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What's Your Success Rate?  
User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2834 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?
-Benjamin

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2799 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 Big grin.

Oh wait... Sorry Tim  Big grin


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2765 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  Smile But its most likely around 80-90%

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2740 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....

 Smile


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2746 times:


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Photo © Wietse de Graaf



lol my little DC2 adventure was succesfull afterall.  Smile

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Cool photo.. Wietse...

Yes I agree, I enjoy it alot, I enjoy it more when I catch something right, its always a shame when I realize when I get home that I haven't caught something right after all... Big grin


User currently offlineJani From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 71 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

I upload about 40% of the photos I take. Of those, 30%-50% gets accepted, if I'm lucky. But sometimes it could go like 20%...

So; Out of a 36 film roll I've had 7-9 photos accepted at its best. It's a bit discouraging.

Maybe I should convert to digital, but it's still a bit pricey, even second-hand...


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Wietse
good stuff that shot !
(what happened to the winglet ? )  Innocent
 Big thumbs up

/JM



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

He mentioned in the other thread that some "blur" was removed, probably the same thing in dutch  Big grin

Staffan



User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

 Smile well it says that if the cloning is good for the pic and as long as its invisible, it is allowed  Smile So the winglet went Big grin

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Where did it go to? And if you cloned it, wouldn't there be two? Big grin

[Edited 2003-10-28 23:33:26]

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2515 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.

Andy


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

You don't want to know what my success rate is. It's lower than Derek Jeter's number, though.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

"Its not that the rest are no good"

Well, we will have to take your word for that Andy Big grin

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Ben,
nice one  Big thumbs up

Andy,
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%.


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

"...I go with the idea that it doesn't cost anything to try and upload..."

Sorry, it costs the screeners time, in the end everybody with photos in the Q is harmed.

Luis


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2461 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...

Tim


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2416 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



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Boeing747-400 said: Haven't gone through my rejection rate recently but last time I checked it was around 90%

That's dreadful...  Wow! 90% rejected!  Sad As Luis said, you are indeed wasting your screeners time then, as well as your own - you need to be more selective!  Wink/being sarcastic

Andy Big grin


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Hi All,

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.

Regards,

Glenn Stewart



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User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2387 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...

Cheers,
Tim


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Tim,

You know, I was only joking with you - I knew what you meant, but you just didn't say it like that. If you've got another 2500 a.net images waiting, please don't upload them all at once though  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Andy


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Tim,

Are you not worried that people belived you had a 90% rejection rate?  Laugh out loud

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Andy,
might actually upload a couple hundred today, it's raining, I'm on vacation. Don't think the screeners would like my name after that though.  Insane

Ben,
I'd be an upload guru to have the number of pics I have on the database with a 90% rejection rate.

Cheers,
Tim


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2385 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%

Charles


25 Post contains images 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
29 Post contains images Jani : Emmett99, Couldn't agree more!
30 Post contains images Codeshare : Over the last 16 months and over 100 rolls of uploading, I learned to screen myself first (the photos of course), and then submit. When I look at my e
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