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User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

I'd appreciate comments on the photos that were recently rejected for the stated reasons.

This one cited for low aesthetic qualities (actually I think it's a rather interesting photo - not many like it on A.net - nearly black&white if not for the logo. Here's the story: the aircraft was in a hangar undergoing maintenance with only the tail sticking out - this was early evening. I just couldn't resist taking a photo of this a/c under the lighting conditions):


And this one cited for low quality (seems sharp to me  Confused Sad


I've been really trying hard to shoot better photos, different angles and my acceptance rate has not only increased but so has the quality of my photos.

Just a few months ago it was only a dream for me to get photos on Airliners.net... If there is one thing that helped, that was the comments and suggestions from you folks here in the forum.



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

You cant do anything about the aestetic reason. Just accept it.
The second one is a little bit on the dark side i think.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

I've given up wondering about rejections. Johan likes a shot or not. If not, it is "poor quality" usually, "aesthetics" sometimes. I guess the latter reason is if the shot is a type he doesn't like (composition, mainly), the former something else.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineScreener2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Hi Stephan,

Just checking the lists, both these pics were passed by a screener, and rejected by Johan.

The tail closeup is pretty easy. Johan has said before (I don't have the time to look for the thread - it was about a month or two ago) where he does not like "unmotivated" tail or nose closeups. By unmotivated, he means that there is nothing special about the picture, such as a particular item of interest you wanted to zoom in on, or details of certain markings (for instance, a nose closeup of a Thai royal barge plane would reveal fantastic detail, or a closeup of the tail of the fast-disappearing BA World Images.) So for such closeups of a plane with a standard color scheme, he will let very few by, even of superb quality.

The second one is less obvious. While not pin-sharp, I don't think that sharpness is an issue. I think perhaps Johan thought the picture needed more "punch". Try increasing the saturation a little bit, and get the tail to look more blue-black than grey by playing with the autolevels.

Hope this helps,


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