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Trying To Got My First Accepted!  
User currently offlineJai From Italy, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

Hello everyone,

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.

DHL A300
any chance? :d

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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5554 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
User currently offlineJai From Italy, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5542 times:


thx for the answer, that's what i need!!

i'll try to crop a little closer removing some sky and some pavement under the plane, hope that will also give a better centering

Updated photo levelled and cropped:

DHL A300 v2

[Edited 2007-05-26 13:33:20]

User currently offlineBoeingfreak From Germany, joined May 2005, 398 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5528 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.

Florian  wave 

User currently offlineJai From Italy, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5496 times:

just edited a new one, hope did a better work!

i did a rotation of 0,6 to the left to level the plane, cropped to 1024*683, balanced (+10 to the black triangle) the level, applied 1 unsharp mask to the hole picture and 2 to the plane.

final? :d

[Edited 2007-05-26 16:30:32]

User currently offlineJai From Italy, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5458 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?





Air Europe


thx in advance!

User currently offlineVice911 From China, joined Nov 2006, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

Hi, i think only the DHL one stands a chance, but to my eyes it still needs a little bit of CW rotations. Thanks Yuan Le

Back in China now. Camera used: Nikon D70 D50 D200 D40 FUJI S3 PRO Canon 400D. Now with Nikon D7000.
User currently offlineAviatorG From St. Lucia, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

Hey Jai cool ,

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 spit 

 redflag 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.  melting 

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! hyper 

Best Regards,

User currently offlineJai From Italy, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5340 times:


thx for all the tips, i'm trying with the dhl one  Smile

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