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User currently offlineBriceJohnson From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 127 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

Hey!

I have been shooting aviation for a while, but always get my pics rejected by a.net.

Does anyone have any tips for contrast,grain,and lack of sharpness, and for properly dealing with that in cs5?

(After using Photoshop to resize and do basic edits).

Thanks.


Calvin | image120
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User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6769 times:

Hi,

Some places to check out to get started:

a.net editing guide

a.net rejection guide

Also, just browsing the db and checking out images similar to what you hope to get accepted is a good idea, so you can see what kind of quality standards we are looking for.

You can also use the Feedback Forum for help with specific images.

Finally, being a local, you can feel free to pick my brain if you ever see me shooting around YVR, and I'd be glad to help.

A starting piece of advice - grain, sharpness, contrast (and most quality issues in general) are best addressed before you even get to the editing stage. If your images are high quality straight from the camera, you should only need a minimal amount of editing.

Dana


User currently offlinechriswade From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2012, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6769 times:

stick at it dude! ive not had any accepted yet out of 4 pictures but my last 2 were only rejected due to CW rotation needed so fingers crossed now ive corrected that they will be accepted 

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6769 times:

Quoting BriceJohnson (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any tips

It might be worth you posting an example here so we can give you some pointers, maybe an original and one you've edited so we can point you in the right direction. By all means contact me through my profile if you'd like me to go through my workflow with you step by step.

Darren



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 offlineeskillawl From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6769 times:

Take it easy. It took me around 30-40 tries before the first one was accepted. Post an example and show us!  


Photo equipment: Canon EOS 60D | Canon 70-200 F4L USM | Canon 18-55 3:5-5:6 |
User currently offlinetopgun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6769 times:

Presuming your photos are of good quality to start with (no blur, no heat haze, no overexposure) it is just a matter of learning how to use PS. If you know anyone who already gets photos accepted on A.net, I would suggest you ask them to show you how they do things....learning how to fix photos from manuals is very hard. There is a lot of art involved, not just science.

Most important thing is to know what you want to achieve with a picture before you even get started. Also, be realistic. Don't try to fix photos that are too tricky to get right (like shots on cloudy days). Concentrate on getting some easy ones first....like well lit, sunny days.

As far as PS....learn how to use layers. I wasted a lot of time on fixing photos till I learned how to take advantage of layers. Another very useful tool is the Viveza plug-in. It does wonders for bringing out detail in shadowy areas (helps avoid "dark" rejections)

Contact me if you have more specific questions.

[Edited 2012-11-13 10:00:59]


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