Kenny From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4385 times:
I just uploaded a few pics to A.net, but they were rejected. However, I can fully respect it if they are rejected, but I'd like to know what I can do to prevent this in the future, since all of my photo's I've submitted have been rejected already.
My problems with this are mostly regarding the rejection email, it states always "quality", however I don't get wise about it... Can anybody help?
Here is one of the pictures that have the problem:
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4481 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 4333 times:
What kind of camera are you using?
Starting with the basics...it's a bit "washed out" which seems to happen a lot with digital cameras. In processing, try toning down the brightness a bit, as well as maybe very slightly the contrast; it'll bring out more detail. I'm sure the photography gurus in here can give you much better guidance than I on camera settings.
It appears you're shooting at the limits of your digital camera. The image is soft and there's a lot of "noise" in the picture...therefore your camera might be best utilized on the ground.
And you might want to crop the image down to JUST the plane next time
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
It's due to the camera settings. The picture is unsharp, and contains some noise. It's also slightly overexposed. And personally I don't find the angle very good. A close up of the SLR would have been better.
At which size did you take the shot? Otherwise you can crop it (but don't go lower than 1024x...). Anyway, a crop will be difficult I think (you have to cut the half of the picture).
I think you need a bigger zoom
Good luck!! How did you get in the tower actually? I was there one year ago, and there were quite some security measures. As far as I know, entrance for non-crew members is now prohibited.
Kenny From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4293 times:
As I told, it wasn't my regular camera, which has 4x zoom, and this one only had 3x zoom. Also my camera takes pictures at 2120x... and this one at 1024x... so cropping wouldn't be an option here.
How did you get in the tower actually?
Well, the management of the SN Virtual Airlines Group was allowed to pay a visit to the tower last Friday, after some nice phonecalls with Belgocontrol. But it is as you say, in most cases they don't allow a visit...
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4074 times:
Badmotive is a broad category. The problem here is that you don't see the entire airplane and there is too much "stuff" distracting you from the airplane. Take a look through the database and see how the airplane is the center of attention. This photo is more of the terminal building with airplanes thrown in.
Did you try any post processing in photoshop or other editing program? If so, what did you do? I played with it a bit in Elements (I don't have a way to link to it...) The quality can be improved just a little bit by playing with the levels and sharpening, but still not to anet standards.