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User currently offlineSNATH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

I recently submitted my first batch of photos to a.net... and they were all rejected on grounds of bad quality. I can understand that some of them were probably not great (I had taken them with my previous digital camera), however I was perplexed about this one being rejected (click on it for the full version):





It was taken with a new 8.0 megapixel camera (Olympus C-8080WZ) in bright daylight. Could someone possibly give me some feedback on why this is not considered good enough, as it looks pretty good to me.

I'm not trying to bash the screeners with this post. I'm just trying to find out what to do better in the future. Thanks.

Tony

PS I should point out that the one included here is actually a re-submitted slightly tweeked version (a bit higher contrast and a bit of sharpening).

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User currently offlineNewark777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

It looks to me as though there is a bit too much sharpening. Look at the titles and the leading edges of the nacelles, and they seem a bit jagged. That may be pushing it, though. I'm surprised it wasn't rejected for badmotive also, for the bins in the foreground.

Harry


User currently offlineGo3Team From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

The foreground has a bunch of stuff in it that would be grounds for bad motivation. Thats the only thing I can see.

User currently offlineSNATH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Newark and Go,

Thanks very much for the replies. Yes, it was bad quality that it was rejected for and I was a bit surprised. I have to admit I like all the stuff in the foreground; it shows a busy airport!

This was was shot at full 8.0 megapixels and stored in jpeg, then shrunk to meet the submission size criteria, and then re-encoded in jpeg. Shall I started shooting in raw to avoid encoding the photo in jpeg twice and avoid potential bad jpeg artifacts?

Tony


User currently offlineHodges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

SNATH,

I would highly reccomend shotting in RAW mode. No quality is compromised and I feel it provides the photographer with much more influencei n the development of the picture. However, the downside to shooting in RAW is more editing is required than with JPEG images. But, if you know your Photoshop well enough you can make that an advantage.

Hope this helps,

Erik


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