michlis
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Seeking Professional Help

Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:59 am

At this point more than just professional photo help too. I submitted this photo and was rejected for Dark and Overshaperned. I went to the original RAW and reprocessed and resubmitted; photo was rejected for Info. I appealed and a head screener was very helpful in pointing out where my error was. I made a copy of the file and renamed so I could re-upload with the Info corrections. I now received a rejection for Grainy and OverSharpened (pretty much back to square one.)

Any possbility of saving; else I'm going to just chuck it.

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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:08 am

Michael, it looks like it was shot wide open and you have some DOF softness issues as well as some softness probably from the lens as a result of it being wide open.
 
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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:28 am

Michael lovely shot and well done.
Exactly how I would shoot it and I am quite sure it will make a great print for on your wall at home.
Sadly not according A.net standards.
Next time shoot at least 2 frames, one as you did with a wide aperture and one with a small(ler) aperture incase you want to upload(and have it accepted) here at A.net.
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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:05 am

I should have used Program AE  Smile
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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:35 am

Hi Michael,

Lovely shot! I like this kind of motiv, I recently had a similar one accepted, but I cropped it a bit closer, because DOF can be a problem, if the aperture is not small enough  Smile

Here's my accepted one:

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May you can try a closer crop as well?

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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:30 pm

When shooting shots like this with a large front-to-back range, it is best to use the smallest aperture possible, to maximise the depth of field. Shoot with aperture priority and use a tripod if necessary.
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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:11 pm

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Shoot with aperture priority and use a tripod if necessary

Good point; I just looked at the RAW settings for this photo and I was shooting with shutter priority. Good advice all around. I appreciate it. Back to the drawing board.  Smile
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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:58 am

Quoting Viv (Reply 5):
and use a tripod if necessary.

I agree, but I hate to carry it around...  Smile

I took my shot (100-400 @ 390mm) with IS on, with following settings: Av=8.0, Tv=1/400

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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting Michlis (Thread starter):

I personally love the motive on this shot and hopefully you can improve upon it so it can be added here. If anything, surely don't chuck it - save it for your personal collection!
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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:17 am

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I personally love the motive on this shot and hopefully you can improve upon it so it can be added here.

Thanks. It was "an end of show" shot after people were mostly gone and just before security threw me out.  Smile I might mess with it this weekend and try and crop it, but after three times at bat, I really don't want to be a pain in the rear and take up more time from the screeners. It will certainly become an 8x10 or perhaps an 11x14 for my office wall though...shots like this always gets people buzzing at the office.
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RE: Seeking Professional Help

Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:48 pm

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May you can try a closer crop as well?

I cropped this photo to 11x14...it still would probably not meet the standards here, but I did have a gloss print run off ...it came out pretty good.

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Exactly how I would shoot it and I am quite sure it will make a great print for on your wall at home.

It does!  bigthumbsup 
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