I still don't always understand all the reasons someone gets a picture approved for the site and another doesn't. There are some obvious ones such as a picture that has been overexposed or the contrast is too high or low.
If someone stumbled across an old picture and wanted to submit it, are the chances lower than with a picture taken yesterday?
Photo © Mick Bajcar
Wouldn't this picture be rejected for being too grainy? Would the person submitting it be asked to darken it just a tiny bit? It looks like there's a bit too much glare on the plane near the back.
Photo © Jean-Luc ALTHERR
Do some feel that there's too much glare on the plane's side? Does anyone have a picture that was rejected because there was excessive glare on the plane?
Then there's the hard one: taking artistic shots. Suppose you want to catch a plane moving and you deliberately pan the camera so that the plane appears still but the background is blurred. How do you get that kind of shot approved or is there a little bit of luck involved every time?
Are digital pictures rejected more than film? I have manual controls on my digital HP 735 camera but am afraid that I will not be able to manipulate the settings enough to produce a picture good enough for submission. Anyone know a trick or two on how to do this?