Aviacentre
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Suggestions For A Newbie?

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:27 pm

With a simple, cheap, economical camera like my Canon Powershot A70, I never intend for my photos to appear on A.net. However after browsing through some of my various shots a while ago, I decided to select a distinct few, touch them up, and try my luck on A.net.

They were rejected, but could someone suggest any other ways to edit my shots that could possibly deem them suitable for a.net standards? Or should I consider investing in a new camera and gather some more knowledge about photography?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20060117_CO738IAH.jpg (size motive)

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20060117_UA733SLC.JPG (angle)

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ctions/big/20060116_NWDC950DTW.JPG (quality)

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ections/big/20060116_IMG_00035.JPG (quality)

Thanks!
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WhyWhyZed
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RE: Suggestions For A Newbie?

Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:50 pm

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20060117_CO738IAH.jpg (size motive)

The size is really awkward. A.net doesn't like the skyscraper look. They prefer the 3:2 ratio (in this case 2:3). Also the motive is most likely related to the composition. It doesn't look too pleasing with too much dead space on the left, meanwhile the right side was cut short (same with top/bottom).

Both concerns, might be fixable...just depends on the original photo.

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20060117_UA733SLC.JPG (angle)

The photo is really slanted. It needs ALOT of CW rotation.

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ctions/big/20060116_NWDC950DTW.JPG (quality)

Most likely, because of the grain in the sky, and the chromatic abbreviation on some edges (white cloud bottom left).

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ections/big/20060116_IMG_00035.JPG (quality)

The wing is soft and alot of grain also (especially on the RWY).

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RE: Suggestions For A Newbie?

Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:01 pm

Hi, Aviacentre,

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20060117_CO738IAH.jpg (size motive)

Agree with Jason. If possible, please crop the shot to 1024x683 or 683x1024.

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20060117_UA733SLC.JPG

You could use the horizon afar to level this whole shot.

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ctions/big/20060116_NWDC950DTW.JPG (quality)

I feel it looks slightly grainy, and soft.

Quoting Aviacentre (Thread starter):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ections/big/20060116_IMG_00035.JPG (quality)

Again, it looks grainy and soft. Maybe a little bit motion blur, as well.

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RE: Suggestions For A Newbie?

Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:16 pm

Quoting Bubbles (Reply 2):
Agree with Jason. If possible, please crop the shot to 1024x683 or 683x1024.

I don't agree with this. Current size is 768 x 1036. Crop the height to 1024 and you should be OK size-wise. A.net accepts photos with a 4:3 aspect ratio -- that's how a lot of mine are, including this:

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You still have to deal with the motive on this shot: I suspect the window needs to be levelled and centred in the frame.

Shot no. 4 also needs a bit of cw rotation to level the horizon.

I would persevere, however. The A70 has its limitations of course, but I have quite a few on here that I took with its successor, the A85. As far as I can tell the image quality is the same with both models.
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RE: Suggestions For A Newbie?

Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:58 pm

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 3):
Current size is 768 x 1036. Crop the height to 1024 and you should be OK size-wise.

I stand corrected. Must be the all white backdrop that made it look so decieving  Wink ...and all I had to do was right-click. GRRR.

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RE: Suggestions For A Newbie?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:31 pm

Thanks for the very useful insight... I will definately apply all of these suggestions and let you know of the outcome. Being able to pin-point what needs to be edited is not easy for me, so this is appreciated. And I'm sure this will all become familiar to me over-time...

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 3):
The A70 has its limitations of course, but I have quite a few on here that I took with its successor, the A85. As far as I can tell the image quality is the same with both models.

Thanks for pointing that out as well. I came across hundreds of photos on A.net that photographers specified using the A70, which gave me a bit of confidence.
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