A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10136 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
I asked this in another thread of mine (the one about Surinam Airways). I would like to ask ifanyone can help me with my camera and how to use it in the best way. Every time when I upload my photo's, (including the ones from my website) they all get rejected which I don't really understand. I really would like to upload my photo's, but they are just not excepted, and the last few times I've uploaded my photo's, I don't get a reply unfortunately.
I would love to show all my aircraft photo's to everybody, but I guess I need help on how to take photo's so they can be excepted. Can anyone help me with this or meet at Schiphol's spectator's terrace so I can learn more about photography? It kind of brings me down when my photo's are rejected every time. I really want to make better photo's.
I have a website (see link below). How are my photo's on my website, can anyone give me advise on those photo's? These are some of the photo's which were of bad quality, but I can't figure out why exactly. I would love to change this quality, but I don't know how really. My website is:
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
You mentioned you have your negatives scanned and burned on a CD at the photolab. What's the resolution (size in pixels) of those scans? I once had analog pictures burned on a CD; the scans were not very good and resolution was quite low (1500x1000pixels). It was fine for my holiday snaps to send to my friends, but it didn't have enough detail to be suitable for aviation photography if you ask me. That was about a year ago, so perhaps things are improving in those photolabs. I've seen some shots on your website that are quite alright and could have a chance here. What kind of editing program do you use, and how do you use it to edit a picture?
But to get the most out of your negatives (given that they're sharp and well exposed), you should consider getting a slide/negative scanner. However the process of scanning & editing of slides or negatives will take you some time to master.
Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
I'm still fairly new to this myself so may not be the best person to comment. However, my view is that on you need to look at the overall composition of your photo's - at present some of them are not very pleasing to the eye. I'm sure others will comment on the technical/editing side.
Erwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2164 times:
The file size and dimension doesn't sound like the high quality files you need to be able to get your stuff on a.net.
Normally the photostore burn their cd-roms with quite low quality pictures. Last year I tried that myself and the result didn't make me happy at all.
What to do about it? Many possibilities...
1 - Search for a shop where they can really scan your negatives at a proper quality, at least 2000 x 3000 pixels, preferable TIFF format and not jpg,
2 - Get a decent scanner and scan your prints yourself,
3 - Buy a negative/slide scanner, and start using slides (dia's),
4 - Buy a digital camera.
But in any case you need good editing software and you must know how to use it.