Stevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 359 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2104 times:
Here is my take on the screening process:
When I uploaded my first shot ever, I thought I had an amazing shot, that sure as heck would make it in the db. It was rejected (with only "soft" as the reason) and I was devastated. I was close to throwing in the towel and never come back.
A few weeks later, the weather got better and I went out again to shoot again, but the rejections came coming. So I started asking questions and with the help of the great people here, I finally got my first one accepted. Now, I have 5 pics in the db and I start seeing the rejection reasons more and more (by no means completely... I am still surprised by some). Looking back at my first upload attempt, I am just shaking my head at how naive I was. Soft was surely not the only thing wrong with that image.
What I am trying to say is: It takes a while to get used to the standards required here, but the more you are willing to listen and learn, the more you will understand. It doesn't come overnight... but eventually you are astonished at how much you pick up.
Bustin From Spain, joined May 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
Quoting Alevik (Reply 6): Well, the standards of anet as many will tell you are quite obvious. If yu don't want advice or opinions on your photos, why ask?
To avoid offense to delicate sensibilities, I'll change my advice:
"Nice shot, I'd appeal and then re-upload if necessary"
Sorry "Alevik". I can see you are some annoying with my reply, and really, I never want this.
Of course, I respect and accept you and other opinions. With you help and other people here in airliners.net I have learnt very much and I am a best photographer. I want be grateful with you and other people that lost free time to help and advice to other photographer.
I know the high standards of arliners.net. and I am agree. Really, I have 850 accepted pictures. Only I was some frustrated with this picture....But, if I offend you or other people,.... sincereslly, Excuse me!!!
Stulli From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 48 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
Quoting Alevik (Reply 6): If yu don't want advice or opinions on your photos, why ask?
Ever seen a comment like "Yeah, that's O.K. as it is"? As I haven't, I wonder if sometimes the question is understood as "Tell me what's wrong with this pic, if you don't find anything, just have a closer look..."
As I talked to many people, I know that there are a lot of them really finding the way of rejection annoying and give it up. We are all human beings and so that's a matter of fact one has to work with - especially if he wants those people to do something for fun - and for free!
Just guess how many great pictures are outside there we, as users, will never get to see...