jetav8r
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85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:06 pm

I guess my photography skills have gone down the drain! I can't believe the amount of rejections I've had lately. It's almost pitiful. I had another chance to get some photos of the C-5 that crashed today, and they were rejected for badquality. I had an improved version in the queue but it's dissapeared, not in my rejection list or acceptance list and no email about it. Any way here are some examples.

BadQual which really surprised me:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...tions/big/20060412_c5crash3qae.jpg

BadQuality:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060402_9setry4.jpg

Motive:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060327_41568.jpg

Motive:


My other rejections I can agree with and have no problem with.

Any advice or help would be appreciated,

Alex.

P.S. I'm not complaining, just asking for help so don't get hostile.

[Edited 2006-04-12 05:08:52]
 
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:47 pm

Take heart, it may just be a cyclical thing. As long as you are photographing for your satisfaction, you should be doing fine.

My rate has tapered off also. This allows me time to take a breather, practice some new techniques to see if I want to incorporate them in to my flows.
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Roo

Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:05 pm

Hey Alex,

The first pic, I can understand the quality rejection. It's not the best but great shot.

As for the others, on some the edges of the pic get blurry, this could be because of the wide angle lens you use, but its not a great problem. As for the motiv, well, it pictures a cockpit, in flight, what more motiv is required! But there is something there that the screeners are seeing. Was there a screeners note at all? That would have been handy.

But this is far more important:

Quoting F4wso (Reply 1):
As long as you are photographing for your satisfaction, you should be doing fine.

Well said.

As for the acceptance ratio, well I wouldn't worry too much about it. It doesn't mean you are better or worse than others. You're in the same bracket as me!

[Edited 2006-04-12 06:06:43]
 
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:53 pm

Quoting JetAv8r (Thread starter):
I had another chance to get some photos of the C-5 that crashed today, and they were rejected for badquality.

As a screener, I can tell you that if there is a way for you to increase the quality of your shot just a little bit, it possibly will be accepted. The quality for such a shot isn't exepected to be perfect because it's rare.
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:06 pm


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alex McMahon



A boost in contrast must have been all it needed! Thanks for the advice, the one I am really confused about is the Champ photo.

Any more help is very much appreciated,

Alex.
 
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:31 pm

Glenn, can you offer any tips to improve quality on a photo? I just had one rejected for bad quality and I want to rework it and try again. Any advice you can give? Anthony
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:34 pm

Quoting AIRBUSRIDER (Reply 5):
Any advice you can give?

Not without seeing it.
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:42 pm

Viv, not sure if I did this right but heere is the rejected photo.....AR

[Edited 2006-04-12 15:50:53]
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:45 pm

If it's the Jetblue one, it looks a bit lacking in contrast to me.
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:48 pm

http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...ilename=20060412_IMG_25294LJPG.jpg Viv, yes it is the Jetblue, I am trying to just add this shot only
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:52 pm

ok, figured that out....just add some more contrast you think?
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:24 am

Quoting AIRBUSRIDER (Reply 9):
Viv, yes it is the Jetblue, I am trying to just add this shot only

Just reading this post.... my answer would have been: more contrast
Then I noted this:

Quoting AIRBUSRIDER (Reply 10):
ok, figured that out....just add some more contrast you think?

So, yes... you answered your own question  Smile
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:00 pm

thanks glenn.........how you doing with the 30D problem?
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RE: 85% To 40% Acceptance Ratio, I Feel Like A Rookie!

Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:22 am

Quoting AIRBUSRIDER (Reply 12):
thanks glenn.........how you doing with the 30D problem?

That's another thread altogether  Smile

But happy to report that it's improving with use. Canon really needs to address the problem though.
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