Jai From Italy, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5435 times:
i'm pretty new to the forum, first post for me, but i've been around airliners for a couple of year browsing thousands of fantastic photos. i'm also new to aviation photography, i got a nikon D50 with a Sigma 70/210mm and i'm trying to got some photos accepted!
i've tried to upload two photos which were reject, the first one was really terrible but the second was was reject only for blurry, it was this one:
This was without editing.
After carefully reading the FAQ i found some tips about how to edit a photo and this is the result.
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5431 times:
The DHL is a nice shot, great background scenery and I love the colours. The main problem I see is with levelling, it may need a bit of CCW rotation (I've not looked carefully, I just get that impression). It could also do with being cropped a little closer to remove some of the dead space. Its a little low in the frame as well. Apart from that, I think its a great shot.
[Edited 2007-05-26 12:48:54]
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
Boeingfreak From Germany, joined May 2005, 398 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5405 times:
Quoting Jai (Reply 2): Updated photo levelled and cropped:
I agree with Darren, the DHL is a very nice shot and properly edited it should get in no problem. Your second edit is as well as your first extremely oversharpened, it is very bright (a bit overexposed) and not centered. Feel free to contact me via my profile, if you want send me the original file and I'll see what I can do in Photoshop.
Jai From Italy, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5335 times:
finally i spent this afternoon trying to edit some photos with PS, i edited levels, hue/saturation, brightness and unsharp mask. can someone help me choosing a couple of photos that probably would be accepted?
AviatorG From St. Lucia, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5265 times:
Hey Jai ,
I think the DHL is the photo which looks closest to standing a chance of getting into the database (although personally, I would have kept the aircraft just a little higher in the frame, by cropping out some cloud; Just to avoid a potential center rejection sometime
You could expect to get a quality & dirty rejection (from visible dust spots on the image) by uploading the Livingston Airbus shot, as well as quality rejections for all the others, mostly due to the back light from the sun behind the each aircraft.
Since you mentioned you were new to aviation photography, if possible, always try to shoot these kinds of shots from the other side of the runway, with the sun behind you to light the aircraft. The shots have great potential though, especially with your excellent gear setup. Just keep shooting!