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User currently offlineLachlan_12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1712 times:

Hi there,
Does anyone know of a good "Standard Pic"? Not really the picture type, more to do with resolution, color and scan quality. I have worked for 10 years in a professional photo lab mostly looking after weddings and portrait pictures, enlargments etc, I was doing quality control, what we had to do was match the overall color of new prints with a "standard test print" that was from Kodak, we used to call it "Shirly". It was basically a close portrait of a woman at a set color.
SO what I am looking for is something similar, (not women but aircraft!) not just color but resolution quality too.
Out of all the pix I have sent (about 45) only 2 have been accepted.
I would like to have a "Standard Pic" that I could use for my use so I know at what quality to keep my pictures at.
Thanks everyone, I hope you can help!
Ty Klemm
Melbourne, Australia
wombat@sub.net.au


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User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Ty, I believe on the FAQ page there are some examples that Gary Watt has provided.

Saul


User currently offlineAke0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Just look at the database of a.net and this will give you a clue what Johan is looking for, I can only speak for myself and give you some of my examples:


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Photo © Vasco Garcia



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all these were scanned @ 2400dpi not retouched in any way and accepted w/o warnings.

Regards
Vasco Garcia


User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Vasco, i still can't get over how good your work is, keep it up. I now have 11 shots on airliners.net and am trying to improve my pics to your standard Vasco.


have a look at mine if you would like.



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They are not the best but I am constantly trying to improve, so lachlan just keep trying trust me you will reach the standard sooner or later.

cheers


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
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Hi Ty

There is no such thing as 'standard picture quality'

Every photographer has a different style and technique but myself I prefer the 'classic pose' of full side on shot whether it be on the ground or where it should be, the air.

As long as a shot is well lit, good contrast and good sharpness, Johan will have no problems in accepting.

Two examples, one of mine:

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Photo © Gary Watt


and one from Eduard Marmet:

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Photo © Eduard Marmet


After talking to Eduard he has been uploading his old shots for a while now and in my opinion, some of the best on this site.

Have a look at his other shots and if you can get them like this, you will be doing good!

But as I said, everyone has different views so keep your shots coming. It's a very enjoyable hobby and I'm sure it will give you many great moments and I will keep a look out for your name on the upload page  

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland



User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1595 times:

Ake0404AR wrote:
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>all these were scanned @ 2400dpi not retouched in any way and accepted w/o warnings.

WOW Vasco!  

You can't be serious that they are not retouched at all! If that is really the case, i will get a slide-scanner and never look at prints again!

Ty: Try different things, and most of all, DON'T let rejections get to you, and DON'T give up! I almost gave up earlier on, but i didn't, and now i have 8 photos in the database.

Look at my very first submission to this site, it was rejected:


This was shot with a cheapo 35mm P&S camera before i got a scanner, or knew how to use an image-editing program. It was developed on the floppy disk.

and now look at my latest:

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Photo © C. Wassell


It was shot with a Nikon 6006AF, scanned with a HP 3200C ScanJet(recently discontinued and replaced with the 3300C ScanJet with is a slightly better scanner), and edited with The GIMP for Windows 95/98. If you want the URL for this program, e:mail me and i will gladly give it to you.

Cheers & Regards,
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineAke0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1588 times:

USAir_757
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They only thing I did is sharpened the image a little, that was it, nothing else!


Regards
Vasco Garcia


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

What is the heck 2400 dpi? I did once and REJECTED my photo! Too large pixels! Johan probably did not check through because he likes your pictures to let it go! How charm lucky you are!

Big777jet


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

big777jet: Johan rejected your photos because of the quality. They are WAY too blurry. I suggest you learn more about scanners and photography before you do this.


C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
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