waketurbulence
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Help For New Photographers

Tue May 10, 2005 11:51 am

This is just a thought that I had while editing some of my recent shots. I only have 6 photos in the DB and do some major self screening before I decide to upload to A.net. When questioning the quality and overall appearance for a JAL 747 rotation at LAX I decided to look at as many shots that were similar to mine based on the angle, airline, aircraft, and most recent dates. Then I looked at my photo and based my decision to upload it on my comparisons. Even though I know it isn't a guarantee to get accepted, I feel more confident looking at what really is currently acceptable. I thought that doing this might help some newer members and non-members with photos they are trying to get accepted. Good luck, and happy shooting to all.
-Matt

PS This thought is for individuals to self-screen only, please do not start threads that compare similar accepted shots with your rejected shot!
 
Stealthz
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Tue May 10, 2005 12:29 pm

Another thought...
Process your photo.. and file it. Unless it is the first flight of the 797 or perhaps the last NW DC-9 flight or a clean AF plane  Smile another 24hours will not matter.
Save your picture, have a good nights sleep, go see a game, spend time with your family.. whatever. Look at it again in a day or so and be honest with yourself if it still looks as good as it did at first.

To be honest I don't always do that but the shots I do that with are much more likely to make it in.

Just a thought

Chris
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glennstewart
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Tue May 10, 2005 3:38 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
go see a game

Chris... you're from Melbourne?

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Thread starter):
This thought is for individuals to self-screen only

It's a process I highly recommend as well. Add to that though, I welcome posts in the forum requesting advice. There is a steep learning curve involved in submission of photos. Not only does a photographer need to master their photography equipment, but they must master their PC and editing software. For some, this steep learning curve is far too much, and early submissions show this. Given some advice, feedback and a few editing lessons... rejection rates should go from 95% through to 20-0%.
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
 
jumbojim747
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Tue May 10, 2005 4:57 pm

No Glen Chris is from Sydney.
Have met him on several occasions a very nice person to hang with .
You can spot him very easily by the BIGGG 500mm Sigma he has on his Canon  Smile
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Stealthz
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Tue May 10, 2005 5:15 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
To be honest I don't always do that but the shots I do that with are much more likely to make it in.

I actually went back and checked... ALL of my successful uploads are ones I filed and went back and looked at later.

Thanks for the nice words JJ747.. Yes Glenn, I am from Sydney, and one day I will show up with some new white L series Canon glass and no one will know me  drool 

Chris
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INNflight
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Wed May 11, 2005 4:01 am

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Thread starter):
PS This thought is for individuals to self-screen only

It's a good method! I've discovered Anet someday in 2000 as far as I can remember. I just browsed the database and viewed photos for about 2,5 years! Then I finally started uploading.
Of course, I also had my bunch of first rejections, but looking through accepted photos helps you a lot!

Florian
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glennstewart
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Wed May 11, 2005 4:51 pm

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
Then I finally started uploading.

And then I finally met you one day strolling through INN  Smile
But seriously, Florian... you've got some wicked shots coming through. It might have something to do with self screening, or then again.... with the fact that you've got some awesome scenery there in Innsbruck.

Glenn
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INNflight
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Wed May 11, 2005 7:36 pm

Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 6):
And then I finally met you one day strolling through INN

Was a big pleasure for me, Glenn! But still, the next time we'll meet up in SYD!  Smile

Not sure about our scenery, I think my photos are luck only!  liar   Wink
Cheers, really means a lot to me!
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LHRSIMON
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RE: Help For New Photographers

Wed May 11, 2005 8:48 pm

Yep i always self screen also. I often find that you will have a photo that in your eyes is great. But when you compare with other photo's on A.Net it seems to not look so hot....

Its amazing how biased your own eyes can been when screening. So you need to see other people's work to give a better guide.

Simon C
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