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Graduated Filters

Mon May 25, 2015 3:10 pm

Good morning all,
I just had a photo rejected for using a gradated filter, specifically the one in Lightroom. I did a bit of searching but I can't seem to find the line in the rejection guide that says it's not allowed. Can somebody point me in the right direction? Did it come out in a forum post from the Head Screeners?

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RE: Graduated Filters

Mon May 25, 2015 3:53 pm

You'd better ask what's wrong with using that filter I think... it's not like the photo cannot be rejected if it's not in the rules.

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RE: Graduated Filters

Mon May 25, 2015 9:41 pm

This falls under the editing rejection as the filter is applied in post processing.
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RE: Graduated Filters

Tue May 26, 2015 2:40 pm

For what it's worth, I think you're right - I can't find anything in the Rejection Guide or in the related thread about editing:

Manipulations / Supensions Guideline For All. (by [email protected] Apr 15 2005 in Aviation Photography)

If I read that, I might have assumed filters that affect the whole image would be OK.

But anyway, it's just one of those things you learn with experience uploading here.
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RE: Graduated Filters

Tue May 26, 2015 10:23 pm

Alright, I kinda figured. Thanks for the replies.


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