KC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
I take a bunch of photos of helicopters but I end up only wanting about 1/3 of the photos I get developed. Out of that only about half get on a.net. What is your success (if you wanna call it that) rate?
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12426 posts, RR: 40 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
I probably only upload about 2% of what I take. Usually, they are interesting but borderline quality, so my acceptance is probably only 50%. If I chose that I knew were dead cert's it'd probably be more like 95-98% but I don't want all my shots in the d/b to be boring side-on's .
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 57 Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
Dunno.. I shoot like 150-170 on a day at the airport, and about 20 tops get uploaded of that day, but only if they are good. Sometimes I go to the airport, shoot 150 pics, and upload 2-3. But that doesnt matter, most important is that you have a great time shooting the pics.
I havent a clue what my acceptance ratio is here. Lately it hasnt been too good because of my DC-2 adventure But its most likely around 80-90%
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1966 times:
If you measure success by enjoyment...I am at about 99% I will also typically shoot 100 to 300 photos in a day, depending on the event. The joy is in shooting and trying to capture something "just right." Even if I don't it is fun.
Out of those photos I will usually upload 10 or so.....9 out of 10 are generally accepted....
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
Easiest way to achieve a high success rate here is to upload only top quality stuff. Submit mandane quality pictures of run-of-the-mill subjects taken in marginal conditions and its inevitable you'll get some failures. Be selective and self-critical - ask yourself honestly if the picture you're about to submit is top quality, and if it isn't then either don't submit it or be prepared for a knock-back.
I upload maybe 1% or at most 2% of what I shoot... Its not that the rest are no good, its just that I'm selective and I don't submit to make up numbers - I try to only submit pictures that I think will add something to the database. Doing it this way, I have a success rate that I'm very happy with.
Boieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
pretty normal you'll have a low rejection rate if you don't upload anything (or barely...).
Anyway, I'm kind of the opposite of Andy like to upload as much as possible, I go with the idea that it doesn't cost anything to try and upload, so I might as well try to sneak a few past. Haven't gone through my rejection rate recently but last time I checked it was around 90%.
Boieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1687 times:
Sorry, it costs the screeners time, in the end everybody with photos in the Q is harmed.
Luis, true but it isn't my fault that they can't cope with the queue, in that case more screeners should be put on the job. All my pictures get put into the HQ, so I guess I'm not really wasting their time, you normally don't take more than 10-30 seconds per picture anyway...
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5027 posts, RR: 17 Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
I try and upload every plane I shoot. After all, if I shoot it and store it on the hard drive then nobody's going to see it.....what fun is that????
The last batch was 20 uploaded, 20 accepted. somehow i dont think that rate will repeat with the batch currently waiting.
yesterday I missed a Cargolux 744, and today I missed an extremely rare sighting of Song....damn Well, maybe tommorrow i wont miss the AeroUnion Airbus. Its hard to work on technique when you can only shoot 1 or 2 planes per day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 56 Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
Much the same as most...
200 shots on a day, but likely to upload maybe 10-15 of those maximum.
I become very selective.
Being a screener, I've learned a few things
1. How to screen my own shots (figuratively - I cannot screen my own).
2. What are the common likes and dislikes of the other screeners
3. That we're all a reasonbly fair bunch - some rejections will be viewed by many screeners and commented on before rejection.
Of late I don't tend to push the envelope with border line shots as much as I used to try. The Canon 10D has helped tremendously.
After loading maybe one borderline shot out of let's say 30, it ends up being the one that gets rejected.
Screening my own shots, I never really get surprised by the odd rejection anymore.
Acception rate since 10D is about 95%.
Btw - Excellent DC3 shot Wietse. I saw the Black and White version, but really thought it would look brilliant in colour. Excellent work, and a pleasure to screen.
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
Boieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
That's dreadful... 90% rejected! As Luis said, you are indeed wasting your screeners time then, as well as your own - you need to be more selective!
What the hell am I writing, should have read 90% accepted... Sorry for the mess up. I don't upload as much as I'd like to, I have about 2500 photos waiting to be processed which are of A.net quality, guess it's the same for everyone...
Glenn, I probably shouldn't be writing this on A.net but anyway. Since I've become a screener on another site (Plane........ .net), it's helped me on A.net also. I've only been there for a few weeks now though. It avoids me uploading stuff that's of low interest or taken from bad angles. On the last batch I didn't get any rejections, so I guess its helping me...
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
It depends if I am taking slides or using the 10D. With slides of course I'm much more selective when taking the shots. My process goes something like this.
1) I scan all the slides into the PC, and select which ones, at first glance, are of A-net potential. i.e. interesting angle, good quality, etc. For Slides it maybe around 30% of what I shot. For Digital maybe 15%.
2) I'll process all the selected pictures and get them as good as I can and ready for upload. I might drop 25% of the initial selection at this point, because in processing I discover some problem and I can't get a good result.
3) I'll open A-net and check what has been previously uploaded for each registration that I have prepared. If someone else has loaded an almost identical picture, or I have, from the same airport, I'll dump it unless there is a particular reason, like my new photo is of better quality than the one already there. Take another 10 or 15% off the selection.
4) Set up my info file and upload.
So all in all, I end up uploading about 20% of what I shot for slides, and around 10% of what I shot on digital.
I have a rejection rate that probably runs around 2 or 3%
25 EGBB: If I was to take away the dozen or so badcopyright logo rejects and the odd baddouble and even one that was deleted last week after 24 hours for badpe
26 KC7MMI: Speaking of badcopyright, I got that yesterday for no reason...didn't have anything on my pic. -Benjamin
27 KC7MMI: ..while I'm going off... I uploaded a total of 26 good shots (IMHO). Immediately 17 or so were rejected. I fixed 'em and reuploaded. Still, I got 9 re
28 Emmett99: Recently I uploaded 18 and 5 were accepted. I think I would have blown one of those off also. The good news for our screeners, is even though I though