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How Can These Be Improved?  
User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1903 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):

http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=c-gfah_t_1310a.jpg


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

http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=c-fkaj_3009.jpg


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.

Thanks

Stephan

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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

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



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1869 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 (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1871 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,

S2


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