Hey all, hoping I can gain a bit of knowledge. As we know, photography is an art but once we get to uploading and parameters for acceptance are involved, the art becomes a bit more scientific.
In this example, I was sitting in the same spot one day, using the same camera settings in the same light, F8, with 640 speeds and I took about 20 shots. Even the same composition. All parameters were equal across the board.
Then I went through my usual workflow and applied the same USM across the board. When I uploaded some shots, 1 got accepted and the rest of 4 were rejected for soft.
1. So my first question is why is the scale non-linear in that you cannot apply the same USM across the board if all the other parameters for taking the photo were exactly the same?
2. I am having a very difficult time finding that where the line is drawn is something is soft vs oversharp (and throw in the term jaggie to add to my confusion vs pixelated). Its frustrating in the sense that if I upload a shot thats rejected for soft, 90% of the time I reupload it with some sharpening, I get a rejection for oversharp.
Please help. As of my writing this, I got the same exact rejection again. An intial soft and then the oversharp.
I am hoping to come awawy from this thread with a better idea of how to guage those editing details.