KENNY
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Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:45 pm

Hi,

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:


Thanks Very Much!
Kenny
 
gust
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:57 pm

Hi,

Sorry I can not help you for the quality but the photo is taken from a nice place.

greetings,
 
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 7:28 pm

Kenny,

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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Good luck!
I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
 
KENNY
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:02 pm

Hi guys,

Picture was taken from the EBBR Tower.

Since I wasn't using my regular camera (Canon Powershot S45), but a borrowed one from one of my friends (with a smaller zoom), I wasn't too good with its settings...

What do you mean with "The image is soft and there's a lot of "noise"". Thanks!
 
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:08 pm

Hi Kenny,

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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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.

Regards
Frederic
 
KENNY
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:02 pm

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...
 
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:24 am

Maybe it was rejected for badmotive as well?

Ivan
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KENNY
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:38 am

What do you mean with badmotive?
 
2912n
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RE: Help With Rejected Photos - How To Improve Them?

Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:50 am

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.

Hope that helps some..

Tony

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