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Photography Advise, Need Help

Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:19 pm


I asked this in another thread of mine (the one about Surinam Airways). I would like to ask ifanyone can help me with my camera and how to use it in the best way. Every time when I upload my photo's, (including the ones from my website) they all get rejected which I don't really understand. I really would like to upload my photo's, but they are just not excepted, and the last few times I've uploaded my photo's, I don't get a reply unfortunately.

I would love to show all my aircraft photo's to everybody, but I guess I need help on how to take photo's so they can be excepted. Can anyone help me with this or meet at Schiphol's spectator's terrace so I can learn more about photography? It kind of brings me down when my photo's are rejected every time. I really want to make better photo's.

I have a website (see link below). How are my photo's on my website, can anyone give me advise on those photo's? These are some of the photo's which were of bad quality, but I can't figure out why exactly. I would love to change this quality, but I don't know how really. My website is:


Best regards and I'm looking forward to everybody's advise/comments.

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RE: Photography Advise, Need Help

Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:13 pm

You mentioned you have your negatives scanned and burned on a CD at the photolab. What's the resolution (size in pixels) of those scans? I once had analog pictures burned on a CD; the scans were not very good and resolution was quite low (1500x1000pixels). It was fine for my holiday snaps to send to my friends, but it didn't have enough detail to be suitable for aviation photography if you ask me. That was about a year ago, so perhaps things are improving in those photolabs. I've seen some shots on your website that are quite alright and could have a chance here. What kind of editing program do you use, and how do you use it to edit a picture?

But to get the most out of your negatives (given that they're sharp and well exposed), you should consider getting a slide/negative scanner. However the process of scanning & editing of slides or negatives will take you some time to master.


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RE: Photography Advise, Need Help

Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:17 pm

I'm still fairly new to this myself so may not be the best person to comment. However, my view is that on you need to look at the overall composition of your photo's - at present some of them are not very pleasing to the eye. I'm sure others will comment on the technical/editing side.

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RE: Photography Advise, Need Help

Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:50 pm

Here's the information I found on one photo on the CD. The information about this photo is of a unedited/ unchanged photo. The information only shows the photo quality on the CD:

Filesize: 426 Kb.

Image information:

Dimensions: 1536 x 1024 pixels; 7.680 x 5.120 inches.
Pixels per inch: 200.000.
Pixel depth/colors: 24/16 Million.
Number of layers: 1.

I use Paintshop Pro 8 to edit/change my photo's. When I see the photo, I sharpen it and I adjust the brightness of the photo. Please tell me what else I can do to adjust the quality of the photo.

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RE: Photography Advise, Need Help

Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:16 am


The file size and dimension doesn't sound like the high quality files you need to be able to get your stuff on a.net.

Normally the photostore burn their cd-roms with quite low quality pictures. Last year I tried that myself and the result didn't make me happy at all.

What to do about it? Many possibilities...
1 - Search for a shop where they can really scan your negatives at a proper quality, at least 2000 x 3000 pixels, preferable TIFF format and not jpg,
2 - Get a decent scanner and scan your prints yourself,
3 - Buy a negative/slide scanner, and start using slides (dia's),
4 - Buy a digital camera.

But in any case you need good editing software and you must know how to use it.

Kind regards,
My gear: Nikon, Sony, Red, Sachtler etc.

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