PUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
I've got some questions again regarding the pre screening. Note: The images shown in this message are highly compressed and not identical in size and resolution to the ones i uploaded, but they are identical in terms of the object.
1.) What are the exact rules for showing people at pictures? Reason is, I tried to upload this:
and got the rejection with reason ".. showing people..... but there are a few exceptions". My questions:
a.) shouldnt the pre screeners concentrate on pictures which are too small and or too grainy and or for some other reason of bad quality and leave the rest for Johans decision??
b.) Why was this rejected and this
not? Its also showing a pilot????? A stetement which clarifies this would be highly appreciated.
2.) Which size has the plane to have to get the photo accepted. I saw many contrail shots in the past where you could hardly identify the plane and the pics where accepted. So I thought I would add this
where the plane is clearly visible and you can even identify it without using a loupe and it was rejected by the prescreeners to with reason ".... try to get closer ...". Again I'm asking the same as above under point a.) and would highly appreciate a comment regarding the size of planes in the picture (e.g. contrails).
Thanks in advance
However, this was rejected on the grounds of people, when the captain in question could not possibly be identified, as all you can see is the back of his arm, and a bit of his neck:
Now, as I understand it, the guidelines (as photographers in general) we are supposed to follow for photographs featuring people are to do with those people being identifiable from the photograph. So, for example, this shot of mine:
features the captain of an aircraft clearly. However, he is so far away from the camera that he can't really be identified by his face. On the other hand, if I was really close in on the nose (say, cropping just to the right of the cockpit window), he would probably be clearly identifiable, being much larger in the frame, and that would probably either be rejected, or a borderline rejection.
I think that photos featuring people are often rejected by Airliners.net when really they need not be. However, privacy laws regarding photography of people do vary from country to country, and it's up to Johan to decide what he sees as acceptable to add to the database, and what not to add.
Now, I have another cockpit shot like the one above (2nd one) that was also not added, which shows the captain facing the camera. Before I took any photos I told him they would be published on the internet, and he was quite happy with that. However, without a signed statement from him there's no way to prove it. Obviously Johan would wish to avoid any situation in which he gets irate emails from people saying "that photo is of me, and I demand that you remove it", so I think he always has to err on the side of caution. I just wish it was a little bit more consistent, because there are lots of borderline cases that are accepted, and also lots that are rejected, and not just by the screeners, but by Johan himself. It would be better if we all knew exactly where we stood on these types of shot.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
Ive been waiting for 5 days now and have not got an email from the screeners,,
have and of you guys experienced this yet?
long waits.. Im starting to think that not much has changed.. since the screening took place.
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
Sonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1507 times:
Got one a couple of weeks ago stating that 1 photo was rejected and that: "You have 14 photo(s) that have not yet been though any screening process. We will have a look at them as soon as possible."
I'm still waiting to find out about the others.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1479 times:
first screening is usually within hours, fastest response I had was something like 5 minutes last week. Guess someone was desperate for some work as I got some good advice for improvements. Thanks for that.
ADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1469 times:
I uploaded on Sunday (3 days ago) and I haven't got a "screener" email yet. I highly doubt that all my pictures passed the pre screening so I'd suggest that perhaps they don't always screen immediately?
Mind you, it would be nice if they all passed :-p .. but I doubt it.
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1441 times:
Just as a matter of interest, if you expected they would be rejected, why did you upload them?
...and if you haven't heard back, then they have not been rejected by the screeners, and you will get an email when they are accepted (or presumably, you are expecting - rejected) by Johan.
Having said all that, occasionally pics do go astray (I have had a couple of cases recently where I submitted photos, and one out of a batch went missing). Go to "add photos" then "check my photo stats" to have a look to see if they are waiting on the upload page. Then you'll know for sure if they've been pre-screened and are waiting for Johan to look at.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1364 times:
OK: Sorry, but I could not read all of the first thread, so if my questions have already been asked & answered, just point me to the right post.
1) I have uploaded 4 pics, using a different e-mail address and photographer name from usual. I got a screener e-mail telling me 2 have been rejected, and 2 passed. I tried using the photostats page to see whether they're still in the queue, and it does not work at all for the e-mail address I've used. Does the photostats page only work if you've already got photos in the database?
2) The photostats page is still the same format (using my older e-mail-address), so what exactly does the queue length describe? Prescreening queue, postscreening queue (i.e. Johan's work) or total queue?
3) If I cannot access the photostats page with the new e-mail-address I've used, does that mean the two photos have been rejected without anyone telling me?
4) I read parts of the first thread, so there is a specific question I want to ask Gary: What is the deadline by which your dog will be devoured if the waiting time still exceeds 1 day? Could you shoot a before-after photo of the dog and you to entertain us?