I have to hand it to the screener, very good catch. I really can't believe I missed something so simple. And this was after my normal three day "cooling off" period before uploading. By "cooling off", I mean after processing a photo, I normally look at it at least two more days for a total of three separate looks prior to uploading, unless I am pretty sure it is o.k.
Oh, well, at least I made it to 100% once, might be awhile before I get there again. 98% aint bad by any measure, it just doesn't have the same sense of accomplishment.
Javibi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4432 times:
Though I do think 100% acceptance IS an achievement, I think I'd be worried if I ever see that figure in my stats, because it would probably mean I am not trying hard enough to submit something out of the ordinary.
Johndm1957 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4386 times:
Quoting Javibi (Reply 1): Though I do think 100% acceptance IS an achievement, I think I'd be worried if I ever see that figure in my stats, because it would probably mean I am not trying hard enough to submit something out of the ordinary.
Good point...I guess some will strive for 100%, and achieve maximum upload status, but maybe never use it.
I'm sure the crew would like to see 'some' arty/different pics?
A batch of say 300 Boeing 737 pictures must be a little boring to screen?
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4261 times:
Quoting Q330 (Reply 5): NOA_borders. Look at the top right corner.
Yup, that is it, maybe a dozen pixels.
Quoting Javibi (Reply 1): I think I'd be worried if I ever see that figure in my stats, because it would probably mean I am not trying hard enough to submit something out of the ordinary.
You knew I would disagree, didn't you?
I always try to get the best image possible, whether it is our boring blue sky shots here in Denver, a simple GA Cessna at the local field, or during my trips. I separate the quality of the image from the uniqueness of the subject. As to disagreeing? Trust me, it is a breath of fresh air to see an opposing view point rather then the usual smoke getting blown up someone's skirt.
Quoting Johndm1957 (Reply 3): I guess some will strive for 100%, and achieve maximum upload status, but maybe never use it.
I agree, I don't really care about the 70 upload slots, during my run to 100%, I don't think I ever had more then 15 shots uploaded on any given day. Dumping 70 shots of anything at one time is too much in my opinion.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4261 times:
Certainly a remarkable achievement, and some nice shots in that 50, I do like photos with something in the background.
Having said that I tend to agree with Javabi about.. pushing the envelope.. but as a humble 10D using amateur what would I know?
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If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
Being more careful and choosy on my uploads dragged me UP to 84%!
Having got to these dizzy heights (I used to be a mid-60's person), I feel more confident to upload a couple of more, shall we say, motive risky shots in the future. Just the odd one or two, nothing serious ( ), I wouldn't want to go spiralling down again. I think that having a high acceptance ratio should give you the courage to have a go at something different, after all, with that many successful acceptances, you've probably earned a go. I want to try and keep my acceptance rate above 80%, so if it drops, its back to the tried and tested side-shot formula for a while until it recovers. Trying the boundaries of acceptance, just occasionally, every now and then should be encouraged, I think. How else will you develop as a photographer?
TS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3944 times:
I don't care what my acceptance ratio is, & I don't think a 98% acceptance ratio is something to be proud of. If I have an interesting photo & want to share it I upload it. I got photos accepted of which I never thought they would make it & vice versa. It not only depends on the photo itself but also on who you are & who screens your pic--at least in some cases.
Ander From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3906 times:
Mine is at 64% at the moment.
I don't really consider it that important (rarely do I get close to the 40 uploads I have) so sometimes I prefer to take some "risk" and upload somewhat different views.
The rejection reasons? motiv, blurry, dark, category.....
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3841 times:
Show us a thread where a screener has admitted that they screen pictures based on who the photog is....
If you want some proof, how about appealed (and accepted) photos?
So if I show you appealed and rejected shots of mine, or say Peter Unmuth, or TZ will you change your opinion?
Because it happens, all the time.
The bottom line is people change their tune to fit whatever point they are trying to make. Several users of this forum have ripped the screening team saying they give people like Sam Chui special favors, yet no one says a word when said photog gets a ban, right? Because that doesn't support the point you are trying to make.
A346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3825 times:
I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say, or perhaps I was not clear.
I never meant to say that screeners screen based on WHO took the photo. What I meant is that while one screener might reject a questionable shot, another might accept it, in some cases. This really only applies to borderline cases - where the shot is not exceptional but it does not have any glaring flaws.
My apologies for the confusion.
You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
: oh yes, you are correct in that statement, we each have our own things that stand out, which is why the team concept works so well.
: Hey guys sorry to sound naïve. How do I find my acceptance and rejection ratings? I asked in another discussion and was never able to find it, haha a
: My current acceptance rate is 69.4%, but I'm fairly sure it won't stay there. -Charlie
: TIS - Go to the photo upload page, click "I have read and understood the above" and then you'll see your photo stats in the photo information block to
: Well, I don't have 50 in the DB but since I got my 350D, I was at 100% accepted but now I'm back to good old 0% acceptance. Of course, that is no rea
: I know Tamsin's is absurd. Something like one or two photos rejected ever. Or is it none? Regards