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Topic: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-11-20 11:42:12 and read 936 times.

Hi screeners/photographers

I bought a new camera yesterday, the Nikon D3200 18-105MM. I went spotting at EIN today and I'd love to hear your opinion about following pictures. Thanks a lot!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8204041200_1de692a3b7_c.jpg
DSC_0192

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8490/8202949303_12547b1022_c.jpg
DSC_0225

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8208/8204083932_b91a27d893_c.jpg
DSC_0190

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8204075350_7cbee5a6fe_c.jpg
DSC_0185

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8202982593_79f3a72e45_c.jpg
DSC_0150_02

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-20 12:01:30 and read 936 times.

Hi Niek,

You'll need to do a couple of things first: a) the images will need to be posted at upload size. It is impossible to say anything about quality if they are below the final upload size; b) most will need to be cropped tighter; c) most look like they are outside of the 3:2 minimum required size ratio.

Try fixing those thing up, and then post a couple of them again and we can comment on quality.

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-11-20 15:33:02 and read 929 times.

Hi Dana

Thanks for your feedback! What do you think about this one (edited)? I will try to edit the others tomorrow.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0225.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-20 16:52:04 and read 908 times.

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 2):
Thanks for your feedback! What do you think about this one (edited)?

Looks pretty decent.

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-11-21 01:30:05 and read 893 times.

Thanks Dana, I uploaded it!

Here's the result after editing the first Hercules, it looks a bit blurry or is it just me?
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0192_04.JPG

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: dazbo5
Posted 2012-11-21 02:08:36 and read 889 times.

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 4):
it looks a bit blurry or is it just me?

It looks more soft (very) than blurry on my screen. It's a little low in the frame for me as well.

Darren

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-11-21 02:15:59 and read 887 times.

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 5):
It looks more soft (very) than blurry on my screen. It's a little low in the frame for me as well.

Darren

Thanks! Could this have something to do with the upload to Dropbox? I noticed that some quality gets lost. Same with this one:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0228.JPG

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: dazbo5
Posted 2012-11-21 02:57:52 and read 883 times.

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 6):
Could this have something to do with the upload to Dropbox?

Quite possibly as compression may be applied to reduce the file size that effects quality. The Ryanair is a little low in the frame for me as well.

Darren

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-11-21 04:06:57 and read 877 times.

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 5):
It looks more soft (very) than blurry on my screen. It's a little low in the frame for me as well.

Darren

Darren, thanks for the feedback! I tried to sharpen it a bit and you are right about the positioning.
Here's the result, let me know what you think! FYI, the image looks a lot better on my screen as JPEG file than the uploaded image on dropbox...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0192.JPG

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: Tomskii
Posted 2012-11-21 06:03:30 and read 863 times.

Still needs a bit of sharpening Niek. Dropbox does not compress files btw nor does it reduces quality so that's no 'excuse' (not the right word) for it being soft.  

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-11-21 06:25:47 and read 856 times.

Quoting Tomskii (Reply 9):
Still needs a bit of sharpening Niek

This should be better. I'm using ViewNX2 for editing, got it for free and this is the highest sharpening level I can use on this photo... Is this picture still too soft? Let me know! Thanks.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0192_01.JPG

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-21 08:45:48 and read 843 times.

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 10):
Is this picture still too soft?

Yes, it still looks very soft.

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: Tomskii
Posted 2012-11-21 10:09:35 and read 833 times.

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 10):
Is this picture still too soft? Let me know! Thanks.

Photoshop is the way to go Niek ;D

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-11-21 14:55:04 and read 818 times.

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 11):
Yes, it still looks very soft.

Is this any better?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0192.JPG

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-21 16:31:53 and read 807 times.

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 13):
Is this any better?

Better, yes, but still not quite good enough. Is the original sharp to begin with?

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-12-07 14:42:10 and read 696 times.

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 14):
Better, yes, but still not quite good enough. Is the original sharp to begin with?

Apologies for the delayed reply. I decided to drop this photo.

Any of these new shots look good, in other words, worth to edit?
Thanks for looking!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0021.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0037.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0075.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0069.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80401023/DSC_0150.JPG

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-12-07 17:47:32 and read 685 times.

Are these your upload edits? If not, it's kind of hard to tell. All have issues with softness, and level, crop, and noise for some. If these are only rough edits, I might try again with the first or second, but keep in mind the subjects are pretty common, so you'll need to end up with pretty good quality.

Topic: RE: Pre-screening Photoshooter
Username: photoshooter
Posted 2012-12-08 05:28:37 and read 663 times.

Yes, only rough edits. I'll look into the first and second one later next week. Thanks


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