be slightly longer if there’s a higher than average number of submissions.

Most of my photos were accepted while 2 of them were flagged and can't be published in Unsplash.

Your recent photo submission

Hey Ariq,

Thanks for submitting to Unsplash!

We wanted to let you know that unfortunately our system flagged your recent submission since it didn’t meet the guidelines - specifically the image quality and/or editing.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to give specific critique or feedback on individual photos, however here's a list of the most common reasons that may apply in this case:

    Unclear photos
    Photos containing excess pixelation or spotting
    Extreme angles
    Excessive sun glare, ‘Blown out’ sky
    Under or overexposed images
    Heavy vignetting
    Excessive grain
    Excessive use of filters
    Picking single colors out on black and white photos
    Noise from over-editing

You can read all submission guidelines here.

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Thanks for your understanding,

— The Unsplash Team 

Check out my Unsplash page here:

Ariq Naufal (@naufdotal) | Unsplash Photo Community
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